Annual Laborfest kicks off Monday

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by Laura Matovina

MILWAUKEE -- Volunteers are preparing for Milwaukee's annual Labor Day celebration.

Laborfest starts at 11 a.m., Monday morning with a parade from downtown to the Summerfest grounds.

Last year, organizers reported one of the biggest turnouts in history, likely because union workers were angry about Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining changes for public workers.

This year's Laborfest maybe somewhat less political, but as always, it will be a celebration of what working men and women have done for Milwaukee and America.

Once the parade reaches the lakefront, the celebration runs from noon until 5 p.m.

Racine's Laborfest also starts at noon. It is happening in Franksville Park in Caledonia.

Kenosha promises family fun, rain or shine, at 91st Street and 22nd Avenue. And for those who feel like taking a drive, Janesville's Laborfest has been going all weekend with music, rides, a bike show and even mud volleyball.


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