Celebrate and honor contributions workers make to the strength and well-being of America on Labor Day around Wisconsin!

This is a listing from a couple sources. Find out more about Labor Day. A great place to go to on Labor Day in Madison is the LaborFest!

Monday, September 5, 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Madison Labor Temple, 1602 South Park St., Madison, WI
The South Central Federation of Labor invites everyone in the community to celebrate Labor Day, Monday, September 5, from Noon until 5:30 p.m. at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 South Park St., in Madison

This year’s LaborFest features a great afternoon of music and dancing, plus the Solidarity Roll Call at 2:15 p.m. There will be lots of attractions for kids and an extensive menu of good food, beer and soft drinks which will be served throughout the event.

  • Musical entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m. with LaborFest regulars, the Westside Andy / Mel Ford Band.
  • At 3 p.m. Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound take the stage with some of the best pan-ethnic party music in the Midwest.
  • Special events for kids will include a bounce house
  • (Noon – 4 p.m.), balloons and face painting
  • (Noon – 3 p.m.), a pinata (at 2:45 p.m.) and performances by Madison magician Scott the Great (at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

Menu items include Italian sausages, corn on the cob, and Louisiana-style rice and beans, along with hot dogs, chips, soda and beer. Admission is free, but attendees are urged to bring a non-food household item (toothpaste, shampoo, paper products, detergent, etc.) for distribution through local food pantries for the growing number of unemployed and underemployed. So, stop by the Madison Labor Temple on Monday, September 5, to share a day of solidarity and fun for the whole family.

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Source: Defend Wisconsin

A lot of great events, parades and celebrations are happening around the state:

Fox Valley / Neenah-Menasha
10:00 am parade, Milwaukee Street, Menasha
Parade Route starts in Menasha on Milwaukee Street to Main Street down Tayco Street to Neenah Commercial Street and turns on Wisconsin Avenue ends at the intersection of Church and Main Street.
Fox Valley Area Labor Council Annual Labor day Celebration
11:00 am -3:00 pm Neenah Labor Temple 157 S Green Bay Road, Neenah
LIVE MUSIC BEAKER STREET 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. LITTLE VITO & THE TORPEDOES 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Corn Roast, Paddlewheel, Beverage & Food Tents, Huge Crafts & White Elephant Sale. FACE PAINTING by BEST FRIENDS BADGER BOUNCERS
Kenosha Laborfest
Noon to 7:00 p.m. St. Therese Picnic Grounds, 9005 22nd Ave
This is the annual Kenosha Laborfest featuring booths from all labor organizations in the Kenosha area. Exceptional variety of food vendors at reasonable prices and free kids activities. Raffle prizes, beer tent and activities for the whole family. Rain or Shine!
Marinette Labor Day Picnic
Noon to 5:00 p.m. City Park, Marinette
We will have food, beer, and a first class blues band (Kilborn Alley Blues Band- http://www.kilbornalley.com/) to celebrate solidarity. The local police and firefighters will also be having events for children. Show up and join the fight.
Greater Green Bay Labor Council Annual Labor Day Family Picnic
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Bay Beach Park
Food and Refreshments, Rides, Raffles, Music, Bingo, Games for the Kids. Click here for flyer and agenda.
Laborday12 Oshkosh Labor Day Picnic and Car Show
11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. South Park, Oshkosh
The Winnebago County Labor Council will be hosting the Annual City-Wide Labor Day Picnic and Car Show in South Park in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Along with the picnic we will be having our 11th Annual Antique and Classic Automobile Show all day in the park
Wausau Labor Day Parade
4:00 parade W. Wausau Ave between 1st And 3rd Ave
Grand Marshal Donna Seidel Rep from the 85th Assembly District. Citizen of The Year John Spiegelhoff AFSCME. Labor Day Parade Food Drive: We will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations. Donations will be given to the Neighbors Place. (Look for vehicle and staff at the end of the parade or drop off at the Labor Temple parking lot.)
Wisconsin Rapids Area – Labor Day Celebration
11:00 AM – 6 PM, Robinson Park, Wisconsin Rapids
Live Music – Rumours 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Southbound 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Food & Beverage Tents, Free Children’s Rides/Games, Heavy Equipment Display, Raffle and Bingo! Please join us!
Laborfest Milwaukee Labor Day Parade & Laborfest
11:00am Zeider Union Square Park. Summerfest grounds Noon to 5:00 pm
Wisconsin’s largest Labor Day celebration.
La Crosse Labor Fest
10:00 to 2:30 p.m. north end of Copeland Park. Parade begins on North Side of La Crosse
The Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on the North Side of La Crosse. Labor Fest runs from 10 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. at the north end of Copeland Park.
Eau Claire
Greater West Central Area Labor Council Labor Day Walk, Rally and Picnic. Walks from 4 locations around the city of Eau Claire to Phoenix Park in beautiful down town Eau Claire begin at 10AM. Rally at Phoenix Park 11-Noon. Picnic, music, and prizes 12-3 PM. Raffle for $ with proceeds to “Feed My People” in West Central Wisconsin.
Fond du Lac Labor Day Parade and Picnic
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Oven Island
The Fond du Lac Labor Day Parade begins at 11:00am followed by a picnic at Lakeside Park in Oven Island until 5:00 pm.
Racine County Labor Fest
Noon to 5:00 pm, Franksville Park, 9700 Northwestern Ave
Through the generosity of the tavern league, local unions, and their members food, beer, and soda are free. Games for the children, antique auto show, and political speeches. The three annual awards will be presented by 2:00 PM. Franksville Park, 9700 Northwestern Ave., Franksville, WI 53126.

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