Celebrate Canada with us on Friday, July 1st!

Daytime Program

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Esplanade Park

FREE EVENT.  Join us in the park for live entertainment, activities, games, food and more!

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Feature Activity: Bring your skateboard! 
Esplanade north will be turned into a giant skateboard spot for 1 day only! The City and Ramp to Rail are geared up and ready to go. You are invited to "drop in" for a skate. DJ is booked, activities & prizes are loaded - you could even roll out on a brand new skateboard! Look for our trailer.
Participants under 18 will require a parent signed waiver. Bring your own board & helmet (must have) and any other protective equipment to participate.
Feature Entertainment: Dan the Music Man

Calling all kids and kids at heart! Get ready to participate in a musical adventure that will stretch your imagination and tickle your funny bone! Join one of Canada’s favourite family performers and recording artists, Dan the Music Man!

Feature Entertainment: Superdogs!

This show is a family favourite and tons of fun for all ages - don't miss the one and only Superdogs are performing live in the park for Canada Day!

Show times are 12:30, 1:30, 3:00 pm and 4:30  (shows are 30 minutes each)

Feature Entertainment: WonderPhil Magic Show

Get ready to be amazed and entertained by one of the areas top magicians. This hilarious show is a full of huge laughs, fun, and fascination for all ages - WonderPhil  

  • Community Groups will be offering a wide variety of fun and interactive activities for all ages.
  • Family Picnic area available with Food Trucks onsite. Bring $$. 

Evening Program

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in Kinsmen Park

The City of Pickering invites you to celebrate Canada Day together, in-person, in Kinsmen Park.  Live entertainment on the main stage, food trucks, and finish the day off with a bang... FIREWORKS.  Free for all ages.

Free Shuttle Buses start at 6:00 pm from Pickering Go Station, 777 and 889 Brock Road South.

Live on Stage

7:00 pm - Magician Richard Forget
Richard Forget is an international award winning magician with a show that places him at the forefront of the magic world. He has created a magnificent magical experience that is inspired by his years traveling throughout the world and living in Toronto, Canada. Richard’s magic tells a fascinating tale about Richard’s experiences in a modern world, with a magical twist.
8:00 pm - Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix is a powerhouse ten piece band that has been part of the R&B and Funk dance music revival in and around Toronto since 1994.

Main Act @ 9:00 pm - SACHA

SACHA is one of Canada's fastest rising country stars. Becoming an iHeartRadio’s “Future Star” following the success of her latest single with the Reklaws, “What the Truck” (10 million+ global streams), SACHA has since been named as a member of CMT’s Next Women Of Country 2021 class and earned her first GOLD single alongside The Reklaws with their viral hit track “What The Truck,” which was the the fastest-ever Canadian country song to go GOLD in the streaming era (under 16 weeks). 

Firework Safety from Pickering Fire

Safety Tips

Pickering Fire Services would like to remind the public of the fire and burn hazards that can result from holding private firework displays at home. Here are some important safety tips to be followed:

  • Appoint a responsible person to be in charge. Only adults who are aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
  • Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging.
  • Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
  • Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
  • Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
  • Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks. For dud fireworks, it is best to wait 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose of them in a metal container.
  • Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard.
  • Keep sparklers away from children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury.
  • If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary.

Family Pets and Fireworks

Many animals find fireworks scary and it is not uncommon for them to run and hide, scratch at a doorway or even dart into traffic to try to escape. There are plenty of things you can do to help your pet and by preparing in advance before fireworks start, your pet will be better able to cope with the noises.

Below are some ways to keep your pet safe during fireworks displays.

  • Keep pets inside
  • Close all windows, curtains and doors that are near where your pet will be.
  • If your pet is very scared, place them in a separate room (or crate) with closed windows and turn on a radio or television to create ambient noise.
  • For pets in a crate/cage place a blanket over the top. This helps to muffle the loud sounds.
  • If you typically walk your dog in the evenings, consider taking then out earlier in the day.
  • A tired pet is a happy pet -  make sure you play with them earlier in the day (this goes for cats and small animals as well)
  • Distract your pet – provide new toys, treats or food puzzles to help keep them distracted.