ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford is celebrating Labor Day on Monday with a parade through the streets of downtown.

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m., but some streets will be closed starting at 9 a.m.

The route begins at 7th Street and 6th Avenue. It will travel north to E. State Street before heading east across the bridge to Wyman and Chestnut, ending near the entrance to Davis Park.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

The Rockford United Labor Group said that there will be about 30 labor units marching in the parade, with nearly 50 groups signed up in total. The theme is “Workers Rights Now and Forever.”

Local band “The Sensations” will play in Davis Park, 320 Whitman St., after the parade, which is set for 11-2:30 p.m.