Saturday, June 17, 2017

Canada Day Events For #Canada150 In The Kitchener Waterloo Area July 1, 2017

This year’s Canada Day events will be extra special with the celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday.  See all the events happening on July 1st 2017


City of Kitchener

Kick Off Canada Day At Kitchener Market 10am-2pm
Celebrate Canada's 150th! Two-step your way to the market for our free family friendly event. Activities include: Live country music, family concert performance by Erick Traplin, face painting, crafts and a patio setup on the piazza!

Downtown Kitchener City Hall
Canada Day in downtown Kitchener is a can't miss event! This fun celebration includes a free concert headlined by one of Canada's top new country artists - James Barker Band, food vendors and licensed area (19+). Make sure you stay for the grand finale - an expanded fireworks show off the roof of City Hall to celebrate Canada 150! Free to attend; items available for purchase.


·         Jessie T - 5-6 p.m.
·         Vanessa Marie Carter - 6:15-7:15 p.m.
·         River Town Saints (opening act) - 7:30-8:40 p.m.
·         James Barker Band (headliner) - 9-10 p.m.
·         Canada 150 fireworks show - 10:15 p.m. (weather/wind may cause a delay in timing)

Joseph Schneider Haus
Special guests and hands-on activities all weekend long. Free admission on July 1. Celebrate Canada Day with cake at 2 p.m.
Fabric Fun with the Grand National: Make a fabric greeting card to take home. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pm
Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party to celebrate Canada Day and you're invited! Admission is FREE.
Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party on Canada Day to celebrate Canada’s 150th 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's 150th at Bingemans International Square (behind Boston Pizza) and watch FREE FIREWORKS at dusk!

City of Waterloo

University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebration 2017 @ Columbia Lake
Canada Day 2017 at the University of Waterloo will be our biggest celebration yet! Join us on July 1 as we celebrate the University’s 60th anniversary, the 50th anniversary of our Federation of Students, and Canada’s 150th birthday. Canadian rock icon, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, is headlining the OpenText stage, and Juno award-winning children’s performers Bobs & Lolo are back for the kids. 

A special Canada 150 cultural stage, hosted in partnership with the City of Waterloo, will be added this year, featuring local cultural organizations and indigenous content. It all comes together with an amazing fireworks display as we welcome over 60,000 to our campus

Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St Jacobs
FREE community event Celebrating Canada's 150 years. 9am-2pm
FREE Food, FREE Entertainment, FREE Games, FACEPAINTING, Vendors, LIVE Music and MUCH MORE! We will have vendors representing our Region's attractions, and Community Organizations.
Come meet LEWIS THE DUCK our Homewood Suites Brand Mascot! He will be handing out some fun treats for children!

Township of Wilmot – Norm Hill Park New Hamburg
World Record Attempt, Stunt Show, Activities and Fireworks

City of Cambridge

Canada Day @ Riverside Park
Parade, Activities, and Fireworks

Calvary’s 3rd annual Canada Day Celebration
127 Hespeler Road location. Official hours of the event are 6:00pm to 10:00pm
We are thrilled to invite you to our 3rd annual Canada Day Celebration. We’ve been receiving a lot of positive buzz around the city about this event, and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed! 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-5pm Join us at the Cottage as we celebrate our Scottish-Canadian heritage with crafts, tours, treats and more! Musical group The Fair Wind performs from 1 to 3:30. 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.

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


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  3. This July 1st marks 151th Canada day. It is an occasion when one hundred and fifty-one years ago Canada got freedom from British Empire, earlier it was a colony of Britain. It is celebrated with great zeal and passion every year. In 1867, July the first, Canada became a federation of four colonies, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, and it became a self-governing Dominion of Great Britain.