July 1st 2022 will be a day of celebration in Waterloo Region! Picnics, music, events and fireworks are back, as we celebrate the shared values of this country and its diverse communities. It is also a day to reflect on our past and to learn, as we move forward on the road to reconciliation and a better future.
To join in the fun, check out the lists below to find the celebration nearest you as you #ExploreWR!
FIREWORKS AND DRONE SHOWS
Downtown Kitchener (Carl Zehr Square) – Fireworks begin at dusk approx. 10:20 PM
Waterloo (Waterloo Park West) – 10 PM LED Drone Show
Cambridge (Riverside Park) – begins at 10 PM
New Hamburg (Norm S. Hill Park) – 10 PM
Ayr (Schmidt Park) – begins at dusk
Bingemans (Boston Pizza Kingpin Bowlounge Patio) – 10 PM
Heidelberg (field behind the Heidelberg Hotel) – Fireworks begin at dusk
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS IN WATERLOO REGION
Canada Day in Wilmot
Canada Day in Wilmot is a children-friendly family-focused festival celebrating the shared values of friendship, integrity, hard work, compassion, respect, and inclusion. The day begins with an Indigenous Sunrise ceremony and includes shows by the Ultimutts, Eric Traplin, the Orangeman, and concludes with a special fireworks display that will be accompanied by music curated by Juno winner and Wilmot-based producer/recording engineer John “Beetle” Bailey.
NORTH DUMFRIES TOWNSHIP
Canada Day at Schmidt Park
From 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. drop by Schmidt Park to celebrate peace, friendship, respect, community, family, and move forward together in a meaningful and respectful way. There will be a Kid’s Zone, musical entertainment with Shy Harry, and Crystal’s Fries food truck and Hitched Coffee will be on site too. Bring your lawnchairs or picnic blankets and settle in for the Fireworks show that begins at dusk.
Canada Day in Woolwich
From 12-4 PM, enjoy the free events happening at the Woolwich Community Centre! Free public swims, a magic show, antique car show, live music and more are planned. Canada Day is an opportunity to learn about Indigenous culture, and the township has provided links to help you learn more about the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.
Canada Day at the Heidelberg
The fun begins with live music on the patio at the Olde Heidelberg Restaurant & Tavern from 4-7 PM. Starting at 8:30 PM, bring the family for a free hot dog and pop, then settle in to see the fireworks show that will take place in the field behind the Heidelberg shortly after dusk!
Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day
The Canada Day celebrations at Riverside Park in Cambridge has something to do for the whole family! Events kick off with the Fishing Derby at 8 AM; there’s a midway, live music, Show ‘n Shine, food trucks, vendors, a kid’s area and more. The Cambridge Canada Day Parade is back too and winds its way along King Street starting at 11 AM. The fun finishes with the fireworks display at 10 PM.
Join the City of Waterloo in Waterloo Park for a Community Picnic! Spend the afternoon listening to live music, exploring the art market, trying out some local food trucks and enjoying the other games and fun activities. Make sure you also look up at 10p.m. for an amazing 100-piece LED drone show that will light up the sky.
Canada Day in DTK
Canada Day returns to Downtown Kitchener with lots of family-friendly fun, an evening concert, and a fireworks display to end the night. Canada Day is also an opportunity to continue education, awareness and celebration of Indigenous culture, and the City of Kitchener provides links to several learning resources. Complete your Downtown Kitchener experience by visiting one of the many restaurants, pubs or patios.
Canada Day @ Bingemans
Come celebrate Canada Day with us on the Boston Pizza Patio & Event Square. The live entertainment starts at 5 PM and continues right through to the giant fireworks show at 10 PM. Boston Pizza patio is operating on a first come, first served basis. There is plenty of seating room outside on the hill in the fully licensed patio square.