Wow, where do we event start?! There is so much to celebrate this weekend: School’s out for the summer, local community outdoor pools open this weekend, the weather is going to be perfect, and, it’s our beautiful country’s birthday! Oh, Canada, how we love you. To help you celebrate Canada’s birthday, our local communities are planning so many fun-filled festivities to keep you, your family and friends living that good summer life this weekend. Keep reading for our roundup of weekend events, and have a safe and happy #longweekend!
The Ancaster Village BIA welcomes families for a Canada Day Celebration on Saturday evening with fun-filled activities and a fireworks display. The event starts at 8 p.m. and is presented by the businesses of the Ancaster Village; fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m.
Now in its 6th season, Centro Market is Burlington’s food focused farmer’s market, established with the goal of fostering community while connecting people with fresh healthy food and to the wonderful folks that grow and produce it in the area. Shop local on Sundays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 437 Brant St. Celebrate Canada Day at Spencer Smith Park on Monday from 2 – 10 p.m. Bring your national pride and enjoy free Canadian-inspired activities and entertainment all day in the park. Fireworks display to follow.
Celebrate Canada’s birthday with the Caledonia Regional Chamber of Commerce for an entire day of festivities. This annual celebration will feature a community breakfast, parade, inflatable rides, shopping and food. Stroll the grounds shopping for unique items, and enjoy traditional festival-food. In addition, Caledonia Canada Day will boast a main stage featuring local entertainment. A huge fireworks display will take place over the Caledonia Fairgrounds at dusk.
Take part in the Canada Day BBQ and Open House at the Dundas Legion with your family on Monday from 3-6 p.m. Canada Day birthday cake cutting is at 4 p.m.
This Saturday to Monday, It’s Your Festival returns for its 50th anniversary in Gage Park. Founded in 1969 by the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council, this festival celebrates diverse cultural heritage throughout Canada.
Participate in the summer kick-off beach festival at Wild Waterworks on Saturday. Splash around and enjoy a day filled with fun in the sun! Enjoy all that Wild Waterworks has to offer! Save $3.00 off regular admission when you wear your Hawaiian shirt!
Enjoy a spectacular military musical celebration and experience a tradition that celebrates 25 years in Dundurn Park! Feel the thrill as the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform in front of Dundurn Castle for the Canada Day Military Tattoo. Catch a glimpse of the red coated defenders of Canada West at Ridgeway during the Fenian Raid of 1866, as the 13th Battalion Ceremonial Guard takes to the field. This is a free outdoor event taking place on July 1st from 5- 7 p.m.
The third annual Canada Day 2019 in Winona at Lake Pointe Park features food, entertainment and fireworks, including face painting, a bouncy castle and entertainment. Donations will be collected for the charity Friends with Hearts. Event runs from 4 – 10 p.m. on Monday.
Oh Canada Ribfest takes place over the Canada Day weekend every year in Waterdown’s Memorial Park. Come out for the ribs and stay for the live music, vendors and family activities. There will be a fireworks display on Sunday at dusk.
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