Celebrate the arrival of May at Boardman Arts Park with the annual May Day Celebration.
Join the community on Monday, May 1 from 12 to 1pm for an afternoon of delightful festivities, community spirit, and nostalgic traditions.
🌼 Maypole Dance by Woodward Elementary’s 3rd Graders 🌼
This year, the charming Maypole dance will be performed by the talented 3rd-grade class from Woodward Elementary. Witness this enchanting folk dance as the children weave ribbons into intricate patterns around a tall, decorated pole. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the captivating performance.
🎨 Special Guest: Ernest Nkwocha, the May Day Prince 🎨
The event is thrilled to announce a special guest, Ernest Nkwocha, the artist behind the beautiful Princess the Unicorn art sculpture. Ernest has traveled all the way from Nigeria to be the May Day Prince, so attendees should make sure to come and say hello!
🐾 Leashed Dogs Welcome 🐾
Attendees are welcome to bring their furry friends along to the celebration, as leashed dogs are allowed at the park.
🍿 Snacks and Treats 🍿
Indulge in some free popcorn while enjoying the festivities! For a sweet treat, don’t miss the Ciao Cafe gelato cart, where delicious gelato can be purchased to satisfy cravings.
🌳 May Day History at the Park 🌳
The Boardman Arts Park is built on the location of the former West/Boardman Elementary School, which operated from 1904 to 1979. The school hosted a May Day Program every year, complete with a Maypole dance. In 2018, Boardman Arts Park revived this beloved tradition by partnering with local elementary schools to perform the dance annually.
🎉 Maypole Topper by Creative Foundations 🎉
Creative Foundations in responsible for crafting the beautiful Maypole topper, adding an extra touch of magic to the celebration.
Mark the calendars and join the community for a fun-filled May Day Celebration at Boardman Arts Park. The Park is located at 254 West Winter Street in Delaware.