Join Us For Our May Day Celebration – Friday May 1st, 9 am-1:00 pm

Mangrove School of Sarasota will once again celebrate the tradition of May Day, a festival celebrating the return of Spring!

In ancient traditions, the lovely festival of May Day marks what is considered the first day of summer in Celtic lands, and also is connected to Flora, the Roman goddess of spring. The Maypole itself  is a representation of the tree of life.

Typically, there is a large Maypole with flowers on the top and ribbons hanging from it to weave in and out with skipping songs and dances. We all join hands and hearts around the Maypole to festive live music and rejoice in all of life’s awakenings!

A lively traditional Morris Stick dance is shared by our older children.

Families lay blankets down and join others to share picnics or purchase food from our vendors. Children’s games, May Day crafting and live music are woven throughout the festivities!

We Invite You To Join Us For:

Live music, crafts, maypole dancing, flower crown decorating, games, food, and fun!

What To Bring:

Blanket and/or chairs for your family. Delicious, healthy food will be available for purchase, or bring your own picnic.  Paradise Pops will be there with their refreshing ice pops made from seasonal, local produce!

What To Wear:

White or pastel colors

What to Expect:

Fun for adults and kids of all ages!

What Location:

6210 Crestwood Ave, Sarasota (West of the trail just south of Phillippi Creek)

What Time:

9 am -1 pm

This is a FREE event, our gift to the Sarasota community.


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