Check out what this West Michigan community does in honor and celebration of workers on Labor Day — a big truck parade!

Started in 2006, this community rallies together every year to make some big noise – literally – as they parade their big rigs through town. What a fun way to introduce little kids (and big kids!) to these trucks and truckers, and celebrate those who literally keep America moving!

Labor Day Truck Parade in west Michigan

The Holland-Zeeland Labor Day Truck Parade shows appreciation for the labor force.

Honk if you love trucks at the Zeeland-Holland Labor Day truck parade

West Michigan transportation providers will be celebrating the workforce with a show of big trucks, and literally blowing their own horns at the event.

The annual Labor Day Truck Parade begins in Zeeland at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, on East Main Avenue near North Fairview Road. It then heads to downtown Holland via Chicago Drive, south on 112th Avenue, then west on Business 196/Chicago Drive to Eighth Street. Due to construction, the parade will move from Eighth Street to Seventh Street at Lincoln Avenue, then west to River Avenue, then south on River Avenue, back to Eighth Street, then west to the Holland Civic Center.

Participants are companies from the greater Holland/Zeeland area, which employ people within the community and manufacture and produce products distributed locally. Companies represented will show a “big rig,” an 18-wheeler or box truck that is polished and parade-ready. Some smaller trucks may also be on display.

The trucks will then park in the Civic Center parking lot and drivers will sound the horns. Free ice cream will be provided to guests.

The Labor Day Truck Parade and Ice Cream Social began in 2006 and has evolved into a highly anticipated community event. It  as created to honor and celebrate the products and employees of Holland and Zeeland area businesses.

Additional information and a map of the parade route can be found at; or

[h/t: and Holland/Zeeland Community Labor Day Truck Parade]