Photos: May Day revelers parade through the heart of Mpls.

Arts & Culture Courtney Perry · ·

1 The 40th Annual MayDay Parade, presented by In the Heart of the Beast Theatre and friends, progresses down Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis May 4, 2014. This year's theme for the walking theatrical performance was "Wonder? Wonder!" 
2 Matt Carlyle shouts out an announcement as the South Side Battle Train prepares to start the 40th Annual MayDay Parade down Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis May 4, 2014. The Battle Train's new feature this year was a human-powered ferris wheel. 
3 Eva Osthus, left, applies makeup to a young member of "Silenced Spring" float crew before the 40th Annual MayDay Parade, presented by In the Heart of the Beast Theatre and friends, in Minneapolis May 4, 2014. 
4 Parade-walkers make their final preparations in the staging area before the 40th Annual MayDay Parade, presented by In the Heart of the Beast Theatre and friends, in Minneapolis May 4, 2014. This year's theme for the walking theatrical performance was "Wonder? Wonder!" 
5 Mark Anders of Saint Paul spins his son, Quinn DeMaster, 5, in circles as they await the start of the parade. 
6 The parade rogresses down Bloomington Avenue. This year's theme for the walking theatrical performance was "Wonder? Wonder!" 
7 With fire, live music, a human-powered ferris wheel and more, the South Side Battle Train begins the parade. 
8 Bicycles pull the Wonder Shuffle float with a live band as animal characters dance with parade-watchers at the parade. 
9 Heather Beal gets gassed by the "Silenced Spring" float crew at the parade. 
10 A young drummer plays with Unlimited and Next Level Drill and Dance team in the parade. 
11 The Phillips Neighborhood Stilting Club walks in the parade. 
12 James Byron walks as a bee in the parade. 
13 The parade progresses down Bloomington Avenue. 
14 Members of Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue dance in the parade. 
15 The parade progresses down Bloomington Avenue. 
16 Javier Lopez Perez, 8, blows bubbles as he watches the parade. 
17 Isiah Ayala, 8, dances with a fox at the parade. 
18 Willow Meyer, 8, of Andover dances with a parade character. Meyer came to watch the parade dressed as My Little Pony's Rainbow Dash. 
19 Mirna Soberanes, center, and her daughter Viannay, 2, watch the parade. 
20 The Free Speech section of the parade included a pedal-powered canoe. 
21 Alan Olson walks to meet his group, the "Silenced Spring" float crew. He plays the part of an evil scientist contaminating the environment.