August 29, 2019

Celebrate Labor Day 2019!

This list was compiled by the Illinois AFL-CIO. Visit their website for updates.


August 29 – Southwestern Illinois CLC 53rd annual Labor Awards Dinner
Location: Panorama Banquet Center (downstairs), Bel-Air Bowl, 200 S. Belt West, Belleville, IL 62220
Time: Doors open 6:00 p.m. with Dinner at 7:00p.m.
Cost: $25 per person in advance $30 at the door for dinner, Sponsor ad book $75 or $150.
Contact: Charles Kaemmerer, Jr. at 618-979-4953 or Scot Luchtefeld at 618-340-8300.

Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic
Location: Parade is in downtown Belleville, lineup starts in 4th block of South 1st St., and will end at Hough Park with the annual Picnic. Parade & Picnic open to union members and their families ONLY and food, beverages, rides and games for kids are available.
Time: Parade - 8:00 a.m. lineup, 10:00 a.m. start / Picnic – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Scot Luchtefeld, 618-340-8300


Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade followed by a dinner in Miller Park for union members and their families. 
Theme: Labor Day: 125th Anniversary
Location:  Downtown Bloomington – starting at Front and Roosevelt Streets
Time:  Parade – 9 a.m. line up, 10 a.m. start / Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  $5 chicken dinner
Contact:  Mike Matejka 309-208-1120.  Parade registration form is at


Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic
Location:  Downtown Urbana – starting at Lincoln Square Mall and ends at Prairie Park with picnic
Time:  Parade staging begins at 8:30 a.m. and parade begins at 10 a.m. A picnic will immediately follow at Prairie Park (1202 E. Washington) in Urbana. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Entertainment includes games for children, live band, and guest speakers.
Contact:  Matt Kelly at 217-621-5201 or David Beck at 217-721-5344


Aug. 31 - Chicago Labor Day Parade & Eddie Fest
Location: The festivities begin at noon at the Southeast Side/CFL Labor Day Parade, which kicks off at 112th St. and Ewing Ave. The parade route ends in Calumet Park (98th and Avenue G) for Eddie Fest, a labor celebration and festival honoring the great Ed Sadlowski. 
Time:  Noon


Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic
Location:  Downtown Decatur, line up on South Franklin Street at Wood Street
Time:  8:30 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. start
:  Riki Dial or Bill Francisco, 217-428-3013
Picnic Details: There will be a picnic in the Fairview Park immediately following the parade until 2 PM. This is the 7th annual combined picnic of all labor unions in Macon County, expecting about 2,500 participants. Free to union sponsors, $25 for general public.
Picnic Contact: Lloyd Holman, 217-620-4923


Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade and Picnic – Live music and petting zoo
Location:  Parade lineup begins at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Granite City on State Street between Niedringhaus & 18th Streets and will go to Wilson Park for picnic for Union Members and their families
Time:  Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
Contact:  B. Dean Webb, 618-259-8558 or Mike Fultz 618-931-7212, cell 618-409-4314


Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade with a theme “Unions Protecting the Rights to a Better Life”
Location: Parade - Downtown Peoria – details coming soon on assembly area.
Labor Day Party: On the Riverfront at parade’s end. There will be food, music and fun for all!
Time: Parade starts at 10 a.m. with parade lineup at 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Clint, 309-674-9243; Nancy, 309-635-7308 or Ron, 309-696-9932


Sept. 2 - Labor Day Parade Quad Cities Celebration
Location: East Moline
Time: Lineup at 9 a.m. at John Deere Harvester Works parking lot at 1100 13th Avenue in East Moline.
Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. and proceeds along 15th Avenue.


Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade & We Are One Picnic
Time:  10:00 a.m., lineup at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Rockford
Contact:  Bill Corey, 815-968-1411, Jesse Dorner, 815-670-0902 or Jay Ferraro, 815-742-6553.
Picnic Details: This is an all-union picnic immediately following the parade at Davis Park in downtown Rockford. The picnic will go until 3:00 p.m and features live music. Meal tickets are $6 in advance (or $9 at the gate) and beer tickets are $2.50 in advance (or $5 at the gate). This is a family-friendly event with free games and activities for kids! To reserve tickets in advance, contact Jesse Dorner at 815-670-0902 or


Aug. 23 through Sept. 2 – DuQuoin Illinois State Fair 
Labor Pavilion will be open each day of the fair and is sponsored by The Egyptian Building Trades. The DuQuoin State Fair Grounds are just off Route 51 in DuQuoin, IL.

Sept. 2 – AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic hosted by the Egyptian Building Trades
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch at 11 a.m.) at Rent One Park, 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL 62959 AM on the North side of the Fairgrounds. (Free food, drinks and entertainment, plus inflatables and snacks for children.)


Sept. 2 – Labor Day Parade
Location:  Downtown Springfield – Jefferson Street to 5th, 5th to Capitol, Capitol to 6th, 6th to Washington
Time:  9 a.m. line-up at Horrace Mann parking lot, 10 a.m. start
Contact:  Andrew Spiro, 217-416-8793

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