As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, there are plenty of events around Windsor-Essex over the long weekend.

Canada Day Parade – Windsor

Many residents will be celebrating Canada’s birthday with a parade.  The Windsor parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Wyandotte and Devonshire. It runs along Wyandotte to Glengarry Avenue. The Leamington parade starts at 4 p.m. and starts at Leamington Fairgrounds and ends at Leamington Roma Club.

Canada 150 in Sound in Light

Canada 150 in Sound in Light is a multi Media presentation featuring live actors, video and live orchestra and additional musicians all celebrating our region and Canada's 150 Birthday. Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and Heritage Canada July 1st at 7:30 pm and July 2nd at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Free admission.

Canada Day Parade – Leamington

The Leamington parade starts at 4 p.m. and starts at Leamington Fairgrounds and ends at Leamington Roma Club.

Canada Day in Tecumseh

Saturday July 1, 2017 in Lakewood Park. Celebrate Canada’s 150th with free family activities.

Activities include:Opening Ceremonies – O’ Canada followed by the Spirit of the Four Directions, Live DJ Music, Bouncy Castles & Putt Putt Golf, Disc Golf, Jangles The Clown, Silver Star Riding Drill Team Performance, Princesses & Super Heroes – Cinderella, Ariel & Wonder Woman, Drum Circles, Zoo To You, Mad Science, Face Painting, Day Camp Activities & Lawn Games. Complimentary Cupcakes

1 pm – 4 pm, Free
Lakewood Park – 13451 Riverside Dr. E., Tecumseh

Canada Day and Ice Cream Festival

Saturday July 1, 2017. Join us on Canada Day as our nation celebrates its 150th Birthday!   Enjoy all day long activities and entertainment at Fort Malden National Historic Site.  Grab a cool treat at the annual Ice Cream Festival and tie up your running shoes for the most patriotic run in Canada, Canada D’Eh 5K Run! Pay tribute to 150 community leaders at the CANdo150 medal ceremony. The day ends with a spectacular fireworks finale overlooking the Detroit River. This traditional event is the best in the region and not to be missed!

Free admission
519.730.1309, Facebook:AmherstburgIceCreamFestivalToddy Jones Park – 100 Laird St., Amherstburg

LaSalle’s Canada Day Splash Bash

Saturday, July 1, 2017. Grand opening of the brand new splash pad and accessible playground! Unveiling of LaSalle’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural! Entertainment: Autumn Kings, Canada-themed magic show, food and refreshments, face painting and more!

Canada Day 150 and Official Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Saturday, July 1, 2017. We will feature an Official Canadian Citizenship Ceremony with new and existing Canadians gathering to take or re-state the Oath of Citizenship (Canada) in a shared Canadian celebration.

Our Canada Day celebrations will include our annual Canada Day Parade from historic Walkerville to Downtown Windsor, as well as entertainment and activities at Festival Plaza.

9AM – Citizenship Ceremony in the lobby of Adventure Bay Family Water Park presented by WFCU Credit Union (
10AM – Unveiling of the Windsor125 Public Art Installations on the transformer casing in the parking lot of Adventure Bay, the Chimczuk Museum and the Art Gallery of Windsor.
10AM to 8PM – Special admissions at Adventure Bay.
11AM – Canada Day Parade start.

Happy 150th Anniversary, Canada!

Free admission, 9 am
Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre (Adventure Bay) – 401 Pitt St. W., Windsor

Canada Day at Point Pelee

Saturday July 1, 2017. It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and we’re ready to celebrate. Join us for fun activities throughout the park, including a park wide scavenger hunt. At Northwest Beach join in the Canada Day Beach Bash – we’ll have lots of fun activities for the kids, birthday cake and BBQ treats. At the Visitor Centre you can get creative at the Canada Day Craft Centre, take in a creature feature and also enjoy birthday cake. Ride the shuttle to the Tip, take a hike on a park trail or relax with a picnic at the beach – there is something for everyone on Canada Day at Point Pelee.

Point Pelee National Park – 1118 Point Pelee Dr., Leamington

Lakeshore Canada Day

Saturday, July 1, 2017. The Canada Day celebration will be held at the Libro Community Centre and Millen Park. Join us for Fireworks and family activities. 4 pm – 11 pm, Free
Libro Community Centre, Millen Park – 1925 South Middle Rd., Woodslee

Canada Day at Adventure Bay

Saturday July 01, 2017 Celebrate 150 years of Canada with special admission rates! Enjoy our giant water slides, wave pool, tot loch and more!

10 am – 8 pm, $12/Adult, $7/Child
Adventure Bay Water Park – 401 Pitt St. W., Windsor

Riverside RCL BR 255 Canada Day 150 Celebration

Our Canada Day 150 Celebration all day long Live music, belly dancers, a meat draw, photo booth wall, BBQ, and more on Saturday July 1. 11:30 am – close 519.945.2012, Facebook: Riverside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255 Windsor, Ontario Riverside RCL BR 255 – 5645 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor

Alessia Cara

Singer-songwriter and multi-platinum recording artist Alessia Cara is coming to Caesars Windsor for an all-ages show.  The 20-year-old initially gained worldwide success after she released her autobiographical debut single "Here" in April of 2015. Hit songs continued to follow with “Wild Things”, “How Far I’ll Go” and her most recent mega-hit “Scars To Your Beautiful.” She’s bringing special guests Ryland James and Tyler Shaw to the Colosseum. It’s an all-ages chow, but the casino says anyone under 12 years old needs to be accompanied by someone over 16. There are still a few tickets available.

Free Concert Series: Brass Quintet

Concert Series in the Park continues as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet performs. The show takes place on Sunday at Lakewood Park from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free.