Labour Day Weekend Events in Ottawa for Kids

Published Aug 17, 2017 | Updated Oct 28, 2019

Is your family looking for fun ways to spend the long weekend together? Check out our favourite family-friendly Labour Day weekend events in Ottawa.

NOKIA Sunday Bike Days

September 3rd

Gatineau Park and Rideau Canal, and the Ottawa River

Bring the entire family out to take advantage of the last cycling Sunday. Over 50 kilometres of parkways in the capital are open for cyclists, runners, walkers, and skaters.

We think this is a healthy and environmentally friendly way of enjoying the last long weekend of the summer.

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Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival  

August 31st - September 4th

Baie Park, Gatineau

On of our favourite events of the entire summer is Canada’s largest balloon festival at Baie Park. We know this event isn’t in Ottawa itself, however who wouldn’t want to see hot air balloons fill the sky!?

There will also free concerts, entertainments, and activities for your children to participate in.

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Ottawa Champions Baseball  

September 1st - 4th

Baie Park, Gatineau

We want a pitcher - not a belly itcher! Watch the last home game of the year this Labour Day long weekend. The Champions are playing the Rockland Boulders Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so we are sure you and your family will be able to catch a game. For more details you can check out the schedule here.

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Fall into Harvest  

September 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th. 10am - 4pm.  

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.

Harvest is a busy time of year. Farmers faced many challenges getting their produce from field to market. This year at the Fall into Harvest festival try your hand at bartering, learn how to predict the weather, and go home with a harvest-themed bookmark.

Cost: $7.30 for adults, $5.25 for students and seniors, Free for children 5 and under, or $18.80 for a family (two adults and children under 18)

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Shrek the Musical - Auditions   

August 30th, 31st, September 1st.

Orpheus Musical Theatre  

Did you know that the Orpheus Musical Theatre is having auditions for the upcoming show, Shrek the Musical? These auditions are by appointment only, so if you or your kids are interesting please click here to email the auditions team.

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Labour Day Picnic   

September 4th. 12pm - 4pm.  

Waterloo Park  

Do you like FREE hotdogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, face painting, musical performances, and balloons!?

We love the Labour Day Picnic at Waterlook Park. This event literally is the perfect way to cap off your summer as a family.

Make sure you use the Westmount Rd Entrance and come ready to have a good time all afternoon long.  

For more upcoming events to do with the family, visit the Popular Events on ChatterBlock!

OR check out the Best Beaches & the Best Splash Pads in Ottawa. 🌟

Carly Paracholski
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