Celebrate the last long weekend of summer with great food, fireworks and a plethora of harvest and fall fairs happening across Ontario!
Send off summer and get ready to welcome Fall with gusto by enjoying one of the 50 events and festivals taking place during labour day weekend from across Ontario.
Join for the Harrow Fair
Participate in this labour day weekend tradition for 165 years! Enjoy watching the parade, looking at the agricultural exhibits, livestock competitions, crafts, baking, canning, photography, and of course the midway and food booths. August 29 – September 1, 2019 @ 134 McAffee, Harrow.
Windsor Rib & Craft Beer Festival
Windsor Rib & Craft Beer Fest is back at the Riverfront Plaza this long weekend. Get Ready For Mouth Watering’, Finger Lickin’, Belly Rubbin’ Good Bbq! Wash it all down at at the Craft Beer Market featuring the top brewers from across Ontario! With over 35 different beers & beverages on tap you won’t leave thirsty. Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ Riverfront Festival Plaza, 370 Riverside Dr. E. , Windsor.
Automotive Flea Market & Festival of Cars Show
Cruise to the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village for the Automotive Flea Market and Festival of Cars Show! Refreshments will be available or have breakfast or lunch at the 50’s Diner. Sunday, September 1, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm @ Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village
6155 Arner Townline, Kingsville
Heritage Farm Show
Join for the annual Heritage Farm Show at the Backus-Page House Museum. Explore your rural roots and experience the museum, barn and grounds first hand! Enjoy demonstrations include threshing, historic agricultural displays, antique tractors & equipment, food, and music. Saturday, August 31 to Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ Backus Page House, 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown
Celebrate all things Greek
Head to St Catharines for the annual Niagara Greek Festival. Experience a true Greek celebration with traditional music and the Kalamatiano, Tsamiko, Zeimbekiko and other Greek dances. August 30 to September 2 @ St. Katharine Greek Orthodox Church, 585 Niagara Street, St. Catharines Details
Merritton Lions Club’s Community Days Festival
The Merritton Lions Club’s Community Days Festival features thrilling midways and Games, vendors and market places, entertainment, fireworks, Labour Day Parade and more! August 30 to September 2 @ Merritton Community Park, 7 Park Avenue, St. Catharines.
Marshville Heritage Festival
Experience a step back in time with many hands on demonstrations and crafters plus entertainment for all ages! Vintage car show, over 100 juried crafters, Horse & wagon rides, Entertainment all weekend for all ages, Sunday Evening Concert in the Park, Authentic Amish quilt being raffled, Canoe building & raffle and more! August 31 to September 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Marshville Heritage Village, Wainfleet
Quarry Pooch Plunge
Support the Stratford Perth Humane Society while enjoying a day of sun, music and prizes with your pup. Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ St. Marys Quarry, 425 Water St. S, St. Marys
Run/walk in the annual Run4Kids
In support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, join the run held at Bayfield for a morning of sport and entertainment, all for a great cause. September 1, 2019 at 9 AM @ Starts and ends at 27 Main Street North, Bayfield
At the Paris fair there is something for everyone! Come enjoy family friendly entertainment, rides, food and vendors! August 29 – September 2, 2019 @ 139 Silver St, Paris
Check out the Hamilton Labour Day Parade and BBQ
See the Parade on Labour day and join for the BBQ and live entertainment at Bayfront Park, Hamilton. Monday, September 2, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM @ Bayfront Park.
Enjoy a CFL Match
Hamilton Tiger-Cats takes on the 2017 Grey Cup Champions Toronto Argonauts for the labour day classic. Monday, September 2, 2019 | 1:00 PM @ Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton
Listen to some live music at the West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle
A beer tent, lives blues, and a motorcycle show make up one riveting summer event: The West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle. August 30 & 31, 2019 @ 1 Courthouse Square, Goderich.
Celebrate “Simpler Times”
Celebrate “Simpler Times” at the Orangeville Fall Fair. The fair will feature a midway, truck and tractor pulls, livestock shows, home craft exhibits and much more. August 30 – September 1, 2019 @ 247090, 5 Sideroad, Mono.
Fill your tummy at Canada’s Largest Ribfest
Join for the Ontario’s first and the largest ribfest held always on the labour day weekend. Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2 @ Spencer Smith Park, Burlington.
Enjoy the best of Muslim Culture
Get to Mississauga to enjoy the best in Muslim arts, culture and heritage. August 30 to September 1 @ Mississauga Celebration Square.
Taste the Best of Ontario Food Trucks
The Brampton Food truck festival taking place at Chinguacousy Park will feature 30 food trucks, cold drinks, live music and eating competitions and as always free admission. August 30 to September 1 @ Chinguacousy Park, 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton
Enjoy non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment
Enjoy non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment during Buskerfest! Comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, clowns and daredevils all come together for the largest fundraising event for Epilepsy Toronto. Friday August 30 -Monday, September 2, 2019 @ Woodbine Park, 1590 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto.
Celebrate the arts at Artfest Toronto
Head down to the Fall Fine Art & Craft Show at the historic Distillery District. Categories such as designer clothing, gourmet food, paintings, pottery, photography, and wood craft are just some of the few that exhibitions will fall under. August 30 – September 2, 2019 @ Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto
Chow down at Le Burger Week
If you’re a burger-lover, this one’s for you! Eat at some of the participating restaurants at Le Burger Week and make a vote for your favorite ones in order to crown them the best burger of their city.
Party at Electric Island
Party hard at Electric Island – the best electro/house festival of the summer. Check out some phenomenal talent, and enjoy the views, entertainment, and company. August 31 & September 1 @ Hanlan’s Point, Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto
Watch the Canadian International Air Show
Be astounded by the 70th Canadian International Air Show, as aerial acrobatic jet teams soar over Lake Ontario on Labour Day. To salute its special anniversary, the Canadian International Air show is proud to welcome the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows as part of their North American Western Hawk 19 tour. August 31 to September 2 @ Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.
End the summer with the Summer Sundown
Say goodbye to summer by celebrating with the activities, entertainment, street performers, scenic gondola rides, and of course, fireworks, at the Summer Sundown in Blue Mountain Village! Saturday, 31 Aug 2019 – Monday, 2 Sep 2019 @ Blue Mountain Village.
Inflate-A-Fest & Memories of Summer Fireworks
Head to Wasaga Beach for the town’s fourth annual event that offers enormous inflatables and entertainment for three days in Playland Park Square. Try out the giant slides, race on the challenging obstacle courses, and bounce to your heart’s content. And on Sunday, get comfortable on the beach to watch fireworks light up the sky! August 30 to September 1 @ Playland Park Square, 40 Mosley St., Beach Area 1, Wasaga Beach.
Head to the Rounds Ranch for Sunflower Festival
Don’t miss out on the summer fun at the agricultural fun at the Round’s Ranch @ Elmvale. W Take a wagon ride out to the Sunflower Field, Pictures with the Sunflowers, Pick Your Own FREE Sunflower, a BBQ Dinner & Corn Boil (extra charge), Square & Line Dancing, the Flashlight Cornmaze Challenge, and other Ranch activities. Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92, Elmvale
Port of Orillia Pirate Party
Get your best pirate dress on and join us for the first annual Port of Orillia Pirate Party featuring live entertainment, a treasure hunt and even a few people walking the plank. There will be live entertainment featuring “Those Handsome Hooligans”, “Dav and Crash Monkey Mob” and more, a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia. August 30 to September 1, 2019 @ Port of Orillia, 50 Centennial Drive, Orillia
Check out the fireworks at the Labour Day Weekend Firework Extravaganza
Stroll the Port Elgin Beach – sandy beach in a scenic town that is the perfect destination for a firework display on Labour Day Weekend. This annual tradition kicks off with a bandshell concert organized by the Town of Saugeen Shores.September 1, 2019 @ Port Elgin Beach.
Go to the Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby
Attend the last days of the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby by tasting at the Giant Fish Fry, enjoying the afternoon and evening entertainment, and attending the award presentation. Through September 1, 2019 Details
Sam Roberts Band at Live at The KEE
Enjoy a concert by legendary Sam Roberts Band with special guest Skye Wallace. August 31 & September 1 | 9:00 PM @ 1012 Bala Falls Road, Bala.
Meaford International Film Festival
MIFF is an exceptional international film festival experience featuring 4 Nights, 4 Movies, 4 Dinners, 4 Parties and 4 Matinees at the Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre. August 29 – September 1, 2019 @ Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Have some country fun at the Kincardine Fall Fair
Feel like a part of the community at the long-standing Kincardine Fall Fair. This fair has been around for 168 years, bringing together the town and the agricultural society to showcase the community spirit and its rural roots. Friday, August 30 — Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ Connaught Park, 133 Broadway St., Kincardine
Enjoy a weekend at the Kinmount Fair
Enjoy this traditional fair that features World’s Finest Shows Midway, Demolition Derby, Truck & Tractor Pull, Strong Man Contest, Soper Creek Animal Rescue, Children’s Entertainment Little Buckaroos, Livestock shows and more! August 30th – September 1st, 2019 @ Highway 503 &, Reid St, Kinmount.
Relive the Viking Days
Get to Hastings Medieval Festival that showcases the Sword. Checkout 7 different types of Sword Fighting groups: LARP, SCA, Fencing, HEMA, Vikings and Blades of Glory Armoured Medieval Fighting and more! August 31 & September 1, 2019 @ 100 Dunlay Road, Hastings
Eerie Ashburnham Ghost Walk
Explore the ghostly past of East City by lantern light. This year’s tour will focus on hauntings between the Theatre Guild and the Lift Lock.August 30 | 7 – 9PM @ Trent Valley Archives 567 Carnegie Ave., Peterborough
Voyageur Canoe Tour across the Iconic Lift Lock
Join on this one-of-a-kind tour and paddle a 36-foot Montreal canoe along the Trent-Severn Waterway and through the Peterborough Lift Lock! No previous paddling experience is necessary, only a willingness to try new things! Saturdays & Sundays, Summer Through September 1,2019 @ Peterborough Lift lock near National Historic Site Visitor Centre.
Cobourg Poutine Feast
Visit Victoria Park in Cobourg and enjoy delicious poutine. Poutine Feast offers over 50 different versions and caters to everyone from vegans to meat lovers with their unique toppings which include fresh vegetables, slow roasted pork and even lobster just to name a few. There are even a number of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. Thursday August 29 to Sunday September 1, 2019 @ Victoria Park, Queen Street, Cobourg.
Go on the Rednersville Road Art Tour
Enjoy spectacular views and gardens, and the homes and studios that are open on Labour Day Weekend that invite you in to view some incredible artwork. August 31 to September 2, 2019 @ Prince Edward County.
Enjoy the Quinte Exhibition
Attend the quintessential Belleville yearly event – the Quinte Exhibition. Presenting a demolition derby, a talent show, horse pulls, and more, this fair’s variety will leave you wondering what’s next. August 29 – September 1 @ Belleville
Celebrate all things Garlic!
Explore this festival where garlic lovers gather! Over 40 vendors offer great food and munchies with a garlic flair will be offered at the Verona Lions Garlic Festival. August 31st 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m. @ Verona Lions Club facility, 4504 Verona Sand Road
Brockville Tall Ships® Festival
Take a trip to Brockville and enjoy Brockville Tall Ships® Festival. Tall ships, including the Bluenose II, and other watercraft line the waterfront and the harbour while entertainment and vendors will be set up on land. August 30 to September 1, 2019. @ Brockville waterfront at Blockhouse Island Parkway, Centeen Park, and Hardy Park.
Dress up for the Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly Weekend
Join the party for 4-days of non-stop music – including 8 DJs, 21 bands, jive dance classes, a retro fashion show, tiki party, boat cruise, and prom night at Canada’s biggest rockabilly event. August 29 – September 1 @ Brockville
Celebrate the 174th Perth Fair
Celebrate a great tradition built on excellence – The Perth Fair. With agricultural events like cattle, horse, and goat shows, as well as the truck pull and family-fun activities, this one is one for the entire family. August 30 to September 2, 2019 @ Perth Fairgrounds, 50 Arthur St.
Bike everywhere on NOKIA Sunday Bikedays
With 50-kilometers of roads in the heart of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau Park, enjoy a car-free summer Sunday on the Labour Day weekend. Sunday, September 1, 2019
Immerse yourself in the Latin American community at the Parade, Fair, and Festival
Enjoy this colorful event with dance and music performances, an art gallery tent, and arts and literature fair to celebrate Latin American culture at Ottawa. September 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM @ Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa
Enjoy all things Serbian
Explore the beauty of the Serbian culture through dancing, mouth-watering food and great music during Ottawa Serbian Festival. August 31st – September 2nd, 2019 @ St. Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church,
1989 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.
Head to the Foley Fall Fair
This family-friendly down-to-earth fair run by the agricultural society features wrestling, a horse show, a thrift shop sale, children’s activities, games, and a talent contest. August 31 at 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM @ Foley Fair Grounds, District of Parry Sound
Go on a cycling tour
With 108 picturesque inland lakes, Manitoulin Island is a hot destination for cycling. On this cycling adventure, learn about the marine history of the island, view some indigenous art, visit art galleries, local shops, and snack on local eats.
Pig out at the Sudbury Ribfest
A BBQ event is the best way to celebrate any event – The Sudbury Ribfest is back this Labour Day long weekend to support the Sudbury YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, so pig out on some ribs and check out the live entertainment! Friday, August 30- Sunday, September 01, 2019 @ Downtown Sudbury, 115 Larch Street
Experience culture at the Batchewana Pow Wow
The Batchewana First Nation in Sault Ste. Marie invites all to their annual Pow Wow, showcasing the Anishinabek culture through dancing, drumming, and singing, while offering authentic food and hand-made crafts. August 31, 2019 – September 1, 2019 @ Rankin reserve pow wow grounds (Gran Street- Sault Ste. Marie.
Take your friends and family to the Iron Bridge Fall Fair
Kicking off with a noon parade, this fun Fall fair features challenges like a chili challenge, local vendors, and tarot card readings. Saturday, August 31 @ Iron Bridge
Hit up the Hymers Fall Fair
If you are near Thunder Bay, this truly classic Country Fair is the place to be to celebrate the incoming of Fall. View some of the biggest local pumpkins, horse and cattle shows, and enjoy the friendly community atmosphere. September 1 – 2, 2019 @ Hymers (Hwy 595)
Join in the Fall Fun at Harvest Fall Festival
The Harvest Festival in the Township of Jocelyn on St. Joseph Island features an Antique and Vehicle Display, food booths and vendors, games, alpacas, log sawing, King of the Moutain, antique tractor parade, children’s activities, train rides, live entertainment, face painting, scarecrow contest and more. August 31, 2019 @ Mountain View Centennial Grounds, St. Joseph Island