Use public transit. It’s free in some cities like Ottawa, and more convenient to access the popular public event.

Stay hydrated. Always drink water on top of your other beverages. Yes, it may make you visit the restroom more often but you don’t want to become dehydrated.

Wash your hand often/Use hand sanitizer. Nasty bugs take advantage of these events to proliferate and you’re going to be touching surfaces that have been touched by a lot of people in a very short time. Better safe than sorry.

Relax and take it easy. You’ve got a whole weekend. Enjoy it.