Canada 150 in Cambridge – Where to Celebrate Canada Day 2017

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Canada 150 is almost upon us and you’re probably looking for what’s going on here in Cambridge for our country’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Well no worries, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of all events in our city scheduled for Canada Day 2017.

Canada Day 150 At The Cambridge Market

7 a.m. – 1 p.m. – July 1st
Cambridge Farmers’ Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge

Be sure to be wearing your red and white when you check out the festivities at the Farmers Market. There will be photo displays, get a selfie taken with a Canadian Mountie and crafts for the kids along with the great market meats, produce and baked goods.

Canada Day Fishing Derby at Riverside Park

7 a.m. – 12pm – July 1st
Riverside Park, along the river

Open to ages 0 to 16, free to enter. Lots of prizes to be won. Rods available if needed.

Canada Day 150 – Riverside Park Carnival and Entertainment

8 a.m. – 11 p.m. – July 1st
Riverside Park, 49 King St W, Cambridge

Riverside is open all day with a Carnival and Children’s Play Area. There will be live entertainment, rides, games and loads more. Be sure to bring a contribution to Cambridge’s time capsule with you to Riverside Park. Submissions are limited in size to 4″x6″.

Canada Day 150 – Kickoff at Cambridge Civic Square

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. July 1st
Cambridge Civic Square, 50 Dickson St., Cambridge

Mayor Doug Craig and members of council will be out to help kick off the celebrations at City Hall. There will be refreshments, children’s activities, giveaways, a fire truck display and more!

Canada Day 150 – Danny The Barber

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 1st
Danny the Barber, 13 Ainslie St N, Cambridge

With a “Spirit of Unity” Danny Katsorov, better known as “Danny the Barber”, will be opening his Ainslie Street shop and offering coffee and cake to the public. Come and share stories and revel in what it means to be Canadian.

Canada Day 150 – Barbecue at Central Park

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 1st
Central Park, 915 King Street East, Cambridge

The congregation of Knox Preston Presbyterian Church is hosting a Canada Day barbecue at Central Park with perfect timing for parade goers to grab some food before watching all the floats pass by.

Canada Day 150 – McDougall Cottage

12 noon – 5 p.m. July 1st
McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge

Step back in time to celebrate Scottish-Canadian heritage at McDougall Cottage. With crafts, tours, treats and musical group The Fair Wind performing from 1 to 3:30, a visit to the cottage should be added to your Canada Day schedule. Admission is by cash donation.

Canada Day 150 – Heritage Meadows

12 noon – 2 p.m. – July 1st
Heritage Meadows Gracious Retirement Living, 208 Hespeler Road, Cambridge

Live entertainment and a chef-prepared barbecue await visitors to the Heritage Meadows Canada Day celebration. For more information or to RSVP call 519-620-9999.

Canada Day 150 – Parade in Cambridge

Starting at 1 p.m. – July 1st
King  Street (between Bishop and Eagle), Cambridge

The parade will travel from Bishop Street to Eagle Street. The parade route will not be crossing the King Street bridge over the riverIt will not be entering Riverside Park this year due to construction. For best viewing spots, find a space along King Street between Bishop and Eagle Streets.

Jambridge Reggae Festival

1 p.m. – 11 p.m. – July 1st
Soper Park,
309 Dundas Street North, Cambridge

Soper Park will come alive with live bands, food and family fun highlight the Jambridge Reggae Festival. Tickets will be available at the door for all ages.

Canada Day 150 – Calvary Assembly Church

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. – July 1st
Calvary Assembly Church,
127 Hespeler Road, Cambridge

With games, carnival treats, music and fireworks, the Canada Day Celebration at Calvary Church is a popular event in the community. The event is free, but be sure to pre-register online to avoid the long lines to get in!

Canada Day 150 – Fireworks at Riverside Park

9:45pm — Singing of ‘O Canada’
9:50pm — Fireworks
Riverside Park, 49 King St W, Cambridge

Be sure to pack Riverside Park for the excellent Canada 150 fireworks display. Apparently organizers are going big this year, with twice as many fireworks as last year.

Canada Day 150 – Local Music Options

Various times and locations around town

Looking to do something different for Canada 150? There’s all sorts of live performances scheduled around town on July 1st. Be sure to check out the schedule on Cambridge Live Music.

Bonus: Canada 150 Tunes

Looking for some tunes to listen to for Canada 150? Check out Apple Music’s Canada 150 playlists. Listening to this right now, definitely some good stuff. And if you’re on Spotify they’ve put together 6 different Canada 150 playlists worth giving a listen. And just for fun I put together my own Canada 150 mix on Spotify and Apple Music if you want to give that a listen.

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