Where to watch Canada Day fireworks

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Canada Day celebrations are making a big return in 2022.

Local events were either cancelled or scaled back over the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that most restrictions have been lifted, many communities have announced a variety of events, including fireworks, for July 1.

Here are some of those Canada Day celebrations.


Downtown Kitchener – Family-friendly activities, followed by an evening concert and fireworks show. Glass Tiger will headline the concert, with more performances from Alyssa Reid, Bad Child and Rufus John.


Waterloo Park – A Community Picnic will feature local artists, food trucks, giant games and a drone light show. Event runs from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the west side of the park near the Bandshell.


Riverside Park – A full day of events for the whole family including performers, midway rides, food trucks, games, a car show, fishing derby and fireworks. A parade will make its way down King Street, starting at 11 a.m. More information can be found here.


Stratford Education & Recreation Centre – The Stratford Kinsmen Music Concert and Fireworks show will start at 7 p.m. The Kinsmen announced earlier this month that they were forced to cancel the annual parade due to a recent decision from Stratford council.

Market Square at City Hall – Festival will feature music, food and lots of activities to keep the kids occupied.


Riverside Park – The Rotary Club of Guelph is hosting fireworks starting at 10 p.m.

Exhibition Park – A family-friendly day with food trucks, entertainment, music, beer gardens, games, and sports. Event runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

*The Guelph Games will take place at Exhibition Place from July 1 to July 3. The city will be hosting "Canada's biggest sports event" and "Olympic-style" community festival, with entertainment, food trucks, beer garden and other activities for all ages.


Lion's Park Steve Brown Complex – A day of family-friendly performances and wrestling shows, with a marketplace and food vendors. Events begin at 12 p.m. followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.


MacDonald Square – 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast

David & Geddes Street – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Soap Box Derby

Elora Community Centre – 11 a.m. Dominion Day Parade

Bissel Park – Hot dog lunch with live music, dog agility show, highland dancing and more.

Bissel Park – 1:30 p.m. CH Rotary Duck Race


CW Sportsplex – Starting at 4 p.m., there will be a kid fashions show, family bingo, magic show and live DJ. Fireworks scheduled to start around 9:30 p.m.


Drayton Fairgrounds – Afternoon activities followed by fireworks.


Norm S. Hill Park - A full day of activities are planned including musical performances, bouncy castles and an appearance by the Ultimutts. Fireworks start at 9:35 p.m. More information is available here.