What’s Happening In the Loo – Canada’s Day


Riverside Park

Start: 8:00 AM
End: 11:00 PM
Details: Once again, we will have Campbell Amusements on site providing fun for the whole family. While we provide activities and entertainment free to attendees, the carnival rides/games are run independently, therefore they do charge for their services.

McDougall Cottage

Start: 12:00 PM
End: 5:00 PM
Details: Join us at the Cottage as we celebrate our Scottish-Canadian heritage with crafts, tours, treats and more! Musical group The Fair Wind performs from 1 to 3:30. Admission is by cash donation.

Calvary Assembly

Start: 6:00 PM
End: 10:00 PM
Details: Calvary’s 3rd annual Canada Day Celebration will be hosted at our 127 Hespeler Road location. Official hours of the event are 6:00pm to 10:00pm, on Saturday July 1st.


Kitchener Market

Start: 10:00 AM
End: 2:00 PM
Details: Celebrate Canada’s 150th! Two-step your way to the market for our free family friendly event. Activities include: Live country music, family concert performance by Erick Traplin, face painting, crafts and a patio setup on the piazza!

Downtown Kitchener

Start: 5:00 PM
End: 10:30 PM
Details: Canada Day in downtown Kitchener is a can’t miss event! This fun celebration includes a free concert headlined by one of Canada’s top new country artists – James Barker Band, food vendors and licensed area (19+). Make sure you stay for the grand finale – an expanded fireworks show off the roof of City Hall to celebrate Canada 150! Free to attend; items available for purchase.

Waterloo Region Museum

Start: 9:30 AM
End: 5:00 PM
Description: Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party on Canada Day to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday party and everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is FREE to the museum and the living history village for this fun family event including musical entertainment and fun games like croquet and horseshoes. Guests bring your own picnic lunch or purchase a tasty BBQ lunch (cash only). Admission is FREE.

Joseph Schneider’s House

Start: 10:00 AM
End: 5:00 PM
Details: Celebrate Canada Day and the 201st anniversary of the building of Joseph Schneider’s house all weekend! Built by one of the area’s early American settlers, the National Historic Sites’ 1816 farmhouse turns 201 this summer. Celebrate with cake at 2:00 PM on Canada Day. Fabric Fun with the Grand National: Make a fabric greeting card to take home.


Homewood Suites by Hilton St Jacobs Waterloo

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 2:00 PM
Details: Join us at Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St Jacobs for a FREE community event Celebrating Canada’s 150 years. FREE Food, FREE Entertainment, FREE Games, FACEPAINTING, Vendors, LIVE Music and MUCH MORE! We will have vendors representing our Region’s attractions, and Community Organizations. Come meet LEWIS THE DUCK our Homewood Suites Brand Mascot! He will be handing out some fun treats for children!

 University of Waterloo

Start: 4:00 PM
End: 10:30 PM
Details: This year’s Canada Day celebration is bigger and better than ever as we celebrate the University of Waterloo’s 60th anniversary, the Federation of Students’ 50th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation! With the addition of the Canada 150 Cultural Stage, there will be lots of entertainment to enjoy, including community group performances. The main stage will host many great acts and speakers, so come check them out. See the schedule and all that is happening at the event!



Start: 1:00 PM
End: 7:00 PM
Details: Free public swim, community celebrations. Participants will be entertained by the live music of the John McKinley Band and can participate in family entertainment including Mad Science, as well as games and activities coordinated by Woolwich Summer Camp staff. Ice cream cone booth, food and beverages.

Norm S. Hill Park, New Hamburg

Start: 10:00 AM
End: 11:00 PM
Details: In 2017, Wilmot Township and all of Canada will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation. Join us in Wilmot on Canada Day to mark this historic milestone as a community. #Canada150 #Wilmot2017