5 things to do this Labour Day weekend

Sarnia-Lambton has an abundance of activities for the summer's last long weekend. Which ones will you choose?

Summer has past so fast and the back to school days are upon us! Warm weather and sunny skies are projected for this long weekend in Sarnia-Lambton. Here are five things you can do this weekend to squeeze every last drop out of summer!

Enjoy some Ribs and Craft Beer

Sarnia Rib Fest is back at Hiawatha Horse Park this weekend. With free admission, fun and games for the whole family and delicious ribs, this is a great way to spend the last weekend of the summer. The event, which is part of the Northern Heat Rib Series, features live music, face painting, dancing and cooking lessons and a plethora of delicious delicacies.  Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sarniaribfest/ for more information.

View some Art at JNAAG

Friday marks the opening of the new Canadian Art of the First World War and Lambton at War exhibitions at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery. The travelling exhibition gives an intimate and personal look at WWI from painting and drawings to journal entries from soldiers and official war art pieces by A. Y. Jackson, Frederick Varley, David Milne, and Mabel May. The exhibition opens Friday night with a reception from 6-9 p.m. This event is free, but give what you can. Check out their website for more information: http://jnaag.ca/

Sarnia First Friday

Sarnia’s downtown cultural walkabout has many things to offer this month. Cheeky Monkey offers live music by the HJ’s and a gallery show curated by local artist Bill Walters featuring work by Dave Moore, Wolf Mendritzki, Anne Marsh Evans, and Jim Evans and more. Pop up Show are popping up by Made Collective and Lace and Charm featuring artisan crafts and fashion.  Want something to do for your kids? Bricks 4 Kidz has a special evening planned for kids aged 5+ featuring high energy entertainment full of LEGO.

First Friday runs from 6-9 pm. For more information you can check out their website here: https://www.sarniafirstfriday.com/

Listen to some great music

The last days of summer are here, so why not spend it out on the patio of your favourite local eatery listen to some amazing music. This Saturday musician Cynthia Fay will be playing live at Paddy Flaherty’s. Winner of Jazz 4 the Ages contest as a solo vocalist in the youth category (age 18-23) Fay performs primarily Jazz, Folk and R&B. The performance starts at at 9 p.m. For more information check out https://www.facebook.com/sarnia.paddyflahertys/

Celebrate Labour Day with a parade

This Monday, the Sarnia & District Labour Council holds the “Canada-150—Together We Stand Strong” Labour Day parade. The parade starts at Front and Wellington street starting at 9:30 am and proceeds north to Centennial Park. There will be trophies for best union float, best representation, best band and more. For more information, contact Jason McMichael at (519) 312- 2007 or [email protected].

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