Where to Celebrate Canada Day this Long WeekendJun 26th, 2017
The Canada Day long weekend is quickly approaching and this year, the celebrations are going to be bigger and better than ever. Canada will be celebrating a big birthday this time around – the country is turning 150! – and the magnitude of the events that will be held across the country this weekend is expected to reflect that major milestone. Wondering where you can go to party in your red and white? Look no further. Here are five local Canada day events you can attend this weekend:
Begin your Saturday with a pancake breakfast at Riverwalk Commons before making your way over to Fairy Lake for an afternoon of family fun and entertainment that will include rides, inflatables, food vendors, shows and musical performances. End the day by enjoying a firework display at George Richardson Park compete with live music and, of course, more food.
The Town of East Gwillimbury will be hosting a Canada Day event of their own this July 1st. The community celebration will be held at the Sharon Temple and will feature a BBQ, games and activities, live music and much more. At night, there will be a concert and firework show at the Mount Albert Lions Community Centre. Free Viva bus shuttles departing from local landmarks will be available to help you get to and from the event.
Newmarket’s Main Street always knows how to throw a good party – and their Canada Day festival this Saturday should be no exception. All day long, there will be a free kid’s carnival, food, live music and tons of prizes to be won.
The Richmond Green Park always play host to great events throughout the summer, and their Canada Day celebrations will be the best of them all. There will be a “Canadiana” pavilion complete with Canada 150 exhibits showcasing Canadian history, a marketplace, art exhibit and of course, the midway, which will be filled with rides and attractions. Entertainment will include live music by Canadian singer Karl Wolf, a SuperDogs performance, and even a lumberjack show. No Canada Day at Richmond Green would be complete without fireworks! This year, the pyrotechnics will be set to a musical soundtrack. Check out their website for a complete schedule of the day’s events.
The Town of Aurora’s annual Canada Day parade is a can’t-miss event. This year, it will feature a new route that travels south on Yonge Street from Mosley Street to Murray drive. Dress up in your craziest Canada gear and cheer on the hundreds of floats as they pass by. After the parade, you can head over to Lambert Wilson Park for an afternoon of fun and celebration.