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Here’s how & where York Region is celebrating Canada Day this Friday


Canada Day Event Listings

Want to know what’s going on in your community this Canada Day but didn’t know where to look? has you covered. We’ve searched the websites and compiled the info you need to enjoy Canada Day festivities wherever you live in York Region.


City of Markham

Canada Day Festival @ Markham Centre

Location: Markham Centre- Birchmount Road/Entreprise Boulevard

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 3pm – 10pm

Activities: Food trucks, Kids Zone, Fireworks

City of Richmond Hill

Canada Day Festival

Location: Richmond Green Park- 1300 Elgin Mills Road East

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 11am – 11pm

Activities: Food and beverage concessions, Attractions, Live performances, Fireworks (at 10pm)

*Admission is free. Fees may apply to some activities, vendors and exhibitors.

Town of Aurora

Dance in the Park

Location: Aurora Town Park- 49 Wells Street

Date & Time: Thursday June 30, 7pm – 11pm

Activities: Live bands, food, dancing, Rotary Beer Garden

Canada Day Parade

Location: Yonge Street (The route will be travelling north on Yonge Street from Murray Drive to Aurora Heights)

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 10am

Activities: Marching bands, cultural performers, buskers, steel band and more.

Canada Day Festivities

Outdoor Festivities:

Location: Lambert Wilson Park (115 Industrial Parkway North)

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, Live entertainment begins at 11am

Activities: Live entertainment, childrens activities, inflatables, mini-golf, food vendors and more (exact live entertainment schedule is described in the link, under the section live entertainment schedule)

Indoor Festivities:

Free Indoor Activities at Aurora Family Leisure Complex (*Limited Space)

Location: Aurora Family Leisure Complex- 135 Industrial Parkway North

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, activities between 10am – 3:30pm

Activities: Public swim, skate, parent/child and youth open gym drop ins

City of Vaughan

Vaughan Celebrates Canada Day

Location: Boyd Conservation Park8739 Islington Ave. West

* Free Shuttle bus and Park & Walk available- details on website

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 2pm – 8pm

Activities: Live entertainment (Featured performance by singer/songwriter and JUNO award nominee Scott Helman at 7pm), Food Zone, arts and crafts, Video gaming stations, caricature artist, life size games and much more.

Town of East Gwillimbury

Canada Day Event

Location: Mount Albert Lions Community Centre5057 Mt. Albert Rd

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 6pm – 10pm

Activities: Strolling entertainment (stilt walkers), Hockey circus show, hula hoop show, LED show, Live band, Kids activities (Creative club Lego), BBQ, Fireworks show to end it off at 10 p.m.

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Canada Day Celebration at the ROC

Location: The ROC- 26479 Civic Centre Rd, Keswick

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 2pm – 10pm

Activities: Live entertainment, childrens activities, inflatables, food and more. Live entertainment schedule link:

Town of Newmarket

Daytime Event

Location: Riverwalk Commons200 Doug Duncan Drive 

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 11am – 4pm

Activities: Live concerts at Riverwalk Commons featuring Ear Candy and Blush, Interactive activities for the whole family rides on the Tim Hortons Express Train, Roaming entertainment, Buskers, Vendors, and more.

Event Concert & Fireworks

Location: George Richardson ParkBayview Parkway

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Activities: Newmarket Citizen’s Band from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. followed by a live concert from 9 to 10 p.m. featuring the band Switchbeat. Fireworks will take place from approximately 10:10 to 10:30 p.m.  

Town of Whitchurch-Stouville

Canada Day Celebrations and Fireworks Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival

Location: Stouffville Memorial Park2 Park Dr, Whitchurch-Stouffville

Date & Time: Friday July 1st – Sunday July 3rd, starts at 9am each day

Canada Day festivities on Friday July 1st– 9am start
Activities: Fireworks at dusk. Canada Day picnic, Kids activities, Carnival, Food Zone, Full events schedule for Friday detailed on link.

Township of King

Canada Day Event in Kettleby Park

Location: Kettleby ParkKettleby Road between Keele and Jane

Date & Time: Friday July 1st, 5pm – 10pm

Activities: Food (Bring your own food or purchase some at the event), Music, Fireworks., Children’s games, free cake, stage and grounds entertainment, historical tours of Kettleby and the event will end with a fireworks show

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