Labour Day long weekend events & activities including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, exhibitions and more. Few weekday and online events are also listed.
I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend
Celebrate organized Labour & Worker’s achievements. There will be a car parade and rally – decorate your cars, trucks & flatbeds – wave your Union flags and banners proudly! Meet on MacIsaac Drive near Paris St at 10:15 a.m., then drive loud and proud, gathering for a rally at USW, 66 Brady Street. There will be live music and a few speakers, we’re providing lunch for all and activities for the children. Details
Monday, September 6, 2021 | 10:15 AM
Meet on MacIsaac Drive near Paris St
Head to Science North for a day of exploration, curiosity, and fun! Details
Thursdays – Sundays | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Science North, Sudbury
Bring a Non-Perishable Food Donation; the end of our caravan location at Doug Fluhrer Park (Wellington st.) will also be a donation location!
Family Getaways in Northern Ontario
Whether you’re seeking a serene paradise nestled among the trees or a fun-packed, family adventure, Northern Ontario is the perfect place for your next family getaway. Details
Sunflower Fields and Mazes in Ontario
A visit to a sunflower farm is surely a cause for a smile, photo ops, and plenty of sunshine. Walk on a path through a sea of yellow flowers and purchase a specialty product from a store on-site to commemorate your summer experience. In Ontario, these flowers bloom for about two weeks only from early to late August/early September. Details
If you are going just for sunflowers, do call the farm to know more about the bloom condition.
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Corn Mazes in Ontario
Get lost at world-famous corn mazes or the one nearest to you for a memorable experience with the family or your bestie. Most of these farms also have a whole bunch of other great activities so you can enjoy the entire day picking pumpkins, milking goats, cuddling bunnies and so much more! Details
Enjoy a Picnic in the Park
Parks around Ontario are open to enjoy a fun time together with your family. Fly kites, go cycling or hiking, or just enjoy the outdoors. Pack a picnic basket and make it a day out!
Enjoy a quaint picnic by the water at Bell Park.
II. Live Music
The 2021 Summer Festival
Bring a chair or blanket and set yourself up under the stars to experience epic concerts live From The Grotto. Details
Select dates from September 1 – 19, 2021
Tuesdays – Fridays | 6:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Through Rose Coloured Glasses | Sept 4 | 7:30 PM & Sept 5 | 3:30 PM
Ghosts of Broadway | Sept 3 | 6:30 PM, Sept 4 | 3:30 PM & Sept 5 | 11:30 AM
A Song to the Moon | Sept 4 | 11:30 AM & Sept 5 | 7:30 PM
Grotto, 271 Van Horne Street, downtown Sudbury
Single Ticket: $30.00 plus HST and Fees
Jazzed Up Downtown
Enjoy free outdoor concerts in downtown Sudbury. Located at the corner of Durham and Cedar, this series will feature two local acts each weekend. Details
Saturdays, until September 11, 2021 | 10:00 AM-Noon
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Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf
Enjoy unique mini-golf courses at the Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf. Details
Daily, until September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
3316 St Laurent Street, Chelmsford
Go Hiking or Visit Nature Areas
Parks and pathways, Provincial parks and conservation reserves are open for people to enjoy some time with nature.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of summer’s nature at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area with scenic lookouts, nature trails, and areas to view its fauna.
Enjoy a leisurely walk with the family at any of these locations:
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IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre
Discover how the lumber, mining and railroading industries helped to unlock northern Ontario by exploring the museum house. Details
Tuesday to Sunday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre, 26 Bloor St. Capreol
Adults $14.00, Seniors and Students $10.00, Children (12 and under) $6.00
Join Science North Bluecoats for free Saturday night Star Parties from April 10 – September 18, 2021. Star Parties run for 2 hours and are located at the outdoor Pavilion beside the Patio. Sky map and orientation to the night sky provided, bring a chair and binoculars to find hidden gems. Sign-up onsite for viewing time with our telescope (mask required). Details
Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 9:00 PM
Science North, Sudbury
Kenojuak Ashevak: Life and Legacy
Visit the Art Gallery of Sudbury to view the exhibition, Kenojuak Ashevak: Life and Legacy. Bookings are available for this exhibition until September 5th, 2021. Details
Until September 5, 2021
Tuesday – Sunday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St, Sudbury
Admission by donation
Why not rediscover this city that you live in? Sudbury is rich in history and culture, and you can spend days touring the different museums, galleries, and historic sites. The city boasts great shopping, awesome antique and thrift stores, and unique places to eat. There are a ton of sights around the city or just outside, but if you venture thirty minutes to an hour beyond, into the Greater Sudbury area, you can really get into some beautiful, rugged wilderness. Details
Join us for a one-of-a-kind dining experience! Join us for signature brews and spirits paired with a summer-inspired menu. Overlooking Ramsey Lake, The Patio is Sudbury’s ultimate summer destination. Details
Thursday – Sunday | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Science North, 100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Greater Sudbury
A la carte
Weekend Getaways in Northern Ontario
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You can cast a line and reel in that big catch at Ontario Provincial Parks. However, please obey any fishing location restrictions in the park as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.
Kukagami Lake is a great place to enjoy water activities and fishing.
Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.
We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there may be typographical/oversight errors or events may be cancelled or postponed without any notice. Verify all details from concerned event Websites/officials.