May Day!

May Day!

— May Day 2020 is CANCELLED. With the statewide Stay at Home order extended to May 4, May Day has been canceled. Please continue to make art, attend virtual gatherings, and celebrate the upcoming warmer months. —  

Maypole Picnic

Welcome to Spring! Every May 1st we celebrate the traditional pagan rites of fertility and spring with a family picnic, games for the kids, and a potluck supper. And of course, we will dance and weave around the Maypole!

The Maypole Picnic takes place at Woodland Park beginning at 5 p.m., just off Aurora & 60th near the horseshoe courts. Wear something white and don your flower crowns! Bring your friends and family and spread a picnic blanket among the trees. Bring a dish to share, drinks and good spirits. Pack out everything you bring.

May Day is a celebration centered around reconvening our spirits as the sun returns. With the new found hours of sunlight, comes a renewed sense of growth, which on May Day, we term fertility.  May Day is a celebration that is inclusive to all identities and communities.

This year we will celebrate the full range of fertile pursuits: the creation of innovative, visionary, and constructive ideas (Creativity); the pursuit of plants, nature, and gardens so vast you can share with your neighbors (Nature); the growth of relationships with family, friends, enemies, and a lover… or two (Connection); and of course there will be a group for those of us just wanting to be Fremont weirdos (Eccentrics). Fear not, we will dance around the maypole! In lieu of a fertile couple, we will elect a representative from each of the 4 groups to be bound in the may pole.

Seasoned May Day organizers from days of yore – please let us know if you’ll be there to help guide the festivities. May Day is new to you want you want to get involved? Everyone is welcome! Contact us at if you’d like to volunteer to make the magic happen.

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