Saturday, June 18, 2016

Canada Day Weekend Events In The Kitchener Waterloo Area - July 1st 2016


We are looking forward to celebrating Canada Day, especially with July 1st falling on a Friday this year! Hello Long Weekend!

Here are some events you can attend over the Canada Day Long Weekend. Be sure to check the links as times change and there are some costs for certain events. 

Canada Day Friday July 1, 2016

Downtown Kitchener City Hall
We were very excited to hear that THE GLORIOUS SONS will be there! Read about when we went to their concert last year on our Big Music Fest Recap.

Here's what will be happening at Kitchener City Hall for Canada Day
Canadian Touring Artist The Glorious Sons
- Beer Gardens
- Food Market (featuring some of Downtown's best!)
- and the best part... FIREWORKS off the roof of City Hall!!!

University of Waterloo Canada Celebration @ Columbia Fields Waterloo
Check out the #UWCanadaDay 2016 lineup:
The Canada Day Celebration offers entertainment for all ages

Come celebrate Canada Day with Five Rings Taekwondo
Fun for the whole family which includes a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castles, carnival games (ticket purchase for activities is required, $2 each or 3 for $5) and prizes, BBQ, bake sale, raffles, Taekwondo demonstrations, free classes running all day.
All proceeds raised are to help fund our amazing Taekwondo competitive team represent Waterloo in future national tournaments, with potential for world championships and Pan/Am games.

550 Parkside Dr, Waterloo, ON N2L 5V4, Canada

Canada Day Steam Train Excursion
The train will be departing our Market station at 1:00pm for a round-trip to Elmira on Friday, July 1. The total trip time will be between 2 and 3 hours including the photo run past.
NOTE: Please listen to the volunteers and make sure to keep hold of your children. Those wearing sandals, flip flops or open toed shoes will be asked to stay on the train during the run past. If these rules are broken we reserve the right to call off the run past

Canada Day Celebration @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party to celebrate Canada Day and you're invited! Admission is FREE.
Admission is FREE to the museum and the living history village for this fun family event including musical entertainment, fun games like croquet and horseshoes.
Join the Waterloo Region Museum's volunteer Heritage Singers in the Freeport Church for hymn singing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Guests bring your own picnic lunch or purchase a tasty BBQ lunch.  Admission is FREE.

Canada Day Celebration @ Joseph Schneider Haus
Located in the heart of downtown Kitchener, festivities kick off July 1- Canada Day - with FREE admission for everyone.
Celebrate with cake at 1 p.m. and then be included in a commemorative Aerial Photo at 2 p.m.
Celebrate Canada Day @ Woodside National Historic Site
July 1, 2016
Open 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free site admission
Tour the boyhood home of Canada’s tenth prime minister and prepare for fun with games and activities! Woodside is pleased to be a venue for Citizenship & Immigration's Canada Day citizenship ceremony welcoming new Canadians to our community. The ceremony takes place at 2 p.m.

Bingemans Kitchener
Boston Pizza Kingpin has live music on the patio from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AND watch FREE fireworks at dusk!
Pay Once, Play All Weekend!
Make the best of your Canada Day long weekend with us at Big Splash for only $55.90. Buy a 2 Day Pass and get the 3rd day FREE. Valid from Friday July 1 2016 to Sunday July 3, 2016.

Canada Day Celebrations In New Hamburg
10:30am-12:30pm   Canada Day Brunch
                                    New Hamburg Community Centre 251 Jacob Street
                                   Tickets: Adult $12, Child(6-12) $6, Children under 5 FREE
Scott Park Event Schedule:
10:00am                    Classic Car Open House - No Registration, Limited Space
11:00am-7:00pm     Optimist Food Tent open
11:00am-6:00pm     Kids All Day Activity Centre including bouncy castles, face painting and games
11:00am                      Beverage Tent opens
12:00pm and 5:30pm   Erick Traplin Shows
1:00pm                       New Hamburg Citizen’s Band
1:30pm                        Ceremonial Walk & Parade
2:00pm                      Opening Ceremonies
2:30pm                       Centre Stage Dance Group
4:00pm                      Duck Race (by waterwheel)
6:30pm                      Onstage musical band “Dirty Old Men”
Dusk                           Fireworks

Cambridge Canada Day Celebrations - Riverside Park Cambridge
All day events including a PARADE!

Canada Day Celebrations @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
Noon to 5 p.m.
Visit and celebrate Canada’s birthday. Enjoy refreshments.
Join us at the Cottage as we celebrate our Scottish-Canadian heritage with crafts, tours, treats and more!
Admission is by donation.

Celebrate Canada Day @ Calvary Assembly Cambridge
games, bouncy castles, tasty carnival treats, music and many more activities lead us through the night. A massive fireworks display fills the sky at the 127 Hespeler road location.

Friday Night Movie Under The Stars @ Shades Mill Cambridge
Free with paid park admission.

Rotary Canada Day In Guelph
1:00 Zumba with Karen
  • 2:00 TBA
  • 3:30 Coro CantItalia
  • 4:15 Aboriginal Greeting Ceremony
  • 4:30 Citizenship Ceremony – Guest Artists The Overtones
  • 6:00 No Fixed Address
  • 8:00 Royal City Big Band
  • 8:30 50/50 Draw
  • 9:25 Official remarks
  • 9:40 Fireworks
  • Donations: $2 per person or $5 per family helps support local charities and events

    Canada Day In Brantford
    All day events and fireworks
    The following activities will be available from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Scouts Canada Activity Booth * Trackless Choo Choo Train * Bell Homestead Activity Display * Freedom House Kindness Booth * Pony Rides
    Campbell's Amusement KidZone
    11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Campbell's Amusement KidZone
    Campbell's Amusement Midway
    11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets will be available $3.00 per ticket or choose an unlimited ride bracelet for $25.00.
    The Expositor Presents the Young Canadians Area - Hosted by Captain Kindness

    Time Entertainer Duration Location Presented by
    Noon Bob the Builder and Friends 30 min. YC Stage Ferrero
    12:30 p.m. Bob the Builder Meet & Greet 15 min. Academy of Dance Area
    12:45 p.m. Kindness is not a Fairytale 30 min. YC Stage Freedom House
    1:15 p.m. Little Charmer Meet & Greet 15 min. Academy of Dance Area
    1:30 p.m. Barney & Friends 30 min. YC Stage Clarence Street Dental
    2:15 p.m. Dance Trio 15 min. YC Stage
    2:30 p.m. Scouts Canada Awards Ceremony 15 min. YC Stage
    2:30 p.m. Little Charmer Meet & Greet 30 min. Academy of Dance Area
    3:00 p.m. Bob the Builder and Friends 30 min. YC Stage Ferrero
    3:30 p.m. Bob the Builder Meet & Greet 15 min. Academy of Dance Area
    3:45 p.m. Kindness is not a Fairytale 30 min. YC Stage
    4:30 p.m. Barney & Friends 30 min. YC Stage Clarence Street Dental
    5:00 p.m. Boyz of POP 60 min. YC Stage

    Main Stage
    Time Entertainer
    11:00 a.m. Brantford Has Talent 2015 Winner
    11:35 a.m. Corner Pocket
    12:35 p.m. Miles from Nowhere
    1:20 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
    1:55 p.m. Wavelength
    3:15 p.m. Harvest Moon
    4:35 p.m. Hotel California
    6:10 p.m. The Motorleague
    7:15 p.m. Lee Harvey Osmond (Tom Wilson)
    8:45 p.m. Big Sugar
    10:00 p.m. Fireworks

    Saturday July 2, 2016

    Canada Day Celebration @ Kitchener Market
    Canada Day celebrations continue on Saturday at the Market!

    The piazza will be decorated for Canada Day! Come visit the Market booth. We'll be handing out 500 red and white Kitchener Market shopping bags to show our customers how much we appreciate them.

    There's lots happening outside our piazza!

    Ride your bike to the market and check it into our bicycle stand. Enjoy breakfast or lunch outside on our community tables with your family and friends. Our International Food Court Vendors are open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Play chess in the sunshine, enjoy live music, or get your face painted.

    There's something for the whole family!

    Special Guests @ Joseph Schneider Haus
    (I would guess regular admission applies)
    July 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Woodworker Russ Pound
    teaches us the craft of hand
    hewing logs for timber framing.
    July 2, 11 a.m.
    Archaeologist Eva MacDonald
    tells us 'the dirt' on excavating at
    the Haus.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles @ Bingemans
    IT'S TURTLE TIME! Come to FunworX and meet Donnie, Leo, Mickey & Raph!! Event times are 11:00am and 1:00pm. Included with admission is a loot bag, photo ops, themed activities, Bingemans Boston Pizza kids meal, and free admission to FunworX play structure! Don't miss out, a limited number of tickets are available! Cost $20 per child (ages 2-12 years)


    Sunday July 3, 2016

    Special Guests @ Joseph Schneider Haus
    (I would guess regular admission applies)
    1 to 4 p.m.
    Culinary Historian Carolyn Blackstock
    gets cooking, 1816 style, on the open hearth.

    Sunday Family Fun Day @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Spend your Sunday with us! Enjoy hand-on activities, music and horse-drawn wagon rides!
    It's all part of Sunday Family Fun Days!
    Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. enjoy our Summer Music Series!
    Today's featured artists are Ian Bell and Tom Leighton. 
    Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through Village from 1 to 4 p. Join us for a look in the galleries, a visit to the village and enjoy an afternoon of music on the patio. Join the Waterloo Region Museum's volunteer Heritage Singers in the Freeport Church for hymn singing between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
    Horse-drawn wagon rides, the Summer Music Series and all activities that take place on Sunday Family Fun Days are included with general admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, Family $25, all admissions plus HST.

    If we missed a Canada Day Celebration near the Kitchener Waterloo area, please post it in the comments!

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