Each year, members of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, with the help of area businesses and non-profit organizations, collaborate to put on the biggest festival on the Milwaukee Lakefront that’s open to the public without the price of admission. Through the generosity of local unions and the companies at which they work, we can bring you a day of fun at the lakefront that includes live music for adults and families, children’s entertainment like science and magic shows, a classic car show and union raffle which has included a genuine union-made Harley-Davidson motorcycle for several years.
Whether you come for the food, the fun or the freedom to put up your feet and gaze into the lakefront horizon on Labor Day, the day set aside for workers, Laborfest has something for everyone.
Before you head to the lakefront, be sure to visit the parade route to see the labor riders in their trucks, on their Harleys, and marching in their locals in downtown Milwaukee at 11:00 a.m. Parade ends, of course, at the Henry Maier Festival grounds at Noon when Laborfest begins. Festivities go until 4pm. Learn more about Laborfest 2017.
To support Laborfest, please make a tax-deductible donation to Labor Community @ Work or contact your local union leadership to volunteer.