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Labour Day Parades Festivals Getaways

The last long weekend of the summer--Labour Day in Canada & Labor Day weekend in the U.S starts on August 30-September 2. 
See Labour Day Canada History. Pick your province and enjoy the featured events, festivals, fairs and parades in Ontario,  Alberta,  British Columbia,  New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,  QuebecSaskatchewan



Fall Fairs In Ontario Labour Day Weekend
Labour Day Weekend is the kick off for many of the Ontario Fall Fairs north of Toronto. One of the famous 
Fall fairs takes place in Kinmount on the Haliburton-Kawarthas border. Other fall Fairs take place in Powassan, Burk’s Falls , Meaford, Magnetawan and Perth (Ottawa Valley)..  
Get dates, locations driving times to Labour Day Fall Fairs in Ontario Canada

Blue Mountain, Collingwood Ontario
Blue Mountain Village

Summer Sundown
August 31 - September 2, 2013
A farewell to summer with the hottest weekend of the season! Live bands, FIREWORKS, street performers, hiking, biking, scenic gondola rides and The Apple Pie Trail.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountains / Collingwood, ON

Ottawa Rhythm Festival
LeBreton Flats
August 30-September 1, 2013

Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble 
September 1 - October 31, 2013
The annual Rural Ramble - a free self-guided driving tour featuring four weekends during the fall months of Adventure & Exploration, Agriculture & Food weekend, History & Heritage weekend and Arts & Culture 
Book your hotel and resort accommodation in 
Barry's Bay
More information on the Ottawa Valley Destination

Mosaika - Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill,  Ottawa Ontario
Mosaika is the story of Canada – our story. A powerful narrative set against the spectacular backdrop of Parliament Hill, Mosaika takes the audience on an unforgettable journey of sound and light, as we explore Canada’s physical, historical and cultural landscapes.Don't miss this free, bilingual show. Presented nightly in Canada’s Capital Region. From July 6through to September 3, 2012  Showtime at 9:00 pm on labour day weekend

Featured Accommodation & Atrractions in the Greater Ottawa Region:

Peterborough, Ontario
Lang Pioneer Village - Keene annual Pioneer Corn Roast - September 1, 2013
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Peterborough, ON

Powassan Fall Fair & Rodeo
August 30-September 2, 2013
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Powassan, ON

Sudbury Labour Day Rib Fest
August 30- September 1, 2013
DOWTOWN SUDBURY ... - Northern Ontario
Calling all meat lovers! Treat your palette this upcoming Labour Day weekend
with the long-awaited annual Downtown Sudbury Ribfest.  
Featuredd Sudbury Accommodations:  Moonlight Inn & Suites

Labour Day Weekend Fishing Tournament near Thunder Bay
Taking place on September 1, 2013 is the Perch Lake Bass Challenge on Perch Lake, west of Thunder Bay, ON.  The  Perch Lake Bass Challenge is has an average of 30 2-man teams, and is one of the more successful tournaments hosting in Ontario’s extreme north west.Contact: John Homer, Tournament President - info@perchlakebass.com Location: Homer's Cabin on Perch Lake, 20 mins west of Atikokan, Ontario.

Burlington, Ontario

Canada's Largest Ribfest: Labour Day Weekend
August 30-September 2, 2013
Canada's Largest Ribfest! Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario, hosts people from all over the world to sample some of the best ribs from some of North America's top ribbers.  This year marked the 18th anniversary of Canada's Largest Ribfest, an event that the National Post has dubbed "the Superbowl of Ribfests.  See Labour Day event schedule for Ribfest.      

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls Fireworks
May 18 - September 2, 2012
Canada’s longest running fireworks series
The whole family will be excited to see the free fireworks displays over the Falls every Friday, Sunday, and Holidays at 10:00 pm

Maberly, Ontario
Maberly's Sundance Studio to host 20 artists 
August 31 - September 2, 2013

Sundance Studio is gearing up for its annual studio tour this Labour Day weekend

Grand Bend, Ontario 
Grand Bend Labour Day
August 31-September 1, 2013

Grand Bend Motorplex
Our second biggest event of the season - The Teamsters 879 “Thunder by the Beach” event presented by Rudy Held's Performance Centre will once again take center stage at Grand Bend Motorplex this coming Labour day weekend Sept 2-4th.

Milton, Ontario
Steam-Era is an annual event held at the Milton fairgrounds. 
August 30-September 2, 2013
100's of tractors and stationary engines along with antique cars, models and agricultural displays recreate life in the rural country a 100 years ago. 

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Labour Day Parade
September 2, 2013

 Labour Day Parade starts at Queen St. and Univrsity Ave. at 9:30 a.m. and proceeds along Queen to Dufferin St., then south to the Dufferin Gate at the CNE (Candian National Exhibition).

Hispanic Fiesta 
August 30-September 2, 2013

This festival will feature the best known local & International Hispanic performers covering 20 different countries, that speak Spanish. Held at Mel Lastman Square and filled with lots of food and entertainment.

Canada National Exhibition 
August 16 -September 2, 2012
wraps up on Labour Day Weekend with the Canadian National Air Show.

Alberta, Canada

Cochrane Labour Day Parade
Sseptember 2, 2013
Cochrane Labour Day Parade in Cochrane, Canada at Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Our theme this year " A Salute to the Calgary Stampede"

British Columbia, Canada

Nanaimo, Duncan & District Labour Council Labour Day Picnic
Monday, September 2, 2013, 11:00 -3:00
Annual Labour Day Picnic
LocationTransfer Beach in Ladysmith.
Free hot dogs & cold beverages.  Entertainment, activities for kids and free draws

Victoria Labour Council Labour Day picnic
Monday, September 2,, 2013  Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Irving Park, Victoria, BC
Kids’ games, clowns, refreshments, Kids eat free, Fun for the whole family


Fredericton, New Brunswick
Fredericton, Exhibition
September 1-7, 2013
Held at the Fredericton Exhibition Grounds, the FREX includes an agricultural show, midway, commercial \
exhibits, harness racing, stage shows, and much more


Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Atlantic Fringe Festival
August 29 - September 8, 2013
Fringe theatre eaturing 300 performances on79 venues/stages by 40-45 groups performing 40-45 plays< over 10 nights/5 days. Talent from Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, the US and Britain.

QUEBEC, Canada

Montreal, Quebec
Emerging Music Festival
August 29-September 1, 2013
This Labour Day weekend, northern Quebec mining outpost Rouyn-Noranda comes alive with a festival of original, fresh music.

Gatineau, Quebec 
Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Fesitval (Labour Day weekend) 
August 30-September 2,  2013
Scores of hot air ballons fill the capital's skies, combined with a series of concerts and activities centred in Leamy Park in Gatineau. 


Regina, Saskatchewan
Labour Day Family Picnic
September 2, 2013 - 8-4:30
West of the flower gardens in front of the Legislature


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