Cloquet expects bigger Labor Day parade this year
The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Veterans Memorial Park will also have activities.
CLOQUET — The Labor Day parade is anticipated to be almost double in size compared to 2021, according to Chad Tuura, the Carlton County Labor Day Celebration president.
Tuura said the previous year had 15-20 floats in the parade and this year it is leaning toward 35-45.
As it is an election year, Tuura noted that many of the floats have been entered by candidates running for office.
Unlike in 2021, Tuura said the parade is not the only event going on over the weekend. The Old Timers Banquet is back and will take place from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Four Seasons Sports Complex in Carlton.
Veterans Memorial Park in Cloquet will also host food trucks and bounce houses after the parade.
"It is always nice when you can get the kids involved and spend some time in the great Cloquet," he said. "A lot of people walk or drive right by it, so it will be nice for people to use some of the local business downtown."
There will also be a car show on Dunlap Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuura said he anticipates a larger turnout this year with the added activities, compared to last year, as residents are participating more in community events than in the past couple years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Come out and have fun," he said.