Canada Day Long Weekend Events & Activities in and around Hamilton – June 30 to July 2, 2017
Enjoy pancake breakfasts, watch a Parade, be entertained by great bands, and see spectacular fireworks!
A list of Canada Day celebrations, fireworks, long weekend events and festivals happening across Hamilton, Brantford, and Caledonia.
Canada Day Celebrations
Canada Day Weekend Events
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- Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton @ July 1 | 10:00 PM
- Lion’s Park, Lynden @ July 1 | Dusk
- Dofasco Recreation Park, Hamilton @ July 1 | Dusk
- Waterdown Memorial Park @ July 1 | Dusk
- Steve Brown Sports Complex/Lion’s Park, Brantford @ July 1 | 10:30 PM
- Fairview School, Brantford – June 30 @ Dark
- Caledonia Fairgrounds, Caledonia @ July 1 | 9:45 PM
- King William Park, St.George @ July 1 | 10:00 PM
- Burford Fairgrounds, 6 Park Ave @ June 30, 2017 | Dusk
1. City of Hamilton Canada Day Celebrations
Enjoy food trucks, family-friendly fun, and a spectacular live music line-up presented by RBC featuring Canadian artists.
The celebration will conclude with a dazzling fireworks finale, set to an orchestral arrangement performed live by Maestro Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
Featured artists: Jully Black, Steve Strongman and Sarah Slean.
Fireworks accompanied live by Maestro Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. Details
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Opening Ceremony on the RBC Stage | 03:00 PM
Family friendly programming | 03:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Sarah Slean | 5:45 PM
Jully Black | 7:30 PM
Maestro Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada | 9:15 PM
Fireworks | 10:00 PM
Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton
Pier 4 Park, Leander Drive, Hamilton
2. Lynden Canada Day
Parade, Fireworks, variety of entertainment, assorted activities, and kids’ games, Pinewood Derby and more! Details
Saturday, July 1st, 2017 | 11:00 AM to Dusk
Parade | 11:00 AM
Fireworks display | Dusk
Parade: Main street through the village, finishing up at the Lion’s Park.
At Lion’s Park: food booths, entertainment, assorted activities, and kids’ games until late afternoon. Pinewood Derby
3. Stoney Creek Canada Day
The day’s activities focus on children’s entertainment with a sprawling offer of bouncy castles, water games, face painting, live music, food and more. The day ends with the region’s most renowned firework show. Details
Saturday, July 1st, 2017 | 03:00 PM to Dusk
Dofasco Recreation Park,
361 First Road East, Hamilton
4. Caledonia Canada Day
Caledonia Canada Day features the most thrilling adventure rides around, plus bouncers and games for kids and toddlers, Cool + Classic Car Show, Beer Garden, Food, Music and more Caledonia has one of the best Canada Day fireworks displays in Southern Ontario! For Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017, we’re making our display bigger! Details
Saturday, July 1st, 2017
The Parade | 10:30 AM
Midway | 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Carshow | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Firework display | 9:45 PM
The Parade: McKinnon Park Secondary School. The route follows Haddington Street to Argyle St. S., across the bridge to Caithness St. E.. The Parade ends at Aberdeen Street.
Best view of fireworks: main stage area (in front of the Grandstands) and in the Grandstands, Caledonia Fairgrounds
5. Brantford’s Canada Day Celebration
Join Brantford’s biggest celebration with a day full of fun featuring a free rock concert and dazzling fireworks display to celebrate Canada Day 150. Events will include Campbell’s Amusement Midway, Great Canadian Eats, Brantford’s Rotary Beer Tent, The Marketplace, ‘Made in Ontario’ Indoor Exhibit, Independent Pro Wrestling, Helicopter Rides and more!
On Friday, June 30, Ontario Day will be celebrated in Brantford with a kick of Country! Music on the stage starts with Ty Baynton from Waterdown Ontario and continues with The Abrams. Ontario, Canada country sensation Jason McCoy headlines Ontario Day to kick-off the weekend of celebrations for Brantford.
The Tea Party headlines the entertainment on July 1 followed by fireworks as residents are invited to celebrate their pride for the nation at Brantford’s Canada Day 150 Celebration.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Ty Baynton | 6:30 PM
The Abrams | 7:50 PM
Jason McCoy | 9:20 PM
Saturday, July 1st, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies | 12:30 PM
Robbie & Matthew | 12:40 PM
Johannes Linstead | 1:45 PM
Brad Roberts | 2:50 PM
The Northern Pikes | 4:05 PM
Teenage Head | 5:20 pm Act:
The Spoons | 6:30 PM
Junkhouse with Tom Wilson | 7:50 PM
The Tea Party | 9:15 PM
Firework display | 10:30 PM
Steve Brown Sports Complex/Lions Park,
20 Edge Street, Brantford
Free Shuttle Services will be available on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
On-site parking: $5
6. Canada Day 150 in St. George
Join us in the village of St. George as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Start off the day at the Firehall for a pancake breakfast hosted by our firefighters and St. George Lions. There is time to go home and help the kids decorate their bicycles for the contest which will be judged on Main St. in the afternoon. Entertainment will start on Main St. at noon. Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead will be offering tours of the home on Blue Lake Road and offering horse and carriage rides in downtown St. George. South Dumfries Historical Society will be offering historical walking tours and there will of course be birthday cake! Plan on dinner at the Legion where a delicious fish fry will be happening. As always our firefighters will treat us to fantastic fireworks at night. Details
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Pancake Breakfast | 8:00 AM–11:00 PM.
St.George Canada Day 150 Parade | 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
“Fire & Thunder”Fireworks | 10:00 PM
Various Venues, St George
Pancake Breakfast @ Firehall
Fireworks @ King William Park
7. Canada Day 150 Party in Burford
On June 30, come enjoy music by The Nelson Family and the beautiful fair grounds and Canada Day party on July 1. Events include Horse Rides – Burford Saddle Club, Face Painting, Free Lunch – Pop / Hot Dogs / Chocolate Milk / Ice Cream, Bouncy Castles & Children’s activities, Tools & artifacts from 100 yrs ago – Historical Society and more!Details
Friday, June 30, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Fireworks | Dusk
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 08:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Burford Fairgrounds, 6 Park Ave
1. Parade of Sail
The majestic Tall Ships are returning to Pier 8 – following their hugely successful visit back in the summer of 2013. The Tall Ships Parade of Sail is a must-see spectacle as the 11 vessels navigate around the Harbour in single file formation before docking at Pier 8. Details
Friday, June 30, 2017 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Vantage points to watch the parade include Pier 8, Bayfront & Pier 4 Parks, York Boulevard Bridge, Burlington Canal and Fisherman’s Pier, Eastport Drive, and LaSalle and Bayshore Parks in Burlington.
2. Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta
Get onboard for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation and welcome the tall ships to Hamilton! Explore the tall ship decks or try your hand at the wheel. In addition to free deck tours and cruises on July 1, visitors will enjoy free family-friendly and nautical-themed activities, and a plethora of food trucks and Pier 8 restaurants open all day long. Details
July 1, 2017
Free Deck Tours | 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Nautical-themed activities | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Pier 8, 57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
Free Tickets are not required as deck tours are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Harbour cruises ticketed.
3. Canada Day Military Tattoo
Come and 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. 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 the field. Details
Saturday, July 01, 2017 | 5:00 PM
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Blvd., Hamilton
4. H.M.C.S. HAIDA
Celebrate this special milestone birthday on Canada’s most decorated warship. Enjoy cake pops and refreshments and participate in fun-packed activities for the entire family!. Details
Saturday, July 01, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
658 Catharine Street North, Hamilton
5. Waterdown Oh Canada Ribfest
Oh Canada Ribfest takes place on Canada Day weekend every year, in Waterdown’s Memorial Park. Come out for the ribs and stay for the live music, vendors in the Rotary Marketplace and family activities. This year’s events include The Mattamy Homes Family Movie, the Lafarge-CIBC Fireworks on Canada day, the Ribfest Skate Jam, and the Dream Centre Family Fun Zone! All proceeds go to projects sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Flamborough AM and Waterdown. Details
June 30 – July 3, 2017
Lafarge-CIBC Fireworks – Friday July 1 at dusk in the SE baseball diamond @ Dusk
June 30 | 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM
July 1 | 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
July 2 | 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
July 3 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Waterdown Memorial Park
6. It’s Your Festival
Festival organised by Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council. Food, entertainment, games, contests Canada Day ceremony, Foods of the World, Arts & Crafts, Canada Day Baby Contest,
Beer Gardens, Midway & Pony Rides, Puppet Shows & Magicians and more!
June 30, 2017 to July 02, 2017
Gage Park, Hamilton
Free/ Parking: $10.
7. Super Series Lacrosse
2nd Largest lacrosse tournament in Canada.
June 30, 2017 to July 02, 2017
91 Chedmac Drive, Hamilton
8. Hot Jazz on the Water
Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Dominic Mancuso will be presenting a multi-lingual repertoire taken from his last two cds; the Juno awarded ‘World Music Album of the Year’ – Comfortably Mine and his internationally acclaimed Sub Urban Gypsy. His brand of world fusion incorporates elements of World/Jazz with Roots/Folk, underscored by an infectious on-stage energy and zeal for storytelling. “His voice is nothing less than lusty, emotive, and freighted with passionate sincerity.” ~Graham Pilsworth, Atlantic Jazz FestivalDetails
Friday, June 30, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive
$15 to $29
9. Ottawa Street BIA – Canada Day
Celebrate Canada Day with us on Ottawa Street, dress in red and white, take part in activities for the whole family and be sure to stop by the Parkette for some free cake!
Friday, June 30, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
East Kiwanis Place Parkette
236 Ottawa Street North
Adults, $10 Children, $5
10. Leander Boat Club Canada Day Regatta
Join us for a regatta, BBQ and tours of our club house in celebration of the Leander Boat Club’s 90th Anniversary and Canada’s sesquicentennial. Details
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Leander Boat Club, 50 Leander Drive
11. Rotary Club of Dundas Pancake Day
Start your Canada Day with a traditional breakfast of pancakes, sausages and syrup served up by local dignitaries. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a piece of Canada Flag cake prepared by the Village Bakery, enjoy truly Canadian entertainment, face painting, and a visit from a Royal Canadian Policeman. Details
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross Street
Adults, $10 Children, $5
12. Canada Day Picnic in the Park
Join the Greensville Optimists for their annual Canada Day Picnic at Websters Falls to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. There will be entertainment, games, prizes and the Optimist food truck with the best fries in Hamilton.
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM M
Webster Falls, Harvest Road
Adults, $10 Children, $5
13. Bell Summer Theatre Festival
2017 is our 10th anniversary season and we will be bringing the Bell Summer Theatre Festival to our audiences once again. This year we will be opening our season with our hilarious version of the original tale, definitely not Disney’s! Snow White and Not The Usual Dwarves by Paul Amato and Directed by Victoria Hudson-Muir.
Festival: July 1 to August 27, 2017
Snow White and Not The Usual Dwarves: Saturday, July 1 | 4 PM
Sunday, July 2 | 7:30 PM
Monday, July 3 | 4 PM
July 6, 7 and 8, 13, 14 and 15th | 7:30 PM
Bell Homestead National Historic Site, 94 Tutela Heights Road
14. Canada 150 Celebration Weekend
Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation! Families can join the Confederation Marine Modellers, the Canadian Modeling Association for Meccano and Allied Systems, the Hamilton Model Engineering Club and the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Enjoy the great variety of boats, visit with the builders and operators as they cruise around the pond. Catch a ride on a miniature train on the scale model railway. Marvel at moving Meccano models and working model engines and take a walk through the 1859 steam powered Pump-House – a truly memorable historical experience. Details
July 1 to 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site
900 Woodward Avenue
15. Canada Day at Wild Waterworks
Celebrate Canada Day at Wild Waterworks with flags, pins, stickers. Join in the fun with Canada themed games and contests!
Saturday, July 1, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wild Waterworks, 680 Van Wagners Beach Road,
Service persons receive free entry and those wearing red and white will receive $3.00 off admission at the gate not applicable with sundown rates.
16. A Place to Belong
It’s the Canada 150 birthday weekend! On Sunday July 2, Hamilton Community Foundation is marking the occasion by inviting you to discover all that Hamilton has to offer. Come out and enjoy more than 40 recreational, cultural, historical and conservation sites across the city — all for free! Have a swim, go for a picnic or enjoy our museums and world class gardens. From Dundas to Stoney Creek, downtown to the mountain, opening doors is just another way that HCF is creating a vibrant, inclusive Hamilton — a place where everyone belongs. Details
Sunday, July 02, 2017 | Various attractions
Various Venues, Hamilton – 40 recreational, cultural, historical and conservation sites.
17. Party Like It’s 1939!
A 1930s style Carnival is planned on the manicured gardens around Whitehern. Experience games, refreshments, prizes and entertainment, free for the whole family. Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation was the Honourable Thomas McQuesten, Minister of Highways and builder of the QEW. Details
Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Whitehern Historic House & Garden
41 Jackson Street West
18. Music at Fieldcote
Enjoy a memorable outdoor performance at the band shell. Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with special guest Micheal Dunston. Juno-winning Canadian jazz stalwarts, bassist Paul Novotny and pianist Robi Botos welcome the award winning jazz-soul vocalist Michael Dunston, celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with music and stories that treasure Canadian culture and community.Details
Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
64 Sulphur Springs Road
19. Festival of Nusardil
The Nusardil Festival featuring Hamilton’s largest water balloon fight is back again this year with more water activities, music and more balloons, a free fun event for the whole family. A large replica of the beautiful Gates of Ishtar will feature bricks containing the stories of Assyrian immigration to Hamilton, we also invite festival attendants to add their own immigration stories to Canada. This years festival features “150 Stories: The Assyrian Road to Freedom, Our Paths to Canada” a community exhibit as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. Details
Monday, July 03, 2017 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
T.B. McQuesten Park
1199 Upper Wentworth Stree