Things to do in your province for Labour Day weekend


"summer is over / night's fallen, beach is empty / get thee back to school"

In case you aren’t ditching your city for the long weekend, there might still be a ton of events to go to! To help you get the most out of your weekend no matter where you are, we have put together some events that are happening all across the country!

British Columbia

  • 39th annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival – Watch 100 classic sail boats from the Pacific coast. Festival starts on Friday, September 2nd and features silent auctions, rowing demonstrations and races open to all who are interested.
  • Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) feature an exciting array of artists that are sure to please fans of all genres., including Pat Benatar, Tim Hicks, and The Monkees.
  • Celebrate the end of summer at this weekend’s Saanich Fair, three days of midway rides, entertainment, food and, of course, lots of animals, Saturday to Monday at the Saanich Fairgrounds.


  • Celebrating the vibrant filipino community in Alberta. experience the world-famous Fiesta Filipino, with filipino hospitality and culture with food, arts, entertainment and cratfs. The Fiesta takes place at Olympic Plaza in Calgary on Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd from 12pm to 10pm.
  • Sustainival: The world’s first green carnival – Held in Fort McMurray, Sustainival promotes a green future. Enjoy 20 rides and carnival games that all run on renewable energy at MacDonald Island Park from September 1 to September 5.
  • Symphony in the City – Enjoy Edmonton’s Symphony Orchestra give a great outdoor concert from September 2-3 held at City Hall & Churchill Square.


  • Regina’s festival begins in the afternoon of Friday, September 2 with the “Awakening of the Dragons” Opening Ceremony and runs until September 3.The opening ceremony is open to the public at no cost and is the kick off to the Festival races that begin Friday evening in Wascana Park.


  • Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre – Take in a craft, critter dipping, canoe excursions, face painting, birding walks and more. Horse drawn wagon rides on September 3 from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Forks Farmers’ Market – Swing by The Forks in Winnipeg to stock up on farm-fresh produce, locally raised meats, delicious, homemade jams and preserves as well as some crafts on Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Goldeyes vs. RedHawks – Watch the Winnipeg Goldeyes take on the Gary Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on September 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Shaw Park. Don’t miss the fireworks!


  • The World Press Photo Exhibit is the world’s most prestigious annual professional photography competition with the 150 laureate images of the year, as well as four complementary exhibitions. It takes place at Marché Bonsecours every day from August 31st to October 2nd.
  • Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec Pride Festival – For its 12th edition, Québec City’s Pride Festival promises to be more lively than ever, with the theme « Shining at its brightest ». It takes place from September 1 to September 4 all around the city.
  • 29th Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival: Annually welcoming 200,000+ visitors, this spectacular festival includes numerous international hot air balloons, shows and entertainment from September 1 to September 5.

New Brunswick

  • A Day in a Soldier’s Life – A one hour historical experience in Fredericton for children 4 to 12 years of age. Each child dresses in the red tunic of the British regiment and is provided with a guided tour of the Guard House, military office and cell block.
  • Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre – September 1 is the last day to enjoy the lively musical comedic theatre in Officers’ Square for which the company is famous. Bring your lawn chair, a blanket and a picnic lunch.

Nova Scotia

  • Wharf Rat Rally – Join motorcycle enthusiasts for parades, bands and motorcycle stunts scattered across the festival from September 1-4. There’ll be demo rides from Honda and Harley Davidson for newcomers and motorcycle veterans alike.
  • Atlantic Fringe Festival 2016 – A staple of the Halifax cultural scene, the festival presents more than 50 shows with a variety of art, theatre, comedy, music and dance. Held Friday September 1st to the 11th.

Prince Edward Island

  • Cap off your summer on the beautiful Charlottetown Waterfront at Peake`s Quay this Labour Day weekend. This weekend-long festival will be full of family fun, some of the best street performers in the world
  • Mamma Mia! — · 60 million people around the world have seen the musical, and it is running for the last time on September 3rd at the Charlottetown Confederate Centre.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • The North West River Beach Festival is Labrador’s largest outdoor music festival. This annual event attracts family, friends and visitors from across the globe to ‘come home’ for two fun-filled days. Enjoy local and regional musical guests, fireworks, traditional foods and crafts, and fun for the whole family.

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