Fireworks fan? Where to see Canada 150 starbursts in Waterloo region

Want to celebrate Canada Day? Here's a list of daytime festivities and where to watch fireworks at a number of locations in Waterloo Region. Plus, add your tips in our Comments.
Celebrate Canada Day this weekend with fireworks at a number of locations in the Waterloo Region. (YORIK/Shutterstock)

You can find fireworks at several locations this year for Canada's 150th celebration in Waterloo region. Most start shortly after dark, following various daytime festivities such as live music and carnival games.

If you want to hop around several locations on the big day, check out the Explore Waterloo Region website and search "Canada 150."

Fireworks: location and time

Here's a list of daytime events and the evening fireworks that are part of the event.

Kitchener City Hall
200 King St. W., Kitchener, Ont.

A daytime celebration in Kitchener Market will feature live country music, face painting and crafts. The James Barker Band is the main performance at 9:00 p.m. Fireworks:10:15 p.m.

Columbia Lake Fields
Columbia Street W., Waterloo, ON

The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m., featuring performances from Bobs & LoLo, Dwayne Gretzky and student organizations at the university. There will also be food vendors at the event. Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.

Cambridge Riverside Park
49 King St W, Cambridge, Ont.

A parade starting at 1:00 p.m. in Preston will end at King St. and Eagle St, just outside of the park. Inside the park there will be a carnival and a children's area. Fireworks: 9:50 p.m.

Bingemans International Square
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ont.

Grab a seat at a picnic table or the patio for the evening display. Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.

Calvary in Cambridge
127 Hespeler Rd., Cambridge, Ont.

The celebration starts at 6:00 p.m. with food, games and prize giveaways. The fireworks will close the event scheduled to end at 10:00 p.m. Fireworks: 9:00 or 9:30 p.m.

Wilmot Township Celebration
251 Jacob St., New Hamburg, Ont.

You can spend a full day at the New Hamburg Fairgrounds visiting the vendor market to watching a stunt show to witnessing a Guinness World Record attempt of most people wearing red paper crowns (crowns are provided.) Fireworks: Dusk

Schmidt Park in Ayr
53 Hilltop Drive, Ayr, Ont.

Ayr, Ont. residents can avoid the commute to nearby municipalities if they want to watch fireworks close to home. Fireworks: 8:30 p.m.

Riverside Park in Guelph
709 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ont.

Celebrate Canada's birthday with family-friendly festivities at the park starting at 11:00 a.m. From live music to a duck race and to seeing 30 people become Canadian citizens on the main stage, you're in for a full day. Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.

Fireworks in Fergus
550 Belsyde Ave E, Fergus, Ont.

Have a family day at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex with live music from local artists, food vendors and even Zumba. A fee of $2 per person, proceeds to the Groves Building Fund. Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.


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