WISCONSIN — Labor Day weekend is finally here. And with it comes local celebrations that pay tribute to the hard work and contributions of workers across the country.
For many, it’s also the last hurrah of summer before school kicks into full gear.
Here’s a list of Labor Day celebrations happening on Monday across Wisconsin.
The Laborfest parade will kick off from Zeidler Union Square — between 4th and Michigan — at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5. The route will slowly make its way to the Summerfest grounds, where there will be a day-long celebration. That celebration will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kenosha will hold a festival for Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Theresa Festival Grounds, at 91st Street and 22nd Avenue.
Laborfest 2022 will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street.
The city will celebrate Labor Day starting with a parade at 10 a.m. It will begin at the intersection of Gillette Street and Kane Street, and end at Copeland Park. Throughout the day, the park, at 1130 Copeland Park Drive, will offer festivities and games.
Complete with a picnic and prizes, Eau Claire will host a Labor Day gathering in Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace. It will begin with a solidarity walk in the park at 10:30 a.m. Speeches will follow at 11:05 a.m. The day wraps up from noon to 3 p.m. with a picnic and prizes.
A Family Labor Day Picnic event will be held in the Bay Beach Shelter #1 and #2 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Laborfest begins with a parade at 10 a.m. It will start at Curtis Reed Square in Menasha and proceed into Neenah, finishing at the intersection of Church and West Main Street. There will also be a picnic at the Neenah Labor Temple that will go from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to a picnic, Oshkosh will also host a car show for Labor Day. It begins at 10 a.m. in South Park, 659 W South Park Ave., with the picnic following from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wausau will host their Labor Day celebration at the Wausau Labor Temple with food and live music. The parade will start in the evening at 4 p.m., proceeding down 3rd Avenue to the Labor Temple.