Sep
04
When: Monday, Sep 4, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join us in for the 28th Annual Labor Day Festival, a celebration hosted by the Marquette-Alger CLC and UP Regional Labor Federation in Ishpeming. 

WHEN: Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017 

PARADE: 11:00 a.m. Starting along Euclid Street, Main Street, Division Street and Lakeshore Drive. This year’s Parade Marshall will be Carolyn Hietamaki, newly retired from MNA. The theme for this year is “Working Together, Leading the Way”. We encourage Local Unions to march and enter floats in the parade that reflect this theme. Prizes for floats are 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place trophies. Please contact Tony Ghiringhelli (906) 236-3889 or Rich Helgren (906) 458-8380 for details and to confirm your participation. Parade line up starts at 9:00 a.m. and will be based upon a draw from the hat. 

PICNIC & RALLY: 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. At the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum (Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage Theme Park) and the Lake Bancroft Park on Lakeshore Drive and Euclid Streets. The Picnic and Rally will include music by Low Street, speeches from candidates, union officials and children’s activities. In addition, Cliff Shaft volunteers will once again be providing free tours (donations will be accepted and are encouraged!) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for those that are interested in visiting the Museum.

TRANSPORTATION: Marq Tran will be providing transportation to and from Ishpeming from both the Marquette (old JC Penney Mall parking lot) and Negaunee (Lakeview School parking lot). The scheduled times are as follows:

JC Penney Westwood Mall – 9 am and 10 am

Lakeview School – 9:30 am and 10:30 am

Cliffs Shaft – 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm

PARKING: Parking will be available at the Cliff Shaft and the Ishpeming Elks Club.