The Kawarthas has always been a place filled with history, pride, celebration, and joy. This is even more true on the Canada Day Long Weekend for Canada’s birthday! There are many great festivities and events happening around the Kawarthas that promise to be fun for the whole family.
To kick off the Canada Day Long Weekend, the Lakefield Jamboree is starting on Thursday, June 27th and runs until Sunday, June 30th. Every year, the Lakefield Agricultural Society puts on a great weekend of good music, food and entertainment! There will be country music bands and camping at Lakefield Fairgrounds. Stay all weekend or just one or two days. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Lakefield merchants are holding their Canada Day celebration at Isabel Morris Park starting at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 1st, ending with evening fireworks. It will be a fun packed day for families, with a petting zoo, face painting, 3 bouncy castles, children’s games & activities, drumming circle, live music, BBQ & vendors.
The Apsley & District Lions Club will be hosting their annual Canada Day Parade & Celebrations on July 1st. The parade will start at 4 p.m. at the Apsley Public School and end at Lions Park. But the festivities don’t end there! after the parade at Lions Park, there will be a bouncy castle, games, the Lions food booth, and fireworks at dusk! For more information on this celebration, check out their website here.
In Buckhorn, there will be an all day celebration hosted by the Buckhorn Community Centre. Starting at 10 a.m and running until 4 p.m. this celebration is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy and partake in with activities such as: adult and child Sumo Suits, pottery, bird house building, Little Spurs Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Beer Garden, BBQ, Snack Shack, Bingo, a marketplace with crafts, garage sales items, baking, and more! For more information on this celebration check out their website here.
In Douro-Dummer, there will also be a parade happening at 3 p.m. on July 1st starting at the intersection of County Road 4 and the the Douro 4th Line at 3 p.m. and end in the Hamlet of Douro.