Labor Day activities around the area


Web Editor - Jay Marchmon
Web Editor - Michael Vick

As cookouts and relaxing by the pool one last time become the focus of most people this Labor Day, Local 6 wants to keep you up-to-date on all the events and activities scheduled for Labor Day weekend. See below for a list of activities and events we've confirmed for the holiday weekend.


Calvert City: 3rd Annual Fern Fest, Sept. 3, Memorial Park

                    3 p.m. - Children's Art and Craft

                    4:30 p.m. - 4 Rivers Church Band

                    5 p.m. - Marshall County School Band

                    5:30 p.m. - Dedication Service, Mayor Lynn Jones

                    6 p.m. - Judging Kid Art

                    6:30 p.m. - Paducah Jazz Orchestra

Grand Rivers: Arts and Crafts Festival through Kentucky Western Waterlands, at Little Lake Park, call (270) 928-4411 for more info


                    9 a.m. - Dusk Saturday

                    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

                    9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday

Paducah: The 2011 Labor Day Parade conducted by the Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5. The parade route has been changed as compared to prior years. The parade will follow Broadway starting at 14th Street and ending at 2nd Street. After the parade in the downtown parking lots, there will be political speakers, vendors, inflatables for the kids, and bands. The bands will play until 5 p.m. The Farmers' Market will be open.

Pets are allowed at parades. However, for the public’s safety, Chapter 14 of the City of Paducah Code of Ordinances lists three requirements to bring a dog to a special community event such as a parade or festival.

The dog must be licensed by McCracken County Animal Control or by any other state or county; restrained by a leash or other lead that is no longer than three feet; restrained by a muzzle

Paducah closures:

City Hall: City Hall, located at 300 S. 5th St., will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday.

Robert Coleman Spraypark: The Robert Coleman Spraypark is open daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. The Parks Services Department plans to keep the Spraypark open until the weather turns significantly colder.

Engineering-Public Works Department: The City of Paducah will not collect brush or limbs Monday, Sept. 5. The trash collection schedule for the Labor Day week will not change. The Compost Facility located at 1560 North 8th Street will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 but will resume normal operating hours, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 6.


Metropolis: Those interested in being in the parade will need to meet at the Court House by 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and ends at Fort Massac State Park

                    At Fort Massac State Park

                    11 a.m. - Muhlenberg Sound (smooth guitar pickin')

                    Noon - Leonard the Band (Alternative Rock)

                    1 p.m. - Joe & Liz Hensen (folk, James Taylor-ish)

                    2 p.m. - Gunn $moke (country)

                    4 p.m. - Cross Harmony  (Gospel)

                    5 p.m. - The Dove Brothers (Gospel)

Bring your lawn chair and plan to spent the day. Refreshments will be available from Bears BBQ


Cape Girardeau: Fort D Labor Day Weekend Celebration Sept. 3 - 5

                    Local re-enactors will demonstrate rifle and canon fire and dutch oven cooking

                    Free admission

                    For more information, call (573) 353-1631, or (800) 777-0068


Martin: Sept. 3, Soybean Festival Runs all week, head to for more info

                    Monday - Midsouth Fair Preliminary Contest, Competition 9-12 and 13-20 year olds

                    Wednesday - Mark Schultz Faith and Community Night

                    Thursday - 9 p.m., Uncle Kracker performs

                    Friday - 9 p.m., Kansas performs

                    Saturday - 9 p.m., Diamond Rio performs