Celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25, Queen Victoria’s birthday weekend is the unofficial start of summer in Canada. Museums, parks, camping grounds reopens across the Country for the summer season.
The weekend is celebrated with fireworks and other fun activities across the province.
So if you want to celebrate the beginning of warm, sunny days (though weather forecasts at the moment says otherwise) with fireworks lighting up the sky, here are 21 places to go in Ontario.
Places are arranged from Ottawa to Windsor.
Fireworks timings are weather dependent. Please verify from official websites, before travelling.
Tulip Mania Fireworks – Ottawa
Victoria day weekend is the perfect weekend for a trip to Ottawa. The Capital is in full bloom with millions of tulips, and the Canadian Tulip Festival is in full swing with all sorts of entertainment. So it is only fitting that the fireworks, aptly called TuliPMania fireworks are set over Dow’s Lake. Enjoy the fireworks while seated among the tulips in Commissioners Park. Details
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 10:00 PM @ Commissioners Park, Ottawa
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Kingston
If you are near this erstwhile capital city, then start your summer season at Lake Ontario Park during the City of Kingston’s annual Victoria Day Celebrations. Enjoy great live entertainment, local food trucks, exciting inflatable activities, face painting and balloon twisting, topped off by a jaw dropping fireworks display. Details
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 9:30 PM @ Ontario Park 920 King St. W. Kingston
Frankford Riverfest Fireworks – Quinte West
Join for the annual Frankford Riverfest at Frankford Tourist Park! This day will be jam-packed activities for the whole family, with a party in the park and fantastic fireworks in the evening.The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with family friend activities ongoing until 4 p.m. There will be axe throwing, a bouncy castle and a rock wall, face painting, balloon twisting, tunes by DJ Leo, Circus Buskers and a craft tent (sponsored by Rose Home Hardware & Quinte West Public Library). Check out the vendor village open with lots of food vendors too!Join us for a PARTY in the PARK starting at 7pm featuring live music by ‘TAILGATE’, a cash bar hosted by the Trenton Kiwanis Club. Details
Jim Rose Memorial Fireworks on Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 10:00 PM @ Frankford Tourist Park, Tourist Park Rd, Frankford
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks Bowmanville – Clarington
Celebrate Victoria Day weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park featuring the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Series.. The weekend’s main attraction is the on-track competition. Details
Fireworks on Saturday, May 18, 2019 | Dusk @ Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Concession Road 10, Bowmanville
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Stouffville
Spectacular fireworks display, food, and fun for the whole family! Details
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 09:30 PM @Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Road, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Vaughan
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 10:00 PM @ Canada’s Wonderland, 9580 Jane St, Vaughan.
Start ‘Em Up Long-Weekend Launch Fireworks – Innisfil
Check out classic car show featuring the Barrie Thunder Classics and Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car Club, live music on the Pier, fun family entertainment, buskers, food trucks, wagon rides, and a local vendor market! Don’t miss out on our spectacular fireworks show over the Marina on Saturday night! Details
Fireworks on Saturday, May 18, 2019 | ~ dusk @ Friday Harbour, 311 Big Bay Point Rd, Innisfil
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Port McNicoll
Join for family fun festival — Portarama Family Festival at Port McNicoll during Victoria day weekend. Signature events include Saturday’s 11 a.m. parade and fireworks at dusk. Details
Fireworks on Saturday, May 18, 2019 | ~ dusk @ Patterson Park,Port McNicoll
Victoria Day Fireworks – Toronto
Celebrate Victoria Day with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics that will definitely impress. The show will feature about 2,000 fireworks, with a spectacular finale. Details
Fireworks on Monday, May, 20, 2019 | ~ 10:00 PM @ Ashbridge’s Bay Park
Victoria Day Fair – Nobleton
The township of King celebrates Victoria Day with a grand Fair at the Village of Nobleton. Fireworks are set of at dusk to cap the celebrations. Details
Fireworks on Monday, May 20 | Dusk @ Dr. William Laceby Arena, 15 Old King Rd, Nobleton
KaboomFest – Milton
Join for a weekend of Family Fun & Excitement! Rides, games, entertainment and 2 days of fireworks! Details
Fireworks on May 19 & 20, 2019 | 10:00 PM @ Milton Fairgrounds, 136 Robert St, Milton
Summer Launch Fireworks – Wasaga Beach
Celebrate the arrival summer with the a full day of fun for everyone at the Beach. We have the MONOWHALES opening for Headliner Virginia to Vegas, BMX Stunt Shows, a rock climbing wall, NURF Battles and more. Be sure to stick around for the Fireworks at Dusk as the town kick of the start of Summer in Wasaga Beach. Details
Fireworks on Saturday, May 18 | Dusk @Beach Area 1, Wasaga Beach
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Blue Mountains
Fireworks on Saturday May 18th | 10:15 PM @ Blue Mountain Village
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Wilmot (Kitchener)
Enjoy spectacular Victoria Day weekend celebrations at New Dundee, a small community in the Township of Wilmot, located south-west of Kitchener. There will be BBQ, Rides for all ages, a Beer garden, Food, Music starting at 5PM from Loose Cannon, KW Collective band & Doug Clayfield, Henna, glitter and airbrush tattoos. Details
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | Dusk @ New Dundee Community Centre 1028 Queen St, New Dundee
Victoria Weekend Fireworks – Conestogo (Woolwich)
By Conestogo Winterbourne Optimists. Details
Fireworks on Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 9:20 PM @ Conestogo Park, Township of Woolwich | $5 per person or $15 per family.
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Hamilton
The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and the City of Hamilton presents Victoria Day Fireworks at the Dundas Driving Park. Details
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 9:30 PM @ Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross Street, Hamilton
Metro Loop Victoria Day Fireworks – Caledonia
Enjoy Victoria Day Sunday with a fantastic fireworks display over the Grand River! Kerr-Boom Pyrotechnics will light up the sky over the Grand River with a fantastic fireworks display in celebration of Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday anniversary. Get a seat early, and close to the Caledonia Dam for best viewing. Details
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | ~ dusk @ Caledonia Dam – 49 Caithness Street West, Kinsmen Park, Caledonia
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – London
Grab the family and head on out to Fanshawe for a spectacular fireworks display hosted by the Fanshawe Optimist Club of London. Details
Fireworks on Monday, May 20, 2019 | Fireworks starts at dusk @ Fanshawe Conservation Area, 1424 Clarke Road, London
Victoria Day Celebrations – Welland
Join for some family fun, music and fireworks to celebrate Victoria Day. Enjoy face painting, 9-hole Mini-Putt Golf Course, Pirate Ship Inflatable, Marshall the Firedog Bouncer and more. Details
Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 9:30PM over the Welland Canal.
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Niagara Falls
Fireworks on May 17 – 20, 2019 | 10:00 PM @ Over the Falls
Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks – Tecumseh
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Beach presents the Annual Victoria Day Fireworks Show. The celebration begins at 6PM with live music, balloon twisters, hot dogs, pop, and treats. Details
Fireworks on Fireworks on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | ~ dusk, approximately 9:30 PM @ Green Acres Optimist Park, 13731 St Gregory’s Rd, Tecumseh