Labor Day events: Parades in two metro-east towns

News-DemocratAugust 31, 2013 



Belleville's Labor Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. Monday from Second and Monroe streets, then head north on South Illinois to C Street, ending at Hough park.

Sponsored by the Southwestern Illinois Labor Council, it will include marching union members, bands and twirlers, big trucks, tractors and earth movers.

A picnic open to union member and their families only will follow from 11:30 to 3 p.m. in Hough Park, with food, rides and games for kids.

No pets are allowed at the parade or picnic.

GRANITE CITY: The Labor Day parade in Granite City begins at 10 a.m. Monday at 20th and State, heads down Madison Avenue and ends at Wilson Park

A picnic for union members and their families will follow, with music and kids games.

St. Louis events

St. Nicholas Greek Festival

Monday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

4967 Forest Park Parkway

St. Louis, MO 63108


Say good bye to the penguins Monday at the Saint Louis Zoo

Last chance to see one of its most-beloved zoo exhibits for at least the next two years. Enjoy your last opportunity to be in close proximity to the majestic inhabitants of the Penguin and Puffin Coast before they are moved to a different location - out of public view - to make way for the construction of a new polar bear habitat.

Monday is the last day that the penguins will be on display. The good news? Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo is free (save for a special fee for certain exhibits), so you can go back as many times as you want to get your penguin fix! For more information, check out

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service