Sunday, June 17, 2018

Canada Day 2018 Long Weekend Events In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

This year’s Canada Day is on a SUNDAY.  This makes it is a LONG WEEKEND!


Friday June 29, 2018

St. Jacobs Place Open House Canada Day Party

A free event to celebrate Seniors month in Ontario. St. Jacobs Place Open House Canada Day Party. We will have Life musical entertainment, Learning, Car Show, Snacks and refreshments. All are eligible for our raffle table prize draws.
Saturday June 30, 2018

City of Kitchener

Kick Off Canada Day At Kitchener Market 10am-2pm

The Kitchener Market will be celebrating with some family fun on the market piazza from 10-12 pm for live music, face painting, crafts for kids and chalk art.  PLUS THERE WILL BE STRAWBERRIES AND WHIPPED CREAM WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

For those that don’t mind a little ROAD TRIP, Terra Blu Lavender Farm in Milton is having a weekend Canada Day Celebration from June 30 to July 2

Oh Canada! Join us for a weekend in the lavender fields to celebrate the true north strong and free, from Saturday June 30th to Monday July 2nd. Take in live music from wonderful local musicians, see exciting equestrian demonstrations, or enjoy our signature lavender ice cream cone. We would love to see you for a tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides!

Regular Admission price applies.

Admission rate details at address 2501, Sideroad 25, Milton, Ontario

Happy Canada Day! Sunday July 1, 2018

Downtown Kitchener City Hall

This year The Strictly Hip, masters of the music of The Tragically Hip will headline our main stage. Since 1995, The Strictly Hip have been evangelists, spreading the good word of The Tragically Hip's music far and wide. Taking an almost academic and studious approach to performing the music of Canada's most popular band. This is the music of The Tragically Hip presented with reverence, respect, and accuracy.

We'll also feature a showcase of local talent with performances by Kitchener's own Hugo Alley and To The Trees.

While listening to the live musical performances have a burger fresh off the grill, enjoy a drink in our licensed area, participate in a variety of onsite activations, visit one of our many downtown patios where you can listen to live music throughout the day.

The night will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display off of City Hall presented by the downtown Kitchener BIA.

Main stage schedule presented by Blackberry Key2 

6:00 pm          To The Trees live performance

7:25 pm          Hugo Alley live performance

8:45 pm          The Strictly Hip live performance

10:15 pm        Fireworks display presented by the Downtown Kitchener BIA

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Woodside National Historical Site
Citizenship Ceremony - Free site admission!
Sunday, July 1, 11 am
Celebrate Canada Day - Free site admission!
Sunday, July 1, 10 am to 5 pm
Tour the boyhood home of Canada’s tenth prime minister and prepare for fun with games and activities!
Citizenship Ceremony - Free site admission!
Sunday, July 1, 11 am
Woodside National Historic Site is pleased to be a venue for Citizenship and Immigration's Canada Day citizenship ceremony welcoming new Canadians to our community. The ceremony takes place at 11 am. Lemonade and cake will be served following the ceremony.

Joseph Schneider Haus

10am-5pm Take the Schneider Challenge and complete a series of tasks that include using a cross cut saw, writing with a quill pen, and making a remedy.
Canada Day Cake served at 2 p.m. Free admission!

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pm

Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party on Canada Day to celebrate Canada’s birthday party and everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is FREE to the museum and the living history village for this fun family event including musical entertainment and fun games like croquet and horseshoes.  Guests bring your own picnic lunch or purchase a tasty BBQ lunch (cash only). Admission is FREE.

Celebrate Canada Day at Boston Pizza Kingpin Bowlounge for live music on the patio from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AND watch FREE fireworks at dusk.

City of Waterloo

University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebration 2018 @ Columbia Lake

The afternoon kicks off with a bang for children of all ages featuring the iconic, multi-Juno award winning children’s performer, Fred Penner. Fred is well-known for his North American-wide appearances, his television show, Fred Penner's Place that aired on CBC and Nickelodeon.

In the evening on the OpenText Live Music Stage, rock to the tunes of Sloan, the Canadian Juno-award winning pop quartet who have released 12 full-length albums, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than 30 singles. Their performance will be capped off with our annual, not-to-be-missed fireworks display, the largest in the area!

Township of Wilmot – Norm Hill Park New Hamburg
 Brampton Batman, Erick Traplin, Stunt Show, FIREWORKS and more.
• OPENING CEREMONIES with Brittlestar
• Vendor’s Market
New Hamburg Dental Group #KidsZone
Sunbelt Rentals Stratford FMX Stunt Show presented by Jordan Szoke
• Food Booth & Beer Garden
Dolman Eyecare Centrec Main Stage featuring Orangeman & for the kids Erick Traplin
NW Roofing of New Hamburg Fireworks


City of Cambridge

Canada Day @ Riverside Park

Fishing Derby 8am - 11am

Children's Area 12pm - 6pm

Carnival Rides/Games 11am - 11pm

Food Truck Alley 11am - 11pm

Vendor MarketPlace 12pm - 11pm

Beer Garden  12pm - 10pm

Parade (King St.) 1pm - 3pm

Mopar Show N Shine 12pm - 7pm

Portraits of Honour 12pm - 7pm

Fireworks (synced to music) 9:40pm

Live Music/Entertainment 2pm - 9:30pm


Calvary’s 4th annual Canada Day Celebration

127 Hespeler Road location. Official hours of the event are 6:00pm to 10:00pm
It all kicks off at 6PM where there will be no shortage of exciting games, tasty carnival treats, fun music and many more activities leading us through the night. A massive fireworks display will fill the sky to close out the event in style. This is a family friendly event you don’t want to miss!

McDougall Cottage

Noon to 5 p.m. Join us at the Cottage as we celebrate our Scottish-Canadian heritage with crafts, tours, Special Canada Day treats (our popular mini-shortbread ice cream sandwiches) and more!  Celtic harper and songwriter, Ruth Sutherland performs from 1:30 to 3:00. Admission is by cash donation.

City of Guelph

Riverside Park in Guelph

Fun family activities starting at 11:00 am with a musical fireworks finale closing the day about 10:00 pm.

Donations: $5 per person or $10 per family helps support local charities and events.

What's Happening

On the Main Stage

·         11:00 – Welcome
Opening Ceremony

·         11:10 – Coro CantItalia
Choir Performance

·         12:05 – Zumba® with Karen
Warm up and Zumba along with Karen and her troupe – fun for the whole family

·         1:15 – The Wanted
Distinctive roots band playing a mash-up of country, rockabilly and rock n’ roll

·         3:00 – Guelph Celtic Orchestra
Music and dance with local musicians & dancers performing traditional Celtic music

·         4:15 – Overtones
Guelph’s award winning acapella barbershop choir

·         5:00 – Citizenship Ceremony
Join the celebration as local citizens become our newest Canadians

·         6:30 – John Licari & No Fixed Address
John Licari, Marco Ciardullo & Carmen DiBraccio: an entertaining and energetic rock trio from Hamilton

·         8:30 – Royal City Big Band
One of the premiere swing bands in SW Ontario, performing some of the world’s favourite music

·         9:45 – Closing Remarks
Greetings, 50-50 draw and the countdown

·         9:55 – O Canada and Fireworks!
We sing our anthem and then enjoy the largest display in Guelph!
PLEASE no fireworks of your own and no dogs!

This is the correct line-up and may differ from previously printed or advertised stage schedules. Subject to change without notice.

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At the Pavilion

·         12:00 KC Lee and His Checkered Past
A Blues, Rock and R&B cover band.

·         2:15 Fresh Water Funk
An 8-piece funk project playing your favourite funky faves and some original pieces too

·         4:45 The Wanted
Distinctive roots band playing a mash-up of country, rockabilly and rock n’ roll

·         7:00 Bottle Kids
Local musicians playing some rockin’ tunes and having some fun

The Pavilion is the large picnic shelter.

In the Canada House Tent

(formerly known as the Seniors’ Tent, on the upper field, east of the Main Stage)

·         12:00 Seniors’ Bingo

·         1:00 Family Bingo

·         2:00 Canadian Trivia

·         3:30 New Citizen Information Session

At the Riverside

(south of the footbridge – the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington brings you the Canada Day Duck Race for the 27th year!)

·         3:00 Corporate Duck Race

·         4:15 Main Duck Race – Cheer thousands of little ducks (especially your own) as they compete for great prizes in the great Danby Duck Race

·         5:00 Duck Colouring Contest – The colouring contest continues all day, so bring the kids down to the Duck Station next to the river. The winner will be announced at around 5:00pm


If we missed a Low Cost or FREE family friendly Canada Day event, please post it in the comments!


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