Are you ready for the Canada Day long weekend!? It’s hard to believe we are almost coming in to July. Each year, many of our small communities offer celebrations over the July 1st weekend and top the long weekend off with a wonderful fireworks display. Here are a few of the places that you’ll be sure to catch the perfect view of the show:
Gemmill Park, Almonte: As usual, Almonte has a fantastic line-up for their Canada Day celebrations on Monday, July 1st. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. and feature the Annual Car Show on Mill Street, face painting and kids’ crafts, carnival games, bouncy castles and much, much more. The Gemmill Park Grand Stage will have live music beginning at 3:30 p.m. This fun filled day is topped off with a fireworks show at dusk. The fireworks are let off at Metcalfe Park and the absolute best spot to view the show is in the Gemmill Park bowl. Bring your picnic blanket so that you can sit (or lie) down and enjoy the show.
Riverside Park, Carleton Place: This year is an extra special year for Carleton Place. They are turning 200! You won’t want to miss this celebration as they claim that they will have the biggest fireworks show in the area this year. Enjoy the day full of activities in beautiful Riverside Park. The Fireworks will also be set off from the park area so you’ll be able to enjoy a waterfront light show at dusk!
Canada Day Eve in Pakenham: If you’re unable to make it to the local celebrations on Canada Day, Pakenham will be hosting their own event on Canada Day Eve, June 30th. Starting at 5:00 p.m, there will be a BBQ, bouncy castles, balloons and face painting. At 7:00 p.m. the annual parade will take place throughout the town of Pakenham. Live entertainment is planned from 8:00 p.m. to dusk when the fireworks show will take place. The fireworks are let off at the beach so the best spot to take in the show is at the Community Centre Field. This is an amazing event you won’t want to miss!
Wherever you choose to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend, the fireworks show is sure to be amazing. It’s an amazing way to celebrate the birth of our nation, and, the best country in the world to live in! If you have any suggestions on perfect viewing spots, I’d love to hear about them! Share with me on Facebook or Instagram. Enjoy the show!