When: Monday, Sep 2, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm

11th & State Streets in Erie, PA

The NWPA ALF is again planning a Labor Day Parade in Erie, PA on Monday, Labor Day, September 2, 2019, which will step off at 10:00 am and end approximately at noon. The line -up will begin at 8:30am for vehicles and 9:30am for marchers, on W. 11th Street from Peach to Myrtle Streets. and the Parade Route is from 11th and State Street, north on State to Perry Square where the Announcers will introduce your group as you pass the stage and then continue to N Park Row and turn left and go to the corner of French St, You can then enter the Park get something to eat from one of our mom and pop vendors on South Park Row or in a business open just for us. You can then watch the balance of the parade as we wait to hear who won the many prizes. Here is the link for a flier you can print and post. We also have a flier that you can include a picture of your group and add your co-ordinators information, if you would like us to send this to you, please email [email protected].

When: Monday, September 2, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Where:  Parade Route begins at  

11th & State Street, Erie, PA 16501

On Monday, September 2nd,  we ask all of organized labor and labor-friendly community organizations to join us as we take to the streets and show labor is alive in well in NWPA.

You the link below to  hear the  "2019 Labor Day Parade Radio Advertisement" ,


Each  Unit MUST have a banner for identification by our announcers, they MUST complete a Parade Application and send it to the NWPA Area Labor Federation.  The sooner your group submits this form the easier it will be for us to plan an appropriate line-up. Many things are taken into consideration in the planning of the line-up. If your organization needs special consideration in placement please include a note of explanation on your application.  Application deadline is August 6th.

 PDF icon2019_labor_day_parade_applicarion.pdf

Rally your members, families, and guests, decorate a wagon to pull down the street with your candy or build a float, shine up those vehicles the children love to see and help us make this parade a success.

Remember to wear your logos, bring your banners and flags, sound out with your chants, carry your signs with your accomplishments and issues. Our Union printers are offering discounts on signs, flags, banners, shirts and more, just let them know the order is for the NWPA ALF Labor Day Parade to receive your 10% discount.

Union Printers offering discounts: 

      for Banners, signs, Flags and more  

       DeSantis Signs 

        540 W 18th St., Erie, PA 16502


      for  T-shirts, hats, bags and more

      SilkScreen Unlimited 

      1702 W 8th St., Erie, PA 16505


      Fast Signs 514

      144 W 12th St., Erie, PA 16501


Join us and meet members of other organized labor groups and members of groups in our communities that we support and they support us. Learn you are not alone, see a real visual of our strength when we join together in Solidarity. With your help, we can continue to grow this parade. 

Most of our Local unions and community groups love passing out candy to the children along the parade route. We are making arrangements again for bulk boxes of individually wrapped pieces of candy at discounted prices. Pre-paid orders for the candy will again be able to be placed through the NWPA ALF and picked up at our last parade committee meeting before the Labor Day Parade, all units are asked to have someone at that meeting.  Here is a link to the order form for candy.

At the end of the parade route, Mom & Pop Businesses around the park and Mom & Pop Vendors set up on South Park Row will sell food and beverages to energize and refresh those who were participants or spectators of the 2019 NWPA ALF Labor Day Parade.  As the sign-up, we will edit this article to include their names and contact information for our Locals or units to outreach to them for special arrangements. 

Mom & Pop Businesses and Vendors Open for businesses during the Parade:

Interested Vendors MUST complete this application and send it to the NWPA Area Labor Federation to be added below.


The event is FREE!

Map of the parade route is less than 1 mile long and on flat terrain. See the map of the parade route in the attachments below.

See you there!

Below is a list of sponsors for the parade, we will update it as they are received.

Co-sponsors of this event include:

IUOE local 66

Highmark BC BS