The last long weekend of summer is almost here, and with it comes your last chance for some serious summer fun! Luckily, there are plenty of things to do in Ottawa on Labour Day 2019. So, if your regular weekend hot spot is closed for the holiday, don't fret!

From stuffing your face with ice cream treats to riding a horse into the sunset, there's no shortage of fun to be had!

Labour Day BBQ & Bingo

Price: Free

When: 1 a.m. until 10:15 p.m.

Address: 70 Montreal Road

Why You Need To Go: The early-morning bingo sessions starting at 1 a.m. will be accompanied by a free muffin or doughnut. Each session after that will see participants get to try a delicious BBQ'd hamburger, hot dog, or veggie burger with a cob of corn on the side. And who knows, you might even win some extra cash!


Back to School Ice Cream Party

Price: Prices vary

When: 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Address: 2-247 Westbrook Road

Why You Need To Go: Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand, so chowing down on a tasty sundae or ice cream float is the perfect way to wrap up the season. Take-home cups of Holmespun Ice Cream are available in multiple flavours as well. You can get 12 for $40.


Horse and Pony Rides

Price: $10 

When: 11 a.m until 12:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Address: 2191 Woodroffe Avenue

Why You Need To Go: If you've never been on a horse but always wanted to, now's your chance. After your five- to seven-minute ride, you can explore the stables at Royale Equestrian Centre and pet the farm animals. You can't wear sandals here, so be sure to pack your rubber boots! Helmets will be available or you can bring your own. 


Monday Night Salsa @ The Mill

Price: $5

When: 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Address: 555 Wellington Street

Why You Need To Go: The first hour will consist of salsa dancing lessons, but after 7 p.m. the social dancing begins. Take a dance break to indulge in some classic Mill Street Brewery beers and snacks.


Northern Lights Show

Price: Free

When: 9 p.m.

Address: 90 Wellington Street

Why You Need To Go: If you haven't already taken in the nightly light show on Parliament Hill, then Labour Day is the absolutely perfect time! Gather the fam, grab a prime piece of grass, and marvel at the beauty of this epic light and sound show.


Swizzels Comedy Night

Price: Pay what you can

When: 8:30 p.m.

Address: 246 Queen Street

Why You Need To Go: You can LOL at some incredible local comedians and enjoy tall cans of Broadhead for just $5.50. What's not to love?!


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