I just love Canada Day! Maybe it’s because my very first Canada Day was Canada’s 100th birthday and was spent at Expo ‘67. I tell you – that was one thrilling experience! Of course, I’ve loved every Canada Day since then too. I feel privileged to be able to call both Canada and the United States my homes and I’m proud to have grown up in both places. So, pardon me if I get a little sentimental when their birthdays roll around.
Now, Canada Day Activities here in London Ontario might not be quite as exciting as Expo ‘67 (not much is) but we sure do have a lot of fun things to choose from!
TRACKSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL – Budweiser Gardens, Live Nation, London Music Hall and Western Fair District announced the launch of a new, two-day, country music experience, Trackside Music Festival, coming to London July 1st – 2nd, 2016. Trackside Music Festival, will be a high-calibre, outdoor, country festival drawing music fans from far and wide. It will be the first of a number of unique outdoor music offerings at Western Fair District,” explains Hugh Mitchell, CEO – Western Fair District.
Trackside Music Festival will welcome award winning country duo Florida Georgia Line; hit maker and Grammy-nominee Chris Young; Randy Houser, one of country music’s most powerful voices; Cole Swindell, an American country music songwriter and recording artist, best known for his 2013 breakout hit “Chillin’ It;” Canadian country music artist Brett Kissel alongside another of Canada’s own country music artist, Jess Moskaluke; and singer and songwriter Chris Lane. More country acts will join the festival and are set to be announced in early 2016.
Free admission, family friendly, celebration of this great nation and its people.
Festivities include First Nations Gathering, Canada Day Ceremony, Canada’s Birthday Cake, Exhibits honouring Canada’s Heroes, Vendors and Community Exhibits, Great Entertainment and Spectacular Fireworks!
Bring a lawn chair!
Happy Canada Day! To celebrate we have boat loads of entertainment planned for the day including games with Gordie the Beaver, Storybook Popstars concert at 1pm and 2:30pm, Character meet and greets and a Puppet Quest for adventurers available all day(bring a puppet). Enjoy a yummy Canadian treat from our Beavertails concession or from the Maple candy cart. On the Riverbank Waterpark Splash pad and Amusement rides will be open along with the other Storybook attractions.
Celebrate Canada’s Birthday at London’s oldest home. Enjoy tours of historic Eldon House, a delicious meal, musical entertainment and silent auction before the Fireworks at Harris Park. Cost: $70.00 (incl. HST) per person. Dinner at 7:30 pm. Registration required.
Also at Eldon House, 12 – 5 pm. Enjoy a tour of Eldon House and its grounds. Special entertainment, activities for children and adults are planned to celebrate Canada’s birthday. Free event.
Our Canada Day event is a family day with live entertainment, children’s blow up rides, multi-cultural food vendors, opening ceremonies, cake cutting, movie, and a spectacular fireworks display. The event is FREE and everyone is welcome!
- 9:00am – 9:00pm New Spray Pad (Free)
- 2:00pm – 7:00pm Free iFast Parties Inflatable Rides
- 2:00pm – 10:00pm Variety of Food Vendors
- 3:35pm Cake Cutting Ceremony
- 2:00pm – Big Bang
- 3:50pm – The Geoff Masse Band
- 5:25pm – Howzat
- 6:55pm – The Justin Maki Band
- 8:30pm – Hog Wild
- 2:00pm – 5:00pm – White Oaks Family Centre Kids Zone: Colouring, “I Love Canada Because…” mural painting, photo booth, playdough tower, water sensory games, basketball/bean toss, tug of war, water trivia games and stencil face painting.
- 6:30pm – Movie in the Gym
For more than 55 years, Delaware Speedway has been the home to some of the finest stock car racing in Canada. Its unique natural amphitheatre-like setting allows a family or group of friends to enjoy an exciting, comfortable and affordable evening or afternoon of entertainment. Visit for more information on upcoming events.
Friday July 1, 2016
APC Late Model Series, V8 Stocks PLUS: Fireworks!
Pit Gate: 4:30pm
Grandstand Gates: 6:00pm
Races Start: 7:30pm
Fri July 1- London Majors vs. Toronto Maple Leafs @ 6:05pm
Come cheer on the Majors, then stick around for the best view of the City of London Canada Day Fireworks. Come to the park early as last season saw over 5000 fans at the game.
East Park is OPEN Monday July 1st, 2016 for CANADA DAY! All Activities Open!
- Golf Course: 7am-Dusk
- Mini Golf & Driving Range: 8am-10pm
- Intencity Indoor Building: 10am-10pm
- Go Kart Track: 11am-9pm
- Water Park: 12pm-7pm
Call or see website for details and click “sign up today” on our home page for special Canada Day Deal and special offers throughout the summer!
Cost: Pay as you Play!
Come celebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way at Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Get out your Sunday best and come to our Dominion Day celebrations. Patriotic speeches, carnival games and cake and lemonade are a few of the activities that will bring the past to life.
A temperance tea will be held for the supporters of the teetotaller movement at 10:30 in the Tavern.
This year’s interpretive date is 1877.
Enjoy a red and white special at the Pioneer Village Cafe: BBQ ribs and chicken with potato salad coleslaw and traditional rice pudding.
Event Cost: $7
Thursday June 30th from 7-10 pm at Meadowgate Park. Fireworks begin at dusk. Music provided by Schwartzentruber Music Services. Concession stand & donations to the Summerside Optimist Club are appreciated
Friday July 1 from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy fun, hands-on Canada Day themed activities all day at Canada’s first children’s museum. Regular museum admission