Here’s where to celebrate Canada Day in Barrie, Orillia and Simcoe County, with fireworks and more!

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ADJALA-TOSORONTIO

Fireworks?
Yes, at the municipal lot, 7855 30th Sideroad, Alliston. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Personal fireworks and sparklers are not permitted.

BARRY

Celebrate Canada Day with family-friendly activities at Meridian Place (30 Simcoe Street), from 14h. Events include: airbrush tattoos and games by Party Tyme, as well as a Canadian wildlife exhibit by Speaking of Wildlife and performances by buskers. There will be live entertainment on the Meridian Stage, with local performances from Baytowne Big Band, OMCI and more.

Fireworks? Yes, enjoy the fireworks over Kempenfelt Bay starting at 10 p.m., which can be seen from several vantage points along the waterfront.

BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

The village is in celebration with live music, a scavenger hunt, magic shows and traveling entertainment from Collingwood Circus Co. On stage: the Carpet Frogs, Mo Guzman, Dean James, Karla Crawford and Glenn Bladon. The village is located at 156 Jozo Weider Blvd., the Blue Mountains.

Fireworks? Yes, mountain top fireworks starting at dusk.

BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY

Canada Day celebrations are held at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Center (125 Simcoe Rd., Bradford). The festivities begin at 4 p.m. and include entertainment, children’s activities, music, food, official ceremonies and the presentation of the annual civic awards.

Fireworks? Yes, at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Center from 10 p.m.

OPEN VIEW

The Clearview Canada Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Stayner. Stayner Heritage Homes Tour: Includes activities at Centennial Park from 1-3:30 p.m. Harold Crawford Memorial Bike Parade: Ride a decorated bicycle and join the parade through Creemore, starting at Mad River Park at 1 p.m. h.

Fireworks? Yes, meet at the Creemore and District Recreation Center at 9:45 p.m. for the show.

COLLINGWOOD

The Collingwood Festival for Canada begins with a celebrity pancake breakfast outside City Hall (97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood) 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Family Bike Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at Trott’s Sports Excellence (290 Hurontario Street) and ends at the Collingwood Public Library. The children’s activity center is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the town hall. Everyone is invited to reaffirm their Canadian citizenship, receive a commemorative certificate and have a free piece of birthday cake in front of the Federal Building, 44 Hurontario Street at noon. The 10th Annual Rubber Duck Race starts at 2 p.m. and the Porchside Festival with Live Shipyard Kitchen Party starts at 7 p.m.

Fireworks? Yes, fireworks at dusk. You will have the best views of Millennium Park, but the Dockyards Amphitheater or anywhere along the waterfront promenade will not disappoint.

ESSA

Celebrations take place at Angus Community Park (6 Huron Street, Angus) beginning at 8:30 a.m. Itinerary includes: live music, pancake breakfast, opening ceremonies, free activities for children, various vendors, a silent auction, a bike decorating contest for young people and more .

Fireworks? No. “Unfortunately, there will be no fireworks this year due to a change in vendor,” the township said.

INNISFIL

Sandycove Acres holds its annual Canada Day Parade starting at 10 a.m. The parade features the Sandycove Veteran’s float, residents and representatives from South Simcoe Police and various levels of local government with decorated vehicles.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 547 (1017 Robinson Street, Belle Ewart) is holding a celebration starting at 1 p.m. There will be hot dogs, snacks, cakes and drinks. Everyone is welcome.

Friday Harbor celebrates Canada Day with live music, a traveling magic show, face painting, food and more. Activities include face painting, roving performers and a DJ in the Piazza.

Fireworks? Yes, at Friday Harbor from 10 p.m.

ORILLIA

The Orillia Canada Day celebration takes place at Couchiching Beach Park. The fun begins with a pancake breakfast at the Terry Fox Circle Pavilion from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Wheely Great Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The Children’s Village includes: inflatables, Waldo W. Wowser the clown and a lacrosse demonstration . There will be food and craft vendors, a parade from noon to 1 p.m. on Mississaga Street, and a beer garden. The Canada Day cake cutting takes place at 2 p.m.

Fireworks? Yes, at dusk from Couchiching Beach Park.

MIDLAND

The community celebrates in Little Lake Park starting at 10:30 a.m. with the Midland Civitan Club Parade. There will be live music on stage and fireworks at dusk. Attendees will enjoy an arts and crafts show, vintage car display, face painting, wildlife obstacle course and performers such as: PJ Masks, Peppa and George Pig, a hula hoop entertainment area with Zola Molotov and a magician. There are more activities available with the purchase of a $5 wristband.

Fireworks? Yes, fireworks at dusk at Little Lake Park.

NEW TECUMSETH

Take part in free all-day family fun in the Tottenham Conservation Area (6787 4th row, 6787 4th row, Tottenham). Activities include: live bands, food vendors, craft market, photo booth, face painting, carnival games and children’s entertainers. Refillable water stations will be available. Parking is limited. Also visit the Alliston Rotating Pool (75 King St N., Alliston) for a free Canada Day swim.

Fireworks? Yes, the fireworks start at dusk in the Tottenham Conservation Area.

PENETANGUISHENE

The Penetanguishene Centennial Museum (13 Burke Street, Penetanguishene) celebrates Canada Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission to the museum, activities for children, music by Passport and Ariko, barbecue and beer tent. There will be free cupcakes and a cannon fire around 2 p.m.

Fireworks? Not here. You can head to Little Lake Park in Midland.

WASAGA BEACH

Activities take place throughout the day at Beach Area One starting at noon. Entertainment includes: Kehewin Native Dance Theatre, DeSotos Opening and Hailey Mia for True Rodeo.

Fireworks? Yes, at dusk at Beach Area One.


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