The Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day event has just begun. The first sign of the event is a letter in your mailbox from Nook Shopping about new seasonal offerings. The seasonal offerings are unrelated to the main event of May Day. To hear about that you'll have to talk to Tom Nook.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day Ticket
As posted on Twitter, Tom Nook has a gift for you: a May Day ticket. The ticket can be used by going to the airport and saying, "I wanna fly!" Then select the May Day Ticket to take to the skies on the first Animal Crossing vacation. Be sure to use the ticket between May 1-7 or you will lose it.
To go to the special faraway island using the May Day ticket, you will have to leave all of your belongings at the airport, so go with "empty wings."
Once you arrive at the island, Wilbur will tell you that the island is actually a maze, as was shown in the Twitter post and in the spring events trailer. Wilbur refers to the mini vacation as "a navigation tour."
The maze will be difficult, but the island has everything you need to complete it so don't overlook anything. It will all be worth it to talk to a longtime series favorite, Rover.
Animal Crossing New Horizons May Day Event Help
Wilbur has hints to tell you if you are having trouble finding your way through the maze. He won't give you an aerial map, but his advice could still be useful.
If you are really stuck or need to restart you can use the Rescue Service on your NookPhone, but it'll cost some Nook Miles.