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Canada Day Parade

Celebrate Canada Day with us on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. with kids activities and the parade starts at noon. This years theme is the theme logo is the word home spelled out with a red maple leaf as the o. The Canada Day parade committee is looking for the community to participate by entering the parade. If you would like to be involved please complete the Canada Day parade entry form.

Schedule of eventsfamily at Canada Day Parade

10 a.m. Face painting for the kids
10:45 a.m. Music with Rick & Gallie
11 a.m. Birthday Cake donated by Morello's Independent Grocer
11:30 a.m. Dignitary Speeches:
  • Mayor of Peterborough
  • MPP Dave Smith
  • MP Maryam Monsef
  • County Warden
  • Parade Sponsor
11:55 a.m. Singing of O Canada
Noon Parade begins

We are looking for people to help with set up, take down, face painters, cutting the birthday cake and carrying banners in the parade. Students can use these volunteer hours for school. If you are interested in helping please complete a volunteer application form.

 The New Canadian Centre will host the Multicultural Canada Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Del Crary Park and Musicfest will host the Canada Day concert.

Peterborough Rotary Club will host the Canada Day fireworks show starting at dusk. 

Community Events and Festivals

The City of Peterborough has year-round events for children, adults, youth, seniors and families. Our events calendar page will keep you up to date on events happening throughout our city. Be sure to subscribe to our events page so you don't miss out.

If you are looking to plan an event, check out our event hosting page and Special Events Planning Guide and Application.

Note: We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our online Special Events Planning Guide and Application. If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1826 or email Recreation, and they can assist you with your application. We apologize for the inconvenience.