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What you need to know before Monday's CarolinaFest

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - You don't need tickets to get into CarolinaFest 2012 and it is open to the public.

Monday's events begin with Charlotte's annual Labor Day parade and the day will finish with a concert by James Taylor.

All day long there will be family activities and bands to listen to.  It is the official kickoff to the week of events leading up to the President's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.

For more information about CarolinaFest, click here.

Moira Quinn, with Charlotte Center City Partners, visited WBTV News Saturday Morning to give us the inside scoop.

Labor Day Parade Lineup

1.   UAW colorguard

2.   banners   

3.   West Charlotte band

4.   Wayne Powers - candidate for county commission

5.   IBEW - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

6.   SC State Fair

7.   Patrick Cannon - mayor pro tem

8.   Beth Pickering - city council

9.   LaWana Mayfield - David Howard - John Autry - James Mitchell - city council

10.  Trevor Fuller - candidate for county  commision

11.  UAW 2404 - United Auto Workers - General Motors - Pineville

12.  UAW 5285 - United Auto Workers - Freightliner - Mt. Holly

13.  UAW 3520 - United Auto Workers - Freightliner - Cleveland NC

14.  Robert Pittenger - candidate for US Congress

15.  Michael Hobbs - candidate for county commision

16.  Mail Handlers Union

17.  Sam J. Ervin - judicial candidate

18.  Gary Henderson - judicial candidate

19.  Robin Bradford - candidate NC House

20.  Keith Bradford - candidate county commision

21.  Judge Charlotte Brown-Williams

22.  Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County

23.  IAMAW - Machinists

24.  Judge Cressie Thigpen - Judge Linda McGee - Judge Wanda Bryant

25.  Paula Harvey - candidate for county commission

26.  NC Green Party

27.  Greenpeace

28.  Judge Ty Hands

29.  House of Prayer band

30.  Labor Day Princess Mary Lee

31.  NC AFL-CIO

32.  Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council

33.  National  Association of Letter Carriers - Wadesboro

34.   American Postal Workers Union

35.   Jack Flynn - candidate for NC Senate

36.   David Granberry - register of deeds

37.   empty

38.   IATSE - stagehands

39.   UFCW - United Food and Commercial Workers

40.   empty

41.   empty

42.   Mecklenburg  County Democratic Party

43.   Center for Community Change  

44.    Labor Coalition Against Corporate Policies

45.    NAACP- Charlotte

46.    Greenville CYO band

47.    empty

48.    SC AFL-CIO

49.    UE 150

50.    CMAE -  NCAE

51.    CFFA - Charlotte Firefighters Association

52.    United Steelworkers

53.    OKLA AFL-CIO

54.    AFSCME - government workers

55.    A. Philip Randolph Institute

56.    Brotherhood Of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

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