Canada 150 is happening across Oakville and Burlington. As soon as school is over, the summer starts with our nation’s big birthday bash! Kids won’t be able to use the “I’m bored” excuse just yet. Here are events and activities planned all weekend long (or longer) to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial:
June 30 – July 2
Summertime Week 4, Downtown Oakville
Lots to see and do – and of course your favourite stores will be open to shop to your heart’s content.
June 30: live music featuring Mariachi Fuego in Towne Square from 7 – 9pm.
July 1: NO Farmers’ Market (located in Bronte for Canada Day celebrations)
July 2: Giant Games 10am – 4pm & Boleo Latin and Ballroom Dance Lessons 11am – 1pm
Oakville’s Canada Day
Join us in Oakville to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Oakville’s Canada Day is presented by Lexus of Oakville and the over 200 merchants of the Bronte BIA, with support from the Town of Oakville and its corporate sponsors. This day-long event will feature activities for the whole family, including: Farmer’s Market, Vendor Village featuring local crafts and artisans, Music and performances all day long on three stages, Bouncy castles, and A spectacular fireworks show over lake Ontario
@Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
11am – 11pm
Burlington’s Canada Day
Bring your national pride to celebrate Canada Day and enjoy free Canadian-inspired activities and entertainment all day at Spencer Smith Park. Lots of live entertainment on the main stage and activities throughout the park, including face painting, inflatables, a dog show and more!
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd.
Noon – 10pm
Canada Day Strawberry Social
Join the Museums of Burlington as we celebrate Canada’s150th birthday at Spencer Smith Park, from 11 am to 4pm. There will be a variety of performances, activities and everyone’s favourite treat – fresh local strawberries and delicious ice cream.
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, L7S 1Y2
Canada 150 Mural Unveiling
The Canada 150 Mural Mosaic is a national project created by Albertan artists Lewis Lavoie, Paul Lavoie and Phil Alain. Burlington was chosen to have one of the Canada 150 murals as part of the national 150 anniversary celebrations. The mural is up of 400 individual tiles, painted by Burlington residents.
Bronte Park’s Pool is OPEN for the summer!
Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s HUGE, 1.8 acre outdoor swimming pool will open for the season. Daily Hours of operation: 11am – 6pm (weather permitting). Additional fee per person apply after park entry.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Dr., Oakville
Now – August 31
With Glowing Hearts: Celebrating 1967
How was the Centennial celebrated 50 years ago in Oakville? A fun and energetic recapturing of the atmosphere and spirit of the 1967 celebration featuring oversized photographs, 1967 paraphernalia, decade dolls, etc.