Wisconsin Labor celebrating Labor Day with picnics, parades, fests

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The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO announced Labor Day weekend celebrations taking place in Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Marinette, Menasha, Milwaukee, Neenah, Oshkosh, Racine and Wausau.

Most of the events are on Sept. 3.

In Eau Clair, a Labor Day Picnic takes place at Phoenix Park, Riverfront Terrace on Sept. 3. A solidarity walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Gray Street and South Farwell. A short program is at 11 a.m. followed by picnic and prizes from noon until 3 p.m.

Other events…

Fond du Lac: Labor Day Parade and Picnic at Lakeside Park on Oven Island on Sept. 3. The Fond du Lac Labor Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. Route follows Rees and Main streets to Lakeside Park. Picnic, 1-5 p.m.

Green Bay: Labor Day picnic on Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bay Beach Amusement Park.

Kenosha: Laborfest, 91st Street and 22nd Avenue on Sept. 3. The annual fest features booths from all labor organizations in the Kenosha area. Raffle prizes, beer tent and activities for the whole family.

Janesville:  Laborfest, Sept. 1-3 at 1795 Lafayette Street. Music, rides, bike show, craft show mud volleyball, car display, parade and more.

La Crosse: The Labor Day celebration starts with a ten-block family-friendly parade at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 beginning at the intersection of Gillette and Kane streets. Followed by a celebration at Copeland Park with free games for kids, face painting, and other activities.

Madison: Annual Laborfest celebration at South Central Federation of Labor, 1602 S. Park St., Madison, noon-5 p.m., Sept. 3.

Marinette: Labor Day picnic, Marinette City Park, noon-5 p.m., Sept. 3.

Milwaukee: Labor Day parade and Laborfest on Sept. 3. March starts at 11 a.m. at Zeidler Union Square Park and continues to Summerfest Grounds. Laborfest will run from noon until 5 p.m.

Neenah/Menasha: Labor Day parade and picnic on Sept. 3. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Curtis Reed Square in Menasha. It will be followed by a picnic celebration at the Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah.

Oshkosh: Labor Day picnic and car show at South Park in Oshkosh on Sept. 3. Event runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Racine: Laborfest, noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 in Franksville Park, 9700 Northwestern Ave., corner of Highways K and H, Caledonia.

Wausau: Labor Day parade begins at 4 p.m. Sept. 3 on the corner of West Wausau Avenue and ends at the Wausau Labor Temple, 318 S. Third Ave. There will be a food drive collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to be donated to the Neighbors Place.