The first of July is quickly approaching and since this year marks Canada’s big 150th, the Canada Day festivities will be bigger than ever. Celebrations will be held in and around Edmonton all day long with fireworks to draw the celebration to a close.
Whether you are just looking for a Canada Day parade, fireworks show, or a public place to spend and celebrate the entire day or part of the day at, this list is for you.
Celebrations In And Around Edmonton for Canada’s 150th
Canada Day in Sherwood Park – The Canada Day parade in Sherwood Park starts at 10am. You can view the parade route here. There will be family friendly activities all day long at Broadmoor Lake Park, some activities require tickets but a $5 unlimited activity wristband can be purchased in advance. Fireworks will finish off the evening at 11PM in Broadmoor Lake Park. Download the Canada Day 150 Festival Day & Night Activities here.
There will also be a FREE block party – 913 Ash Street – commencing at 11am to celebrate Canada’s 150th and Strathcona Museum’s 20th Anniversary.
Canada Day in St. Albert – Celebrations are happening in St.Albert at Riel and Rotary Park all day long. Daytime festivities will include games, inflatables, obstacle courses, crafts, face painting and more. A free outdoor concert will take place in the evening at City Hall followed by fireworks at 11pm at Seven Hills. Donations to the food bank would be greatly appreciated.
Canaday Day in Beaumont – Celebrate Canada’s 150th in Beaumont the entire weekend (July 1-2). Festivities will kick off at 2pm with a ceremony featuring local officials, cake in Four Seasons Park and singing O Canada. Over the course of the weekend, there will be 150 activities, events and ways to celebrate throughout Beaumont from mini golf in the park, bubble ball games for kids and adults, inflatables and much more. There will also be various food vendors there like Cafe Bel Air (popsicles), Scoop and Roll Truck (ice cream), Irie Food Express Truck (jamaican) and more. Fireworks will finish the night at 11pm on July 1st but celebrations will continue throughout the entire weekend.
Canada Day in Spruce Grove – Enjoy Canada’s 150th at Jubilee Park in Spruce Grove starting at 9am with a $3 Pancake Breakfast – available for the first 2000 people. There will be performances all day long at the Community Stage and kids can enjoy the grand opening of the new Jubilee Spray Park. A toddler tent will be set up on site, along with face painting, a photo booth, food vendors and more. You can find the list of scheduled activities here.
Canada Day in Fort Saskatchewan – Enjoy the annual Canada Day Pancake Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Saskatchewan from 8-10am with friends and family. All proceeds will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. A parade will follow at 11am, find route details here. Celebrations will continue in and around Legacy Park from 1-5pm like face painting, balloon twisting, a petting zoo, inflatables, a kids firefighter challenge and more. Food vendors and the Farmer’s Market will be on site. Fireworks will end the night at 10:45pm at Rotary Amphitheatre in Peter T. Ream Historic Park. Find all the details for the day here.
Canada Day in Leduc – Celebrate Canada’s 150th in Leduc with the 5K Foam Fest geared towards children 8 years and up. They ask you use proper judgement with your youngster on what obstacles to do or not based on their ability, size and confidence level. A paying adult must accompany a child 8 to 12 years. Children 7 years and under cannot run the 5K Foam Fest, but can join for FREE in the kids Fun Zone where they can try out the mini inflatable obstacle course and bounce house. Register for the 5K Foam Fest here – there is a special price for a family of five (2 adults & 3 kids).
There will also be an annual pancake breakfast commencing at 10am with a parade to follow at NOON and activities throughout Leduc to celebrate. Fireworks will end the evening at 11pm at Leduc Rec Center.
Canada Day in Camrose – Celebrate Canada’s 150th with a pancake breakfast, full day of live entertainment, the opening of a 25 year old time capsule and the creation of another, museum tours, games and activities, train rides, vendors, concessions and fireworks. Celebrations will commence at 830AM, Canada Day Cake served at 3pm and Fireworks to finish the evening at Dusk (11:15pm). Find more details here.
Canada Day in Wetaskiwin – Enjoy a pancake breakfast, a parade, entertainment, a farmer’s market and fireworks to cap off Canada’s 150th. Pancake breakfast will be held at the Lion’s Legion at 8am, followed by the parade from 11-1pm. Entertainment and activities will be celebrated all day long with fireworks to finish the night at Reynolds Alberta Museum from 10:50-11:30pm.
Celebrations will also be held at the Edmonton International Raceway with a Canada 150 Lap Special from 5-9pm. Lots of concession items will be on sale for $1.50 like a Hotdog and Pop Meal. Tickets range from $10-$15 based on age, kids 6 years and under are FREE.
Tip: Bring ear protection for the little ones.
Canada Day in Devon – Celebrate with a community pancake breakfast in Devon Lions Campground ($8/plate) at 8am. Take part in Canada Day celebrations in Voyageur Park – admission is free and a free bus shuttle will get you to and from the park between 10-4pm. There will be no parking at Voyageur park for the event. Enjoy live music and entertainment, a kidzone, complimentary hotdogs and cake, games, a photo booth, dunk tank, watermelon eating contest, antique fire truck rides and more. Find more details here.
Canaday Day in Edmonton – there are various celebrations happening throughout Edmonton for Canada’s 150th.
Celebrate downtown at City Hall (Noon-4pm). Kick off Canada Day ceremony in the City Room followed by live music and dancing, tours, crafts, giveaways from Direct Energy, tattoos, pool activities and more.
Celebrate at the Alberta Legislature Grounds and finish the evening with Fireworks in the River Valley at 11pm. Find more details here. Road closures include 107 Street south from 99 Avenue to the Royal Glenora Club from 4am on July 1 to 2am on July 2.
Tip: Pick up some LovePizza and have a picnic on the grounds, splash in the fountains and enjoy all of the kid friendly activities on the grounds.
Celebrate at the Edmonton Garrison (Lancaster Park). Enjoy an afternoon of activities to celebrate Canada Day. There will be a variety of inflatables like rock climbing and reverse bungee jump, face painting, pony rides, a miniature train ride, games and food like Boston Pizza. Following will be an evening of music and entertainment starting at 7pm. Fireworks will finish the amazing day at 10:30pm.
Celebrate at Millwoods Park. This free family oriented event in the park starts with a pancake breakfast around 8am. There is no public parking at Millwoods Park and spots are limited at Millwoods Town Center. Besides the playground and spray park, there will be various children’s activities from 1-5:45pm and evening entertainment to follow – find more details here. Fireworks will finish the celebrations at 11pm.
Tip: Bring a pop up tent because shade is limited in the park.
Celebrate at Castledowns Park. From 12-4pm there will be face painting, balloon fairies, watermelon, music, and more. The kids can enjoy the spray park and playground. Bring a pop-up tent (shade is limited), lawn chairs and a picnic blanket. Older kids can enjoy the skate park close by. From 5-10:30pm there will be live music, a beer garden, and fireworks will follow at 10:30pm.
Celebrate at Callingwood Park. Enjoy a free BBQ, inflatables, face painting, henna painting, games and more for the whole family from 4:30-10:30pm. Fireworks will finish the evening starting at 10:20PM.
Celebrate at The Muttart Conservatory (10-2pm). Enjoy treats, activities, planting, tours, face painting, giveaways and entertainment. Regular admission applies.
Celebrate at Edmonton Valley Zoo (11-4pm). Celebrate Canada 150 and also the Zoo’s and Lucy’s birthday. Enjoy a mini cupcake, a scavenger hunt, music and more. Regular admission applies.
We are excited to celebrate Canada’s 150th this year. One way we have celebrated Canada Day in the past with younger kids is attending a parade, gathering friends together for an afternoon BBQ, taking out the pool and water balloons, and lighting birthday sparklers to mimic fireworks because staying up until 11pm with young kids isn’t always feasible.
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