2019 will mark the 38th annual Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade Details
- Date: Monday, September 2, 2019
- Time: 10 am-noon
- Route: PPG Paints Arena to the USW Building on the Boulevard of the Allies
- Facebook event
- The Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade is organized by the Allegheny Fayette Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Surprise Guests at the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade
Several years ago I was walking through Downtown Pittsburgh and almost walked in the path of Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade outside the William Penn Hotel. Biden returned to Pittsburgh to march in the Labor Day parade last year.
Given that Pittsburgh hosts one of the largest Labor Day parades in the country, there might be a few presidential candidates marching through downtown Pittsburgh on Monday morning.
History of Labor Day in the United States
The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City in 1882. Labor Day has been a national holiday since 1894.
Though now many people associate Labor Day with barbecues and the beach, it started with calls for humane working conditions and higher wages.
Watch the 2016 Labor Day Parade
Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch the entire 2016 Labor Day Parade on YouTube.