Name one thing better than a long weekend in the summer — we’ll wait! There are some amazing things to do in Toronto this Labour Day Monday, and as always, we’re giving you the scoop.

Festivals, concerts, outdoor celebrations — our city has a little bit of everything on this warm and sunny holiday.

Without further delay, we present you with the best things to do in Toronto this Labour Day Monday.

Let’s make it count!

Canadian National Exhibition

Toronto’s beloved late-summer carnival is going strong, and as you’d expect, the food and drinks are completely over the top!

The annual fair has new attractions and performances this year, including a Las Vegas-style fountain show and North America’s tallest travelling Ferris wheel.

This long weekend is your last chance to hit up this iconic event before it closes until next summer.

When: Until September 4th, 2023
Where: Exhibition Place

Hot and Spicy Festival

This festival is a celebration of all things India and will bring together the best of Indian arts, food, music, and culture.

Music lovers are in for a treat as various performers take the stage to showcase their contemporary, traditional, and fusion sounds.

The Hot and Spicy Festival will also showcase the diverse culinary culture of India. From aromatic curries to sizzling street food, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

When: September 1st to 4th, 2023
Where: Harbourfront Centre

Canadian International Air Show

Eyes to the skies, Toronto! The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) is returning for another epic display above the city this Labour Day weekend.

Known as Canada’s largest and longest-running air show, the CIAS will be celebrating the 51st season of our beloved Canadian Forces Snow Birds.

The event is described as a “jam-packed air display showcasing modern military jets, vintage warbirds, [and] thrilling aerobatics” featuring a lineup of amazing performers.

When: September 2nd to 4th, 2023
Where: See location map here

T.U. Jazz Fest

Come down to Mel Lastman Square for a weekend full of free live music on two outdoor stages.

The family and pet-friendly event will also have master classes and an international night market!

When: September 1st to 4th, 2023
Where: Mel Lastman Square

Promise Cherry Beach

What better way to spend a summer holiday Monday than a dance party on the beach?

This annual event has a fully licensed beach bar and a stacked lineup of DJs ready to spin incredible tunes all day long.

This popular Toronto event has been bringing good vibes to Cherry Beach for over 20 years now, and this year is no different!

When: September 4th, 2023
Where: Cherry Beach, 1 Cherry Street

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Toronto International Busker Fest

One of the biggest street performer festivals in North America is coming back to Toronto!

Watch talented buskers show off their skills at this beloved late-summer event.

Adrenaline junkies, music lovers, comedy fans, acrobatic enthusiasts, and foodie fanatics, you don’t want to miss this.

When: September 1st to 4th, 2023
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

Symphony in the Gardens

This Monday, enjoy an enchanting performance by the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra inside the castle’s glass pavilion.

“Enjoy stunning views of the city, majestic castle and the beautiful estate gardens while listening to the Casa Loma Symphony Orchestra under the stars,” the description says.

Enjoy the music, an al fresco meal or cocktail, and the beautiful castle atmosphere while you can this summer.

When: September 4th, 2023 (Doors at 5 PM, show at 7:30 PM)
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Canada’s Largest Ribfest

Come on down to Canada’s largest ribfest in Burlington.

There will be eats, live music, and entertainment, as well as kid-friendly activities like face painting and midway rides.

When: September 1st to 4th, 2023
Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington

Bark in the Park TO 

Calling all pup parents! A four day tail-wagging extravaganza is taking place in Toronto this weekend.

In addition to a huge lineup of vendors, this event will feature an obstacle course, doggie play zone, cool off in the splash zones, photo ops, and competitons for your doggo to enjoy.

When: September 1st to 4th, 2023
Where: Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen Street East

Cigarettes After Sex: 2023 North American Tour

American pop band Cigarettes After Sex will tear up the stage at our beloved waterfront venue, RBC Echo Beach.

We’ve almost reached the end of outdoor concert season here in our city, so experience it while you can!

When: September 4th, 2023
Where: RBC Echo Beach