Due to COVID concerns, the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee has decided to cancel the 2021 Labor Day Parade and Celebration that was previously scheduled Monday, September 6, 2021.
West Kentucky Labor Day Committee Coordinator, David Yates: "After committee discussion, we've decided to cancel this year's parade and festivities. The health and well being of our members, families, friends, and supporters, as well as the community is our priority. We will still have the raffle on Labor Day. We will try to do it live on Facebook. Thank you all for your support. We look forward to next year better than ever!"
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee is not organizing a Labor Day Parade for 2020.
The Committee announced in June its decision to cancel the 2020 parade. At that time, West Kentucky Labor Day Committee President David Yates said, "After a discussion of committee members, we could not find a way to have a parade and festivities while safely social distancing. With deep regret we must cancel this year's Labor Day Parade. We would love to celebrate the path that Labor has paved for each and every one of us but, public safety is of the utmost concern. There are too many unknowns to put the the health of our members and the great supporters we have at risk. We will focus on making next year an event for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021. Be safe and God bless."
The 44th Annual Labor Day Parade conducted by the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 2. The parade, which attracts on average 40 to 60 entries, will follow Broadway starting at 2nd Street and then head west on Broadway until it disbands at Fountain Avenue (17th Street). The parade route will close at 9 a.m. and remain closed until the parade safely passes. The theme of this year’s parade is It Takes U and I to Make Union.
For the entry form and additional information about the parade and the festivities that will occur until 5 p.m. at Carson Park, visit the 44th Annual West Kentucky Labor Day Parade Facebook Page.
Pets are allowed at parades. However, for the public’s safety, Chapter 14 of the City of Paducah Code of Ordinances lists requirements to bring a dog to a special community event such as a parade or festival. The dog must be licensed by McCracken County Animal Control or by any other state or county and restrained by a leash or lead that is no longer than three feet.