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Northern Indiana Celebrate Labor Day In 2022: Local 142 Labor Day Parade and More

Northern Indiana Celebrate Labor Day In 2022: Local 142 Labor Day Parade and More

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Lowell Labor Day Festival

The Lowell Labor Day Festival has been a staple of the Labor Day weekend celebrations for almost 75 years. The Labor Day weekend in Lowell is a state institution since it includes the state's longest-running Labor Day Parade and the Festival, which opens off the weekend with entertainment. The Festival is a three-day event hosted by The American Legion Post 101. The grounds are on State Rd. 2 on the west edge of town.

This year's parade is traditionally hosted by the City of Lowell, along with other all-ages events in Liberty Park. The Labor Day Festival Committee previously held these activities.

This year, the activities have changed a little bit.

Saturday, September 3rd 2022

  • Labor Day Weekend 5K- Hosted by: Tri-Creek Education Foundation

    • 8am start​

  • KIDZ ZONE BOUNCE HOUSES 11am-11pm (Unlimited Wristbands $9)

  • Craft & Direct Sale Vendors 11am-7pm

  • Food Vendors 11am-11pm

  • Animal Quest – Exotic Animals and Mini Petting Zoo

    • Shows @ 12pm, 1pm, 4:15pm and 5:15pm

    • Free Petting Zoo from 2pm to 4pm

  • Mill Street Car Show- Hosted by: The Lowell Lions Club​

    • 5pm to 9pm​

Free Live Entertainment- VIP tickets/Tyler Braden Experience VIP

  • Eliana Weston​​​

  • Nate Venturelli

  • Tyler Braden

Tyler Braden VIP Experience Tickets

VIP Section Tickets

Sunday, September 4TH

  • Sunday Worship on the Lawn- Hosted by HOPE Church

    • From 10am to 11am​

    • Bring your chairs and blankets

  • KIDZ ZONE BOUNCE HOUSES 11am-11pm (Unlimited Wristbands $9)

  • Craft & Direct Sale Vendors 11am-7pm

  • Food Vendors 11am-11pm

  • Visit with BLUEY 12pm​​

  • Corn Hole Tournament 12pm

    • 18 & older​

    • $40 per team

    • ​80% payout​

  • FREE Mr. D's Magic Show

    • Shows at 3:30pm and 5pm​

  • Fireworks @ dusk- hosted by: the Town of Lowell​


  • Cody Daniels Band

  • The Aftermath

  • Dick Diamond and the Dusters

Monday, September 5th

  • 103rd Lowell Labor Day Parade (hosted by: the Town of Lowell)- 10am

  • KIDZ ZONE BOUNCE HOUSES 11am-5pm (Unlimited Wristbands $9)

  • Craft & Direct Sale Vendors 11am-3pm (limited booths)

  • Food Vendors 11am-5pm

Free Live Entertainment

  • ​Jason Drake (Acoustic set)


  • Listen Betty


Rock N Rail Music and Street Fest 

Every Labor Day weekend, Griffith hosts the Rock 'N' Rail Street Festival to commemorate its railroad heritage. The festival offers a wide selection of food and street vendors, arts and crafts, family entertainment, and nonstop live music on two entertainment stages inside the Family Beer Garden and the Live Band music Beer Garden.


Bounce houses, train barrel rides, princess and superhero days, face painting, and other activities are available. Many more surprises still!

Car Show

The first 100 participants to pay the $20 entrance fee for the car show will get a dash plaque. The Griffith Fire Fighters Assoc. will receive 100% of the revenue. Please call GFFA President Steve Cope at (219) 616-1986 if you have any questions.

5K – 1K Run:  

10:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

Benefiting the Griffith Family YMCA's scholarship program is the 5th Annual Rock 'N' Rail event. Did you know that the Y never turns anybody away due to financial hardship? The YMCA's scholarship program benefits from the funds generated by this event. Low-income individuals and families are provided those scholarships so they can take part in activities and membership. Stay for the festivities after the race! Following the race, Griffith's Rock 'N' Rail Street Festival will take place!




5:30 – Small Town – Tribute Band

7:30 – Fleetwood Mac Mania

9:30 – Marrakesh Express Tribute Band


4:00 – Little Giant – Doors tribute

6:00 – Infinity – Journey Tribute

8:00 – Kashmir – Led Zepplin Tribute

10:00 – Echoes of Pompeii – Pink Floyd Tribute


4:00 – Bonfire – AC/DC Tribute

6:00 – American English – Beatles Tribute

8:00 – Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger Tribute

10:00 – Elton Rohn – Tribute


4:00 – Gospel Hour

6:00 – Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute

8:00 – Midwest Big Band with Jim Bulanda

10:00 – Shawn Klush – Elvis Tribute

Come hang out at these two awesome Indiana Labor Day events!

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