Another year has passed and is once again that time of the year where we look back and celebrate all things Canadian! If you are still trying to decide what to do to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, here is a list of local events and festivities that offer family friendly entertainment and free admission.
Canada Day in Oshawa
Celebrate Canada’s 150th at Lakeview Park Saturday, July 1st in Oshawa. Enjoy an assortment of live entertainment, bands, food, vendors, and displays. This year’s Lakeview Park celebration will also include a photo contest. To enter, take a picture of you and your entourage enjoying the festivities at the lake. Upload it to Instagram with the tag #OshCelebrates to win!
Canada Day in Whitby
Whitby’s Canada Day and County Town Carnival party on July 1st features live entertainment, food vendors, and community displays. There will be jumping castles, carnival games, a petting zoo, face painting, waterski shows and more. With a selection of great local food and vendors, there will be plenty of things to enjoy.
Canada Day in Clarington
On July 1st, Clarington has several celebrations planned in Bowmanville, Newcastle, and Orono. With entertainment and displays ranging from rock climbing to horse and buggy rides, there is something for every family to enjoy.
Canada Day in Uxbridge
Join Uxbridge’s Canada Day in Elgin Park on July 1st. Enjoy blacksmithing demonstrations, hands-on exotics, horse and wagon rides, balloon animals, kids activities, food vendors and fireworks!
Canada Day in Collingwood
Stop by the Collingwood Festival for Canada from June 30th to July 2nd in Downtown Collingwood and enjoy pancake breakfast, kids fishing derby, farmers market, water activities, Lumberjack show and much more. With so much to do, it is sure to be a hit with the entire family!
Canada Day in Stouffville
Visit the Stouffville Strawberry Festival & Canada Day Fireworks from June 30th to July 2nd. Celebrate rural agriculture with carnival, and games! Enjoy a Made-in-Canada Music Party, Strawberry Pie and Jam contest and various children friendly fun and games. For the full list of planned events check out their event schedule.
Canada Day in North York
Party like it’s 1867 at Black Creek Pioneer Village, interact with farm animals and experience the customs and lifestyle of the first Canadians. This Canada Day Celebration runs from July 1st to 3rd. Admission on July 1st is free for all visitors, with children receiving an additional free entry on the 2nd and 3rd.
Canada Day in Toronto
This weekend, Ontario Place is holding a Heritage Ontario Festival from June 30th to July 3rd. This free 4-day Ontario150 festival will celebrate Ontario’s vast history and includes heritage activities, food, drinks, and entertainment.
Ontario 150th Celebrations
For more family fun that can continue throughout the summer, be sure to download your 2017 Family Fun Pass from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. In celebration of the 150th anniversary, the fun pass now allows two kids free admission to 18 provincial attractions with a paying adult or senior.
Whatever you get up to for Canada’s Birthday, be sure to enjoy it in Red and White style! Happy 150th Birthday Canada.