Fun Things to Do Labor Day Weekend in the Fox Valley Area

Labor Day Things to Do

Looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend (it’s one of our things to do in September).

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States that celebrates the contributions and achievements of American workers. It is typically observed on the first Monday in September and is often marked by parades, picnics, and other festivities. This year it is celebrated on Monday, September 4, 2023.

Celebrate Labor Day this weekend in communities throughout Wisconsin by remembering those who made sacrifices for work benefits, such as weekends off, worker protections, vacation time, overtime pay, and more. 

Here is a roundup of parades, family festivals, and other things to do in Northeast Wisconsin!

PS, if you are looking for a place to cool off, pools are closed now. Check out our beach guide! Find even more things to do on our calendar!

Labor Day Parade, Neenah-Menasha

Local 139 is a Wisconsin labor union. It represents workers in the construction industry, specifically those employed in the operating engineering field. Operating engineers operate and maintain heavy equipment used in construction, such as cranes, bulldozers, and excavators. They help with collective bargaining representation, job training and apprenticeship programs, and other benefits and services.

Local 139 will be participating in the Neenah-Menasha Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 4, 2023, at 10 am at Menasha Curtis Reed Square and goes through to Downtown Neenah. 

Activities to follow from 11 am to 5 pm at the Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah. Corn roast, burgers, brats, beverage tent, all-day paddle wheel, rummage sale, Jake’s Jumpers, face painting, slushies, popcorn, and live music by The Machine Band from  12 – 5 pm.

Kites Over Lake Michigan, Two Rivers

Kites over Lake Michigan, Two Rivers: September 2nd and 3rd, 11 am – 4 pm
Experience one of the largest kite festivals in the Midwest: incredible displays of giant show kites, precision stunt teams performing amazing aerial ballet with their kites, and spectacular and colorful ground displays at Two Rivers High School

7. Fox Jazz Fest, Menasha

Saturday, September 2 – Sunday, September 3, 2023

The Fox Jazz Fest is held every Labor Day Weekend in Menasha, Wisconsin’s Jefferson Park, on the beautiful shores of Lake Winnebago. Each year’s festival brings another great weekend of free, quality entertainment from local, regional and national jazz artists, as well as delicious food and specially brewed beer. The Fox Jazz Festival is the perfect musical experience to cap off your summer, is free to all, and is great for family, friends, jazz lovers, and rookies alike!

8. Calumet County Fair

Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 4, 2023

The Calumet County Fair in Chilton has a fun, jam-packed schedule of family entertainment including 4H projects, animals, carnival rides, tractor pull, and more.

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