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Labor Day Events in Wisconsin

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On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of all of America’s working people. As we enjoy the fellowship of our loved ones at a barbecue, fireworks or other community event, it also is important to reflect on the best ways working people can come together to build an economy that works for all of us. This Labor Day, we stand together for the freedom to collectively bargain together with your coworkers as a team for a better life. 

Join union brothers and sisters and community members around the state as we celebrate all who labor. On Labor Day, we remember the achievements of the union movement and pledge to keep up the fight for safe workplaces, livable wages and a fair economy that works for all of us. 

2017 Wisconsin Labor Day 

Events take place on Monday, September 4, unless otherwise specifically stated 


Parade: 11:00 am; LaborFest: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Parade begins at Zeidler Union Square Park. We will march to LaborFest at Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come celebrate Labor Day with those who created it: organized workers at the festival built with volunteers and donations. Starting with a parade at Carl Zeidler Square Wisconsin Union Memorial in Downtown Milwaukee featuring union affiliates, partners and allies at 11 am.  The festival opens at noon at the Summerfest grounds with free entertainment all day long for the kids and family.


12:00pm to 4:30pm at Mt. Pleasant Park, 9614 Northwestern Avenue, Franksville, WI 53126

A non-perishable food donation entitles you to one free food plate ticket and two free beverage tickets. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $5.00 (food) & $1.00 (beverage).

Join us for food, fun and great company while celebrating our wonderful labor community!


11:00 am to 5:00 pm, St. Therese Picnic Grounds, 9005 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53143

The annual Kenosha Laborfest features booths from all labor organizations in the Kenosha area. Raffle prizes, beer tent, and activities for the whole family are offered. The Labor Person of the Year will be recognized, too! Rain or Shine!  Food items for the Shalom Center are needed and earn raffle tickets at the event.  Contact: Kenosha Area Labor Council President, Rick Gallo at 262-652-6242,


Date: 9/2/2017 through 9/4/2017 

Location: 1795 Lafayette Street, Janesville, WI 53546

Saturday, September 2nd

8 am                            Grounds Open
8 am - all day  Adult Co-Ed Mud Volleyball

10 am  -  6pm  Kids Games - Bounce Houses

10 am - noon               Fire Department Display

11 am                          Junior Ninja Warrior Course
1 pm                            5-6-7-8 Dance School Interactive Dance
1 pm - 5 pm                 Face Painting

3 pm                            Junior Ninja Warrior Course

Saturday Bands:

9:30 am - 5:30 pm       DJ Music (Mud Volleyball)

4 pm - 6:45 pm            Bass Creek Boys  (Beer Tent)

7:15 pm - 11 pm          Zac Matthews Band  (Beer Tent)

7931124482_548c618509_bSunday, September 3rd

8 am - all day  Bags Tournament

10 am - 6 pm   Games - Bounce Houses

11 am                          Junior Ninja Warrior Course

1 pm - 3 pm                 Janesville Police Department  K9 Demonstration     

1 pm - 5 pm                 Face Painting

3 pm                            Junior Ninja Warrior Course

8 pm                            Raffle Drawing (Main Stage)

Sunday Bands:

9:30 am - 2 pm         DJ Music

2pm - 4pm                Shawn Sharpe (Beer Tent)

4 pm - 6 pm                 Gas Can Alley  (Beer Tent)

7 pm - 11 pm   Done Deal  (Beer Tent)

Monday, September 4th - Downtown Parade

10 am                          Car Display (Dee’s Barber Shop - 510 W Centerway)

10 am                         Parade Registration (Academy & Milwaukee)

1 pm - 3 pm                 Parade (Milwaukee St & Main St)



12:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Madison Labor Temple Grounds, 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715

South Central Federation of Labor presents: LaborFest.  Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle, Magic Shows, Bounce House, Face Painting, & Caricature Artist. Featuring: Chris Plata w/ Extra Hot at Noon; Natty Nation  at 3pm. 

Special Labor Day collection to help students who are homeless in the MMSD Transition Education Program.  We are collecting deodorant, small bottles of laundry detergent, liquid body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand/body lotion, and food gift cards. 

For more information, visit 

La Crosse

10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Copeland Park, 1130 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse, WI 54603

Sponsored by the Western Wisconsin Central Labor Council, ten-block family-friendly parade beginning at the intersection of Gillette Street and Kane Street. After the parade, festivities will move to Copeland Park with free kids games, face painting, and other activities. Soda, beer, brats, and snacks will be offered for sale. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will be serving as this year's parade marshal and will speak during the festivities at Copeland Park.

Eau Claire

10:30 am to 3:00 pm, Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Solidarity walk at 10:30 am, rally at 11 am, picnic and prizes from Noon to 3 pm.

Wisconsin Rapids

11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Robinson Park, 1150 17th N Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Come on over to the park to enjoy a family event featuring free band music, free children’s rides, food, bingo, ice cream, popcorn, and raffle. We will have two bands playing, the first with polka music from 11 am – 1 pm and Rumours from 2 pm until 5 pm. Free children’s rides will be available from noon until 4 p.m.


4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Wausau Labor Temple, 318 S. 3rd Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401

Wausau Labor Day Parade. Parade starts at 4:00pm (line up starts at 3pm) and will go down 3rd Ave and end at the Wausau Labor Temple @ 318 s 3rd Ave. Bring a chair to sit. The Marathon Co. Central Labor Council will recognize Grand Marshal, Citizen of the Year, and Business of the Year at the end the parade in the Labor Temple parking lot.

Line up for parade is @ 3pm from 3rd Ave to Cherry St along West Wausau Ave.

Food Drive: IBEW will be collecting non-perishable food Items and cash donations, which will be donated to the Neighbors Place. Look for IBEW Local 388 workers pushing shopping carts in the parade, or drop off at the Labor Temple; 318 S 3rd Ave Wausau, WI 54401

4967753692_dbcda7dabe_oGreen Bay

11:00 am to 4:30 pm, Bay Beach Amusement Park, Shelter #2, 1313 Bay Beach Rd, Green Bay, WI 54302

Join the Greater Green Bay Labor Council for the Annual Family Labor Day Picnic in Green Bay. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids over 13, $5 for kids ages 3-12, and free for kids under age 3. A family package for 2 adults and 4 kids is $25. Tickets are available by calling 920-432-0053. Proceeds from the picnic go to food pantries and homeless shelters in the area.


10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah, WI 54956

Join the 35th annual Fox Valley Area Labor Day celebration on Sept. 4th at the Neenah Labor Temple. Parade goes from Menasha-Neenah at 10am. Live music available with Desperate Ottos playing 11:30-2pm and Beaker Street 2-3pm. There will be casino style games 12-3pm, beverage and food tents, family fun entertainment, retiree's club food tent, and a huge crafts and white elephant sale.  Raffle drawing is at 6pm.


11:00 am to 5:00 pm, South Park, 659 W. South Park Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Come celebrate Labor Day with Winnebago Co Central Labor Council and the community. This year marks the 17th annual car show. There will be food for sale, starting at 11am, a live band: Bobby Evans Band in the afternoon, afternoon raffle drawing, and fun for the kids (playground, splash pad, and book prizes). If you're showing an antique, classic, or special interest vehicle registration is at 9am.

Fond du Lac

11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Lakeside Park, 555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI 54935

The Fond du Lac County Labor Council will have the annual Labor Day parade and the picnic at Lakeside Park this year. The parade line up is at 9:30am and the Parade starts at 11am., beginning at Rees and Main Street traveling north on Main Street past Scott Street.

The picnic on Oven Island at Lakeside Park begins at noon and ends at 5pm. There will be live music. This event is free and open to the public.