The 2017 Labor Day Parade conducted by the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 4. 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 We’re Still Standing.
The Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee has selected Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Shea Nickell as the Grand Marshal for this year's parade.
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.