Applications are open for the 2024 Naperville Labor Day Parade

Join the Jaycees as they celebrate the strength of Naperville's workforce by participating in the Labor Day Parade at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2.

One of the largest in the state of Illinois, the Naperville Jaycees Labor Day Parade has been a favorite for generations of area residents. Attended annually by tens of thousands, this event which recognizes trade and labor organizations, city employees, schools and local businesses is a great way to not only say thank you to American workers and their families but also the community at large.

This year’s parade will honor the late Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senator, Al DeGeeter’s lifelong commitment to service above self. In his memory, the Naperville Jaycees will be collecting donations along the parade route for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

The Last Fling Labor Day Parade starts its journey through downtown Naperville at 10 a.m. For information on registration or sponsorship as well as a map of the parade route, go to prior to Aug. 9.

The Naperville Jaycees are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees of the Last Fling. As in prior years, the organization is working closely with Naperville emergency response teams to ensure the most up-to-date security measures are instituted in effort to achieve a secure and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend for volunteers, participants and patrons. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

The Last Fling is the Naperville Jaycees’ largest fundraiser, raising over two million dollars for nonprofit organizations in Naperville and DuPage County in the past 20 years. The Jaycees thank you, the volunteers and sponsors who have continued to support the organization. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 Last Fling are available by emailing

The Naperville Jaycees is a nonprofit service organization for young professionals dedicated to offering Naperville-area residents the opportunity to better themselves and to grow personally and professionally while giving through community service and fundraising efforts. The group’s annual events include: East Egg Hunt, Lobster Day, and countless other worthwhile projects that positively impact the community. The group also organizes and staffs the Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations, and hundreds of volunteers. Proceeds from the Last Fling over the past two decades have exceeded $2 million for other nonprofit organizations in Naperville and surrounding communities. Monthly meetings are open to all, and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Judd Kendall VFW, 908 W. Jackson Ave. in Naperville. For details, call the chapter's hotline at (630) 961-9375, email, or visit

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