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Weekend Fun Guide (Canada Day Weekend 2013)

School is out for summer and we want to wish you all a fun and safe summer!  Happy Canada Day!  Be sure to get out and enjoy some great events this weekend that celebrate the birthday of our great country!


Around Town this Weekend…


Canada Day – At 9am start your day with a gorgeous course and 5 K run from the Fort.  Enjoy free activities and entertainment throughout the day and end it with a spectacular fireworks finale along the Detroit River!  This traditional event is the best in the region and not to be missed!


Canada Day Fireworks – Celebrate Canada’s birthday with Barrie’s annual fireworks spectacular over Kempenfelt Bay beginning at 10:00pm.


Canada Day Celebrations – There will be an amazing fire works show, MarketPlace, Citizenship Ceremony, Great Canadian Trail Run, Made in Canada Area, amazing entertainment and many more fun-filled activities!


Canada Day Celebrations – Celebrate the beautiful country we live in at Burlington’s waterfront. Starting with a run in the morning the festivities including children’s activities and entertainment take place all day long until 10pm when the sky will light up with fireworks.


Calabogie Country Music Festival – The festival will feature one of Eastern Ontario’s best country music lineups including headliners Dallas Smith and Kira Isabella. A weekend fun for families and people of all ages – beer garden, vendor’s area, kids’ zone, and mountainside camping.


Canada Day – Starting with a Parade at 11:00 am.  There will be all day children and adult entertainment in Kinsmen Park and the Park by the Dam.  Crafts, Steven Young Duck Race 3 pm, Fireworks at dusk.  Free Family Fun.


Canada Day – Come for the fun at Riverside Park!  There will be a fishing derby, carnival, parade, children’s area, beer garden, live bands and fireworks to end off the celebration!

Carleton Place

Canada Day – Celebrations commence in Riverside Park and include lots of children’s activities and entertainment for all ages. The day is topped off with the best fireworks in Lanark County, if not the Valley!


Waterfront Festival – Come out and have some fun with the family!  Grab a bite from a wide variety of food vendors, take a ride on the midway on the Pier, browse the Marketplace, and  enjoy the all-day entertainment on Cobourg’s Bandshell. Don’t miss the variety of special shows and demonstrations such as Canadian Forces Skyhawks, and Search and Rescue Teams, and Metropolitan Toronto’s Winged Wheels.


Moosefest – Welcome to the Annual Moosefest website.   From Music in the Park to the Teddy Bear Picnic there are events for all ages.  Please visit our Calendar for a full listing of this year’s festival events.


Highland Games – In addition to watching our various piping, athletic and dancing competitions, you can inspect vintage cars, watch dogs at work, investigate Scottish clans, shop at our vendor booths, or enjoy a meal and licensed refreshments. If you want to become more actively involved, try your hand at log sawing or maybe the farmer’s walk. Youngsters have their own just-for-fun competition


Twilight Canada Day Festivities – Twilight Canada Day Celebrations including: Kiddie arcade, live entertainment, food vendors and dazzling fireworks.


Family Ribfest – We’ll be rockin’ and a ribbin’!  Come and enjoy a great day or stay for the weekend in the heart of the 1000 Islands.  Browse, shop, relax, taste the delicious ribs and discover the sites, legends, and history Gananoque has to offer, See why we call it Paradise! •Something for Everyone!•4 days of fun for the whole family!•Music, entertainment, vendors, beer tent.•Lots of great ribs and pulled pork to eat!

Grand Bend

Canada Day – Grand Bend’s Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks attracts thousands of people from throughout Southwestern Ontario – and for good reason! We’re the place to be to have fun, enjoy the beach and lake while listening to live music and top off the day with a professional fireworks display.


Children’s Festival – A fun free day for kids aged infant to 12. The Festival starts at 10 am with activities for all ages.
Bubbles, Balloons and Bouncers plus a model airshow by the Sky Harbour Modellers, Fincher’s Tent, Face Painting, Crafts, Playdough and Goop, and much more!


Local Food Fest – A fun, colourful and delicious event. Join us for a Farmers Market, Exhibititor Market Place, Cooking Demos, Workshops, Tours, Wagon Rides, Children’s Activities, Live Music and Delicious Local Food.


Summer Kick-off Celebration – Wild Waterworks invites friends and family to experience a hero-themed weekend at the Summer Kick-off weekend.  Visit with your favourite super heroes who will be visiting the park.  Don’t forget to wear your costume to enter the costume contest for great prizes!

Tall Ships – The majestic tall ships are coming to Hamilton’s waterfront as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations. The excitement will begin June 28 with the Parade of Sail and Opening Ceremonies. Daily June 29 and 30 visitors can go aboard the ships and sail on selected ships (for a fee), enjoy free on-land activities, music, food and more. Return for July 1 Canada Day celebrations at nearby Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks. Fireworks begin at dusk.

It’s Your Festival – Celebrating Canada’s Birthday at It’s Your Festival in beautiful Gage Park FREE ADMISSION. Food, entertainment, games, contests and Canada Day ceremony!


Historic Dominion Day – Celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday with historic fun and games for the whole family.  The fun includes but is not limited to musical performances, wagon rides, reenactments, school yard games and crafts for the kids and FREE cake!


Canada Day – The Canada Day event is a family day that will begin with opening ceremonies and include live entertainment, children’s air equipment, food vendors, cake cutting, movies and fireworks.


Canada Day Celebrations – Celebrate Canada’s Birthday at Little Lake Park with Games, kid’s activities, Crafts, entertainment, Firewors and so much more!


Canada Day Celebrations – The largest attended one day event in Milton will provide an array of exciting activities to include fantastic live music, wide variety of entertainment, diverse food choices, arts and crafts, fun activities for all ages, and the finale featuring spectacular fireworks under the stars


Celebrate Canada Day – Join us July 1st as we celebrate Canada Day with performances by Mississauga’s hottest DJ duo Kissette, Crystalyne, Eleven Past One, Young Empires and Down With Webster. Don’t miss the amazing performances, delicious food trucks, spectacular cirque shows and fireworks

Niagara Falls

Canada Day Celebration – Kicking it off with a parade in the morning the festivities also include face painting, entertainment, inflatables, car show, cooking demonstrations, food vendors and of course ends off with some amazing fireworks


Canada Day Celebrations – A fun-filled family day at Couchiching Beach Park! Midway, Children’s Village, parade Downtown, craft & food vendors, live entertainment, giant birthday cake & more! Fabulous fireworks at dusk!

Owen Sound

Canada Day Festivities – Owen Sound celebrates Canada Day with a spectacular fireworks display over the harbour, a classic rock concert, and lots of family entertainment, games and attractions.


Multicultural Canada Day – Start your day on George Street and watch the Canada Day Parade in the morning.  At the end of the parade, make your way to Del Crary Park for lunch.  You will find many cultural clubs, groups and vendors selling traditional dishes from around the world.  Then, stay in the park for a rich programme of cultural performances and end the day at the Little Lake Musicfest with great music and a spectacular fireworks display.

Port Burwell

Canada Day – Canada Day Celebrations in Port Burwell – Parade line up starts at 11:00 and departs the Legion at 11:30am followed by cake and children’s festivities.

Port Hope

Canada Day Festivities – Port  Hope Kinsmen celebrates Canada Day, July 1st, with an Antique Car Show in Rotary Park and Town Hall Parking Lot at 9am and Rock the Dogwalk 9am-1030am.  The annual Calithumpian Parade commences at 11am at the corner of Ridout and Bramley streets and continuing down Heritage Main Street. Live local entertainment in the Bandshell from noon to 10pm.There will be food booths, and a beer garden.Fireworks at the Waterfront East Beach  at 10:15pm (dusk).


Canada Day in the Capital – Join us  to celebrate Canada’s birthday!  Canada’s Capital Region buzzes with activity, as Canadians from across the country flock to the Capital to show their national pride.  The festivities take place on Parliament Hill, in downtown parks and on the streets. Witness the ceremonies, take in the musical talent from across the country, see the fireworks — and more!


Peterborough Musicfest – Peterborough Musicfest is a non-profit charitable organization that presents concerts every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:00pm on the shores of beautiful Little Lake in Del Crary Park, downtown Peterborough. All concerts are presented free of charge to ensure that all members of the community can enjoy an evening of entertainment in spite of economic or social barriers.  Peterborough Musicfest is proud of the past 26 years and looks forward to its 27th season beginning on June 29, 2013 and ending on August 24, 2013.


Canada Day Celebration – Please join us in celebrating Canada at Prince Edward County’s biggest Canada Day celebration! Our celebration takes place throughout Picton and offers everyone the chance to explore our town. You can dine at our restaurants, explore our many shops and boutiques, visit the artisan market and enjoy street performers, catch Rising Stars and finish it off with the biggest bang!

Sauble Beach

Canada Day Celebration – Please join us for our Canada Day Celebrations. This year the Canada Day festival will explode on June 30 with our Canadian anthem and opening ceremonies, fireworks will discharge from a barge over the water, outdoor movie and live Canadian bands will perform on the beach. This is a family event for all ages. Come join our family and children’s activities on Canada Day, July 1.  There will be face painting, colouring, arts and crafts plus lots for fun and games.


Strawberry Festival – Free family festival that definitely has something for everyone. There will be entertainment, children activities, arts and crafts, carnival, lots of contests and plenty of delicious strawberries with fireworks on Canada Day!


Canada Day Weekend @ Canada Square – A multidisciplinary, culturally diverse, innovative and fun extravaganza in celebration of Canada’s birthday. Dance, in all ways, shapes and forms, is the central theme to the weekend. Plus enjoy some great food and  join us for fireworks on June 30!

Ribfest @ Centennial Park – Toronto’s largest charity event, held over Canada Day weekend each year! A great family destination with rides, attractions, music and live entertainment and, of course, great food!


Canada Day 2013 – Celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday at the City of Vaughan’s Canada Day event on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Mackenzie Glen District Park. This fun filled family event held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The features include headline concerts and a host of other activities, including the   Inflatable Zone, a Zip Line attraction, Face Painting and an Official Welcome by the Mayor.


Canada Day – Parade 11:00 am featuring local/regional bands, floats, entertainers & Parade starts on Wyandotte at Devonshire, and proceeds to Wyandotte at Glengarry , Cake Cutting is at Riverfront Festival Plaza.


Thinking about taking in a movie with the family this weekend?  Check out what’s playing on Saturday mornings at Cineplex theatres for their Family Favourites.  At 11:00am you can watch a movie for only $2.50!  You can also load the family into the car and head to a drive-in near you for some family fun!

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Visit a a Farmer’s Market near you this weekend to get some super fresh local produce and support the Farmers of Ontario.

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its Way!

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Tis the season for the Easter Bunny, Easter Parades and everyone’s favourite EGG HUNT!!!  This weekend there are so many fun Easter themed activities taking place across Ontario.  See our Easter Fun List for ideas on what you can do with your family this Easter Weekend.

Great Dane Dog Isolated on White

Dogs love Easter too!!  Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs brought to you by National Service Dogs –  This event is held on Good Friday!  Each year, thousands of plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden over a defined area of a local park. Each egg contains a Milk-Bone treat and a sticker, representing a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes.  This special event is being held in BarrieBramptonCalgaryGuelphKitchenerLondonOakvilleSt. Catharines, and Windsor


Easter Fun … 


Spring Festival @ Chappell Farms – Fun for the whole family including a candy hunt every Hour, magic shows, wagon rides, animals, trike track, jumping castle and food!

Easter Egg Hunt – Join the fun as we celebrate easter with the Barrie City Police on their annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Roberta Place Retirement Lodge.  On Saturday March 30, 2013, bring the whole family out to meet Barrie’s Finest and thier German Shepherd Mascot, Blue.

Blue Mountain

Easter @ Blue – Send the kids on an EGG HUNT throughout the Village or perhaps try out an EGG DIVEat The Plunge! Aquatic Centre – or do them both! Lots on the go including Horse & Wagon rides 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, The Woodlot Low Ropes courseand of course 40 shops & restaurants to explore.


Easter Egg Hunt – The Bracebridge Agricultural Society and Muskoka Bulk Barns invites children ages 3 – 8 to a Free Easter Egg Hunt at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds on Good Friday @ 1:00pm


Easterfest @ Downey’s Farm – Get ready from some eggcellent fun as you enjoy the Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker, a Puppet Show, an Easter Egg Scramble, some Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals


A SP’EGG’TACULAR EASTER EVENT @ Ireland House at Oakridge Farm (March 24th only) – Help welcome spring again at this popular family event! A chance for kids to go on an exciting Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter Bunny when he makes his enchanting visit! The day includes egg painting and decorating, helium balloons, face painting, children’s bazaar, great holiday crafts, games, historic cooking & sampling, delicious Easter refreshments and heritage demonstrations including a traditional blacksmith at work, museum tours, vendors, a fantastic silent auction for adults, special prizes and more!!!


Easter Egg Hunt – The Buxton Historical Society is hosting an Easter Egg hunt on Sat March 30th from 1-3pm – rain or shine! There will be a guess the jellie bean and colouring contest. Redeem your eggs for candy and prizes. This is targetted for children 1-10 years old.


Easter Egg Hunt @ Rounds Ranch – Grab your family and easter basket and head to Rounds Ranch for some fun!  Fun includes an egg hunt, mazes, wagon ride and baby animals.

Fenelon Falls

Easter Eggstravaganza – Easter egg hunt begins at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. rain or shine. Look for the Easter Poster in participating stores, visit the store and find the Easter Egg pictures. Once you have seen all three pictures then head to the Easter Bunny Headquarters located at Slices and Scoops 10 Water St where there will be face painting, Easter cookie decorating, pictures with the Easter Bunny and…..receive your Easter Goodie Bag


Easter Egg Hunt – Bring your basket and search for eggs all over Gravenhurst


Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Mountain Kidz Klub @ Mountain Drive Park – Good Friday at 11:30AM – 4:00PM   $1/egg Price includes a bag of goddies. The Easter Bunny will also be joining us. All ages are welcome. All proceeds go to support Mountain Kidz Klub Programs

Easter Bunny visits Concession Street – On the Saturday of Easter weekend, and during his very busy schedule, the Easter Bunny officially drops by Concession Street to hand out candy and greet all passersby.  Don’t forget to bring your camera. The bunny loves having his picture taken with your children.



Good Friday @ Colasanti’s – There will be an Easter Scavenger hunt where all children 12 and under will receive prizes and there will be a visit from the Easter Bunny!  For an additional cost you can partake in teh lunch buffet and buy an all day ride pass.


Easter Fun Day @ Sheridan Nurseries – Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn’t end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more…


Easter Eco Egg Hunt @ Gamiing Nature Centre – The eggs are hidden and ready for you to find.  Other games include the forest bingo, hunting with your senses and more,always  popular games to play with the family while you take in the sights and sounds of the forest, meadows and wetland. And KUBB game for children of ALL ages. Yummy refreshments are available.


Easter Egg Hunt – Celebrate Easter with your family at Citi Plaza’s FREE Easter Hunt in the City! Meet the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter scavenger hunt with 8 stations around Citi Plaza. Collect all 8 stamps to receive an Easter goody bag! There will be Easter crafts, music, prizes, discounts and more! Donations for the local food bank will also be accepted.


Easter Spring Fling @ Wye Marsh – Enjoy a very hoppy Easter here at Wye Marsh! We have a variety of activities throughout the weekend.  There will be: Easter egg hunts, Kids zone crafts, Spring stride guided nature walks, Scavenger hunt with prizes, Chickadee Feeding and Live reptile and bird of prey demonstrations.

Bowling with the Easter Bunny @ Bayshore Lanes – All lanes glow in the dark & every child receives an easter treat!  Activities: Face Painting * Photo with the Easter Bunny * Silent Auction * and More!!!


Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm – So much fun to be had Easter weekend at Springridge Farm!  Join in an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, watch a professional puppet show, have your face painted like a bunny, go for a wagon ride, take home so crafty bunny ears and play in the super fun Farmyard!


Easter Egg Hunt @ Alpha’s Discovery Centre – Alpha’s Discovery Club is holding its annual  Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Fun includes an Easter Egg Hunt, Visit with the Easter Bunny himself, Easter theme crafts and fun on the Indoor Playground.  Cost: $15/child  Space is limited so reserve your tickets today!

Mount Albert

Easter Fun Fest @ Brooks Farms – Upon arrival children will receive their very ownEaster basket. Children will collect plastic eggs from our Barnyard Playland and trade in for chocolate when they are ready. For the older children there will be a Scavenger hunt.  Additional fun can be had on a train or wagon ride and in the Barnyard playland.


Easter Egg Hunt @ The Muskoka Heritage Place.  Main gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. the entire event lasts one hour. Free admission.

North Bay

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the YMCA – Come join us and enjoy some fun spring holiday games and crafts and take part in our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Ages 2 to 12 years welcome!


Easter Fun @ Oakville Museum – The Oakville Museum invites you to hop on over for Easter Fun! Join us for “egg” citing activities, make Easter crafts, play Easter bingo and visit with McFlurry the education bunny from the Oakville and Milton Humane Society. Tour the museum and spot eggs hidden in the Estate. A great day out for the whole family!


Downtown Easter Egg Hunt – Great Easter Egg hunt Saturday March 30th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (noon) outside the Orillia Opera House 20 Mississaga St W Orillia.  There will be chocolate, you can visit the Easter Bunny, face painting and more.


Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza @ Oshawa Airport – Oshawa Airport Lions Host their annual Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza! Gates open at 12 sharp, $10 donation/family, Easter bunny lands at 1pm. Easter egg hunt to follow. Free pictures with the Easter bunny! Pony rides, enchanted castle and food available for purchase. $3/pizza slice & drink. For safety reasons, please absolutely no bags, baskets or containers allowed on airport property!!



Easter Egg Hunt @ Valley View Little Animal Farm – Our Farm Easter Bunny has lost 100’s of coloured eggs, he needs your help to find them. The Egg Hunt runs daily throughout the Easter Week-end.  While you’re there be sure to visit the animals, take a train ride and play in their playground

“Eggs”ellent Easter @ Cumberland Heritage Village Museum – Hop over to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Saturday for a fun-filled day of Easter festivities and even a special visit from a certain bunny…

Easter on the Farm @ Canada Agriculture Museum – After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of new-born animals. Come welcome the soft little lambs, marvel at the rabbits’ silky fur and observe the fluffy newly-hatched chicks from up close. Visitors can help make a variety of Easter breads and taste a delicious sample. What’s more, the annual egg hunt is on again – children 6 years-old and younger can participate in the hunt for tots while older children can take on the challenge of hunting for the “signs of spring” throughout the barns.


2nd Annual EASTER EGG HUNT @ Stewart Park – Brought to you by PERTH TOURISM! Takes place Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 11am sharp in Stewart Park, located behind Perth Town Hall. For ages 8 and under, all children must be accompanied by an adult.  The park will be divided into two sections for the young, and the younger, to search for eggs, which can then be exchanged for EASTER TREATS!! While your child is waiting to receive his/her treats, they can enjoy the music of SPLASH ‘N BOOTS in the Bandshell! The Perth Fire Department will have a truck on display, and the Easter Bunny himself may make an appearance…..!


Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Nutty Chocolatier – From Noon – 2pm in the Courtyard of Peterborough Square.  The Easter Bunny will be there too!  Open to ages up to 8 years. Prizes for the Best Decorated Easter Basket, Bonnet or Cap


Easter Parade – The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606 & the Ladies Auxiliary proudly present the Annual Easter Parade. Put on your best Easter bonnet, decorate your bike, wagon or doll carriage to win great prizes!  Free lunch and activities at the Legion following the parade.  Want to participate in the parade – call 905.839.2990.


Good Friday Easter Fun @ Westfield Heritage Village – Visit the village for some old-fashioned fun on Good (Egg) Friday.  Eggs will be the theme of the day, with games, activities and treats throughout the village.  This day will be doubly sweet, as visitors can also enjoy the regular Maple Syrup activities. Special event pricing applies.


Easter in the Park – Visit with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt! Egg, basket and bonnet decorating competition and family fun entertainment.


Easter Egg Hunt @ Puck’s Farm – It’s always fun at Puck’s Farm and this weekend is no different with Pony Rides, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Bouncing Castles & Easter Egg Scrambles


St. Andrews

Easter Egg Hunt @ McMaze – It’s Easter and Peter Cottontail has lost all his eggs! Bring the kids out to the farm at McMaze to help him find them all. Take part in the scavenger hunt, get some great Easter treats, visit some of the farm animals that call McMaze home and just simply enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful springtime! March 29 – 31, noon – 4:00 p.m.

St. Catherines

Easter Egg Hunt @ Jaycee Gardens- Over 50,000 mini chocolate eggs to be found!!! With the help of community sponsors, JCI St.Catharines (Jaycees) is putting on a free Easter Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 on Saturday, March 30th 2013. There will be food concessions including Starbucks coffee, bouncers & games from Niagara Inflatables, live kid-friendly entertainment and many other fun events all morning long.

Thunder Bay

Easter Egg Hunt @ Gammondale Farm – Bring your camera to get pictures with the Easter Bunny! Admission includes Farm Animals, Easter Sling Shot, Mazes and Hay Ride plus the Easter Game Card for the easter Egg Hunt and Easter treats.


Beaches Easter Parade brought to you by the Toronto Beaches Lions – Parade starts at 2pm on Easter Sunday at Queen St. @ Munro Park

Easter “Egg” Stravaganza @ Toronto Zoo -Hop along the Zoo trails and follow the clues to some of our featured furry and feathered family. Don’t forget to take in one of our many Daily Keeper Talks and drop by the Front Entrance Courtyard Stage to pose with our two Giant Panda Mascots-Er Shun and Da Mao-who will be dressed in their Easter best! Plus, what’s Easter without eggs? Visit one of our egg-ceptional Volunteer stations to discover the amazing array of unconventional eggs found in the animal kingdom.


Easter Egg Hunt – Various age groups hunt for prizes hidden in eggs distributed all around the soccer field at Kinsmen Park


Easter Family Fun for FREE @ Welland Community Wellness Complex – The fun will include: Easter Bunny Life Size Colouring, Jelly Bean Contest, Treats/Bouncers,  Wii Sports,  Crafts,  Fun Games,  Balloon Animals,  Clowns  and Movie in the Theatre

Wasaga Beach

Easter Eggstravaganza – Activities include an Easter egg hunt, face painting, petting zoo, bouncy castle, WBYC BBQ, Strong Kids Campaign Youth Leader Exchange Program Silent Auction, the Easter Bunny live on location and Much Much More!


Easter Egg Hunt @ Windsor High School Soccer Field – Starts at 10am sharp for children 8 and under.  Egg Hunts will be divided up based on a age so it’s fair for the little ones

From our family to yours we wish you a very Happy Easter