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Waterloo Region Celebrates Canada Day

Waterloo Region Celebrates Canada Day

Waterloo Region Celebrates Canada Day

Celebrate Canada Day with Waterloo Region! With so many celebrations taking place in our community, you’ll find something perfect for your family. See the list of Canada Celebrations taking place July 1.

Celebrate Canada Day in Waterloo

Canada Day at UWaterloo

Location: Columnia Fields/ Columbia Lake
Time: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Hosted by the University of Waterloo, this event is run by volunteer students. Event includes: family activities, live enetertainment, food fair and beer garden, fireworks around 10:00pm
Entertainment for all Ages
Free admission
For more formation visit the event Website

Canada Day Celebrations with Five Rings Taekwondo

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location:550 Parkside Dr., Waterloo
Come celebrate Canada Day with Five Rings Taekwondo. Fun for the whole family which includes a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castles, carnival games and prizes, BBQ, bake sale, raffles, Taekwondo demonstrations, free classes running all day. All proceeds raised are to help fund our amazing Taekwondo competitive team represent Waterloo in future national tournaments.
Learn more about the Canada Day Carnival here.

Celebrate Canada Day in Kitchener

Canada Day in DTK

Time: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Downtown Kitchener
Visit Downtown Kitchener for a Canada Day like no other! Live music featuring THE GLORIOUS SONS and performances by local bands and touring Canadian bands (Matt Weidinger with Cheryl Lescom and Gary Cain Band, Modern Space, Kiki Rowe and Joceln Alice).
This event offers beer gardens, and a food market with downtown Kitchener’s best food and drink. Then enjoy fireworks off the roof of City Hall!
For the full schedule and more information, visit the website.

Then the Canada Day celebration continues on Saturday at the Kitchener Market. Learn more here.

Canada Day at Waterloo Region Museum

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Locations: Waterloo Region Museum (Doon)
Free admission gives you access to the museum and the living history village for the fun family events. This includes: musical entertainment and fun games (croquet and horseshoes)
Waterloo Region Museum’s volunteer Heritage Singers will be performing in the Freeport Church from 11-12:30 and 1:30-3:00
BBQ lunch will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own picnic.
Free Admission
For more information, visit the website.

Canada Day Long Weekend at Bingemans Big Splash

Location: Bingemans
Buy a 2 day pass and get the third day for free ($55.90) Canada Day long weekend only.
To purchase passes visit the website.

Canada Day Celebration at Joseph Snider Haus

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Joseph Snider Haus
The House that Joseph built turns 200 this Summer. Stop by for the celebration. Cake at 1:00 and a Commemorative aerial photo at 2:00. Special guests include: Woodworker Russ Pound, Archaeologist Eva MacDonald and Culinary Historian Carolyn Blackstock
Visit the website to see the full schedule.

Celebrate Canada Day at Woodside National Historic Site

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Woodside National Historic Site, Kitchener
Fun with games and activities at the boyhood home of Canada’s 10th Prime Minister. Citizenship & Immigration’s Canada Day citizenship ceremony at 2:00.
Free site admission.
Learn more about this event here.

Celebrate Canada Day in Cambridge

Riverside Park

Time: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Riverside Park, Cambridge
The Canada Day parade starts at 1:00pm at the corners of King and Bishop Streets in Preston. This year’s parade Marshall is Fitz ‘The Whip’ Vanderpool! Plus there are activities for the whole family including a children’s area with lots of fun, live entertainment, PWA Pro Wrestling, singing of the National Anthem and then FIREWORKS!
Learn more about this event here.

Celebrate Canada Day in Cambridge with Calvary

Time: 6:00pm
Location: 127 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge
This celebration includes fun games, carnival treats, music, jumping castle, special prize and giveaways & more. Then enjoy a MASSIVE firework display!
For more information, visit the website.

Canada Day Celebration at McDougall Cottage

Time: Noon – 5:00pm
Location: McDougall Cottage
Join the celebration wtih refreshments, crafts, tours, treats and more.
Admission by donation
For more information, visit the websitee.


Friday Night Movies Under The Stars at Shade’s Mill

Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Shade’s Mill (Avenue Road, Cambridge)
Sit back and watch a movie under the stars. July 1 will be a screening of Transformers. Enjoy the outdoor flick in the new outdoor ampitheatre at Shade’s Mills Park.
Movie is free with park admission.
Learn more about this event and see other Friday night movies here.

More Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day Train Excursion

Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Location: St. Jacob’s Market Station to Elmira
Take a ride on the railway at 1:00pm on Canada Day. The train departs from Market Station in St. Jacob’s and takes a journey on a round trip to Elmira.
Note: This is a 2-3 hour event, including photography and video opportunities.
Free for children under 2
For tickets and more information, please visit the website.

New Hamburg Canada Day Celebrations

Time: 10:30am – 11:00pm
Location: W. J. Scott Park, New Hamburg
Canada Day Brunch, Classic Car Open House, Optimist Food Tent, Activities for the kids all day including bouncy castles, face painting and games, beverage tent, Erick Traplin shows, New Hamburg Citizen’s Band, Ceremonial Walk & Parade, Centre Stage Dance Group, Duck Race, Dirty Old Men perform and Fireworks.
See the full schedule here.