Canada Day is right around the corner. As in, it’s taking place on Monday July 1st! Not only does that mean a much-needed long weekend, but also means a raucous party at Celebration Square.
The annual shindig at Celebration Square is back again this year and takes place from 2 PM to 10:30 PM, so a full day of entertainment and excitement. That means lots of food, face painting, a photo mosiac, a bubble machine, graffiti art, and live entertainment from the likes of Leaving Thomas, Big Smoke Brass Band, and the award-winning rock group, Marianas Trench.
There’s often a crowd of as many as 100,000 joining the fun at Celebration Square, so be sure to get there good and early if you want to partake. Of course, the event is free to everyone, so it’s great way to spend the weekend with family and friends. The full schedule can be found below!
4:30pm – Official Ceremony with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and participate in the Canadian Citizenship reaffirmation oath
4:55pm – Paul Edward Costa & Pujita Verma, Poet Laureate & Youth Poet Laureate
5:45pm – Logan Staats, winner of the CTV’s “The Launch”
7:00pm – Leaving Thomas, pop country duo
8:00pm – Sickick, masked hip-hop mash-up DJ
9:00pm – Marianas Trench, multi-award nominated pop rock group
10:05pm – Fireworks Presented by Tim Hortons
True North Stage
2:00pm to 4:30pm – Big Smoke Brass Band, Brigit O’Regan & DJ Brendan Duke
2:00pm to 6:00pm – Face Painting
Live 3-D & Graffiti Art
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Photo Mosaic Wall
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Camp Canuck Kids Zone
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Of course, with events taking place throughout the city for Canada Day, that means there will be significant road closures, so if you’d like to know more about that click here. Canada Day is happening on Monday, July 1st, and we hope to see you at one of the big events around the city!