In honor of Labor Day, the 31st annual community cookout is set for Monday morning at the Fresno Fairgrounds Wine Garden.
Around 600 families are expected to attend. The sausage, egg and pancake breakfast is cooked by members of Fresno’s police and firefighter unions, while elected officials staff the serving lines.
Breakfast runs from 8-10 a.m. Admission is $10 but free for children under 12.
The Central Valley Blood Center is hosting a blood drive, and the Fresno Bully Rescue will process pet adoptions during the event. Local rock band Motel Drive is expected to play live, the Dutch Bros. catering truck will dispense free coffee and children can play in the fairgrounds’ Pirate’s Cove and a bounce house and participate in a cake walk.
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Local election and citizenship information will be available as well as assistance with voter registration.
Free parking is available at the fairgrounds’ Chance Avenue entrance.
The event is hosted by the Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor and Building Trades councils as well as the Fresno Coalition of Organized Labor. Last year, Union Park in The Big Fresno Fair Pavilion was dedicated during the event.