Labor Day parade (Sept. 1)

August 31, 2008

By the end of the three-day weekend last year, I was desperate for a few hours alone so I sent the hubby and kids off to the Labor Day parade bright and early at 9 a.m. The returned a couple hours later with a big ol’ goodie bag, reporting that the parade was small, but hey — a parade is a parade! Very true. And this year I intend to ship them off again with even less guilt. You see, I know that there will be no parking hassles or crowded sidewalks where a kid could get lost. It’s not going to interfere with naptime or even snack time. It’s an easy one for a dad to handle on his own. And I can sit in my PJs and read a magazine on the balcony. Bliss!

The “Turn Around America” parade route is downtown, from 13th and Olive streets over to Tucker Blvd., and then back on Market Street west to 15th Street. There are a couple dozen entries this year, and with the election coming up there’ll probably be more goodies than last year. To learn more, visit the St. Louis Labor Council website.

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2 Responses to “Labor Day parade (Sept. 1)”

  1. Mara Says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this one! I read this a lot when I am trying to find something we haven’t done or tried. We are usually gone on Labor Day (wedding anniversary) but we were in town this weekend. My daughter LOVED the parade and they thought she was so cute waving her little american flag that they gave her more candy than on Halloween! Thanks for all the work you do on here to post the amazing things we can do here in St. Louis.

  2. mom22kids Says:

    Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the parade! It’s really nice to hear that.

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