Labor Days

Better Together

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 1 AND 2, 2024! Lots of festivities around town, in the ballpark and the annual parade on Monday.  

The Labor Day Committee is excited to host the annual Labor Days event this year! Black Diamond Labor Days is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable event where all officers, directors, volunteers, and community members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. Our community comes from all walks of life and our differences make us better together.

We are continuing the tradition of creating custom Labor Day buttons. Look for your collectible 2024 Button at the museum or at several businesses around town. Funds help support the festivities and the Gomer Evans Jr./Black Diamond student scholarship fund.

Visit the Black Diamond Labor Days website.


A hometown, old-fashioned family celebration!

​Before WWII, the Labor Day Celebration was a Fourth of July celebration and had begun as a way for the miners’ families to celebrate the holiday.

Because the company owned all the property in town, the miners had to go to the bosses and ask to have the celebration. They agreed but miners had to pay for it themselves.

​After the war, families started to travel and the Fourth of July celebration became a Labor Day celebration. It was through the efforts of Evan Morris, Ann & Carl Steiert and many others that the Labor Day celebration became the old fashioned, family orientated festival it is today. The Black Diamond Labor Days committee continues to support this tradition each year.