Toronto Canada Day Activities And July 1st Celebrations Across Ontario


Toronto Canada Day Activities Fun For All

Break out the bagpipes, fire up the BBQs and light the fuse on fireworks across the country, Canada is 151 years old. While the celebrations may not be as grand or getting as much attention as last years, being 151 years old is still a good enough reason to celebrate in my opinion. Whether you celebrate with a small group of family and friends and go big and join in with the crowds there are plenty of Toronto Canada Day activities to keep you entertained. If you live outside of Ontario’s biggest city don’t worry there is lots of fun for you to join in with as well.

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Here are a list of fun Toronto Canada Day activities (including the GTA) you can take part in.

Amesbury Park – Sunday, July 1 – The annual Canada Day event at Amesbury Park offers a full day of family entertainment to celebrate the special day. Enjoy a fun-filled day for everyone with multicultural entertainment, children’s activities including a talent search, flea market and vendors. There will be a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. 9 am to 9:30 pm

Downsview Park – Sunday, July 1 – Noon until 10 pm – Celebrate Canada day with free activities for the whole family and a spectacular fireworks show to end the night!

Harbourfront Centre – Friday, June 29 – Monday, July 2 – All music, all weekend long: Join us on Canada Day weekend as we celebrate the diversity and creativity of peoples and cultures that call Canada “home.” From June 29 to July 2, Toronto’s waterfront is the place to be as popular artists from across the country come together for One Land: Many Nations. Featuring voices that are feminist, Indigenous, People of Colour, queer, newcomer and otherwise underrepresented within Canada – or Kanata – these concerts will showcase the many talents that live, learn and create together on this land.

Queen’s Park – Sunday, July 1 – Take the family to the lawns of the Ontario Legislature on Canada Day at Queen’s Park for a day of non-stop fun and activities, including music, dance and children’s shows. There will be a 21-Gun Salute at noon so you might want to take a pair of earplugs for that! 10 am to 5 pm.

Stan Wadlow Park – Sunday, July 1 – 10 am to 11 pm – East York Canada Day celebrations begin with a Parade at 10 am from Dieppe Park and travels through East York ending in Stan Wadlow Park. The vendors, food and carnival begin when the park opens at 11:00 am. There’s entertainment on the main stage with multicultural dancing and music, carnival games, free bingo, information tables and vendors. The day ends with Fireworks.

Younge & Dundas Square – Sunday, July 1 – Noon to 9 pm – The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto, a not-for-profit organization, is proud to present its annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration at Yonge Dundas Square. Enjoy the performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and foods representing cultures from around the globe that have made Canada, and Toronto their new home

EtobicokeEtobicoke Centennial Park – Thursday, June 29 – Monday, July 2 – Toronto Ribfest & Canada Day Celebrations. Toronto Ribfest – No one leaves Toronto Ribfest hungry! Over one dozen rib teams are waiting to tantalize you with their irresistible, mouth-watering selections, specially crafted to delight your senses. There’s something for everyone! Try your luck on our massive Midway or check out the celebrity food judging. The Kids Zone will keep the little ribbers busy while you enjoy the food and music in our beer garden. Canada Day – Be sure to come back on Canada Day for special performers, free face painting, magic shows, and a spectacular fireworks display at sundown.

MISSISSAUGA Celebration Square – Sunday, July 1 – Join us and 100,000 of your friends to celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday in the heart of Mississauga. Catch an incredible line-up of artists on the main stage playing the sounds of sunny reggae, soulful folk, to high energy pop. Headlined by multi-award nominated and winning artists Magic! And live on stage with Allie X and William Prince there’s good reason to celebrate this Canada Day. Capped off with epic fireworks at dusk.

VAUGHAN Canada’s Wonderland – Sunday, July 1 – Come enjoy Canada Day 2018 with an action-packed fireworks display, featuring a unique design to an original soundtrack and over 6000 colourful explosions.

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Canada Day Activities Across Ontario

Ajax Rotary Park – Sunday, July 1 – There will be children’s activities, airbrush tattoo’s, inflatable rides, strolling buskers and more. Visit our local community groups and organizations, enjoy live entertainment and cultural performances on stage, and try some delicious food at one of our many food vendors.

Almonte Gemmill Park – Sunday, July 1 – A day full of activities starting at 10:30 am. Enjoy a craft market, BBQ, live music, children’s activities, and fireworks at dusk.

Amherstburg Fort Malden – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate our Nation’s birthday at the National Historic Site of Fort Malden. Enjoy the FREE activities and entertainment throughout the day and a FIREWORKS finale along the Detroit River! This traditional event is the best in the region.

Aurora Lambert Wilson Park – Sunday, July 1 – The town of Aurora offers many free activities for families to participate in as they Celebrate Canada’s Birthday. Don’t miss the Canada Day Parade, Dance in the Park, Community Zone featuring pancake breakfast, entertainment, kid’s workshop, horseshoe tournament, and much more.

Barrie Downtown Barrie & Heritage Park Dunlop Street & Lakeshore Drive – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada Day in downtown Barrie! Every Canada Day, Barrie features live entertainment and family activities in partnership with Promenade Days, Downtown Barrie’s street festival! Visit the Family Fun Zone at Heritage Park for inflatables and games, face painting, vendors, Canadian wildlife displays, and Fire and Glow performances.

Blenheim Glad Tidings Community Church – Sunday, July 1 – Glad Tidings Community Church in Blenheim is holding their annual Canada Day celebration once again on Sunday, July 1st. All the family-friendly fun begins at 6:00 pm with outdoor music, dance group performances, inflatables, and various vendors with food for purchase. Canada Day Birthday Cake will be served at 8:30 followed by a fireworks presentation beginning when it gets dark.

Blue Mountain Blue Mountain Village – Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2 – A Celebration of Canada with ceremonial flag cake, live music all weekend, headlining band The Carpet Frogs, guided hiking, family activities, Movies Under The Stars and Fireworks.

Bognor Bognor Community Center and Community Park – Sunday, July 1 – Bring the whole family to enjoy live music, games, log sawing, tug of war, horse races, bowling, complimentary Canada Day cake and an exciting fireworks display at dusk. Not to mention, a special display of Walters Falls Classic Cars will entertain the whole family.

Bracebridge Downtown Bracebridge Manitoba Street– Sunday, July 1 – Join the BIA along Manitoba Street starting at 4 pm to celebrate everything that is Canadian! Enjoy the Big Backyard BBQ, Fun Inflatables & live music. Stay for the Rotary Club Fireworks Spectacular.

Bradford Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre – Sunday, July 1 – The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury invites everyone to join in on the Canada Day celebrations on Sunday, July 1 at the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre. The festivities commence at 4:30 pm, and includes entertainment, music, food, the official ceremonies, and the presentation of the annual Civic Awards and closing with an amazing show of fireworks at 10 pm. Wear your red and white, join your neighbours and meet new friends as the whole community celebrates the nation’s birthday.

Brampton Chinguacousy Park – Sunday, July 1 – Brampton residents and visitors can enjoy a full day of events at Chinguacousy Park to celebrate Canada Day. Come and enjoy internationally acclaimed and local live entertainment, participate in the many fun, family activities, and enjoy the various food vendors. Be sure to stick around for the spectacular fireworks show at the end of the night! On the Main Stage: Tom Cochrane with Red Rider and Tyler Shaw.

Brantford Lions Park Arena – Sunday, July 1 – Brantford’s July 1st Canada Day Celebration is notorious for its stellar lineup of events and entertainment and this year is no exception. Bands set to perform on the main stage include Pretzel Logic, Johannes Linstead, The Ones, Freedom Train, Lee Harvey Osmond and headliner, 54.40. PLUS, the Young Canadians Area will welcome performances and meet and greets with Bob the Builder, Rubble from PAW Patrol, Masha and The Bear. Come hungry and feast your taste buds at Great Canadian Eats and Brantford’s Rotary Beer Tent. Bring the kids and head over to the KidZone and Midway, or do a little shopping at the marketplace. Head inside to the arena to explore the Made in Canada 2018 Indoor Exhibit.

Brockville various locations – Sunday, July 1 – Enjoy a parade, BBQ, and fireworks. The parade will start from the city hall at 11.45a.m and reach the Court House Green for a cake cutting. Fireworks will be held at Blockhouse Island at dusk.

Buckhorn Buckhorn Community Centre – Sunday, July 1 – Some daytime activities include: Marketplace, Bouncers, Petting Zoo, and Crafts, Face painting, Fly Ball Dogs, Beer Garden, Planetarium, Entertainment and more. Bring your bike and helmet to ride in the JoyRide 2 Go Skinnies Park set up in the ball diamond! Evening activities include Family priced BBQ, Fries, Ice Cream, Popcorn, Walking Tacos, and more.

Burlington Spencer Smith Park –  Sunday, July 1 – Bring your national pride to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy free Canadian- inspired activities and entertainment all day at Spencer Smith Park. Noon to 10 pm.

Caledon Albion Hills Conservation Area – Sunday, July 1 – Join us at Albion Hills Conservation Area on July 1 as the annual Caledon Canada Day Celebrations marks its 20th anniversary. Music, magic, dog shows and more. Enjoy free admission to one of the liveliest events of the year. Conquer new heights on the climbing wall. Spend some time in nature. Enjoy a fantastic show by the West Coast Lumber Jacks and food from one of our 14 different food trucks. Of course, you can’t miss out on the spectacular fireworks display, lighting up the sky at dusk.

Caledon Caledon Fairgrounds – Sunday, July 1 – Welcome to the 26th Caledon Canada Day Strawberry Festival. Enjoy free admission and birthday cake. Enjoy a classic car show, all day strawberry breakfast, bbq and strawberry desserts, vendor village, and village craft show.

Caledonia Caledonia Fairgrounds – Sunday, July 1 – Caledonia’s 26th Annual Celebration. We will Celebrate Canada Day the Caledonia Way with an entire day of festivities. The annual celebration will feature a community breakfast, parade, inflatable rides, shopping and food. Fly down a huge slide, bounce away, or find your way through a challenging obstacle course. Stroll the grounds shopping for unique items, and enjoy traditional festival-food. In addition, Caledonia Canada Day will boast a main stage chock-full of the best local entertainment. A huge fireworks display takes place over the Caledonia Fairgrounds at dusk.

Cambridge Riverside Park – Sunday, July 1 – The premier destination to celebrate Canada Day with a fishing derby, children’s area, carnival rides and games, food truck alley, vendor marketplace, beer garden, 44th annual Canada Day parade from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, portraits of honour, fireworks, and live music/entertainment.

Campbellford Old Mill Park – Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day Celebrations in Trent Hills. Rotary Pancake breakfast, teddy bear parade, live entertainment, games and activities for the kids.

Collingwood Downtown Collingwood – Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1 – Enjoy a full line-up of activities for the entire family including strolling entertainment, live music and on-the-water events. In the heart of historic Downtown Collingwood you will find unique shops, restaurants, including more than 25 outdoor patios to enjoy a quick coffee, leisurely lunch or a gourmet dinner. Of course, Canada Day wouldn’t be complete without the famous pancake breakfast, Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony, gigantic Canada Day birthday cake, and spectacular fireworks in Collingwood downtown!

Carleton Place Riverside Park – Sunday, July 1 – Join us as we celebrate Canada Day along the beautiful Mississippi River at Riverside Park from 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Enjoy children’s activities, live music, and fireworks to end the evening.

Creemore Various Locations – Sunday, July 1 – Kids bike parade at 12:45 pm. Old time games, dunk tank and street hockey at the Legion. BBQ, food and more. Fireworks at dusk

Coburg Downtown Cobourg Victoria Park & King Street West – Sunday, July 1 – Cobourg Waterfront Festival & Canada Day Fun! Canada Day officially kicks off at 10 a.m. with a Teddy Bear Picnic, Build with Home Depot event and the Cobourg Escape Room in North Victoria Park. Beginning at 1 p.m., the Canada Day parade will showcase a variety of floats decorated around the theme “This is Why We Love Canada” coming through King Street West. After the parade everyone is encouraged to head over to Victoria Park for the opening ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. and following that there will be plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages including a magician and musical entertainment beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Dwight Oxtongue Lake Community Centre – Sunday, July 1 – Oxtongue Lake Canada Day Celebrations will feature games, birthday cake, displays, BBQ, face painting, music & more – fun for all ages!

Elora Downtown Elora & Bissell Park – Sunday, July 1 – Dominion Day in Elora! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, a soap box derby, a duck race, live entertainment at the river and much more. Stop by the parade along Metcalfe Street!

FORT ERIE Waterfront – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada Day with a stunning fireworks display along Fort Erie’s waterfront at 10 pm. Great viewing areas are found along lakeshore Road, anywhere from the Peace Bridge to the Old Fort.

GANONQUE Gananoque Town Park Downtown Gananoque – Friday, June 29 – Monday, July 1 – 1000 Islands Family Ribfest & Canada Day Celebrations. Nothing says summer like the aroma of sizzling gourmet meats on the fired up smoking hot grills. With plenty of ribs, live music, activities and kid-friendly food. Ribfest is an event the entire family can enjoy. Canada Day enjoy free Canada Day cake from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Welcoming Ceremonies from 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM and the grand finale fireworks.

GEORGINA The ROC & Georgina Pioneer Village – Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day & G200 Homecoming in the Town of Georgina, will feature a full day of excitement for the entire family. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, inflatables, food, and much more. The G200 Homecoming at Georgina Pioneer Village will showcase historical presentations, genealogy displays, silent films of Georgina, roaming entertainers, dramatic re-enactments, council meeting, old-time games, and much more.

GODERICH Various Locations – Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1 – The Port of Goderich waves the Canadian flag to show its civic pride and celebrates Canada Day all weekend long! Festivities include a fireworks show over Lake Huron on Saturday night at dusk, a heritage hike, a free picnic, a Canada Day parade, concerts and much more.

GRAND BEND Grand Bend Beach – Sunday, July 1 – Grand Bend plays host to the largest Canada Day fireworks display in southwestern Ontario. A live concert and the fireworks take place on Grand Bend Main Beach. The events are FREE and family friendly. Three musical acts will take to the Grand Bend Rotary Community Stage this year! Grand Bend Canada Day Fireworks start at 10:00 pm following the singing of the national anthem.

GRAVENHURST Gull Lake Rotary Park – Sunday, July 1 – Join us for a fun-filled, family day. Hot dogs, cake, games and more! Put on your red and white and join in this free family celebration. 11 am to 1 pm.

GUELPH Riverside Park – Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day in Park. Come Celebrate with Rotary. Fun family activities starting at 11:00 AM and the day will continue with local craft vendors, duck races, Canadian trivia, live entertainment, bingo, and with musical fireworks finale closing the day at 10:00 PM.

HAMILTON Wild Waterworks – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada Day at Wild Waterworks with flags, pins, stickers. Service persons receive free entry and those wearing red and white will receive $3.00 off admission at the gate not applicable with sundown rates. Join in the fun with Canada themed games and contests!

HAMILTON Dundurn National Historic Site – Sunday, July 1 – Come and enjoy a spectacular military musical celebration and experience a tradition that celebrates 25 years in Dundurn Park! Feel the thrill as the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform in front of Dundurn Castle. Catch a glimpse of the red-coated defenders of Canada West at Ridgeway during the Fenian Raid of 1866, as the 13th Battalion Ceremonial Guard takes the field.

HAMILTON HMCS Haida National Historic Site – Sunday, July 1 – Happy 151st Birthday, Canada! Make H.M.C.S. Haida a part of your Canada Day celebrations! Don’t miss the noon day gun firing, followed by refreshments. Canada’s proud history of wartime naval service is vividly on display aboard legendary HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served in the Second World War, the Korean Conflict and the Cold War. Distinguishing herself in several historic battles, the Royal Canadian Navy’s most famous ship now proudly rests in Hamilton. Explore its historic decks and imagine yourself as a crew member of the destroyer dubbed ‘Canada’s most fightingest ship’.

HAMILTON Bayfront Park Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada’s birthday in Hamilton at Bayfront Park! Beginning at 12 pm, come enjoy live performances, children’s activities, local food trucks and a dazzling fireworks finale beginning at 10 pm.

HAMILTON Gage Park – Saturday, June 30 – Monday, July 2 – It’s Your Festival – This three-day festival celebrates culture, foods from around the world, arts and entertainment, and sports and recreation. Enjoy the weekend with the whole family!

HAMILTON AREA ROCKTON Westfield Heritage Village – Sunday, July 1 – Tour the village and discover what life was like in early Canada. Visit the historic buildings, gardens and forests, stroll on the boardwalk or take a hike on the trails. This is a great opportunity for new Canadians to experience the history of Canada.

HAMILTON AREA WATERDOWN Memorial Park Hamilton Street North and Parkside Drive – Friday, June 29 – Monday, July 2 – Spend your Canada Day Weekend at Waterdown Ontario’s premier family event, June 29 thru July 2, 2018, in Memorial Park. Come and join us for family fun, great music, rides, and vendors and of course RIBS! A Big Ribfest with a small town feel.

HARRISTON Crossroads Life Church – Sunday, July 1 – Join us for a great evening of fun including family affordable food, live entertainment, and jump houses for children of all ages and ending with a spectacular fireworks display.

HASTINGS Along the Trent River – Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day Celebrations take over Hastings with a full day of activities. Enjoy rock painting contest, entertainment at the gazebo, food and merchandise vendors, face painting, Canada Day parade at 4:00 PM, and much more.

HUNTSVILLE Muskoka Heritage Place Huntsville Area Port Sydney Beach, Huntsville Town Hall, Royal Canadian Legion – Sunday, July 1 – Canada is 151 years young, and Huntsville is celebrating with festivities for the whole family all day long. Muskoka Heritage Place celebration will feature a lions club breakfast, the gates will open at 9:00 AM at Muskoka Heritage Place (free admission until 11 am only) followed by the opening ceremonies & Strawberry Scone Cake at 10:00 AM.

Make your way through the Huntsville area and enjoy the festivities at Port Sydney Beach, local music on the steps at Town Hall, Legion BBQ and then fireworks over Hunters Bay. 10,000 flags are placed in Huntsville, Port Sydney and other neighbouring towns.

KENORAKenora Harbourfront – Sunday, July 1 – All Day free family fun on the Kenora Harbourfront: Parade, inflatables, face painting, live music and entertainment, cake, farmers’ market, and fireworks at 10:45 PM.

KINCARDINE Harbour Street & Macpherson Park – Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day Parade 11 am (Queen Street to Harbour Street Flag), Ceremonies at Flag Pole immediately following the parade. Family activities in Macpherson Park Noon-3pm. Fireworks at dusk off Harbour Pier.

KINGSTON Downtown Kingston & Confederation Park – Sunday, July 1 – Come celebrate Canada Day in Downtown Kingston! There’s fun to be had all day! 9:00 am Limestone Mile, 11:30 am Canada Day Red & White Parade, 12:00 pm Civic Ceremony at City Hall, and 10:00 pm Fireworks!

KINMOUNT Kinmount Fairgrounds & Royal Canadian Legion – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada Day at the Kinmount Fairgrounds from 5:30 PM until Dusk. Enjoy a B.B.Q. Hamburgers & Hot Dogs & Refreshments and other festivities include: live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s games & activities. Head over to the Royal Canadian Legion for a Colour Party Parade at 7:00 PM. Fireworks wrap up the celebrations at dusk.

KITCHENER Kitchener City Hall – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada Day in DTK! We’re turning Carl Zehr Square into the ultimate Canadian backyard party and we’re inviting all of our neighbours – that’s YOU! Live music from local acts, Hugo Alley and To The Trees, as well as The Strictly Hip – masters of the music of The Tragically Hip. Join us for a BBQ, expanded licensed area for all your refreshments, live music & a spectacular fireworks display to cap off the night.

LAKESHORE West Beach and Lakeview Park – Sunday, July 1 – Beach Party Celebration! Big Wiggle performs at 7:30 pm on the stage at West Beach.

LANARK Centennial Ball Park – Sunday, July 1 – Enjoy Canada Day celebrations at the Centennial Ball Park located behind the Lanark Highlands municipal building in the Village of Lanark. Featuring children’s activities, a music program and of course the traditional fireworks display to wrap things up.

LONDON Harris Park – Sunday, July 1 – A Family Friendly Event from 11am-11pm, featuring Multiple Food, Beverage & Treat Vendors, Live Entertainment, a Heritage Corner, Multicultural Performances, Free Cupcakes, Exhibitors, Interactive Games, Beer Gardens, Kids Zone & 10 pm Fireworks!

MARKHAM Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada Day with entertainment by Kindred Spirits Orchestra and prepare for a dazzling display of light, colour, and sound as the sky alights with the magnificent flowers of the fireworks. The celebration begins at 8 pm.

MEAFORD Various Locations – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate this national holiday at one of our various events throughout the municipality. In the town of Meaford, enjoy live entertainment and family fun at Meaford Hall. On Bayfield and Nelson Street bring the whole family to see incredible vintage and classic cars, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Golden Town Cruisers Canada Day Car Show. At dusk, come visit the harbour for a fantastic fireworks display.

MIDLAND Little Lake Park – Sunday, July 1 – A full day of Canada Day festivities to enjoy from 10:30 am to 5 pm at Little Lake Park. Enjoy and Arts and Crafts Show, Bubble Soccer, a BBQ, a kids book sale, butter tart sales, antique cars display, live entertainment and more! Then head over to the Midland Town Dock for a fireworks display at dusk.

MILTON Milton Fairgrounds – Sunday, July 1 – The largest attended one-day event in Milton will provide an array of exciting activities to include fantastic live music, a wide variety of entertainment, diverse food choices, arts and crafts, fun activities for all ages, and the finale featuring spectacular fireworks under the stars. 11:30 am to fireworks at 10 pm.

MINDEN Various Locations – Sunday, July 1 – Show your national pride by coming out to Minden Hills’ annual Canada Celebration. There are attractions for everyone like the Haliburton Highlands Time Travellers classic Car Show, kids fishing derby, live music and performances, demonstrations, community booths and food vendors. Fireworks will happen in the fairgrounds at dusk. Entry is by donation

MILLBROOK Maple Leaf Park – Sunday, July 1 – The Township of Cavan Monaghan, Heritage Canada and Maple Leaf Cavan FC have teamed up once again to bring you an evening of family fun and entertainment. 5 pm to 11 pm. Enjoy bouncy castles, a magician, BBQ, cake, and fireworks at dusk.

NEWMARKET Main Street – Sunday, July 1 – Come help us celebrate Canada’s Birthday at the Newmarket Main Street Canada Day Festival. Live music for the whole family, vendors, face painting, clowns and a bubble machine. Games for the kids and lots of prizes to be won. Festivities happen from 10 am to 5 pm.

NEWMARKET Riverwalk Commons & George Richardson Park – Sunday, July 1 – 2018 Canada Day Kanata Festival! From 8 am to noon, enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the Community Centre and Lion’s Hall. From 11 am to 4 pm enjoy a multitude of family activities and live entertainment at the Riverwalk Commons. Then from 7:30 to 10:30 pm head to George Richardson Park for more live music followed by fireworks at 10:10 pm.

NIAGARA FALLS Queen Victoria Park – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada Day in Niagara Falls with a Canada Day parade, live music and entertainment, food vendors, special programming & illumination and extended fireworks over the Falls!

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Simcoe Park & Fort George – Sunday, July 1 – Join us as we celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake down Queen Street to Simcoe Park. Admission to Fort George is free on Canada Day! Join us for music, muskets and artillery demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, music and fireworks in the evening!

NORTH BAY Waterfront – Sunday, July 1 – Start the day with a Canada Road Race at 9 am. Enjoy a museum exhibit, or cricket game, as well as live music from 2:30 pm onwards on the North Bay waterfront. Fireworks finale at 10 pm.

OAKVILLE Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park – Sunday, July 1 – Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for Oakville’s Canada Day celebration at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park on Sunday, July 1. Family activities, music and food trucks will begin in the park at 6 p.m. with the fireworks show starting at 10 p.m.

ORILLIA Couchiching Beach Park – Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1 – Enjoy a weekend of children’s activities, beer gardens, food and craft vendors, a Canada Day pancake breakfast and parade, live music and entertainment. Fireworks at dusk.

OTTAWA Various Locations – Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1 – The biggest Canada Day party takes place in Ottawa each year on July 1, with live entertainment, family activities and spectacular fireworks! And this year, Canada’s Capital is hosting a weekend-long celebration on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, 2018. Check out this website for a full schedule and plan your long weekend getaway to Ottawa for the 151st Canada Day celebrations. And yes, it’s all FREE

OWEN SOUND Kelso Beach Park – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada’s birthday at Kelso Beach Park on the west shore of Georgian Bay. Enjoy an action-packed day of family activities and entertainment. Featuring a spectacular fireworks display over the bay at 10 p.m.

PARRY SOUND Stockey Centre & Town Dock – Sunday, July 1 – The beautiful waterfront will once again be the heart of Canada Day celebrations in Parry Sound in 2018! Join us for fun and entertainment from 1 pm to 10 pm. Live music, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, and more!

PELHAM Herald Black Park – Sunday, July 1 – Full afternoon of activities to celebrate Canada’s birthday. From 1 pm to 10:15 pm, enjoy children’s activities, a photo booth, the Grand Parade (3 pm) birthday cake, live music and entertainment, a picnic in the park, a poutine eating contest and fireworks at 10:15 pm.

PEMBROKE Waterfront & Riverside Park – Sunday, July 1 – Every July 1st the City of Pembroke hosts Canada Day Festivities for the public to enjoy. A wide variety of family activities are offered along with musical entertainment at the Waterfront before spectacular fireworks display at Riverside Park, followed by an outdoor movie on a three-story screen!

PENETANGUISHENE Penetanguishene Centennial Museum – Sunday, July 1 – 11 am to 6 pm – Enjoy children’s activities, live music, a beer and BBQ tent and more! Then head to the Midland Town Dock for fireworks at dusk.

PERTH Conlon Farm – Sunday, July 1 – 5 pm to 10:30 pm – An evening of live music, kid’s activities and fireworks to celebrate the 151st Anniversary of Confederation! In the event of inclement weather, all activities will move to Crystal Palace.

PETERBOROUGH City Hall – Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day Parade and festivities – The day kicks off at 10 am with entertainment, a children’s bike contest, face painting and birthday cake at City Hall, where the parade starts at 12 pm running down George Street to Morrow Park. This year’s parade theme is Summer in the City.

PETERBOROUGH Del Crary Park – Sunday, July 1 – Multicultural Canada Day – This year’s festival will include international food vendors from the Peterborough city and county, craft vendors, multicultural sports, performances, and activities for the kids. The festival is a great coming together of the community to celebrate Peterborough and Canada’s rich cultural diversity.

PICTON Main Street & Delhi Park – Sunday, July 1 – Come out and celebrate Canada Day on Main St Picton from 12pm-5pm where we’ll be having a street fair! Main St will be closed from Elizabeth to the Town Hall from 9 am to 6 pm to create a fun, pedestrian space! And don’t forget the fireworks in Delhi Park after dark!

PORT BURWELL Main Street – Sunday, July 1 – Activities kick off at 11:30 am with the Canada Day Parade followed by Flag raising, dignitary greetings, children’s activities, live music and refreshments. Activities at the Museum & Lighthouse. Free parking for fun at the beach

PORT CREDIT Memorial Park – Sunday, July 1 – Paint the Town Red – 10 am to 10:15 pm – Enjoy the Hazel McCallion Canada Day Parade on Lakeshore Drive at 11 am, live musical entertainment on the main stage, a kid zone full of free activities, followed by fireworks at 10 pm

PORT COLBORNE HH Knoll Lakeview Park – Sunday, July 1 – Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, food vendors and more all starting at 10 am! Fireworks will take place along the canal wall on West Street at dusk.

PORT DOVER Silver Lake Park – Sunday, July 1 – Join the Palomino’s this Canada Day at Silver Lake Park at 7 pm followed by The Feds, and then fireworks!

PORT HOPE Various Locations – Sunday, July 1 – Our goal for the Port Hope Canada Day Celebration is to present a homegrown festival that reflects the spirit of our community by bringing us all together for a shared experience. There will be fun for the whole family, including a parade at 1 pm and a spectacular firework finale from the pier

PORT PERRY Palmer Park – Sunday, July 1 – Join us on July 1 for unforgettable fun and entertainment! Our celebrations kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a parade through Historic Downtown Port Perry. While the parade ends in Palmer Park, the fun has only just begun! After opening ceremonies, the day is packed full of live performances, activities in the Kids’ Zone, tasty vendors, Old Flame beverage tent, and tons of exciting, inclusive events for the entire family. The night ends with a firework show over Lake Scugog

PORT SYDNEY Mary Lake, Port Sydney Beach – Sunday, July 1 – Come join in the celebrations for Canada Day in Port Sydney. Many family-friendly events from 10 am to 2 pm, including Music, Sand Castle Building, BBQ, Face Painting, T-Shirt Decorating and much more!

RICHMOND HILL Richmond Green Park – Sunday, July 1 – A fun-filled day full of activities with something for everyone. Activities start at 11 am and end after the fireworks finale. Featuring an activity pavilion, contests, marketplace, art exhibit, a midway, food and beer garden, the Little Big Top performance tent, and more!

SARNIA Canatara Park & Centennial Park – Sunday, July 1 – Our wonderful city of Sarnia is Celebrating Canada! On July 1st join us and enjoy the celebrations held at various locations such as Centennial Park and Canatara Park. The celebrations will include Parades, Live Bands, Fireworks and much more!

SAULT STE. MARIE Roberta Bondar Park – Sunday, July 1 – Every year on July 1st, the Recreation and Culture Division coordinates activities at Roberta Bondar Park to celebrate Canada’s Birthday. Festivities and entertainment begin in early afternoon and end with a fireworks display at dusk.

SCARBOROUGH Bridalwood Mall – Sunday, July 1 – Experience live music and dance performances from diverse local, national and international artists, cultural vendors, ethnic food, dance competition, youth zone, raffle draw, prize giveaways, and much more! The festival will feature Scarborough’s first ever “Cultural Pavilion” to exhibit various cultures.

SCARBOROUGH Thomson Memorial Park – Sunday, July 1 – Celebrate Canada day at Scarborough Museum as they host their annual celebration in Thomson Memorial Park. Highlights include demonstrations in historic blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and leatherworking, Scarborough Historical Society Archives tent, and annual pie eating contest Enjoy celebratory Canada Day historic treats and stroll through the vendor market.

SHELBURNE Fiddle Park – Sunday, July 1 – 3 pm to 11 pm – featuring live entertainment, bouncy castles, beer garden, face painting, vendors market and fireworks!

SMITH FALLS Centennial Park – Sunday, July 1 – Come to Centennial Park between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a day of family-friendly fun in the sun! The bicycle decorating contest and parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre. There will also be vendors, activities for children, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, water activities and music! Fireworks at 9 p.m. at Lower Reach Park.

STAYNER Stayner Community Centre – Sunday, July 1 – Parade route starts at Station Park at 10:30 am and finished at the Community Centre with activities, entertainment and birthday cake!

STOUFFVILLE Various Locations June 29 – July 1 – This festival is a traditional community fair held during the Canada Day weekend. From live entertainment to shopping to fun and games, the Strawberry Festival has something for everyone! Fireworks on Canada day at Dusk at Memorial Park.

STRATFORD Various Locations – Sunday, July 1 – The Kinsmen Club of Stratford is proud to be the organizer for the parade and fireworks display on Canada Day. The parade starts at 7:00 pm behind Central Secondary School, goes through the downtown area and along Huron Street to Giant Tiger in the west end. The fireworks start at dusk at the SERC (Stratford Education and Recreation Center) site at the NW part of town. Market Square will also be bustling from noon until 4 pm with fun family activities.

ST. CATHERINES Rennie Park Port Dalhousie – Sunday, July 1 – Noon to 4 pm. Come celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday with the City of St. Catharines. Join us for fun family activities, live music, a midway, and other free festivities at Rennie Park in beautiful Port Dalhousie. The Port Dalhousie Lions Club fireworks will be held at 10:00 pm on Canada Day from Henley Island. Residents can view the fireworks from Jaycee Park or Rennie Park. Residents will not be able to access Henley Island during the fireworks display.

ST. MARYS Cadzow Park – Sunday, July 1 – Join the St. Marys Museum in Cadzow Park as we celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday! There will be musical entertainment, a bouncy castle, face painting, free cupcakes, food vendors, and more!

SUDBURY Science North – Sunday, July 1 – Science North’s spectacular annual Canada Day Family Celebration attracts thousands to its iconic site to celebrate our country, people, culture and values. The festivities include everything from face painting, cool science, live demonstrations, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and of course, a stunning fireworks display! This celebratory event plays host to a variety of bilingual entertainers on the main stage for both children and adults alike throughout the day including the all-new Kiss Canada Day Game Show Showdown.

THUNDER BAY Marina Park Sunday, July 1 – 5 pm to 11 pm. Canada Day on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay’s biggest annual one-day event. Enjoy live music, children’s activities, food vendors and fireworks!

TILBURY Memorial Park – Friday, June 29 – Celebrations begin at 7 pm. Join the BIA in celebration Canada’s birthday with a parade on Queen Street followed by fireworks at Memorial Park.

TILBURY Queen Street – Saturday, June 30 – 10 am to 5 pm – Canada Day Street Party! Enjoy live music on the Main Stage, face painting, a giant Lego clubhouse, vendors and food for purchase, and beer gardens.

TILLSONBURG Memorial Park – Sunday, July 1 – Come to the Memorial Park/Fairgrounds for some music and Canada Day fireworks.

TIMMINS Schumacher Lions Club Park & Hollinger Park – Sunday, July 1 – Activities start at 10 am with the opening ceremonies followed by children’s activities, and live entertainment. Fireworks will be held at Hollinger Park at 10:30 pm

TRENTON Centennial Park – Sunday, July 1 – Come and celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday in Centennial Park, Trenton. All day entertainment, vendor village, displays & demonstrations, activities for children and families, and a spectacular fireworks display. 9 am to 10 pm.

WARKWORTH Centennial Mill Creek Pond Park – Sunday, July 1 – 11 am to 3 pm – Musical entertainment at the Band Shell featuring Pat Kelleher and friends. Lots of fun for the kids: Bouncy castle, face painting, games, races and prizes Canada Day treats: hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and candy floss Learn from the Trent Hills Firefighters at the Fire Department Display world famous Warkworth Canada day cupcakes– all activities are free! Wear your best red & white outfit! Come out for the day and celebrate Canada’s Birthday

WASAGA BEACH Beach Area One – Sunday, July 1 – noon until 10 pm – Celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday on the Beach! Activities in Playland Park Square from 12 pm –4pm include new creative kids’ activities, maple syrup taffy, bouncy castles, giant inflatables, pedal planes, circus entertainers, Zoochanicals, bike valet, community partners, fantastic bands, incredible entertainment and much more! We have Active Arts, the Neema Children’s Choir Dance By Design, Glee Club, and in the Main Street Market on stage from 12 – 4 pm. Free parking in Beach Area 1 and 2 Municipal lots July 1! Concert doors open at 4:00 pm with Tragically Hip – Tribute Band. Little Bones, Scotty James Band, and headliner Justin Nozuka, an award-winning Canadian-American singer and songwriter. The concert is free for everyone with a fenced ticketed, licensed *VIP area. And for the perfect evening incredible beach fireworks at 10 pm!

WASHAGO Various Locations – Sunday, July 1 – Enjoy a day full of delicious food starting with a pancake breakfast at 8 am. Children’s activities start at 11:30 with face painting on the main street and a bike decorating contest at 12:45. The parade begins at 2 pm followed by cake at the Community Centre.

WATERLOO Columbia Lake Fields University of Waterloo – Sunday, July 1 – Our Canada Day celebration offers food, fun and activities for everyone. Take in dance and musical performances by local community cultural groups performing on our entertainment stage, fill your senses and your appetite at the Food Truck Fair, or participate in our Activity World. The afternoon kicks off with a bang for children of all ages featuring the iconic, multi-Juno award-winning children’s performer, Fred Penner. In the evening on the OpenText Live Music Stage, rock to the tunes of Sloan. Their performance will be capped off with our annual, not-to-be-missed fireworks display, the largest in the area!

WELLAND Downtown Sunday – July 1 – Join us for a FREE celebration in Downtown Welland with music, water activities, food trucks and more! Enjoy paddle boards, pedal boats, canoes, and kayaks. Inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts, Canada Day Cake, Popup in the Park, Vendors and KubKar racing. Followed by fireworks to end the evening. 3 pm to 10 pm.

WOODSTOCK Various Locations – Sunday, July 1 – Enjoy Kids of Steel and cake cutting at the AYR Motor Centre from 9 am to 11 am. Then head over to a kite festival, face painting, and a gospel concert at Woodstock Farm and Craft Market from 1 pm to 4 pm. Then head to the waterfront for a parade of lights at 9:30 followed by fireworks!

Have a fantastic Canada Day!



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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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