List Of Canada Day Celebrations Right Across Waterloo Region

By: KwNow! Local News
| Published 07/01/2014


Celebrate Canada Day Across Waterloo Region

Check Out The List Of Celebration Activities

Kitchener City Hall Canada Day Celebrations With Sloan

5:00 - 11:00 p.m.

King Street in front of Kitchener City Hall

Canadian icons Sloan headline the downtown Kitchener Canada Day celebrations on Tuesday, hitting the stage at 9:20 p.m. There will be fireworks from the roof of City Hall at 10:40 p.m., as well as beer gardens and performances by Old Man Markley, King Roller, Wayfarer and Amberwood.

Kitchener Canada Day 2014 Lineup

Don't miss out on an exciting evening to celebrate Canada! This year we welcome headliner Sloan to the stage! Also appearing throughout the day include Old Man Markley, Kingroller, Amberwood, Wayfarer and The Baudelaires.

The free concert kicks off at 5 pm on Civic Square and features food, beer garden and a fireworks display at the end of the night.

2014 Schedule of Events

5 p.m. – Welcomes

5:10 – The Bauldelaires (Local Act)

5:55 – Amberwood (Local Act)

6:40 – Wayfarer (Local Act)

7:25 – King Roller (Local Act)

8:20 – Old Man Markley (Touring Act) – Presented by the TD Kitchener Blues Festival

9:20 – Sloan (Headlining Act)

10:38 – Singing of the Anthem by Cacia Murphy

10:40 – Fireworks off the roof of City Hall

University of Waterloo 30th Annual Canada Day Celebration

4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Columbia Lake Fields, University of Waterloo, near Columbia St. W. and Westmount Rd. N.

The University of Waterloo's annual celebration has something for everyone. The kids stage features performances by entertainers Splash'N Boots starting at 4:15 p.m., plus aboriginal hoop dancing and drumming, magician Scott Hammell. In the field, there will be inflatable rides, face painting, the Stilt Guys, a slip 'n slide, a mascot dance-off and even a photo booth. On the Canada Day stage, indy rockers Born Ruffians open at 7:00 p.m., and at 8:30 p.m., Steven Page performs. Everything wraps up with fireworks at 10:00 p.m.

TVOKids Stage Host, Kara

TVOKids host Kara press photoJoin Kara on the TVOKids Stage as she hosts a series of live performances designed to inspire a love of learning and appreciation for our great nation.

Come celebrate with Kara, as she kicks off an event full of creative and crazy fun including song, dance, magic and Canadian culture. Be sure to stop by the TVOKids Tent for cool activities and opportunities to win great prizes!

Splash'N Boots | 4:15 PM & 5:15 PM

Jump up and down and dance around with award-winning Canadian dancing and singing duo, Splash'N Boots!

Internationally recognized and regular Treehouse TV personalities, Splash'N Boots bring their energy and meaningful music to a live show for little ones!

Aboriginal Hoop Dancing & Drumming | 4:50 PM

Aboriginal hoop dancer Presented by Heritage Canada, this First Nation’s cultural hoop dance and drumming performance will both inspire and entrance.

This unique, energetic and colourful dance, featuring Nicole Shawana, will truly reflect the spirit and pride of our Canadian Aboriginal culture, celebrated year round at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre.

The Silly People | 5:50 PM

Join The Silly People on-field between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for a dose of casual comic genius.

Watch, laugh and leave amazed by the two award-winning and multi-talented performers - born and raised silly in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Don't miss their stunning skills that are spectacularly insane!

Magician Scott Hammell | 6:00

Watch four-time Guinness World Record holder, Scott Hammell, bring his magic, escape artistry, and spectacular stunts to the stage.

Be amazed by the calculated risks he takes, open your imagination and prepare to be inspired.

Activity World

Kitchener Rangers hockey shot Visit our local community organizations including TVOKids, Kitchener Rangers, KW Art Gallery and THEMUSEUM, as they offer interactive, fun and family friendly activities for kids of all ages.

Don't miss the chance to leave with a lasting memory by purchasing some special Henna body art and a customized and always classic caricature drawing too.

Stilt Guys

Stilt Guys press photoLook waaaay up as you make your way around the Canada Day field and spot the Stilt Guys.

Dressed in Canadian costume, the Stilt Guys will be ‘stretching their legs’ throughout the day as they delight audiences of all ages with a tall order of high energy and Canadian style.

Face Painting

Women painting child's faceVisit the face painting tent and transform your face into a patriotic Canadian canvas.

Pick from treasured national symbols like flags, maple leafs and lots of red and white to decorate your face with national pride.

Aqua Activities

boy sliding down slip and slideCool off from the summer sun and take a fast paced ride down the slip'n slide, or beat the heat with a break in the cool mist fan station.

Be sure to keep yourself hydrated by filling up at the free and eco-friendly Water Wagon, provided by the Region of Waterloo.

University of Waterloo Mascot Dance Off

King Warrior mascotPrepare to be wowed by a wild mascot dance off between King Warrior and his fellow UWaterloo friends - Reba the Amoeba, Reni the Moose and more.

Cheer them on at 6:30 p.m. as they bust a move in this epic Canada Day dancing show-down.


Fireworks in the skyEnjoy the region's largest and most spectacular fireworks display, as we celebrate Canada's birthday with a bang. The 20-minute show starts at 10:00 p.m. over Columbia Lake Fields.

Fireworks are weather permitting.

Cambridge Canada Day

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Riverside Park, 49 King St. West, Cambridge

The day starts with a fishing derby at 8:00 a.m., while the rest of day kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at Riverside Park. There's a carnival, dog show, children's activities, beer gardens and food vendors. Don't miss the Canada Day Parade at 1:00 p.m. or the fireworks, which begin around 9:30 p.m.

Cambridge Canada Day

Waterloo Region Museum Canada Day

10 Huron Rd, Kitchener

Time 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A free Canada Day party for everyone with lots of fun and games and musical entertainment.

Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party to celebrate Canada Day and everyone is invited!

Admission is FREE to the museum and Doon Heritage Village for this fun family event including musical entertainment, fun games like croquet and horseshoes. Bring your own picnic lunch.

Admission to the Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village is free on Canada Day. There will be fun games for the whole family and musical performances. The museum recommends bringing your own picnic lunch.

New Hamburg Canada Day Duck Race

Race At 4:00 p.m.

Feeling lucky? Buy a ducky!

Join us for the annual Canada Day Duck Race. You could win:

* First prize: $1,000.00
* Second prize: $500.00
* 10 raffle draws: $50.00

Tickets: Just $5:00 each.

Available now at most local New Hamburg stores and businesses.

Tickets will be available until 3:30pm, July 1st at the Duck Tent near the entrance to Scott Park in New Hamburg.

All prizes will be paid in cash.

Race starts at the waterwheel on the Nith River, downtown New Hamburg

The annual New Hamburg Duck Race is back. The race floats off near the town's famous waterwheel in downtown New Hamburg. If your rubber ducky wins the race, you'll take home $1000, while the second-place duck gets $500. If you don't win, fear not, there are also ten raffles for $50. You can buy tickets, aka ducks, until 3:30 p.m. on the day of the race at the duck table set up near the entrance to Scott Park, off of Huron St.