Looking for something to do over Labour Day weekend? We have you covered! It’s the last weekend of summer, so you may as well make it great! If you’re stuck on what to do after your fantastic long-weekend brunch, we’ve got your day covered. Whether you like music, eating, guinea pigs, fairs or dancing, there are tons of things to do! Here are 10 events that are definitely worth your while:
Well, this one’s a no-brainer. It’s the final weekend of the CNE so if you haven’t gotten your fill of over-the-top, heart-attack inducing snacks, carnival games and midway rides, then get your but down to the exhibition and wild out!
Le Burger Week
Spend your weekend burger hopping from top restaurant to restaurant, and do it at a discount! Le Burger Week, which runs until September 7th, is an opportunity to discover the city’s best burger. At the end of the week, a winner will be crowned. Participating restaurants include Bareburger, Little Fin, Thoroughbred, The Burger’s Priest, Colette,Thompson Diner, La Societe, East Thirty-Six and more.
Community Day at the Ontario Science Centre
For one day only, the Ontario Science Centre is opening their doors to the public for free! Head down to the centre to take part in over 600 activities in 10 exhibit halls. Sun, Sept 4 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Geek out and get your cosplay ready! Fan Expo is back at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and this year promises to be one of the best. At the age of 93, Stan Lee has chosen Toronto as one of his final touring destinations, so if you haven’t met him yet – now’s your chance! Other special guests include Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, the stars of the Netflix hit Daredevil, John Cusack, Gillian Anderson, George Takei and many, many more. Thurs, Sept 1 to Sun, Sept 4.
Canada’s Largest Ribfest
Head over to Burlington this weekend for Canada’s Largest Rib Fest! Admission is free at the Waterfront at Spencer Smith Park in Downtown Burlington. Ribfest features expert teams of rib cookers from Canada and across the United States who delight 190,000 visitors with their tasty dishes. Also take in a great lineup of music and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Fri, Sept 2 to Mon, Sept 5.
The good people behind Electric Island are ending the last weekend of summer with a bang. They will be hosting a two-day music festival on the Toronto Islands – expect an amazing line-up of electronic DJs, good booze and dancing. Sun, Sept 4 to Mon, Sept 5.
Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy
Make a trip to Woodbine Park for the 17th annual Toronto International Buskerfest. This free festival is open to the public (a donation to Epilepsy Toronto upon entrance is encouraged,) and features a larger than life range of performers from circus artists to beat boxers. There’s something for everyone at the Toronto International Buskerfest with a Car Show, Midway, Beer Garden and more! Get ready for four days of non-stop, action-packed fun in a new location. Fri, Sept 2 to Mon, Sept 5.
Guinea Pig lovers, rejoice! There’s a huge Guinea Pig event happening at Greenwood Park over the weekend, complete with a market, a piggy pageant, communal guinea pig pens (make sure you remember which is yours) and more. All proceeds go to the Toronto Humane Society and Piggles guinea pig rescue. Sat, Sept 3 from 10am to 3pm.
Labour Day Parade
The annual parade which celebrates the union members that contribute to our society will head down Queen St. and Bay St. towards Dufferin, making its way to the CNE gates. Mon, Sept 5 from 9:30 am to 11 am.
Head over to Yonge-Dundas Square for a free nine-hour Urban Music Festival. The festival features a line-up of Canadian musicians including MadChild, Karl Wolf, Girlicious’ Natalie Mejia, Rich Kidd and more. Sun, Sept 4.