Labor Day Picnics return for 2022


After a COVID hiatus, Labor Day picnics organized by central labor councils (CLCs) are mostly back this year and are set for Monday, Sept. 5.

Southwest Washington

  • WHEN 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • WHERE Haydu Park, 253 Kalama River Rd., Kalama. 
  • WHAT Food by Spin Catering, bingo, kids games, music, and local politics, jointly sponsored by Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Counties CLC and Southwest Washington CLC.

Southern Oregon

  • WHEN 11 a.m.
  • WHERE Tom Pearce Park, Grants Pass
  • WHAT Barbecue, picnic

Lane County

  • WHEN 12-3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE Splash Pool Picnic Shelter, 6100 Thurston Rd., Springfield
  • WHAT Picnic/Potluck: hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and water provided; please bring a side dish to share. Family fun and door prizes. No alcohol allowed.

Central Oregon

  • WHEN 12-4 p.m.
  • WHERE Pioneer Park, Bend
  • WHAT Picnic, music 

Northwest Oregon

The region’s biggest Labor Day picnic will have to wait another year. Northwest Oregon Labor Council hoped to return to Oaks Amusement Park, but numerous changes by park management made that impossible, and picnic organizers were unable to secure another location in time.


  1. Would like to see one of these picnics in northeast Oregon. Pendleton or Hermiston area. Umatilla county. Please include us since we are quite a distance from the ones listed.

  2. Hi Charles, I sent a message to the Eastern Oregon Central Labor Chapter and will update the list if I hear back from them about a picnic!

  3. I know that Hermiston is having a picnic on Saturday, September 24th. It is included in the list of picnics that you can register for at the top of this email.

    However, I am in charge of 3 parties in Wallowa, Union, and Baker Counties and only the Enterprise information is correct. It is being held on September 24th, also. We will hold the La Grande event on the next day, Sunday, September 25th and the Baker City event on Saturday, October 1st. I am the Homecare Director for those 3 counties.


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