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May Day: Fremont Arts Council

By Athima Chansanchai · April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Oh May, how we love you. For Seattleites who have had to endure the schizophrenic weather of April, May presents the hope for the beginning of the spring and summer that keeps people so attached to the Pacific Northwest.

In Fremont, on the first of May (Saturday), there are several options to enjoy: the Fremont Village Festival and the Fremont Arts Council‘s 20th anniversary May Day springtacular, which includes dancing and weaving via a Maypole (such as the one seen below), singing, three-legged races, sack races, egg/spoon challenges, a potluck picnic and the appearance of the May Queen.

Maypole dancing in Au, circa 1934

Festivities begin at 2 p.m. (earlier than the 5 p.m. start time originally scheduled) in Woodland Park (east of Aurora Ave) at Woodland Park (just off Aurora and 60th, next to the horseshoe courts). Wear white and bring flowers, for head wreaths. Bring a dish to share, plenty to drink and of course, your good spirits. Pack out everything you bring.

All are welcome – Fremont Arts Council membership is encouraged but not required.




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