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Labor Day parade to take place Downtown on Mon., Sept. 2

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While Labor Day is a fun way to celebrate the end of summer with barbecues and retail discounts, the origin of the holiday remains a day rooted in labor activism. On Mon., Sept. 2 at 10 a.m., the 38th annual Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade, hosted by the Allegheny County Labor Council, will kickoff outside of PPG Paints Arena in Downtown.

The parade will travel through on Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies Downtown before ending up at the United Steelworkers building. The parade is one of the largest Labor Day parades in the United States, in previous years attracting 60,000-70,000 participants.

There will be road closures and parking closures along the route of the parade. Due to the holiday, Port Authority buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.

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