Canada Day

Events and festivities take place on June 30 and July 1!

The Town of Aurora offers many free activities for families to participate in as they Celebrate Canada’s Birthday.

Canada Day town crier  Canada Day marching band

Dance in the Park

Date - Sunday, June 30, 2024
Time - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location - Aurora Town Park (49 Wells Street)

Bring out your dancing shoes and kick off the Canada Day festivities with the Dance in the Park! There will be fantastic live bands, great food and the Rotary Beer Garden. Celebrate the start of Canada Day by dancing up a storm.

Dance in the Park - Performance Schedule
Dance in the Park - Performance Schedule
TimePerformance Schedule
7 p.m. Louisa Barbosa Band
9 p.m. Tangent

Canada Day – Parade

Date - Monday, July 1, 2024
Time - Starts at 10 a.m.
Location - Parade travels north on Yonge Street from Edward Street to Aurora Heights Drive

Start your Canada Day celebrations with the annual parade. Don’t miss the marching bands including the Governor Generals Horse Guards, cultural performers and so much more. Join us on Yonge Street, where the parade will travel north from Edward Street to Aurora Heights Drive.

Canada Day – Festivities at Lambert Willson Park

Date - Monday, July 1, 2024
Time - 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location - Lambert Willson Park & Aurora Family Leisure Complex (A.F.L.C.)

It’s time to have some fun and celebrate Canada’s Birthday! Festivities include live multicultural showcase and children’s activities. Be sure to participate in our Passport Activities, which include interactive activities for each Province and Territory, reflective of their history and landscape. There will also be a variety of food vendors to enjoy. Enjoy mini golf, inflatables and more! Enjoy back-to-back live bands, capping off with fireworks at 10 p.m.

Stage Entertainment - Lambert Willson Park
Lambert Willson Park - Stage Schedule
TimeStage Schedule
11 a.m. Birds of Prey
11:45 a.m. Reaffirmation Ceremony, Cake Cutting
12 p.m. Off the Rock – Tribute to Great Big Sea
2:30 p.m. Classic Lightfoot Live – Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
6:15 p.m. Kurtis and The Crosswinds
8:15 p.m. From the Hip – Tribute to the Hip
10 p.m. Fireworks
Indoor Activities - Aurora Family Leisure Complex
Aurora Family Leisure Complex - Activities Schedule
TimeActivities Schedule
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Parent & Child Open Gym Drop-In – Healthy Planet Gymnasium
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Open Gym Drop-In – Healthy Planet Gymnasium
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free Pancake Breakfast
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Public Swim – Desjardins Pool
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Public Skate
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Public Swim – Desjardins Pool
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public Skate

Canada’s Birthday Town - Goosechase Challenge

To help celebrate Canada's 157th Birthday, try to complete as many fun challenges as you can. Participants that complete a minimum of 10 challenges will be placed into a draw to win local gift cards. Canada’s Birthday Town Challenge begins runs from June 21 to July 2

Goosechase Challenge - 3 Easy Steps

  • Download the Goosechase app on a mobile device.
  • Create one account for each person that is participating in this challenge.
  • Once you have an account, use game code 19PJ5K and you are ready to see how many challenges you can complete!

Download Goosechase App

Canada's Birthday Town

Aurora Canada's birthday town logo

Did you know that in 1969, Aurora officially became Canada's Birthday Town? Watch the Canada’s Birthday Town documentary to learn about how this designation came to be in Aurora.

More Information & Contact

For more information, please call 905-726-4762 or email our Special Events Team.

Note: We reserve the right to cancel, amend or change activities.

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