Canada Day

Events and festivities took place on June 30 to July 2!

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

 


Dance in the Park

Date - Thursday, June 30, 2022
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 - Music Bands

Bernadette Connors - Show starts at 7 p.m.

Bernadette’s style is truly authentic and pays no attention to what conformities the industry demands. She had developed a dynamic and expressive vocal range, earnest and emotional lyrics, and playful interpretation of song-craft. Bernadette takes listeners on an intimate and exciting journey that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Bernadette Connors - Learn More


Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train - Show starts at 9 p.m.

Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train are a five piece funky blues rock band that performs each show as if it is their last, with incredibly tight arrangements and improvisational genius. The Mojo Train is how they describe their sound, a powerful ride on the blues rock train that never ceases to amaze! 

Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train - Watch Video


Canada Day – Parade

Date - Friday, July 1, 2022
Time - 10 a.m.
Location - (New Route) Yonge Street travelling north from Murray Drive to Aurora Heights Drive.

Please note the temporary road closures on Friday, July 1 for the Canada Day Parade.
- Yonge Street will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Henderson Drive to Orchard Heights Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Edward Street will be closed to through traffic from Allaura Boulevard to Yonge Street from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Aurora Heights Drive will be closed to through traffic from Yonge Street to Laurentide Avenue from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Aurora’s Canada Day Festivities will be starting with the Canada Day Parade at 10 a.m. Join us to enjoy marching bands, cultural performers, buskers, steel band and so much more travelling north on Yonge Street.

Canada Day town crier  Canada Day marching band


Canada Day – Festivities

Date - Friday, July 1, 2022
Time - See below for full details.
Location - Lambert Willson Park

Family Activities

It’s time to have some fun and celebrate Canada’s Birthday! Festivities include live entertainment, children’s activities, inflatables, mini-golf and so much more. There will also be a variety of food vendors to enjoy.

Passport Activities

Participate in our Passport Activities in Lambert Willson Park, which include interactive activities for each Province and Territory, reflective of their history and landscape. Be sure to try panning for gold and learn about the Yukon or experience a mobile planetarium and learn all about the Aurora Borealis for Northwest Territories.

Photo of planetarium aurora borealis  People panning for gold

Live Entertainment - Schedule
Live Entertainment - Schedule
TimeLive Entertainment
11 a.m. 

Bird of Prey Show

The Canadian Raptor Conservancy demonstration includes 5 different raptors from around the world, including at least 3 free-flying birds. Meet the team of professional demonstration birds, who are focused on the conservation and educating the public on the important role that birds of prey play in our world.

11:45 a.m. 

Reaffirmation Ceremony, Cake Cutting

Reaffirm your citizenship with the reaffirmation ceremony followed by delicious cake!

12 p.m. 

Durham Street Band

Durham Street is a tour de force consisting of four accomplished musicians. They take audiences through a musical journey performing favourite Classic Rock Songs of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond.

2 p.m. 

Multicultural Performers

Enjoy watching Chinese, “Hips Don’t Lie” (Brazil), “Tonatiuh” (Mexican) and “Ensemble Topaz” (Iranian/Afghan) cultural dance performances. 

4 p.m. 

Tangent - Performing at the Aurora Legion

"Not your average dad band!" Hits through the decades ... Dance or sing along on the Aurora Legion patio while having a great time! 

6:15 p.m. 

The Pheromones

The Pheromones will rock the park with a combination of Motown, Rock and Roll and great standards from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Plus, some more current music surprises. Let’s make some memories in this non-stop, energetic live show! 

8:15 p.m. 

Shania Twin, Tribute to Shania Twain

Canada’s most renowned and successful Shania Twain tribute will have you singing along to “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Party for Two”. 

10 p.m.

Fireworks!

Enjoy an incredible fireworks show presented by

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Aurora Family Leisure Complex - Free Indoor Activities (Limited Space)
AFLC - Free Indoor Activities (Limited Space)
TimeFree Indoor Activities
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Parent & Child Open Gym Drop In - Healthy Planet Gymnasium
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Public Swim - Desjardins Pool
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Youth Open Gym Drop In - Healthy Planet Gymnasium
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 

Online Activities

Enjoy these fun virtual activities. 

Origami Canada Day Lantern

Step by step instructions for making your own Canada Day lantern.

Let's Start Chalking

Make the best of the art of chalk drawing by bringing life and colour into unconventional outdoor residential spaces. Watch Nova Scotia's very own Chalkmaster demonstrate how simple it is to be creative and have fun anywhere.

How Well Do You Know the National Flag of Canada?

Let’s test your knowledge and find out!

Canada Theme Labyrinth

Try to get across Canada in this fun labyrinth.


Aurora Farmers Market

Date - Saturday, July 2, 2022
Time - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location - Aurora Town Park (49 Wells Street)

Come down to the Aurora Farmers Market with your Canadian Spirit wearing red, white or both to earn a sweet treat from Catharina’s Kitchen, Sasha’s Sweet or Pioneer Honey.

Aurora Farmers Market - More Information


Canada's Birthday Town

Aurora Canada's birthday town logo

Did you know that in 1969, Aurora officially became Canada's Birthday Town?


More Information and Contact

For more information, please call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762 or email Shelley Ware


Thank You to our Sponsors

Additional Funding Provided by

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Presenting Fireworks Sponsor

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Event Sponsor

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