Why you can’t miss Canada Day here in Halton region

For me, there’s nothing quite like kicking off the summer with family and friends on Canada Day.  Across Halton, Canada Day celebrations are in full swing from morning till night.  There is something for everyone, from parades to duck races, bouncy castles to rock concerts, yoga to museum tours. Deciding what to do will be the hardest part!

canada day flag

And of course, a big celebration and salute to our amazing nation has to end in style!         At night, grab your blankets and watch the professionals light up the sky with a magical fireworks show.  Who doesn’t love fireworks?

Here’s what’s on in Halton this Canada Day…

Burlington: 

The Joseph Brant Museum

Canada Day Strawberry Social ~By the Lake~

1240 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlingtonvanilla ice cream with strawberries

Time:  11 a.m. – 4 p.m. –  Details

  • Fresh strawberries and  ice cream
  • Live stage entertainment
  • Festive games and crafts
  • Historic interpretation
  • Museum tours
  •  Teen Tour band

Spencer Smith Park- Waterfront   

1400 Lakeshore Road

Time: noon till 10 p.m. – Details

Fireworks at 10 p.m.Father and Son on Canada Day

  • Teen Tour Band
  • Chinese performing arts
  • Singers
  • Symphony
  • Yoga
  • VR PRO 5 km run
  • Dog show
  • Face painting, balloon animals, stilt walkers

 Oakville:

Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park

2368 Lakeshore Road West, BronteiStock_000054871136Small

Time: 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. – Details

Fireworks at dusk

  • Inflatable bouncy castles
  • Beer and food garden
  • Vendors
  • Musical performances

Milton: 

Milton Fairgrounds

136 Roberts Street

Time: 9-11:30 a.m, Veterans’ Breakfast

"Milton, Canada- July 1, 2011: Canadian war veterans of various ages gather to watch new citizenship ceremony in Milton, Ontario, Canada. The ceremony involved the swearing in of new Canadian citizens and took place on Canada Day, July 1st, 2011. The veterans dressed in ceremonial garments, decorated in medals awarded to them during their respective tours of duty in various divisions of the Canadian forces."

11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Various events –Details

Fireworks at 10 p.m.

  • Veterans’ Breakfast/Parade
  • Citizenship ceremonies
  • Milton Chinese arts society
  • Dance, singing, drum show
  • Stunt show
  • Reptile store
  • Petting zoo
  • Jugglers, carnival rides
  • Pan Am/Parapan AM Zone

Halton Hills: 

Village of Glen WilliamsNumerous yellow rubber ducks floating on the lake

Glen Williams Park

509 Main Street, Glen Williams

Time: 12:00 p.m. – Details

  • Breakfast in the park
  • Parade
  • Annual rubber duck race

Parade route: Alexander and Confederation, ends at St. John’s United Church.

Acton: 

Prospect Park Canada day

30 Park Avenue

Time: 6 p.m. -10 p.m. –  Details

Fireworks at dusk

  • Concert and cake in the park

 

So start making that to-do list, gather your crew and join your neighbours for an exciting day to remember!  If you can’t make it out this Canada Day, there are plenty of other free festivals and events  happening across Halton all summer long.  Plan for a great day together and be sure to check for  heat/smog  and beach water safety alerts  before you heading out.

Enjoy and I’ll see you there! #proudtobecanadian

Do you know of any other great local Canada Day celebrations?

Please share them with us.

For parenting information or to speak with a Public Health Nurse (every Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) simply dial 311 or 905-825-6000.

About Carolyn Wilkie, RN

For most of my nursing years I have been out in the community supporting new parents on their fabulous and sometimes crazy journey into parenthood! I love working as part of the HaltonParents team. I have 2 sweet boys, who continue to amaze and surprise me everyday. So glad we could connect.
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