Canada Day celebrates the country’s independence and this year, Canada Day has a huge milestone to celebrate. 2017 marks the country’s 150th year as a nation.
No matter how you’re looking to celebrate, there are many Canada Day events around Barrie to enjoy. Use this guide to find something exciting for you and the family to do this Canada Day.
Kick-Off Celebration with the Snowbirds
Watch the Canadian Forces Snowbirds perform their acrobatic tricks over the Kempenfelt Bay on June 28, 2017. This aerial show can be a great way to start your Canada Day celebration and ring in 150 years.
Fun for the Whole Family in Heritage Park
If you’re looking for a little bit of family fun, look no further than the festivities in Heritage Park. Taking place from 1pm to 9pm, Heritage Park will have something for everyone.
From inflatable balloon toys and party games to free face painting, there’s something for everyone to look forward to. There will be various educational displays featuring Canadian wildlife. For the kids there will be activities and a dance area in Heritage Park.
You’ll also find vendors offering unique furniture, jewellery, toys, accessories and clothing. Plenty of food and beverage vendors will be on hand to quench your thirst and provide a bite to eat as well.
You can also donate to the Humanity First food drive. This charity aims to collect 1,500 pounds of food for the Barrie Food Bank.
Live Performances on the Promenade Stage
What would Canada Day be without live music and exciting performances? This Canada Day, you can enjoy live acts like Tori Hathaway, MoonFruits, The Baytown Big Band and The White Pine Dancers on the Promenade Days stage at Dunlop Street East.
The music begins at 4pm and goes all the way until 9:55 when the O’Canada sing-along will wrap up the festivities. At least until the fireworks start! Also, don’t forget to grab your slice of cake when the cake cutting services kicks off at 6pm.
Fireworks at Kempenfelt Bay
Starting at 10pm, you can join many other Canada Day party-goers to watch the amazing fireworks display over Kempenfelt Bay. A perfect way to end a day of festivities, the fireworks are sure to be a hit with the whole family.