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The 58th Annual Labor Day Parade is Coming!


The parade will take place on Monday, September 2, 2019.  The line-up will begin at 8:00 am, and the parade is scheduled to step off at 10:00 a.m.

We thank you for your past participation and look forward to having your group/organization join us again this year for what is promising to be another great event!

Please complete the form below, or download and return the application to the address provided below no later than August 10, 2019.
Checks should be made payable and sent to Newtown Labor Day Parade, Inc. PO Box 746 • Newtown CT 06470.


Check out our Facebook page for general information and to view details of your division and line up instructions by mid-August. Please LIKE and SHARE our Facebook page: Newtown Labor Day Parade.

In an effort to streamline the parade and to ensure everyone’s safety, as well as following guidance from the Newtown Police, the parade committee has updated its rules and regulations.  Please review them carefully and share them with your organization.

  • No 18 wheel vehicles
  • No more than 3 vehicles representing your organization. (Emergency Vehicles Excluded)
  • Limit of 20 marchers (If many more; please put them in or on a float, truck, flatbed).
  • No throwing of candy from moving vehicles.
  • Please limit your routines at the Grandstands to 3 minutes
  • Commercial entries are requested to make a donation in support of the parade. The suggested donation is $200.00 per vehicle; unless it is a creative float.
  • There is no participation fee for schools; karate schools, dance schools, etc.
  • The parade committee is seeking creativity from all our entrants, including businesses as judging and awards will be given.

The Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Grand Marshal for the 58th Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade, Mr. Bill Halstead, Chief of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Mr. Halstead has served as chief since 1978.

Mr. Halstead also served as Fire Marshal for the Town of Newtown, retiring in 2016. He still serves as the Director of Newtown’s Emergency Management Office. Reflecting Mr. Halstead’s dedication, and commitment to Newtown, the theme for 2019’s Parade is “Volunteers Keeping Our Community Strong.”

Mr. Halstead is married to Deb Aurelia Halstead. He has a son, Bill Jr. and two daughters Karin, and Krista as well as four grandchildren, Eliza Earle, and Emma Guilfoil, and Ryan and Nathan Halstead.

Labor Day Parade Committee

Melissa Kopcik