The Chattanooga Area Labor Council will host the First Annual Chattanooga Labor Day Parade & Picnic on Saturday. This event will be an opportunity to celebrate the everyday workers who teach kids, build buildings, deliver mail, create the products we enjoy and keep the city running.
Labor Day Parades have been a time-honored tradition in cities across the country since the first one in 1882. These parades help the public to remember the historic struggles that have been faced by working families, the many advances made, and the work yet to be done to ensure that all people have access to a safe workplace, decent wages and dignified treatment.
This family-friendly event will include a bit of Chattanooga labor history, a parade down Market Street and a family picnic at Coolidge Park. Participants will gather for the parade launch at Mad Priest Coffee (719 Cherry St.) at 9:30 a.m. The picnic will include free BBQ, raffle drawings, information about local trade apprenticeship programs, and live jazz music.
Here is the event agenda:
9:30-9:45 a.m. Gathering and free coffee at Mad Priest Coffee (719 Cherry St.)
9:45-10 a.m. - Welcome and Local Labor History
10 a.m. - Parade Lineup
10:15-11 a.m. - Parade down Market Street sidewalk, across Walnut St. Bridge, end at Coolidge Park
11-11:30 a.m. - Labor Day Program at Coolidge Park (worker testimonies and guest speakers)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Picnic
At the free BBQ there will be drinks, a splash pad for the kids, raffle drawings, live jazz music and information about local trade apprenticeship programs.
For more information visit the Facebook event link.