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The 62nd Annual Labor Day Parade is Coming!


The parade will take place on Monday, September 2, 2024.  The line-up will begin at 7:30 am, and the parade is scheduled to step off at 9:55 a.m.

Thank you for your past participation, and we look forward to having your group or organization join us again this year for what promises to be another great event!

This year’s theme is “Garden of Plenty.” Introducing this year’s Grand Marshals, Jim and Sue Shortt, owners of Shortt’s Farm in Sandy Hook is an honor and a privilege.

Please complete the form below, or download and return the application to the address provided below no later than July 15, 2024.
Checks should be made payable 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 Labor Day Parade Committee

Melissa Kopcik