Canada Day 2018

June 22, 2018

Get set to celebrate Canada Day across Niagara in the weekend leading up to July 1, 2018.

If you are visiting the region, you can be assured of a wonderful time! It doesn’t matter which part of Niagara you are touring, as there are celebrations lined up across the region. Enjoy fireworks, delicious food, live entertainment, family fun and a range of activities from Friday to Sunday. Immerse yourself in the festivities, fervour and fun!

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Niagara Falls

Mingle with the locals for the Canada Day Celebration and Parade in Niagara Falls. Many activities are completely free! Events include Jazz After 4 at City Hall on June 29.

Experience a live music event with 10 artists and bands on June 30 with Busk 4 a Cause on the stage outside the City Hall from 1.00 p.m. onwards.

On July 1, the entire day is packed with amazing events.

These include:

  • 1Km & 5Km Run/Walk
  • Performance by the Niagara Falls Concert Band
  • Canada Day Parade, the opening ceremony, and live entertainment
  • Other highlights include a car show, art show, food vendors, and the Scotiabank Children’s Zone.

Besides this, watch the night sky light up with a display of fireworks at the Queen Victoria Park. You can also see the glorious waterfalls illuminated every hour for 15 minutes.

St Catharines

If you are in St Catharines, you can spend July 1 celebrating the Canada Day festivities. The fun starts at noon in Rennie Park, Port Dalhousie. Events include live music by Niagara-based bands including The Montebellos, and The Athertones. Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer, and dance troupes such as the White Pine Dancers too will entertain the crowds. Kids can have a fun time with pony rides, kids crafts, and a rock climbing wall. Relish scrumptious food including sausages and hamburgers, and sip on beverages during your day out. Later at night, you can see a wonderful fireworks’ display from Jaycee Park or Rennie Park.

Welland

Enjoy the Canada Day celebrations at Merritt Park in Welland where there are activities at the amphitheatre, park, in the water, and some superb live music acts too.

The festivities begin at 3 p.m. Groove to the music of bands and artists such as Jessica Wilson and Pink Floyd Niagara from the afternoon till night. Take your kids to the park for face painting, arts and crafts, inflatables, and KubKar racing.

If you like being on the water, head to the King Street Docks to use the paddle boards, pedal boats, canoes, and kayaks for free! Foodies can grab a bite at the food trucks on King Street.

Wrap up the Canada Day festivities by watching the fireworks’ display at 9:50 p.m.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Begin Canada Day at Simcoe Park with a lip-smacking pancake breakfast. Watch the parade with the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps bringing in the birthday cake. Proceed to Fort George where admission is free on July 1! Snack on hot dogs, hamburgers and other food. The Kiddie Militia and Drill will enable kids to understand the life of a soldier during the war. Artillery demonstrations and historical music performances too are part of the evening.

Afterwards, the Howling Horns: an 8-piece horn band will entertain you with their live music.

At 10 p.m. the night sky above Fort George will come to life with a musical fireworks’ display.

Lincoln

If you happen to be in Lincoln during Canada Day, you can have a great time with all the celebrations lined up for the day. Make your way to Charles Daley Park, in Jordan where all the action will take place. The fun starts at 1 p.m. with a performance by Beamsville Music Studios.

Afterwards, the opening ceremony gets underway with flag raising and a cake. Other highlights during the afternoon and evening include the Mad Science Show, and live music by Riley Michaels, Off the Record, and Jonesy.

Fun activities for kids include:

  • Face painting
  • Climbing wall
  • Inflatable bouncers

    The celebrations end with a dazzling display of fireworks at 10 p.m.

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