Labor Day

Local unions join in solidarity across the state to celebrate Illinois' working families.  Contact your Central Labor Council for details on parades, picnics, church services and activities.

Labor Day 2021 – Illinois Labor Sponsored Events
Sept. 2– Southwestern Illinois CLC 54th annual Labor Awards Dinner - CANCELLED
Sept. 6 – Labor Day Parade & Picnic - CANCELLED
Sept. 6 – Labor Day Parade followed by a dinner in Miller Park for union members and their families.  
Theme: Labor, Stronger Than Ever 
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.  $6 box lunch 
Contact:  Mike Matejka 309-208-1120.  Parade registration form is at
Sept. 6 – 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 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. 28 – Mid-Eastern Illinois CLC Labor Picnic / CANCELLED
Sept. 6 – Labor Day Parade
Location:  Downtown Danville
Time:  8:00 a.m. lineup, 9 a.m. start
Contact:  Vermilion County Federation of Labor President, Oscar Williams -
Sept. 6 – 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; Theme:   UNION STRONG
Parade Contact:  Riki Dial, 217-299-5373
There will be a picnic in the Fairview Park immediately following the parade until 2 PM.  
Comment:  This is the 9th 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. 6 – Labor Day Parade – 129th Annual
Location:  Downtown Galesburg, IL – Main Street
Time:  10 a.m. start
Contact: Galesburg Trades & Labor Assembly President Randall Bryan, 309-335-0907

Aug. 25th & 28th – James Stanley Charity Softball Tournament / CANCELLED
Aug. 28th – Labor Celebration Parade and Picnic- kids games / CANCELLED
Sept. 6th  – Labor Day Parade and Picnic – Live music and petting zoo / CANCELLED
Sept. 6 - Labor Day Parade Quad Cities Celebration - CANCELLED
Aug. 28 – Labor Day Picnic sponsored by Western Trades & Labor Assembly and Machinists Lodge #822.
Location: Machinists Hall & Grounds, 2929 N. 5th Street, Quincy, IL
Time:  Picnic 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch will be served from 12 pm to 2 pm.  Open to all area union members including retirees and their immediate families.  We are asking each family to bring non-perishable food items for charity.
Contact: Steve Marold, 309-645-4903
Sept. 6 – Labor Day Parade “When We Unite, We Win”  - CANCELLED
Aug. 27 through Sept 6 – DuQuoin Illinois State Fair 
Labor Pavilion will be open each day of the fair and is sponsored by The Egyptian Building Trades
Twilight Parade will be held at 6 PM on Aug. 27 for union members wishing to walk with the Union float(s)