The CFL is proud to sponsor and facilitate labor events celebrating Chicago’s labor movement throughout the year. These events are open to all union members and supporters of the labor movement. Stay up to date with what’s coming up by following the CFL on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and signing up for our weekly email updates.

CFL May Day 5K Run & Walk

Since 2023, the May Day 5K Run & Walk has been held annually the week before May Day along Chicago’s iconic lakefront trail. The course passes by several points of interest celebrating Chicago’s labor movement. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to particiapte in this family friendly event. All registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a complimentary beverage at the post-race party and award ceremony.

The 2024 CFL May Day 5K Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 a.m. Click the button below to register and learn more about the race!

There are multiple ways you can support our event! The CFL’s May Day 5K is made possible in part by our sponsor organizations. Click the button below for more information on how you and your organization can support the May Day 5K!

Chicago Labor Day Parade & Eddie Fest

Official records vary, but one can be certain that Chicago’s first Labor Day Parade took place in the 1880s. Over 100 years later, the city’s working people still turn out every September to celebrate Chicago’s vibrant and ongoing labor legacy. In 2023, the Chicago Labor Day Parade & Eddie Fest moved to the Historic Pullman District, strengthening the connection between the celebration and our city’s labor lore.

Details for the 2024 Chicago Labor Day Parade & Eddie Fest will be announced in Spring 2024.