The weather is finally shaping up, just in time for the first long weekend of the summer! The Queen’s birthday, also known as May 2-4, is traditionally celebrated with fireworks, bbq’s and family fun gatherings. We have put a list of fun social activities for you to take advantage of in the GTHA.

Toronto: Canada’s Wonderland will be hosting one of Toronto’s biggest firework shows for the May long weekend! This all ages event will take place on Sunday, May 20th and cost $39.99. Firework show will start at 10:00pm till 10:15pm. Make sure you arrive early to get a good spot.
Hamilton: The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and the City of Hamilton will be presenting this year’s Victoria Day fireworks at the Dundas Driving Park on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 5:00pm – 11:00pm. There will be live music and food trucks for all to enjoy .Fireworks display will be at 9:30pm. If you are looking for more fun things to do in Hamilton this long weekend, check out Tourism Hamilton line up.
On Friday, May 18, show off your dance moves for a street party! There will be five musical artists that will be entertaining guests outside of Hamilton’s historic Concession Street. Bring the family and enjoy activities, music and more from 6:00pm-9:00pm. If you are trying to find something to entertain the kids with on the holiday Monday, check out the FREE all-ages musical performance at The Casbah from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Stay Active
Get moving and grooving to DJ sets at the water’s edge all long weekend at Pier 8 on Saturday, May 19th. The season opening of the outdoor skating rink is a great way to stay active and have fun with friends and family. You can bring your own rollerblade or rent a pair!
Enjoy Mother Nature
If camping isn’t on your list for this long weekend, why not bring the kids to enjoy a short nature hike, with sensory awareness exercises hosted by Shade’s Mills Nature Centre in Cambridge, on Saturday May 19th from 1:30PM to 3:00PM. This is a great alternative than camping for young families.  

Whatever you decide to do this long weekend, please stay safe and enjoy your time with family and friends. To learn more about the history of the long weekend, check out LIUNA Station’s blog post.
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