Things to do in Edmonton AB for 2016 Labour Day
Well over one hundred years ago, the labour unions here in Canada stood up for a shorter work week and they were criminalized for it. The country stood together and fought for what they believed was right, and in the end they got the shorter work week that they were working for. Ever since, we’ve been celebrating Labour Day on the first Monday of September, which is just around the corner. We thought we’d come up with a few fun things to do in Edmonton AB for 2016 Labour Day to help you prepare for the fast-approaching holiday.
Symphony Under the Sky
One of the city’s favorite Labour Day traditions is the Edmonton Symphony Orecstra’s annual Symphony Under the Sky. This year, the outstanding concert actually takes place the weekend before Labour Day, from August 26th to the 28th. Tickets range from $25 to $135 for adults depending on where you want to sit and how many days you want to attend, and the max price for children is $75 with grass seating being free.
If the symphony isn’t exactly your style, then you’ll be happy to hear that another annual event returns the following weekend, which means it will actually take place over Labour Day weekend. SONiC BOOM returns at Borden Park on September 3rd and 4th with a huge rock concert open to all ages. With huge acts like Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Halsey and Vance Joy, plus much, much more, you won’t want to miss this incredible concert over Labour Day weekend.
Annual Labour Day BBQ
Finally, if you’re looking for something to actually celebrate Labour Day, then you won’t want to miss the 27th-annual Labour Day Barbeque at Giovanni Caboto Park. Hosted by the Edmonton and District Labour Council, the annual barbeque will kick off at 11:30 a.m. on September 5th, which is actually Labour Day, and run until 3:30 p.m. With great food, activities and live entertainment, it’ll be a great way to spend the last day of your last summer long weekend.
We hope that you enjoy the Labour Day long weekend next month no matter what you choose to do, and maybe we’ll see you out at one of these great event!