Things To Do Labour Day Weekend in Toronto 2019

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NorthFIRE at Toronto International BuskerFest will be one of the most exciting Labour Day weekend events in Toronto 2017
NorthFIRE at Toronto International BuskerFest

Labour Day weekend is the last official weekend of the summer; many people like to check off the last items on their summer bucket list before school starts and everyone returns to the office from vacation. Labour Day weekend 2019 arrives early this year: August 30 to September 2, 2019. If you want to enjoy some end-of-summer events, below are a few things to do Labour Day weekend in Toronto 2019.

Cirque No Problem at Toronto International BuskerFest
Cirque No Problem at Toronto International BuskerFest

Toronto International BuskerFest 2019

The Toronto International BuskerFest celebrates a wide range of busker acts, including circus acts, aerial acts, magicians, comedy acts, aerial acrobatics, fire tricks, dancers, hula, comedians, jugglers and stilt walkers. If you’re looking for things to do Labour Day weekend in Toronto 2019 for the whole family, this is your event. The Toronto International BuskerFest takes place at Woodbine Park from Friday, August 30, 2019 to Monday, September 2, 2019, Labour Day Weekend 2019. Admission is free.

CNE Air Show
CNE Air Show

Air Show at CNE 2019

One of the most popular Labour Day Weekend events in Toronto 2019 is the Air Show at the Canadian National Exhibition. This year, the Air Show celebrates its 70th anniversary and features a new show with the Red Arrows, a premier aerobatic display team. The Red Arrows are nine BAE Systems Hawk fast-jets that showcase the excellence of the Royal Air Force. Of course, our favourite Canadian Forces Snowbirds will also be back to perform at the Air Show in Toronto, which takes place on Sat., August 31, 2019, Sun., Sept. 1, 2019 and Mon., Sept. 2, 2019. Watch the Air Show at the CNE waterfront beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Admission to the Air Show is free with CNE admission.

Ca-Rib, Jerk and BBQ Fest at Downsview Park 2019

The Ca-Rib, Jerk and BBQ Fest featuring the One Love Music Festival is North America’s largest 4-day Caribbean food and music festival. This food and music festival, taking place at Downsview Park, will showcase some of the biggest names in the Reggae, Dance Hall and Soca music industry. You’ll also be able to enjoy unique Ribbers and a variety of fare from food vendors during this Labour Day long weekend event. Kids can visit the Kid’s Zone and enjoy a kiddie midway, Carnival games and face painting. The festival runs from August 30 – September 2, 2019 at the Downsview Park. Admission is $2 and $5 (after 7 p.m.). Free parking. No pets allowed. Downsview Park is located at 35 Carl Hall Road.

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery

Artfest Toronto returns to The Distillery District on Labour Day Weekend 2019. Visit The Fall Fine Art & Craft Show and shop for painting, glass art, sculpture, photography, leather, metal art, designer clothing, accessories, home decor and gourmet food. Enjoy live music while you browse and shop from 80 vendors among the industrial buildings and cobblestone streets at this outdoor arts and crafts show. Artfest Toronto at the Distillery takes place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from August 30 to Sept 2, 2019. Free admission.

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Shakespeare in High Park is one of Shakespeare performances in Toronto and Stratford 2016, photo by David Hou
Shakespeare in High Park, photo by David Hou

Shakespeare in High Park 2019

Labour Day Weekend is your last chance to take in Canadian Stage’s productions of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure at Shakespeare in High Park. The Labour Day weekend schedule is Much Ado About Nothing on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 1, 2019 at 8 p.m. while Measure for Measure is performed on Sat., Aug. 31, 2019 at 8 p.m. Performances are pay-what-you-can. Preferred seats can be reserved online for $30. Preferred seat reservations will be held until 7:45 p.m. Read Lory Diaz’s review of Shakespeare in High Park from 2017.

Enjoy these Labour Day Weekend events in Toronto 2019. If you know of any other things to do Labour Day Weekend in Toronto 2019, please let us know in the comment section.

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