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The 28th Bread & Roses Heritage Festival

When: Monday, September 3, 2012, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Campagnone Common • Lawrence

    Bread & Roses Labor Day Festival


The 28th annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival is a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, Massachusetts.  This festival takes place on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, in honor of the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. 

It will be the culmination of a year of Strike Centennial commemorative events.


We memorialize this history with a variety of music and dance, poetry and drama, ethnic food, walking and trolley tours, historical demonstrations, and a Lawrence history speakers tent, all on Lawrence's Campagnone Common.  We also host organizations representing the community and advocating for social justice.


The unveiling of the new 1912 Textile Workers' Strike Memorial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on the Campagnone Common, during the festival.


Bread and Roses is the only broadly multicultural festival in Lawrence, the Immigrant City.  And it is the only festival in the region which celebrates the true meaning of Labor Day, in the most appropriate location, the site of the Bread and Roses Strike.


The festival is a free, one-day 'open air' celebration.  Join us on September 3!

Visit our website for more information: or 'like' our Facebook page The Bread & Roses Heritage Festival


2012 Performers include


The Ryan Montbleau Band   -  folk, blues, funk

The Italian Serenaders

Bread and Puppet Theater

Si Kahn   -   singer/songwriter

A BesereVelt  -  The Yiddish Community Chorus

The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston’s Woody Guthrie Tribute

The Branco/Stamas Big Band

Sweet Willie D.

. . .  and many more!


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