May Basket Activities 2023

Sheboygan County has a rich history of celebrating the start of spring by inviting neighborly connection through May Baskets. Reconnect with those you know and those that are new to you with handmade care by making a May Basket and filling it with a bit of who you are, whether it’s flowers, treats, stickers, or notes. On top of these great events below, visit the Sheboygan County Museum for a free Historic Materials “may basket” or Cinderella in Flowerland “may basket” for the kids.

Sheboygan County Museum

  • April 28–May 31 | May Basket making station open at the Sheboygan County Museum
  • April 28, 9:30–10:30 | Go behind-the-scenes with a members-only Object Exposure. See spring-forward objects from the collection revealed that day, read newspaper articles about Sheboygan’s May Day history, make a basket
  • May 1–3 and May 25, 3:00–4:30 | Guided May Basket workshop at SCM

Above and Beyond Children’s Museum

  • May 10, 10:00–11:30, May 12, 3:30–5:00 | May Basket Making Pop-up to share moments of care with the women in your life, flowers provided

Plymouth Public Library

  • April 24–May 1 | Free May Basket weaving take-home kits available, kid-friendly
    • April 27–April 29 | Book sale
    • April 28 | Library Services Open House Friday

Mead Public Library

  • April 1 | Easter Egg Hunt and May Basket Creation Station
  • Starting May 1 | Free May Basket take-home kits available for children, first come first served

Hello Happiness Creative Center

  • April 17–May 15 | Free die cut May Basket take-home kits available

Bookworm Gardens

  • May Day Basket-Making will be offered as part of Spring Sprouts + Seedlings programming at Bookworm Gardens. Families will be required to sign up for the four week series in order to participate. More information can be found at

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

  • April 19, 10:30-12:00 | SPARK! featuring the History of May Day and May Basket creation