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The countdown is on to Canada Day!

Communities across the country are putting the finishing touches on their party plans for July 1.

Here’s a quick look at the celebrations happening in your neighbourhood this year.

 

Kitchener

Celebration

  • Starts at 2 p.m.
  • Family-friendly fun
  • Downtown at Carl Zehr Square/City Hall

Concert at Carl Zehr Square

  • Performances by Danny Michel with Romeo Sex Fighter, April Wine and local artists

DTK Fireworks

  • Show begins at dusk (approximately 10:20 p.m.)
  • Downtown at Carl Zehr Square/City Hall

Bingemans Celebration and Fireworks

  • Free admission
  • Performance by The Almost Hip (The Tragically Hip cover band)
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.

 

Waterloo

Community picnic

  • 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • West side of Waterloo Park (near the bandshell)
  • Giant games, food trucks, local artists

Drone show

  • 10 p.m.
  • Waterloo Park West

 

Cambridge

Fishing Derby

  • 8 a.m.
  • Riverside Park

Celebration

  • Riverside Park
  • Midway, live music, hot air balloon rides, food trucks, vendors, children’s area and more

Parade

  • 11 a.m. on King Street
  • Starts on Bishop Street, then to King Street, Eagle Street and ends at Riverside park

Fireworks

  • Begins at 10 p.m.
  • Riverside Park

 

New Hamburg

Fireworks

  • 9:30 p.m.
  • Norm S. Hill Park

 

Ayr

Celebration

  • 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Cowan Park
  • Food trucks, live entertainment, family-friendly activities

Fireworks

  • 9:45 p.m.
  • Cowan Park

 

Woolwich

Free swim

  • 10 a.m.
  • Woolwich Memorial Centre

Celebration

  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Woolwich Memorial Centre
  • Magic show, antique car show, live music, fire truck tours and more

 

Elora

Pancake Breakfast

  • 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • 1 Macdonald Square

Soap Box Derby

  • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • David & Geddes Street

Dominion Day Parade

  • 11 a.m.
  • Jefferson Elora Community (from Geddes to Church Street)

Free Hot Dog Lunch

  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Bissell Park, Elora

Duck Race

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Bissell Park, Elora

 

Fergus

Celebration

  • 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • CW Community Sportsplex
  • Bollywood dancing, entertainment, face painting, henna hand painting

Fireworks

  • Light show begins at 9:30 p.m.
  • CW Community Sportsplex
  • Fireworks show, food trucks, music

 

Wilmot

Indigenous Sunrise Ceremony

Celebration

  • William Scott Park in New Hamburg
  • Opening ceremony starts at 11 a.m. with cake and performance by children’s entertainer Erick Traplin
  • Events include: bouncy castles, potato sack races, face painting, egg-and-spoon race, scavenger hunt, three-legged races, bubble-making, craft table, dunk tank, costume characters, vendors, live music and more

Fireworks

  • Dusk
  • Nith River

 

Guelph

Family fun

  • 10:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Market Square
  • Art, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and more

Pop-up picnics

  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Norma Jary Park
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jubilee Park

Cinema in the City

  • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • York Road Park
  • Bring along lawn chairs and snacks to watch Turning Red

*The Rotary Club of Guelph announced earlier this month that they will not be putting on a fireworks show at Riverside Park.

 

Stratford

Celebrations

  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Market Square
  • Specifics have not yet been announced.

Free swim

  • 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stratford Lions Pool

Parade

  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Route starts at the corner of Lakeside Drive and Waterloo Street, then will move north-east from Waterloo Street to Mornington Street, then west onto McCarthy Road West and ending at the Rotary Complex.

 

Brantford

Celebration

  • Lions Park Steve Brown Sports Complex (12 Edge Street)
  • Live music, KidZone carnival and midway, family-friendly activities, vendors, wrestling shows, photo booth

Fireworks

  • 10 p.m.
  • Lions Park Steve Brown Sports Complex (12 Edge Street)

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