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Come Celebrate Canada Day in Whitby!

Enjoy kids zone, Adventure Zone, Arts Trail, Farmers’ Market, community and food vendors, water activities, music, displays and much more.

Victoria Fields, the Port Whitby Marina and the Whitby Yacht Club will be booming with live entertainment and activities for all ages.

The evening ends with a giant fireworks finale!



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Event Details

Date & Time

  • Monday, July 1
  • Activities 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Fireworks at 10:00 p.m.

Location

Cost

  • This event is free to attend

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Event Highlights

  • Kids Zone featuring giant inflatables, slides, obstacle course, face painting, petting zoo, balloon artists, stilt walkers and more
  • Food Trucks include poutine, Bbq’s, ice cream, pizza, pretzels, sandwiches, burgers and carnival treats
  • The Waterfront Trail will feature a giant rock wall, farmers’ market, the Arts Trail, Chill Zone and more
  • Shows of Cultures will feature multi-cultural shows, children’s show, origami, henna and the Flags of the World activity
  • Live Entertainment on the main stage
  • Buskers and Artists
  • Fun new décor including 21 ft. giant mushrooms and flowers
  • Whitby Yacht Club is open to the public featuring live music, Show and Shines show, free stand up paddle boarding, opportunities to wander the docks and have lunch
  • Take the Water Taxi between Port Whitby Marina and Whitby Yacht Club
  • Smile opportunities and great selfie locations (check out 10 different locations)

Schedule of Events

Entertainment Schedule - Victoria Fields

Time

Performer/Event

Genre

1:00 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

 

1:30 p.m.

Cake Cutting

Whitby Idol Winners

 

2:00 p.m.

Azalyne

Jazz/R&B

3:00 p.m.

Tianna Woods

Country

4:15 p.m.

History of Rock and Soul

Motown/60's/Rock

5:30 p.m.

John Anderson

New Country

7:00 p.m.

Jack De Keyser

Blues

8:30 p.m.

The Mudmen

Celtic/Rock

10:00 p.m.

Fireworks

 


Smile Opportunities

So many things to do, you can’t help but smile.  Take your photos and share your photos. #whitbycanadaday

 

Showcase of Cultures

Time

Performer

1:30 p.m.

Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancers

2:30 p.m.

Andy Griffith Kids Show

3:30 p.m.

Abhinaym Dance Network

4:30 p.m.

Tamil Group Presentation

5:30 p.m.

Abhinaym Dance Network


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2019 Sponsors

Fireworks Sponsored by Community Connection

Presented by Tim Hortons

Funded by the Government of Canada Graphic

 

Sponsored by Heritage Canada, Bell (Kids Zone Sponsor), Brookfield Developments (Quench Buggy Sponsor), Elexicon (Stage Sponsor), Menzies, Mount Lawn (Arobor Memorial), Whitby Yacht Club

Canada Day Sponsor Logos


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Accessing the Event

Parking: Residents are encouraged to use active transportation, such as walking or biking, to access this event. A free bike valet is available to store and lock your bike.

Parking is available in the following lots:

  • Whitby GO Station (access only available on Brock Street and Victoria Street)
  • Iroquois Park Sports Centre parking lot
  • The Whitby Yacht Club Parking Lot
  • Water Street side lot (limited space)
  • Gordon Street Lot (Boat Launch) (limited space)
  • Charles Street Lot (limited space)

Map:


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring my dog?
    • Yes, dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash, under control of their owner and owner's pick-up after them.
  • Are there shuttle buses/transportation for the event?
    • A shuttle bus will be available at drop off points around the site including Whitby Go Station, Iroquois Park, the Whitby Yacht Club and Event Main Entrance.
  • What should I bring?
    • Sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, blankets and lawn chairs.
    • If you are staying for fireworks, please be prepared for wet grounds. Pack your blankets and lawn chairs! 
    • A refillable water bottle to use at the Quench Buggy Water Re-fill station.

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Thank You to 2018 Our Sponsors

Fireworks Sponsor: Community Connections 

Community Connection Logo

Lead Sponsor: Tim Horton’s

Tim Hortons Logo

Stage sponsor: Whitby Hydro

Whitby Hydro Logo

Supporting Sponsors: Menzies and Mount Lawn Arbour Memorial

Menzies Chrysler Logo          Brookfield Residential Logo

Whitby Yacht Club LogoMount Lawn Cemetery Logo 

Bell Logo


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Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Information about the many volunteer opportunities at all Town of Whitby events can be found on our Volunteer page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Aspects of most Town of Whitby events are sponsored by local businesses and community organizations. To find out how your organization can contribute to Canada Day please contact the Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship Sales via email or phone 905.430.4300 x7488.


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Contact

Special Events
Town Hall

575 Rossland Rd E, Whitby, ON L1N 2M8
905.430.4310
events@whitby.ca