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9 Super Fun Things To Do This Labour Day Weekend In Ottawa

It is time to get excited as Labour Day is nearly here, which means you'll get an extra day off. If you haven't made plans, here are nine super fun things to do this weekend in Ottawa.

Some activities you won't want to miss are a dreamy hot air balloon festival, Le Burger Week and watching an Ottawa Redblacks game.

Cheer For The Ottawa Redblacks

Price: $31+ per person

When: September 3

Address: 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Football is finally back at TD Place, and you can watch The Ottawa Redblacks play The Montreal Alouettes this weekend.


Try A Mouthwatering Burger During Le Burger Week

Price: 💸

When: September 1-14

Address: Multiple participating locations

Why You Need To Go: For Le Burger Week, multiple restaurants across town are selling unique burgers for the event. To join in the fun, you can order some burgers and vote for your favourites online.


Split A Sangria Tower With Your BFFs

Price: $50 for each tower

Address: 250 Centrum Blvd., 540 West Hunt Club Rd., & 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Patio season isn't over yet. So why not meet your friends on the patio and share a giant sangria tower?


Attend The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

Price: Various prices

When: September 2-6

Address: Bay Park, 988 Saint-Louis St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: The highly anticipated festival is back, and there are so many incredible concerts, including Cœur de Pirate. Plus, you can watch the colourful hot air balloons float across the sky or even book a ride in one.


Go On A Boozy Tour

Price: $80+ per person

When: From September 3

Address: Pickup location varies depending on the tour

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a bus tour to different breweries, distilleries, and vineyards and sample several alcoholic beverages.


Have Brunch On A Patio

Price: 💸💸

Address: 479 Bronson Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: For a tasty way to start the day, you can head to JAX, which has a mouthwatering brunch menu filled with all your favourites, like French toast, pancakes and omelettes.


Go Apple Picking

Price: $20+ for a bag of apples

Address: 1399 St Joseph Blvd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to leave the city to go apple picking. At this adorable orchard, you can enjoy the crisp air and harvest some juicy fruit to eat all week.


Geek Out At Fanaticcon

Price: $8+ per person

When: September 5

Address: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Are you a massive fan of The Mandalorian or Marvel movies? Then you won't want to miss this event where you can buy T-shirts, board games and other items you are sure to love.


Share A Box Of Tacos With Friends

Price: $45 for a taco box

Address: 139 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Together with your friends, you can have a picnic in the park and share a mouthwatering box filled with tacos.


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