Canada will be turning 151 years old this Sunday, and of course we have to celebrate!
If you’re in Oakville then you’re in luck because the Town of Oakville will be hosting the festivities this year. In previous years the Bronte Business Improvement Area were the ones organizing the event, but they announced on February it could no longer hold the event due to the increasing costs involved.
The celebrations this year will begin at 6pm at the Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, with the firework display beginning at 10pm, weather permitting.
You can expect an array of fun family-friendly activities like face painting and inflatables, food trucks, entertainment and performances by the High Rendition Jazz Band, The Jonathan Michael Group, and much more!
The town is encouraging attendees to not drive to the festivities this year. Instead, ride your bike and you can park it for free at their on-site bike parking corral, or take the pay-one-way Oakville Transit shuttle to and from the Bronte GO Station since there will be road closures.
The shuttle starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs every 10 minutes.
The last shuttle to the park leaves Bronte GO at 9:30 p.m.
Shuttle buses back to Bronte GO will depart the park after the fireworks.
Shuttle service from Bronte GO station to the park is $3 per person (exact change) regardless of age.
Shuttle service leaving the park after the fireworks are free for all riders.
Make sure you bring a blanket/lawn chairs to the park early to claim a great spot for the firework show over the water.
More information on this event HERE.
But that won’t be the only celebration happening in Oakville, The Bronte Royal Canadian Legion-General Chris Vokes Branch 486 (79 Jones St.) will hold a Bronte Community Canada Day Celebration Sunday from 11am – 10pm.
The event is open to the public, and you better come hungry because they will have Hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs and Thai senses restaurant will also be serving up food and other goodies including cotton candy and snow cones.
Want more dessert? Don’t miss the vintage ice cream that will be on site.
They will also have a beer and wine garden, an all-day DJ, more music by the Bare Blue Sea Band and the Rubber Band, a line dancing demonstration/lessons and more!
But make sure you take advantage of the shuttle services for this event too, as there is no parking on site after 5pm and the roads below Lakeshore Road will be shut down.
Learn more HERE.
There will be no shortage of activities this year for Canada Day, it will be a hot one so stay cool and hydrated and don’t forget to have some fun!