Labor Day is a federal holiday that honors the economical and social contributions of American workers. And for most of it, it also means a marker for the end of summer. The kids are back in school, fall clothes are in the stores and it's already getting darker a little bit earlier in the evenings. It's also a time for family picnics and traditions. One family tradition might be attending a Labor Day parade. Here are two taking place this weekend in the Indianapolis area:
Downtown Labor Day Parade
The downtown Labor Day parade is free and takes place at 11 a.m. this Saturday, September 1. The parade will proceed south on Pennsylvania Street from North Street to Ohio Street, west to Meridian Street and then north.
Miracle Mile Parade & Festival
On the city's southside, The Miracle Mile Parade will begin at 1 p.m. this Saturday, September 1. The parade starts at the intersection of East Southern Avenue, goes down Madison Avenue and makes a loop at South East Street, back up towards East Southern Avenue. The parade is part of the Miracle Mile Festival that also includes booths, free giveaways, Kids Zone, activities for the public. Food and beverages will be sold as well. The event ends with the America We Remember Music and Fireworks show in honor of our wounded warriors
The music will begin at 6:30pm at the MacAllister Center for the Performing Arts in Garfield Park. Fireworks will begin at dark and will be visible throughout most of the park. Bring blankets, chairs, and perhaps even a picnic!