Brockville – Brockville is hosting tons of activities for you to take part in all day long. From the opening ceremonies and cake cutting all the way to the fireworks after dark, there is non-stop fun for you and your family.
Brockville Roadrunners Canada Day 1K/5K:
The Brockville Roadrunners are hosting their annual Canada Day 1k/5k run on Saturday, July 1st at Blockhouse Island.
Registration begins at 8:00am with the Kids run starting at 8:45am and the main run starting at 9:00am.
Cost to participate: $15(member), $20(other); $35(family)
Brockville Canada Day Parade, Ceremonies and Cake Cutting:
11:45am The Canada Day “March-up” from City Hall to Court House Green with the Mayor, MPP, MP, Rifles Commander, Police & Fire Chiefs, Councillors, Legion Colour Guard, Re-enactors, Pipe Band. Dress in Red & White
12:00 (approx.) Singing of O Canada followed by brief speeches from the Mayor, MPP, MP, Commanding Officer + presentation of 4 plaques recognizing 4 citizens of Brockville.
Officials retire – serve cake and cupcakes
Well-known local singer and entertainer A.J. Benoit & pianist Mary Ross-Comstock will perform a half hour Canada Day 150 show featuring many popular Canadian songs!
StrawBEARy Festival & Teddy Bear Picnic in Hardy Park:
10am-6pm Craft & Vendor Village with barbecue, strawberry smoothies, fresh lemonade and strawberry shortcake
11am-4pm Teddy Bear Hospital & Adoption, face painting, kids crafts
11am-4pm Free Carnival Games & Prizes. Dress up as your favourite hero, prince/princess, fairy, rock star, Disney character or ‘Canada Day Theme’ and visit the 150th Anniversary photo booth
11:30am David Rowan
12:30pm Aline Daykin
1:30pm Wayne & Gael Bullard
2pm Cindy Smith
3pm Open Mic
3:30pm Pamela Anne Moffatt
4:15pm Children’s Songs & Dancing (at completion of teddy bear parade, followed by announcements/free draw prizes)
4:40pm Thrill Dancers
5pm Bourne to Rock
6:30pm Bordertowne Boys
8pm until the Fireworks: Bourne to Rock
1000 Islands Regatta (Blockhouse Island Parkway & Centeen Park):
10am Gates open
10:30am-4:30pm Hydroplane racing, kids zone and food vendors
5pm-11:30pm Canada 150 party with live bands including the Tony Silvestri Band with local Brockville bands opening including Brockville’s own The G-Men
($10 for a race pass for July 1 & 2; $30 for a full weekend pass including 54 40, Honeymoon Suite, Hydroplane Races, Canada 150 party)
8pm Public access opens to Blockhouse Island for Fireworks viewing (free of charge). Fireworks start at approx. 10pm
Fulford Place and Homewood Museum:
10am-5pm: Mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation with free activities at Fulford Place and free admission to Homewood Museum.
Bring your family to Fulford Place for some good old-fashioned fun, from crafts to twisted balloons to historical games. Come early – the first 150 visitors will receive a free cupcake!
Homewood Museum in nearby Maitland, one of Ontario’s oldest houses, is also offering free admission on Canada Day. Get a glimpse of the life of Dr. Solomon Jones – a United Empire Loyalist and the area’s first physician – and discover the story behind the internationally known Red Fameuse apple. Highway 2 between Maitland and Prescott, locator #1372
Brockville Canada Day 150 Fireworks:
Fireworks after dusk (approx. 10pm) launched from a city barge located off-shore in front of the Rowing club area. Viewing from Centeen Park, Blockhouse Island, Hardy Park.
Other Fireworks viewing options:
Canada Day Fireworks and Dinner Cruise – 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises
7:30-10:30pm (Adults $70)