Labor Day Events Around Iowa

Saturday August 31

Ottumwa Area: Jimmy Jones Shelter House in Greater Ottumwa Park. 2 PM contests, and music. Steve Siegel 515-971-3325 or

Lucas: John L Lewis Labor Festival, Saturday August 31, 2013. 641-766-6421 or 641-766-6544

Sunday September 1

Clinton Area: Clinton Labor Congress Labor Day picnic, Noon to 4 PM. Eagle Point Lodge. Free to Community. Food and drinks provided. Kids games, raffles and door prizes. Speakers. Dave Keefer 309-788-4569 (ext 232) or

Ottumwa Area: Rodeo and music at Jimmy Jones Shelter in Greater Ottumwa Park. Band, kids games, Rodeo ($5). Steve Siegel 515-971-3325

Monday September 2

Council Bluffs/Omaha Area: Parade in Omaha followed by picnic for “friend is labor”, honoring Homer Loghry of the Millwrights. Bill Biede 712-322-0156

Des Moines Area: Monday September 2.Solidarity Fest. Parade State Capitol up Grand Ave to Fair Grounds.  Picnic immediately  following the parade at the Labor Park.  4640 NW Morningstar Dr. Contact Mark Cooper at 515-265-1862

Des Moines/Henry County Area: Labor Day Picnic from 4 pm to 7 pm at the 40 & 8 Park in Burlington. Ryan Drew 319-753-1647

Dubuque Area:  Parade starting at 9 AM in Garfield Park. Bruce Clark 563-599-7725

Cedar Rapids Area: Hawkeye Labor Council. Monday September 2, 11 am to 4 pm. at Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th St SW. Food served from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Entertainment for children. Door Prizes. Contact Rick Moyle at

Iowa City Area:  Picnic at Iowa City Park, Shelter #2 (subject to change)  Noon to 4 PM. Hamburgers, Brats, vegi-burgers, refreshments. Asking everyone to bring a covered dish to share. There will be speakers, and music. Pat Hughes 319-530-6248  or

Keokuk Area:  Parade, music, food, beer, drinks, horseshoe tourney, dunk tank, raffles, train rides, bouncy house, bake sale, and quilt raffle. Buddy Howard 319-524-9861.

Quad City Area: QC Labor Day Parade Alliance. Monday September 2. Parade starts at 11 am. 30 years of Labor Pride. Contact Joshua Schipp at 309-738-6536 or Parade staging will take place at John Deere’s Harvester Works Parking Lot from 8am-10:30am. Parade begins promptly at 11:00am. After the parade, join us at the “Salute to Labor Chicken Fry” at Illiniwek Park, Rt 84 Hampton, IL. Serving from 11:30-3:00pm.

Sioux City Area: Riverside Park. Lunch at Noon.  Food, games, picture booth, music, water games, obstacle course, K-9 Police Dog demonstrations, speakers, Karoke contest and more.  Call 712-276-0473 or

Waterloo Area: Picnic Gateway Park in Cedar Falls.  11 AM to 3 PM. Cal Eckhoff 319-240-8145 or cal.eckhoff.ia@gmail.comlabor day this year


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