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Check out these local Canada Day celebrations

Canada Day

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.




  • 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.



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



Fishing Derby

  • 8 a.m.
  • Riverside Park


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


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


  • Begins at 10 p.m.
  • Riverside Park


New Hamburg


  • 9:30 p.m.
  • Norm S. Hill Park




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


  • 9:45 p.m.
  • Cowan Park



Free swim

  • 10 a.m.
  • Woolwich Memorial Centre


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



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




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


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



Indigenous Sunrise Ceremony


  • 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


  • Dusk
  • Nith River



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.




  • 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


  • 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.




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


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


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