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.
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.
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.
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″.
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.
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.
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.
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 river. It 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.