Jun 11, 2019
The big day is almost here. The fannies are packed, the water bottles are filled, and the beers have been cracked: it’s time to celebrate Canada Day in the Capital!
The traditional venues like Major’s Hill Park or Parliament Hill boast amazing Canadian musicians and a world class fireworks show. But that’s far from all: parties are happening in communities across the city. Celebrate Canada Day 2019 with a bang at these firework shows across Ottawa.
Celebrate Canada’s birthday west end style! Head to Walter Baker Park in Kanata for Canada Day in Kanata. With live bands, fireworks, kids’ fun zones, a midway, and local food vendors, there’s something for everyone to love. With over 35,000 attendees, this is one of the largest community celebrations in Ottawa. Festivities kick off at noon and continue all day until the grand finale, the fireworks show, at 10 pm. Bring the entire family (furry members are welcome!) to enjoy this epic party!
Barrhaven may have a reputation as a sleepy suburb, but the community stays up late for the Canada Day long weekend! Hosted at Clarke Fields Park, this party is for the go-getters: celebrations begin on June 28th when the Midway rides open. Start the big day off right with the annual Canada Day Family Pancake Breakfast in Barrhaven West - Old Barrhaven. After filling up on tasty pancakes, enjoy exciting rides, local talent, multicultural performances, food vendors, live music, and of course a fireworks show!
Despite the recent tornado that went through the community, Dunrobin’s Canada Day celebrations are back and bigger than ever! Light Up Dunrobin is a family friendly outdoor celebration including live music, delicious local food, and a stunning fireworks show. Held at the scenic Eagle Creek Golf Club, musical entertainment will be provided by award winning artists like Kira Isabella, River City Junction, Cory James Mitchell Band, the Retrogrades, and more. Entrance to the concerts is by ticket only, however the public is welcome to come see the free fireworks show at 9:30pm. Pack a chair and don’t forget your camera: these fireworks are not to be missed!
Why fight downtown traffic and crowds of tourists when the Greely Community Association has all your partying needs covered? Canada Day in Greely kicks off at 2pm at the Community Centre with live music, children’s activities, and plenty of local libations! This year, the wine and beer garden is being hosted by the Perth Brewery, so you know you won’t go thirsty. The evening will cap off with a fireworks show at 10 pm.
The Munster Canada Day Extravaganza is aptly named. Head to Dogwood Park in Munster for a true extravaganza of activities, including food trucks, live music, face painting, bouncy castles, a reptile show, a dunk tank, a beer garden, and more! This free and family friendly event kicks off at 1pm and comes to a close with a fireworks show at dusk.
Mooney’s Bay isn’t the only beach in town- Petrie Island in Orleans is hosting its own Canada Day celebrations and they are set to be rocking! Beachside barbeque, kids fun zone, beach volleyball, live music, midway rides, a dunk tank, and a magic show are just some of the events being offered. With shuttles to the beach from various meeting spots in Orleans, this party is conveniently accessible as well as action-packed. The event closes with (you guessed it!) a fireworks show on the beach. What better way to celebrate the anniversary of our country than surrounded by gorgeous Canadian nature?
The Riverside South Community Association is throwing a Canada Day bash and they are pulling out all of the stops! Head to Claudette Cain Park on the banks of the Rideau River for this fun filled family outing. With pony rides, laser tag, a petting zoo, a zip line, miniature train rides, and more, there’s something to entertain the entire family. There’s also plenty to attract grown ups, including live music, local food vendors, a barbeque, and a beer garden. The finale fireworks show at 10 pm is a community staple - don’t miss it!
Beat the heat and skip the traffic with the Osgoode Village Association’s annual Canada Day celebration. From bouncy castles to beer gardens, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy. Catch a magic show, get your face painted, or sample some local culinary treats. The annual Bike Parade tests the decor skills of riders young and old. Partiers can bid a donation for the chance to dunk local celebrities, adding extra spice to the celebration (for a good cause!) In the evening, the party continues with live music and a fireworks show.
Wherever and however you’re celebrating Canada Day, we sincerely wish you a fun filled and safe day. Ready to call this great country (and amazing city!) home for good? Set up a property search or find the perfect neighbourhood for your lifestyle with Homicity.
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