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The Best Local Labor Day Event: Jaycees Last Fling and Labor Day Parade

The Best Local Labor Day Event: Jaycees Last Fling and Labor Day Parade

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The Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling is a local community festival taking place in Naperville over Labor Day Weekend.  The Last Fling is a great way to transition from summer to fall, offering fun events and things to do for everyone. including live music on various stages. There is a Family Fun Land, unique events, and rides such as a carnival, and a local business expo to support the community of Naperville.

The 2021 Labor Day Parade

At 10 am on Monday, September 6th, there will be a Labor Day Parade starting at Naperville North High School, turning south on Mill Street, then east on Jefferson Avenue, south on Main Street, west on Porter where it finishes off at Naperville Central High.

The parade will feature all of the good things about the Naperville community.

The Naperville Labor Day Parade has many traditions, including the Color Guard of local Veterans representing the Armed Forces.


The Last Fling

Besides the parade, the 2021 Last Fling will happen from Friday, September 3 – Monday, September 6. There will be a ton of carnival rides, local and festival food, vendors, and more. It takes place on Jackson Avenue. 

There will be live music happening throughout the weekend, with a schedule found here.

This event is hosted by the Jaycees, Naperville’s young person organization dedicated to philanthropy and volunteerism. The Last Fling is one of their largest fundraisers and raises thousands of dollars for nonprofits throughout Naperville and Dupage. 

They have various events throughout the year, including Rock the Mic, East Egg Hunt, Lobster Day.


Supporting the Frontline Workers

Edward Hospital Frontline Workers will be the Grand Marshal of the Labor Day Parade!

“We are proud and honored that our Edward Hospital frontline workers, who have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to keep all those affected safe and in good health, will lead the Labor Day parade,” said 2021 Last Fling Co-Chair Pete Paulsen. 

“We thank the Naperville Jaycees for the opportunity to serve as the Grand Marshal of this year’s Labor Day Parade,” said Joe Dant, President & CEO, Edward Hospital. “We truly appreciate the recognition of the staff’s efforts and are honored to have played such a critical role in caring for our community during the pandemic.”

Come check out this awesome event and support healthcare frontline workers and the local community this weekend!

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