Celebrating the hard work of workers, Labour Day is last long weekend of summer. Take the weekend to rest, meet up with friends, and explore the city for some last minute summer fun. Have a fantastic Labour Day while you check out a few of the 20 activities listed below that you can do around St. John’s this Labour Day.
Other Women Walk at Government House
Hear the stories of some St. John’s women who were on the margins of the suffrage campaign in the 1920’s. Bring a blanket and enjoy some fresh air on the grounds of Government House, as you listen to the fascinating stories.
September 4, 2020 from 12 pm – 1 pm
50 Military Rd, St. John’s
Enjoy an Outdoor Adventure
Get ready to enjoy the great outdoors at your own pace. The Avalon Peninsula is home to beautiful sandy beaches, challenging hikes, lush green forests, and much more. Enjoy the last long weekend of summer Now that the sun is shining and the days are warm, it is time to head outside and take in nature. Here are just 30 outdoor adventures around St. John’s and the Avalon Peninsula to get you started.
Wing Night Friday
Friday night is wing night at Tee Box Indoor Golf. Wings are half off, 20oz Draft beer specials and a $25 Buckets of beet with simulator rental.
September 4, 2020 from 2 pm – 10 pm
25 Stavanger Drive, St. John’s
Abigale at The Newfoundland Embassy
MusicNL Country Artist of the Year Nominee Abigale along with Zack Werner will be playing at The Newfoundland Embassy on Saturday 5th.
September 5, 2020 from 4 pm – 6 pm
79 New Gower Street, St. John’s
Getting a taste of nature and wilderness is not a problem on The Rock. St. John’s and the Avalon Peninsula are packed with trails that take people through parks and wooded areas, along rivers and lakes, and past beautiful flora and fauna. So this summer, spend some time checking out the 25 trails around the Avalon Peninsula that are listed below.
Live Music: Jason Whelan at The Battery Cafe
Jason Whelan is taking the stage at The Battery Cafe for an evening of songs.
September 5, 2020 from 7 pm – 9 pm
1 Duckworth St, St. John’s
Bestkind BBQ After Party
Get ready for the Bestkind BBQ After Party. While the Bestkind BBQ is sold-out, you can still go to the after party. Have a good time at the party with live music and great drinks and delicious food.
September 6, 2020 from 10 pm – 3 am
Water Street, St. John’s
$10 or $5 with Bestkind BBQ Bracelet
Chris Ryan Benefit
Chris Ryan’s instruments were stolen in July. Broderick’s Pub is hosting a benefit to raise money for new instruments for the local musician. Entry with a donation of your choice, which includes a free Molson product and a door prize entry.
September 6 from 1 pm – 10:30 pm
Broderick’s Pub, 201 Water Street, St. John’s
The Black Sheep’s 6th Anniversary Show
The Black Sheep turns 6 on September 6th and they are gonna throw a fantastic party.
September 6, 2020 at 5 pm to September 7, 2020 at 3 am
The Black Sheep on George, 7 George Street, St. John’s
Free Yoga on the Lawn at Government House
Yoga on Lawn at Government House has returned. On Labour Day, meet up with your friends on the east side of the Government House. Bring your yoga mat, some water, comfortable clothes and sunscreen.
September 7, 2020 from 12:15 pm – 1 pm
Government House, St. John’s
Open Mic with Vickie Morgan
MusicNL Open Mic is back at The Ship! This week’s host is Mulberry Creek.
September 7, 2020 from 8 pm – 11 pm
The Ship Pub
Petting Barn at Lester’s Farm Chalet
Make some furry and feathered friends at Lester’s Farm Chalet. Along with petting and feeding some friendly animals, the admission price also includes access to the kids’ zipline, tightrope, jumping tires, ride on mini tractors, bunny circle, chick cuddling, and tire swing.
92 Pearltown Road, St. John’s
$5 each or $20 for a family pass
Sculpture in Clay Exhibit: Newfoundland A Place Called Home
Check out this colourful collection of 30 clay sculptures by Joan Parsons Woods at The Heritage Shop. The sculptures are inspired by her family’s life from 1885 to 1945 in Newfoundland.
309 Water Street, St. John’s
Walk for Families – Your Walk Your Walk
September is Walk For Families month, which helps the Ronald McDonald House. Make your steps count for families in need. It is also a great event to take part in, especially if you are looking to get active.
Around St. John’s
St. John’s Farmers’ Market
Featuring fresh local produce, meat, seafood, and hot prepared meals, St. John’s Farmers’ Market is a year-round Saturday morning treat. You never know what you will find at the market, so stop by this Labour Day and check out what the vendors have to offer.
Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm
245 Freshwater Road, St. John’s
Offering indoor and outdoor play, the fun doesn’t stop at Frontline Action. Have a great Labour Day getting dirty with paintball and battle archery, or stay clean with iCombat, Laser Tag, and Gelly Ball. There is so much more fun to be had at Frontline action this Labour day.
54 Duffett’s Road, St. John’s
Gather up your friends and see if you can solve the puzzles at Breakout NL and escape in time. Pick a theme and enter the immersive room. Each room will challenge you and your friends, both mentally and physically.
1399 Torbay Road, Torbay
Geo Vista Park
Take in the breathtaking views of old St. John’s and the Harbour from Geo Vista Park. The trails overlook the city and will take you by spectacular natural rocks and plants.
Signal Hill Road
Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House
Brunch with a tour, Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House has both under one roof. Brunch is served on Sunday mornings.
@88 Water Street, St. John’s
Offering brunch every single day of the week, Bernard Stanley’s Gastro Pub has you covered if you are craving their yummy food. Their Banana Pancakes with screech rum and Breakfast Poutine are ‘must try’ dishes that will satisfy your boozy cravings.
223 Duckworth Street, St. John’s
Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
Surround yourself with beautiful plants and stop to smell the roses, just minutes from downtown. This Labour Day, explore the walking trails or just relax in the cafe with a delicious drink and snack.
306 Mount Scio Road, St. John’s
Visit Quidi Vidi
Spend a fun Labour day exploring the quaint working fishing village that is just a short drive from St. John’s. Walk around the Quidi Vidi Lake and relax with a refreshing craft beer at the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company.
Go on a Newfoundland Getaway
An exciting vacation doesn’t always mean that you have to travel far from home to have a good time. There are plenty of places to visit and activities to do without leaving Newfoundland. So, make a plan and explore what makes Newfoundland special.