Back to school and back to work might be on the horizon, but we’ve still got the long weekend to pack in a few more summer memories. And there’s no shortage of events and festivals taking place in the Toronto area over the Labour Day weekend.

The Canadian International Air Show closes the CNE, with aerial stunts over Lake Ontario by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds as well as international daredevil pilots. This weekend is also your last chance to get your fill of amusement park rides, midway games, entertainment, and outrageous food at The Ex.

Celebrating all things comic, anime, sci-fi, horror, and gaming, Fan Expo Canada returns to the Convention Centre. This year’s guests include Tim Curry, Matt Smith, Nathan Fillion, Famke Janssen, Norman Reedus, Catherine Tate, Karen Gillan, and the cast of Stranger Things.

Here are more events you won’t want to miss this weekend.

Things to Do in Toronto from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4, 2017.

FRIDAY: September 1
Hot and Spicy Food Festival

Enjoy the zestier things in life at the 20th anniversary of the Hot & Spicy Food Festival. This year’s festival showcases Canadian celebrity chefs, a curated food market, and a ChiliKids cooking competition, all paired with sizzling jazz and Toronto Blues Society’s co-presentation of Canada’s hottest blues.


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SATURDAY: September 2
Downsview Park Ribfest

Downsview Park Ribfest returns with rib eating contests, top rib teams from across North America, on-site food trucks and a stage dedicated to music performances all weekend long.


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SUNDAY: September 3
Electric Island

Hanlan’s Point is plugged in for the Labour Day weekend with a two-day massive finale concert and picnic featuring electronic music. Bring a blanket and some comfortable shoes for this massive dance party. Musicians include Chris Liebing, Claude Vonstroke, Dusky and more. Get the full line up here.


MONDAY: September 4
Toronto International BuskerFest
Ontario’s largest street performers’ festival, Buskerfest, returns with over 100 performers, including musicians, sketch artists artisans and entertainers. Throughout the festival, gutsy street performers boldly take their talent right into the audience, where spectator participation ensures that every set is just a little different.


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