Canada Day Fireworks University of Waterloo
Canada Day Fireworks at Columbia Field brought to us by the University of Waterloo is a perennial favorite for 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo. On July 1st, join the University of Waterloo and celebrate Canada Day with the biggest birthday bash in Waterloo Region!
Show off your national pride, enjoy fantastic food, family activities, children’s entertainment and live performances by Canadian indie rockers Hollerado and one of Canada’s most beloved bands, Spirit of the West – all capped off by a spectacular fireworks display!
This is the 28th year of the event.
Admission is free.
Now bigger than ever
Canada Day in Waterloo will be bigger than ever this year. With great artists, improved sound, amazing food and drink, Canada Day will be an experience to remember.
Top Canadian bands Spirit of the West and Hollerado headline the event, which will feature performances on the main stage from internationally acclaimed children’s singer-songwriter Ronno, a performance of the classic children’s book Stellaluna, and Wij the Magician.
An estimated 40,000 guests are expected to attend the celebration, which will provide an improved stage and sound experience thanks to a new partnership with Palmer Audio. Beyond the main stage, children of all ages can experience hands-on fun including new activities such as golfing with the LPGA and hockey with the Kitchener Rangers.
Food and favorites
Favourite attractions such as fireworks, kids’ inflatables and the water slide remain a fixture of the event, which will also feature several new top-notch food vendors including Smoke’s Poutinerie, S.W.A.T. Truck, Papa’s Gourmet Grill and S.O.S BBQ.
For the first time, adults can escape from the heat and enjoy a cold one in the licensed refreshment area, in partnership with the Brick Brewing Company.
To celebrate local talent, Waterloo launched its first-ever national anthem singing competition. Clarissa Diokno, a psychology student and winner of Waterloo’s Campus Idol, submitted the winning entry on YouTube. She will perform O Canada to kick off the fireworks at 10:00 p.m.
The event also features performances by the Warriors band, and appearances by City of Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran, Peter Braid, MP, and Region of Waterloo Regional Chair, Ken Seiling.
Activity zone and live children’s performances from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Food fair and artisan village from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Spirit of the West performing live with Hollerado at 7 p.m.
Canada Day Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Visitors to Canada Day at the University of Waterloo will be able to celebrate the experience with friends across Canada thanks to digital activations from the Smile Epidemic who will be on site to help guests share their “true patriot love” as well as a photo booth to share pictures through social media.
All University of Waterloo campus parking lots are available and free of charge on Canada Day. Accessible parking is available off of Frank Tompa Drive within the OpenText parking lot. Leave your car at home. Walk, ride or take a Waterloo Taxi to the event.
Columbia Street West from Westmount Road to Hagey Boulevard will be closed on July 1.
Where: Columbia Field, Waterloo
When: July 1, 2013
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