This year’s parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday morning, which means SR 410 will be closed around that time. File image

Black Diamond gearing up for annual Labor Days celebration

Black Diamond organizers are gearing up for the 102nd year of the city’s Labor Days celebration.

The three-day festival, carrying the theme “Experience A New adventure,” gets rolling at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and wraps up at 4 p.m. Monday. Most activities will take place at the elementary school ball field.

Here are a few of the scheduled highlights:

• things kick off at 4 Saturday afternoon with a community talent show and karaoke night. All are invited to participate, from kids to adults, novices to professionals.

• following Saturday’s music, Cub Scout Pack 581 will host bingo under the tent on the ball field grounds, complete with prizes and awards.

• at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the Disney film “Moana” will be shown outdoors. The local Masonic Lodge will be providing popcorn and other treats.

• Sunday events begin with “doggie day,” open to leashed pets of all breeds, and continues with a pie baking contest. Pie entries will be taken at 11 a.m. at the main stage with judging at 11:30; then, the entries will be sold by the slice. There are numerous categories to enter.

• Throughout Sunday, a variety of games, free peanuts and candy and a car show at the Eagles Lodge.

• Monday begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast at the Masonic Hall. The traditional Labor Day parade gets rolling at 10 a.m. and field games for all ages begin at 2 p.m.

Ongoing events include live music throughout the three-day weekend, a display of vintage trailers and vendor booths. Food trucks will be available Sunday and Monday.

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