Since 1977 SeptemberFest has offered four days of entertainment, educational and artistic displays, a carnival and Omaha’s largest parade. The festival runs for 4 days, ending on the Labor Day weekend. The annual Salute to Labor has something for the entire family, from the musical acts in the Beer Garden, to plenty of entertainment for children in the Kiddie Kingdom, to a giant carnival midway for the entire family. SeptemberFest also includes arts and crafts, food, and a number of new special attractions each year. The event draws visitors from a five-state area including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. The variety of SeptemberFest programming attracts people of all ages and interests to make a weekend bus or auto tour to Omaha revolving around the celebration. Proceeds from SeptemberFest fund a number of community improvement projects, and the event has been honored with a number of awards.