Work begins on Labor Day festivities

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Winchester Labor Day Committee is wrapping up its plans for the 2019 Labor Day festivities.

This year’s theme is “Legacy … Still Standing.”

The Winchester Labor Day Committee’s second annual comedy show, Night with Friends — An Evening of Comedy, will kick off the festivities at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Leeds Center for the Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Comedians DD Rainbow, LC Funny and Shirley “Moms Maybe” Whitemore will perform. Tickets are $15 and are available at

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The Kentucky State University Marching Band will return for this year’s Labor Day parade, which is at noon Sept. 2 on Main Street. The parade is the longest-running parade — going on about 115 years — in the state of Kentucky.

The weekend-long festivities will also include a softball tournament and family fun day at Harmon Park, live music and vendors on Washington Street and more.

A complete schedule of events will be available at a later date.

For anyone interested in setting up as a vendor or sending in a donation, contact the Labor Day Committee at

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