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August Long Weekend Canada 2014 Featured Events Activities Festivals

On Monday August 4, Ontario celebrates the long weekend in August as a Civic Holiday where various destinations pay tribute to Canadian Heroes.  In Toronto it is John Graves Simcoe and in Ottawa it is Colonal By.  In Alberta it is Heritage Day, and Nova Scotia Natal Day.  See Ontario Events and  Manitoba events

Canada Food Day Saturday August 3th, Civic Holiday Weekend

Food Day is a national celebration of restaurateurs, suppliers, growers, farmers and citizens. Join Canada on August 2, 2014  for the 10th annual coast-to-coast-to-coast event, heralding our regional diversity, culinary creativity and world-renowned reputation for throwing an amazing party! See dining and menus across Canada. Restaurant Events

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Ottawa-Ottawa Valley

Bancroft Annual Rockhound Gemboree
July 31st 2014 - August 3rd 2014
Each August, join Rocky the Rockhound at the nation's most celebrated gem and mineral show, right in the heart of Canada's mineral capital; beautiful Bancroft, Ontario! Celebrate the wonders of Canada's Mineral Capital, at the Rockhound Gemboree! There's something for everyone - enjoy shopping, exploring, learning, live music, and more! Get details  from Ottawa Valley

Toronto

Caribana: North America's largest Caribbean Festival 
July 31 - August 4, 2013 
The  Caribana Festival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, costumes, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. 

Fort York Celebrates Simcoe Day
August 4, 2014  John Graves Simcoe founded the Town of York (Toronto) in 1793 and was the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. Come learn about the birthplace of Toronto and thrill to the sounds of musketry, cannon and the fife and drum. Tours, cooking demonstrations and kids activities all add to this colourful event. The Fort George Guard joins us for this great day. Fort York National Historic Site

Burlington Ontario 

Various Restaurants in Burlington to August 3rd Experience the eclectic styles and flavours of the world, as Burlington’s finest restaurants @ Taste of Burlington.The Pirate Festival.  Country Heritage Park.  Milton. August 2-4 Children will enjoy stories, crafts, our Pirate Ship and a wide variety of shows designed to be family friendly.   Joseph Brant Day Festival.  LaSalle Park.  Burlington.  August 4.  Incredible line-up of music and entertainment.  Saturdays in the Street.  Elgin Street & Brant Street.  Mini-street party every weekend featuring the best in local music every Saturday afternoon. 

North of Toronto

Civic Long Weekend Resort Getaways

The Briars Resort & Spa, Jackson's Point
Long Weekend Special - 3 nights, 6 meals including the Civic Long Weekend
Available: Jun 27, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014 (1-3 Nights)
PER PERSON, PER NIGHT $144 TO $239
Arrive to complimentary a bottle of wine and a cheese plate, then relax and enjoy your getaway which includes: dinner and breakfast daily - use of recreation facilities pools, lake, kayaks - access to programs yoga, guided walks, boat rides and more. A premium of $20 per night on Civic, and $10 per night on other, weekends July 25 to August 24.

Sir Sam's Inn and WaterSpa
Civic Holiday Weekend
August 1 - 4, 2014

Everybodys favourite midsummer holiday weekend from start to finish. All the waterfront activities you are looking for and extra time to enjoy them.
All inclusive packages are available from $375 per couple, per night. Minimum nights apply.

Civic Long Weekend Events & Festivals

Farmers' Markets
Featured:  Mid-summer is the time of year to taste what's growing in your own back yard and in Cottage Country. See featured farmers' markets over Civic Holiday weekend BracebridgeGravenhurstVictoria HarbourLakefieldMidland,  Orillia and Penetanguishene

Ontario's Lake Country Streets Alive
Featured: Art Grows Here is the 2014 installation of the annual Streets Alive outdoor community art project. This year the streets of downtown Orillia will become an amazing outdoor gallery as artists apply their vision and talent to 40 oversized metal planters.  Streets Alive - Art Grows Here Festival

Featured:  Blue Mountain:Village Beach Party
August 2-4, 2014
The Village at Blue  The summer's hottest party for all ages! Reggae & Calypso music, Fire Dancing, Moves Under The Stars, hiking, scavenger hunts, kids activities, Plunge! Aquatic Centre, gondola, Cascade Putting Course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, shopping & dining and family fireworks by the Mill Pond.
More information and Blue Mountain-Collingwood area resorts, inns, lodges, hotels.

Barrie Kempenfest:
August 1-4, 2014.
A Top 100 Festival for Arts & Crafts, Kids Midway, Antique Hunters.
More information and  Barrie area resorts, inns, lodges, hotels. Discover Lake Simcoe Barrie Area Beaches

HaliburtonTour de Forest
Annual Artisans Tour
August 2-3, 2014

20 Artisans. 8 Studios, Enjoy a dazzling array of finely crafted pottery, glass, jewellery, painting, woodworking, fibre art and photography. Enjoy the benefits of a compact tour and a chance to take in Haliburton’s gorgeous summer scenery. 10 am - 5 pm. 
More information and  Haliburton area resorts, inns, lodges, hotels
More information on the Haliburton Highlands

MacTier Big Weekend Festival
August 1-3

The Festival showcases Muskoka and the surrounding area and what it has to offer to new tourists, residents and cottagers alike.  Fun activities include the Muskoka Beach Volleyball Blast Tournament,  Children's Fishing Derby, Stewart Lake Regatta and  Parade of Boats. 
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in the MacTier area

Muskoka Craft Beer Festival
Annie Williams Park, Bracebridge August 2, 2014
A great day of fun in the sun, with beer from over 30 Ontario craft breweries on site. There will be Ontario wine, cider, and spirits. Food will be provided from the Savour Muskoka roster. Entertainment will include beer/wine/spirit education, some of the finest bearded musicians in the province, and the brewmaster olympics.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Bracebridge

Huntsville Festival of the Arts: Continues over the long weekend More information and Huntsville area resorts, inns, lodges, hotels

Festival of the Sound
Parry Sound, continues to August 10th
Where the world's great musicians come to play!
More information and  Parry Sound area resorts, inns, lodges, hotels

The  Georgian Bay Steam Show -Family Farm Demonstraton Fesival
Cookstown, August 1-4, 2014
The show is filled with parades, tractor pulls, wagon rides, demonstrations, vendor booths, singing and dancing performances and more. The talent contest will be held on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. for adults, and Sunday evening for juniors. Admission for adults is $8 per day and children aged 12 and under enter for free. Parking is free and a shuttle service is available from the Cookstown Outlet Mall. 
Get overnight Accommodation in Alliston or Barrie

Featured:  Tweed Stampede and Jamboree,
North Hastings, Trudeau Park August 1-3, 2014
Tweed recently became the destination event for Canadian Cowboys Association competitors when it announced it had become a double rodeo. That’s twice the competition and twice the prize money for the competitors. Also new this year is a bonus Friday evening full rodeo performance for all to enjoy. The Stampede Committee plan to kick-off the weekend with a new added concert on Thursday night featuring High Valley; Deric Ruttan Saturday night; and close the weekend Sunday with Gord Bamford, taking full advantage of the long weekend and all happening on the Stage!

Children Love Long Weekends

Find many more activities, events and festivals suitable for children and families over the Civic Holiday Weekend.  Lots at 411Ontario Kidsto consider for a day trip or an overnight staycation north of Toronto GTA  

Alberta

Heritage Day - August Long Weekend Alberta - Monday, August 04, 2014
Heritage Day is celebrated the first Monday in August in Alberta. Monday, August 4, 2014 In Alberta. 

Strathmore Heritage Days Stampede
August 1-4, 2014
Celebrates town of Strathmore.  Since 1966, Strathmore has conducted an annual fair and “Heritage Days” Rodeo on the long weekend in August.

See Travel Alberta for more events

Manitoba

Western Canadian Aviation Museum
Winnipeg, Manitoba
July 31-Aug4, 2014
The Western Canadian Aviation Museum features Unexplored: Bush Pilots Opened Up The Canadian North: Guided Tour
More about Manitoba

Nova Scotia

Natal Day Festival
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Celebrating the city’s 118th Natal Day and July 31 and-August 4th, 2014. Includes family activities, live concerts, the longest parade in Atlantic Canada and an elaborate fireworks show  

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