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The Labor Day parade in downtown Catlettsburg is one of the Tri-State region's most cherished traditions. Photo by Glenn Puit.

CATLETTSBURG The cherished annual tradition of the Labor Day parade in Catlettsburg is just around the corner.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. in Catlettsburg and is part of a weekend-long series of festivities to celebrate the holiday honoring the American worker.

“We are really excited about the Labor Day event,” Catlettsburg Mayor Faith Pike said. “A lot of people are involved and have been working real hard to make this year a great event.”

The mayor said this year’s Labor Day Celebration will be one of the biggest events to date. Each year Labor Day fills the city from one end to the other as residents and tourists enjoy the parade, vendors, and special musical guests. This year The Oak Ridge Boys are headlining musical events on Monday night.

Saturday in Catlettsburg will be filled with rummage sales, Horticulture Expos, and reunions. Sunday there will be church services, Trade Days, the mayor’s reception, an ice cream social, gospel music, reunions, and Youth Fest. Monday will be the popular pancake breakfast, more Trade Days, and then the Labor Day Parade. Live music will be on the Courthouse Stage. This year’s Grand Marshal will be Boyd County Alumni Savannah Wheeler, 2019 Kentucky Miss Basketball.

For a full list of events, see Friday’s Lifestyles section in The Daily Independent.

The city of Ashland will also host a variety of family friendly events for residents and tourists alike to enjoy on Monday. Musical entertainment will be provided by Faith Fountain, Sugarbeats, and Hale and High Water. There will also be a free ice cream social, door prizes, cotton candy by Sweet and Sassy, and balloon art creations by Peanuts the Clown. Event goers can also enjoy cornhole and face painting.

The event, Laborfest, is sponsored by the city of Ashland and the Parks and Recreation Department and is set for Monday 2 p.m. in Ashland’s Central Park.

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