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Loads to do in York Region this Labour Day long weekend


Canada’s Wonderland will host the last fireworks display of the summer Sunday night beginning around 10 p.m. Below, from left, The exhibit Loup Garou & Moccasins opens at the Latcham Art Centre, the Markham Dynamite Night Market is on for three nights starting Friday; Summer Saturdays at ClearWater Farm encourages kids to discover art and nature and the Woodbridge Drive Thru Ribfest is on this weekend.

Friday, September 2

Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums

Exhibit open Friday, Sept. 2 to Saturday, Oct. 29

Latcham Art Centre- 2 Park Drive, Stouffville

Admission: Free

Latcham Art Centre launches a solo exhibition by Nathalie Bertin, entitled Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums. The exhibition is on view from Friday, September 2, through Saturday, October 29, 2022. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 9, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Light refreshments. All welcome, admission free. Loup Garou & Moccasins: A Story in Multi-Mediums is a diverse collection of paintings, photographs and mixed-media beaded sculptures by Bonfield-based, Franco-Métis artist Nathalie Bertin. The exhibition combines personal stories from the artist’s life and upbringing, centered within a larger, ongoing context of negotiating identity that Métis communities have had to process and resolve for centuries.

Markham Dynamite Night Market

Friday, Sept. 2 (4pm -12am); Saturday, Sept. 3 (2pm-12am) and Sunday, Sept. 4 (2pm-10pm)

Markham Fairgrounds- 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3

Admission: Friday & Sunday- $15 + HST, Saturday- $18 + HST, Kids 12 & under FREE 

Waterfront Night Market’s Official Mascot, Dynamite the non-binary Dragon, is all grown up and launching their own very first festival. In continuing the legacy and honoring the traditions and heritage of Asian culture for the Next Generation, Dynamite welcomes you to participate in their journey of growth and discovery. The Dynamite Night Market will bring an explosion of flavours, culture, sports, and entertainment.

Saturday, September 3

Summers Saturdays at ClearWater Farm

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ClearWater Farm- 1614 Metro Road North, Willow Beach

Admission: Free entrance (food, drinks and other items available for purchase) 

Join us at the farm to explore nature, eat and drink well, shop our local artisan and farmers market, have the whole family learning together with our art in nature programs or flex your mental health muscle in the fresh air. Some programs require preregistration, just visit the link below. Learn more about what we do at ClearWater Farm by following the self-guided tour signs or buy some of our fresh vegetables grown on site. We can’t wait to see you and your family at the farm

Woodbridge Drive Thru Ribfest

101 Northview Blvd, Woodbridge

Saturday, Sept. 3; Sunday, Sept. 4 (11am-8pm) & Monday, Sept. 5 (11am-6pm) 

Admission: $2 entrance per car 

Check out the Woodbridge Drive Thru Ribfest. Plenty of vendors, Ribbers and music during the last long weekend of the Summer. Join us with your family and friends and have fun while supporting local organization: Cortellucci Hospital Child & Maternal Wing.

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Robert West Heritage House- 7780 Yonge Street, Thornhill

Saturday, Sept. 3 & Sunday, Sept. 4 – 11am-3pm

Admission: Free 

A display of Communications related to the time of the West Family, owners of the Robert West Heritage House for four generations (1843-2011); 7780 Yonge Street, next to Thornhill Pub. 11am to 3pm every Saturday & Sunday from September 3 to October 9. Inside this Historic House (built -1843), you will see a display featuring the Foundation of Communication, followed by a display of Communication related to era of the West family.

Sunday, September 4

Canada’s Wonderland Labour Day Fireworks

Fireworks start at approx. 10pm

Canada’s Wonderland- 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Admission: Included with entrance cost

On select dates throughout the season, Canada’s Wonderland will present its spectacular fireworks display when the Park closes at 10:00 PM (weather permitting). Each of our fireworks shows has a unique, custom-design set to an original soundtrack that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s a great way to end a fun day at the park. More than 375 people-hours go into designing and mounting the show, with 11 separate firing positions and 1,800 firing cues creating a spectacular display above the park skyline and our iconic Wonder Mountain. For approximately 15 minutes, you’ll witness more than 6,000 colourful explosions, reaching heights of over 800 feet, which is sure to ignite thrills for guests of all ages.

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