Labor Day picnics


The first Monday of every September is labor’s holiday, celebrated by union members, families, and allies. Below are union picnics in Oregon and Washington on Monday, Sept. 4.

Portland area

  • WHEN 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • WHERE Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE Fourth Ave., Canby, Oregon
  • SPONSOR Northwest Oregon Labor Council
  • WHAT TO EXPECT The region’s biggest Labor Day picnic returns this year for the first time since the pandemic, at a new location, with food, live music, activities for kids, and speeches from pro-labor elected leaders.

Southwest Washington

  • WHEN 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • WHERE Haydu Park, 253 Kalama River Rd., Kalama, Washington
  • SPONSORS Southwest Washington Central Labor Council and Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council
  • WHAT TO EXPECT Barbecue, fun for the kids, and raffles
  • TIPS There’s not a lot of shade in Haydu Park, so it’s recommended you bring sunscreen and shade if you need it (Popup tents are fine but with weights, no stakes.) Also bring chairs, tables, and blankets.
  • QUESTIONS? [email protected]


  • WHEN 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE Ken Allen AFSCME Labor Center, 1400 Tandem Ave. NE, Salem
  • SPONSOR Marion Polk Yamhill Central Labor Chapter
  • WHAT TO EXPECT A family-friendly indoor event with a lineup of progressive labor speakers; free lunch of sandwiches, salads, and sides; speakers, info fair, and lawn games
  • SUGGESTED DONATION Two cans of food or $2 to support neighbors in need
  • RSVP

Lane County

  • WHEN 12 to 3 p.m.
  • WHERE Splash Pad Picnic Shelter, 6100 Thurston Rd., Springfield, Oregon
  • SPONSOR Lane County Central Labor Chapter

Central Oregon

  • WHEN 12 to 3 p.m.
  • WHERE Alpenglow Park, 61049 SE 15th St., Bend, Oregon
  • SPONSOR Central Oregon Labor Chapter

Southern Oregon

  • WHEN 4 p.m.
  • WHERE Clyde’s Corner, 4495 S Pacific Hwy., Phoenix, Oregon
  • SPONSOR Southern Oregon Central Labor Chapter


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