Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.
There are so many things going on in Niagara as we celebrate this great country. Here are some ideas to help you say “Happy Birthday Canada!
- Information about the St. John Ambulance Run
- 8:00 am Registration at Oakes Park
- 9:00 am Run/Walk begins
Canada Day Parade – along Victoria to Queen Street ending at St. Clair Avenue
Featuring Pan Am and Para Pan Torch Bearers – Kathleen Hunt, Richard Deschatelets, Robyn Crandall and Shelley Gautier
- 11:00 am Parade begins
- 12:20 pm Parade ends
Main Stage – City Hall
- Hosted by Oren Williamson and Pete Dychtiar
- 12:30 pm Opening Ceremonies and Good Citizen Awards
- 1:00 pm Night Fever
- 2:00 pm Abbamania
- 3:00 pm Thriller
- 4:30 pm Brooklyn Roebuck
- 5:15 pm Andrea Godin
- 5:45 pm Roger Ortega
- 6:30 pm Rebel Coast
- 7:30 pm Matt Wells
- 9:00 pm Entertainment concludes
Scotiabank Children’s Stage (Rosberg Family Park at Queen & Erie)
- 12:00 pm Baby Boogie Family Dance Party
- 12:30 pm Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!
- 1:00 pm Captain Corbin Magic Show
- 1:45 pm Enchanted Princess – Cinderella
- 2:00 pm Mad Science Show
- 2:30 pm Frozen – Princess Elsa (photos following performance)
- 3:00 pm IncrediBrent!
- 3:45 pm Reptile Kingdom
- 4:15 pm Ringmaster K & Kiki the Clown
- 11:00 am – 5:00 am Very Monkey Electronic Animal Rides
- 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Children’s Inflatables, Rock Climbing Wall & Family Mini-Putt
- 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Reptile Kingdom
- 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Face Painting
NO Entry Fee.
Entertainment – Corner of Queen & Ontario
Hosted by Paul, Pat, Judy and Janet
- 12:30 pm The Funny Waiter
- 1:00 pm Pop Sensations
- 1:20 pm Flint & Isabella Show
- 1:40 pm The Funny Waiter
- 2:10 pm Zumba
- 2:20 pm Christian DiStefano
- 2:45 pm Carino Frammartino
- 3:00 pm The Funny Waiter
- 3:30 pm Rumba Gipsy (Flamenco)
Lots of entertainment visit: Niagara Falls
Niagara Parks - Monday, July 1 – Queen Victoria Park!
- 8:00 pm Coca Cola Concert Series at the Illumination Tower Stage
- 10:00 pm Fireworks in Queen Victoria Park
Please note, schedule is subject to change! For more Information visit: Niagara Parks
The city’s 2015 Canada Day Celebration takes place at Rennie Park in Port Dalhousie (60 Lakeport Drive) this year instead of Market Square where there will be LOTS going on.
Here is a list of some of the entertainment:
Noon – opening ceremonies
- Schedule subject to change without notice
- Please bring your own lawn chair (limited seating available)
In the Midway:
Unless stated all activities are free.
- Rock climbing wall
- Pony Rides
- Kids crafts
- Puppet Kissing Booth
- Buskers: Balloon Artists, Magician, Juggler, Stilt Walkers
Other activities planned, free for families, include:
Dominion Day Picnic at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.
Free swimming all day at any of the City’s pools.
For more information visit: St. Catharines
Canada Day celebrations start with a Rotary Club pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. in Simcoe Park and then a BBQ lunch at noon.
The cakewalk parade begins on Queen Street at 3 p.m. from the corner of Simcoe, escorted by the Fort George Fife and Drum Corps and local dignitaries.
Fort George with free admission 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; a Friends of Fort George barbecue at 6 p.m. with an evening program beginning at 6:30 p.m., concluding with a musical fireworks display at 10 p.m.
For more information on the Canada Day Festivities in Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit: The New Friends of Fort George Canada Day event Page.
Canada Day Celebrations in the Battle of Beaverdams Park begin with citizenship ceremony at 1 p.m
Entertainment and food all day for more information visit: City of Thorold
Canada Day celebrations at Memorial Park, 405 Memorial Park Drive starting at 1 pm cake at 2 pm.
Entertainment and food and so much more visit: City of Welland
Harold Black Park is the scene for fun for the whole family starting at 11.
Grande parade from A.K. Wigg School to Harold Black Park, 1 p.m., music and entertainment and fireworks will all be happening go to: Pelham
Optimist Day at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with entertainment; bouncy houses; crafts and vendors; penny sale and much more;
Fireworks at dusk.
For information, visit: Port Colborne
Ceremony to celebrate the flag at Ridgeway Village Square at noon, then over to the Royal Canadian Legion backyard for entertainment, food and fun. Visit: Royal Canadian Legion
Fireworks at dusk . Visit: Fort Erie
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
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