Happy Canada Day!  Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country, Canada within the British Empire.  To help you celebrate this day there is a lot going on in the region so let’s take a look…


St. Catharines:

-Family entertainment
Rennie Park in Port Dalhousie
12 P.M. to 4 P.M.

The opening ceremonies begin with the town crier, greetings from local dignitaries, O Canada sung by Melissa Shriner and Fort Erie Native Drummers

Entertainment Includes:
The Puppet Tamer – 12:30 P.M. to 1 P.M.
Broken Cadence – 1 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Elton Lammie – 2 to 4 P.M.

A Midway with Bouncers, games, a rock climbing wall, pony Rides, kids crafts, puppet Kissing Booth, a Canada Day Photo Booth and Buskers: Balloon Artists, Magician, Juggler, Stilt Walkers

Free swimming at all city pools


Dominion Day Picnic 
11 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Celebrate Canada Day at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

Merritt Park Family Fun Zone
All activities between 3:30-6:30pm

Niagara Falls:

Canada Day Parade begins with Parka from Parks Canada as Grand Marshall and ends at Queen Street and St. Clair Avenue.

11 A.M. to 12 P.M.

-Main Stage at City Hall on Queen Street

Free birthday cake, entertainment, free caricatures, free face painting, free Henna tattoos and a free raffle at City Hall

12:30 P.M. to 9 P.M.

-Niagara Arts Showcase
Queen Street and St. Clair Avenue to Ontario Street

-Car Show
Queen Street from Victoria Avenue to Crysler Avenue


Niagara Falls Concert Band 
Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue
10 A.M. to 11 A.M.

-Canada Day at Niagara Parks

Night time by the Falls in Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Parks – Entertainment & Fireworks

6:45 P.M. – Cake Cutting Ceremony & Entertainment.

8:00 P.M. – Coca Cola Concert Series at the Illumination Tower Stage.

10:00 P.M. – Fireworks in Queen Victoria Park.


-Welland Market Square 
2 P.M. to 6 P.M.

-Fireworks Over Bridge 13
Will start around 9:50 P.M.

Niagara On The Lake:

King St Gallery Presents: Ray Cutts Exhibition
Opening Reception from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.
153 King St.

Canada Day Celebrations at Fort George
10 A.M. to 9 P.M.

Canada Day Parade
Starting at 2:45 P.M.
Goes along Queen Street and ends at Simcoe Park


-Battle of Beaverdams Park
12:30 P.M. – Opening Ceremonies Singing of O Canada
12:45 P.M. – Free Cupcakes Decorate Your Bike Contest
1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. – Mad Science Niagara
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. – Niagara Inflatables
1:15 P.M. -Calvin the Magician
1:50 P.M. – Mini Town Criers
2:15 P.M. – Calvin the Magician
3:30 P.M. – Thorold Reed Band
5:00 P.M. – Spencer MacKenzie
6:30 P.M. – Renegade
8:15 P.M. – Jack DeKeyzer
10:15 P.M. – Fireworks


Port Colborne:

-Optimist’s Day In The Park
11:00 AM – 12:30 P.M. – Music and Performance Niagara Students Perform on Stage
12:30 – 1:00 P.M.- Puppet Show
1:00 – 2:00 P.M. – Magic by Gil
2:00 – 2:30 P.M. – Welcome from Mayor Maloney, Joel Longfellow sings “O” Canada, Canada Day Cake
2:30 – 3:00 P.M. – Phil Bosley
3:30 – 4:00 P.M. – Performance by Tara’s Highland Dancers
4:00 – 5:00 P.M. – Dance FX Studio
5:00 – 5:45 P.M. – Phil Bosley
6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Concert by Off the Grid

Fireworks  at Dusk

Fort Erie:

-Canada Day Fireworks
Beatrice St. and Lakeshore Rd.
Fireworks at dusk.


– Harold Black Park
11:00 A.M – Rotary Club Children’s Activities (until 5:00PM) Food & Beverage Vendors
1:00 P.M. – Grand Parade from A.K. Wigg School to Harold Black Park
2:00 P.M. – Opening Ceremonies & singing of the National Anthem
2:20 P.M. – Free Birthday Cake (while quantities last)
2:30 P.M. – Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
4:00 P.M. – Poutine Eating Contest sponsored by the Fonthill Lions Club
5:30 P.M. – Krusher BMX Stunt Team 7:00PM Krusher BMX Stunt Team

10:15 P.M. – Fireworks

-Peace Park
2:20 P.M. – Free Birthday Cake (while quantities last) 
2:30 P.M. – Musical entertainment by Honest Frankie (until 4:00PM)


-Entertainment from 1-10 p.m. at Charles Daley Park
1:00 P.M. – The British Invasion Band
3:00 P.M. – Opening Ceremonies
3:30 P.M. – Beamsville Music Studio
4:30 P.M. – Ashtar Avatar – Magician
5:00 P.M. – Mad Science
5:45 P.M. – The Believers
6:45 P.M. – Jeff Brown
7:45 P.M. – JONESY

10:00 P.M. – Garden City Display Fireworks


-Canada Day at The Grimsby Museum
From 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Free Admission to the Museum’s exhibits
Musical Entertainment
Canada Day Cupcakes at noon
Bouncy Castles Barbeque Face Painting


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