Things to Do Labour Day Weekend in TorontoAugust 21, 2012 No Comments
Labour Day arrives early this year on Mon., Sept. 3, 2012. To get the most out of the Labour Day weekend, the final blast of the summer, check out some of these Toronto events that are taking place Labour Day weekend.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays
The Blue Jays square off against the Rays at Rogers Centre on Fri., Aug. 31, 2012 at 7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. On Labour Day Monday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m., the Jays play the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. Tickets are $11.65, $14.25, $27.50, $45.10, $49.50, $66.25, $68.25, $81.25 and $216.25.
Rock ‘n’ Blues Fest
Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter and Kim Simmonds are part of the Rock ‘n’ Blues Fest happening on Sat., Sept. 1, 2012 at the Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for Rock ‘n’ Blues Fest are $55 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster. The event is 19+.
If you’re looking for a unique touch for your home, you may want to check out the Artisans at the Distillery handcrafted art sale at the Distillery District, which is taking place Fri., Aug. 31, Sat., Sept. 1, Sun., Sept. 2 and Mon., Sept. 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Approximately 65 local artists will be showcasing painting, jewellery, photography and sculpture for sale. Musicians performing at the art festival include Sean Conway, Lauren Best, Joshua Cockerill, Kristin Lindell, Paisley Jura and Jessica Stuart. Admission is free.
The Canadian National Exhibition celebrates its 134th year, running from Aug. 17, 2012 to Sept. 3, 2012. If you’re attending the CNE during the Labour Day weekend, you can catch the Air Show featuring the Snowbirds, which takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 1 p.m. by the waterfront. You can also enjoy the Paul James Band at the CNE Casino Patio on Sat., Sept. 1 and Sun., Sept. 2 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Highlights at the CNE in 2012 include performances by Elvis Stojko and Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue. Other activities include the Midway, CNE Casino, concerts at the Bandshell, the President’s Choice SuperDogs Show, the Garden Show, the International and Home pavilions and the Food Building.
Backbeat, The birth of the Beatles at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W., tells the story of the inception of the Beatles including the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe, German photographer Astrid Kirchher and John Lennon. The play includes performances of early Beatles’ hits, “P.S. I Love You,” “Twist and Shout,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Please Mr. Postman,” and “Money.” The show closes Sun., Sept. 2, 2012. Labour Day weekend performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $45, $79, $99 and $119.Tags: Labour Day Weekend, things to do Labour Day WeekendAugust Events, Events