Far Hills Avenue was lined with people watching the Holiday At Home Parade Monday, Sept. 1 in Kettering. Chuck Hamlin \ Staff
Photo: Staff photo by Michael Franz
Photo: Staff photo by Michael Franz

What you need to know about Dayton’s Labor Day parade

There’s only one parade in the Dayton area dedicated to Labor Day, and only one place you’ll find it.

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Holiday at Home in Kettering has hosted an epic Labor Day parade for decades. This year’s is sure to be special with its theme: “Hits It Out of The Park.” 

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The parade will represent over 200 community organizations and businesses 

As many as 100,000 spectators have come out to see this feature in the past. The parade flows north on Far Hills Avenue starting at Stroop Road and ending just before Dorothy Lane making the parade route just under a mile. 

The parade includes units from civic groups, high school music programs, service organizations, car clubs and honored veterans from various branches of the military.


Be sure to get there early for a good viewing spot, the parade starts promptly at 9:55 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. 


You’ll find parking at Fairmont High School and Van Buren Middle School. There is on-street parking throughout the area, which will be clearly noted with signs.

Want to go?

WHAT: Holiday at Home parade

WHERE: Far Hills Ave., Stroop Road, Dorothy Lane, Kettering

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 3 at 9:55 a.m.

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