Here is a list of Canada Day family events in the Niagara Region.
Canada Day Celebrations at the Museum
Location: 6 Murray St. at Main St. W.
Times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Details: Official ceremonies at noon, bouncy castles, games and crafts for the kids, and The Fun School of Music will be performing.
Canada Day Festival
Lcoation: Charles Daley Park, 1969 North Service Rd. in Jordan
Times: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Details: Opening ceremonies at 3 p.m., birthday cake, children’s bouncers, climbing wall, face painting, balloon animals, fire trucks display, Mad Science show at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Location: Harold Black Park, Haist St.
Times: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Opening ceremonies start at 2 p.m.
Details: Activities include inflatables, kids obstacle course, craft station, games, pet show, soccer challenge, poutine-eating contest at 4 p.m., BMX Stunt Team performs at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Canada Day Parade
Location: A.K. Wigg School on Haist St. and heads south to Harold Black Park.
Times: Starts 1 p.m.
Canada Day Community Celebration
Location: Battle of Beaverdams Park (Clairmont and Ormond Sts)
Times: 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Details: A citizenship ceremony starts the day at 1 p.m., Canada Day cupcakes served at 2 p.m., children’s activities and games, talent show starts 2:15 p.m., Kids’ Zone starts 2:30 p.m., mini town criers demonstration at 2:45 p.m., best decorated bike contest at 3 p.m., Calvin the Magician at 3:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10:15 p.m.
Canada Day Celebrations
Location: Rennie Park, 60 Lakeport Rd.
Times: Noon to 4 p.m., Opening ceremonies begin at noon.
Details: Activities include bouncers, games, rock climbing wall, pony rides, kids crafts, puppet kissing booth, balloon artists, magician juggler and stilt walkers.
Canada Day at St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
Location: 1932 Welland Canals Pkwy.
Times: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Games and activities for the whole family.
Port Dalhousie Canada Day Celebrations
Location: Lakeside Park
Times: The Lion’s Club Carnival continues 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Details: Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Canada Day Parade
Location: Procession runs along Victoria St. to Queen St., ending at St. Clair Ave., and features Pan Am And Parapan Am Games torchbearers
Times: 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Downtown community celebrations
Location: Various venues, Queen St.
Times: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Details: Opening ceremonies start at 12:30 p.m., cake served at noon, free raffle at city hall, free caricatures, face painting, interactive displays, inflatables, kids games, Very Monkey Electronic Animal Rides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pepper Palace WingFest at Taps on Queen until 6 p.m.
Scotiabank Children’s Stage (Rosberg Family Park at Queen at Erie Sts.)
Details: Baby Boogie Family Dance Party at noon, Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! at 12:30 p.m., Captain Corbin Magic Show 1 p.m., Cinderella 1:45 p.m., Mad Science 2 p.m., Princess Elsa (photos following performance) 2:30 p.m., IncrediBrent! 3 p.m., Reptile Kingdom 3:45 p.m., Ringmaster K & Kiki the Clown 4:25 p.m.
Entertainment main stage (city hall)
Details: Night Fever starts 1 p.m., Abbamania 2 p.m., Thriller 3 p.m., Brooklyn Roebuck 4:30 p.m., Andrea Godin 5:15 p.m., Roger Ortega 5:45 p.m., Rebel Coast 6:30 p.m., Matt Wells 7:30 p.m.
Entertainment (Queen and Ontario stage)
Details: The Funny Waiter at 12:30 p.m., Pop Sensations 1 p.m., Flint & Isabella Show 1:20 p.m., The Funny Waiter 1:40 p.m., Zumba 2 p.m., Christian DiStefano 2:20 p.m., The Funny Waiter 3 p.m.
Buskers and others (Queen St.)
Details: Magic That Rocks & Lucas Stark at 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.; Slam Dunk and more with Slam Dunk basketball shows, Hoola Hoop Fun Zone, Little Kickers and Niagara Regional Street Hockey at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:20 p.m.; Extreme dance and sport shows featuring Krusher BMX Stunt Team at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Antigravity skateboard demos at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Niagara Parks Canada Day Celebration
Location: Queen Victoria Park
Times: 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Details: The Coca Cola Concert Series at the Illumination Tower Stage features The Pop Machine, with guest Michael Shotton, at 8 p.m. Fireworks start 10 p.m.
Community Celebration at Memorial Park
Location: Memorial Park Dr.
Times: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Details: Opening ceremonies at 1 p.m., with Canada Day cake cut at 2 p.m. Activities include: swimming, splash pad, ice-cream and other food, Kids Korner from 1-3 p.m., inflatable bouncers from 1-4 p.m., balloon creations with Justin from 2:30-4:30 p.m., glitter tattoos with Annie the Clown from 2-4 p.m., face painting and monster mural madness form 4-6 p.m., a Pan Am interactive game, water balloon toss and other games from 4-6 p.m, and fireworks at dusk.
Celebrate Canada Day in Niagara
Location: Fort George
Times: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., free admission
Details: Activities inlcude Friends of Fort George BBQ starts at 6 p.m. and includes hamburgers and hotdogs served up as a fundraiser. For the fort’s evening program, kids can learn what it was like to be a soldier in 1812 with the Kiddie Militia and Drill. Enjoy historical music performances by the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps and musket and artillery demonstrations. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Celebrations in Simcoe Park
Location: King and Queen Sts.
Times: Starts 8 a.m.
Details: Activities include a pancake breakfast with sausages, juice and coffee is served in Simcoe Park from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a Rotary club lunch starts at noon.
Canada Day Parade
Location: The procession starts at 3 p.m. along Queen St, featuring the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps, soldiers from Fort George, classic cars and a giant cake. It ends at Simcoe Park, where the cake will be sliced and served.
Times: Starts at 3 p.m.
Canada Day Fireworks
Location: Beatrice St. and Lakeshore Rd.
Times: Fireworks start at dusk.
Optimists Day in the Park
Location: H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park
Times: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Details: Cake to be served at 1:30 p.m. Activities include: inflatable bouncers, penny sale, Ring Tail Ranch and Rescue animals, Niagara Antique Power Association display, Niagara Birds of Prey, cratfers and vendors, and fireworks.