Canada Day 2019
With over half of June behind us, and warmer weather that appears to be here to stay, it can mean only one thing; Canada Day is not far away! A celebration that seems to grow with each passing year, Canada Day marks the anniversary of the birth of our country, and also represents the beginning of the fullness of summer. Schools have just let out, the weather suddenly seems unquestionably summer-like, and crowds turn out in every town and city to celebrate Canada in innumerable ways. With countless activities and events planned for the long weekend, London is no different. So if you don’t have a Canada Day tradition already, think about making one of these events yours!
Night Market London – Sunday, June 30th, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
A night of live music, local artisans, beer gardens, and of course, the market itself! This event, put on by the London Heritage Council, is a new initiative, and without a doubt, looks to be a great way to extend your Canada Day celebrations.
Dominion Day at Fanshawe Pioneer Park – Monday, July 1, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day to mark the formation of the Dominion of Canada, would have been just as exciting to take part in 150 years ago as it is today. If you have never been to a heritage village during Dominion Day, don’t miss it this year! They have everything from spelling bees, wagon rides, and team games to dancing, live entertainment, and mini militia demonstrations by the Royal Scots. Celebrate the old fashioned way this Canada Day.
London Canada Day Fireworks & Celebrations at Harris Park/Fork of the Thames – Monday, July 1, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
This quintessentially Canadian celebration will feature an incredible array of performers and things to do. Expect to celebrate Canada’s birthday with hero recognition, stage entertainment, historic exhibits, all kinds of food and drink vendors, a beer garden, kids zone, and fireworks to finish the event with a bang!
Caliente Festival Hispano at Victoria Park – June 30 and July 1, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
If you’re looking for something unique and exciting to do this Canada Day, look no further than the Caliente Festival Hispano. A celebration of all things Hispanic, this event will feature traditional music, food, and activities for all ages. With over 100 national and international performers last year, this years festival proves to be just as fun and exciting.