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Minneapolis' MayDay Parade could take on whole new look

Updated: July 09, 2019 10:23 PM

One of the biggest celebrations in Minneapolis every year could look a lot different in 2020 and could possibly get a little bigger.

Last year, MayDay organizers said the one-day event, held in the Powderhorn Park area, attracted a record 75,000 people and also garnered its largest profit ever of $50,000.

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The Heart of the Beast Theatre Executive Director Corrie Zoll told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the organization plans on using its profit to get help from other groups to continue the MayDay celebration.

"It's been growing over the past 45 years and it is probably too big for us to handle alone," said Zoll. "So, we started the first of a series of summer meetings Tuesday night to figure out what the event will look like in 2020 and who might join us a co-sponsors."

MayDay is held the first Sunday in May every year and Zoll said "everything is on the table" in terms of what the changes will look like next year which could include more than one day.

"Right now, we are looking at any and all possibilities and the chance we might go to a two-day celebration, like a Saturday-Sunday event, is not out of the question," said Zoll.

Zoll said a final decision on who the co-sponsors might be in 2020 and what the schedule and artistic format will look like should be decided and announced sometime in September.

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