Labor Day 2017: Pittsburgh Annual Parade and Picnic, Monday, Sept. 4

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Labor Day 2017: Pittsburgh Annual Parade and Picnic, Monday, Sept. 4
Start: 09/04/2017 - 8:30am
End: 09/04/2017 - 2:00pm

Join the SAG-AFTRA contingent as we march in the 2017 Labor Day Parade, it’s an annual tradition. This is the 33rd annual and 2nd largest Labor Day Parade in the country. This year’s theme is “Organizing = Strength & Unity” Join us at our office building after the parade for a picnic. Relax, eat and party. Bring friends and family!

Schedule of Events:

Parade Marchers Gather

(We are returning to the “old” parade route from a couple years ago - the same route used in 2014 and before.)

Marchers are lining up in the Melody Parking Lot above the former Mellon Arena site off of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place. In between Crawford Ave and Fullerton St.

Our contingent is #179 in the White Division again, which is at the end of the parade this year. Each division lines up alphabetically, so we will be a few after the PSEA and before the SEIU. Look for our banner and a group wearing black SAG-AFTRA t-shirts.

Coffee and pastries will be provided. Also, members get a free SAG-AFTRA t-shirt! (Limited number available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Group photo with our banner will be taken before the parade begins.

Please note road closures near the parade route will begin around 7:30 a.m. (including Centre and Liberty Ave). You do not need be at the line up location this early, but be aware in regards to navigating your way to the line up location.

Parade Begins

When: 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 4

Where: The Route takes us from Centre to Grant to Boulevard of the Allies.
(The review stand and parade finish are still in front of the Steelworkers Building.)

SAG-AFTRA members, friends and family will march with our banner and vehicles. Our friends from Actors’ Equity will also march with us this year.


When: Returning from the parade, approximately noon or after

Where: SAG-AFTRA Office
625 Stanwix St., Suite 2007 (on the 20th floor)
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

*The building is currently under renovation and the pool deck is unavailable. As a result, we’re moving the picnic indoors. We apologize in advance for the tight picnic space in the office. The renovations also mean the building’s front door and lobby are closed; please enter from the sixth floor of the garage next to the office building. The elevator entrance to the office is located above and across from the garage elevators on the sixth floor. (We will have plenty of signs to point you in the right direction.) The door will be locked – enter keypad code #625555. Take those elevators to the 20th floor, suite 2007.

RSVP: Please RSVP to (412) 281-6767 or by Friday, Sept. 1.



Fun and Food • Parade • Free T-shirts
SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local members getting ready to march in the annual Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh Sept. 5, 2016.