It’s Canada 150th birthday this year and the entire country is celebrating the occasion with special events. There are several activities, both provincial and federal, lined up throughout the year. Niagara Falls too has some fabulous experiences in store for the sesquicentennial. Canada Day will be celebrated on July 1. In fact, the entire weekend from June 30 to July 2 will be one big celebration in Niagara Falls! Let’s take a look at the major events lined up during the weekend.
On June 30, festivities will start off on an entertaining note. From 5 p.m. onwards students from the Niagara Institute of Music & Art will present the Niagara Students Rock Concert. The event will be held on the Main Stage at City Hall. You can also head to the Queen Victoria Park at 8 p.m. for the Coca Cola Concert Series. Bring the day to a close by watching the brilliant display of fireworks at 10 p.m. in the park.
Canada Day Parade and other events
There are several events planned on July 1, Canada Day. Start off the day on a healthy note by participating in the 1K & 5K Run/Walk for St. John Ambulance at Oakes Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. The Canada Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. along Victoria to Queen, culminating at Crysler Ave. You can watch marching bands, fabulous floats, entertaining artists and more at the parade. Post noon, at 12.30, the City Hall Main Stage will be the venue of the Opening Ceremonies. You can also get free birthday cake there from 12.00 onwards till stocks last. There are plenty of free activities from raffle and caricatures to face painting and henna tattoos.
Activities for Children
On Canada Day, children can enjoy some incredible free activities. Electronic animal rides, rock climbing wall, family mini-putt, face painting and more await kids on this day at the Scotiabank Children’s Zone on Queen St & Erie Avenue. Head to the Scotiabank Children’s Stage (Rosberg Family Park) for more entertainment with several shows and activity stations lined up for children.
Live Entertainment, Art, Music, Dance, Sports, Cars and more
On July 1 from noon onwards, several activities will take place for your entertainment. BMX stunt teams, skateboarding demos, hula hoop zones and more will ensure a thrilling time. Check out Canadian artists at the Canada Day Art Show along Queen Street; St. Clair to Ontario Street. Automobile fans can head to the Canada Day Car Show along Queen from Victoria to Crysler Ave.
The last day of the weekend celebration has plenty of live music performances and entertainment on the Main Stage at City Hall. As night approaches, go to the Queen Victoria Park for the Coca Cola Concert Series at 8.p.m. followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
There are plenty of things happening in the city to celebrate Canada Day this year.