Bay of Quinte Tourism

Canada Day Weekend Celebrations

Canada is turning 150 this year, and the region is going to be packed with family friendly events. Choose to spend your day in Tyendinaga, Quinte West, or Belleville for the celebrations…. or visit all three!
Our friends in Trenton, Mystical Distributing will be putting on a great firework show in Belleville. They’re Canada’s Largest Display Fireworks Company and we couldn’t be more proud of them.

See all the awesome events below:

July 1st:

Canada 150 Greeting’s from Reeve Rick Phillips & MP Mike Bossio
3:00 – 4:00pm:
– Bike Rally Registration
– 9km Ride for Children and Adults
– 2 km Trail Tricycle Course for Young Kids (HELMETS MANDATORY)                                                                                                                                        3:00pm – Dusk: Canada 150 Giveaway Gear
3:00pm – Dusk: RJ the Balloon Dude
3:30 – 6:30pm: Canada Day Cookie Decorating
3:30 – 8:30pm:
Bungee Run Inflatable
-Joust Inflatable
-Library Kids Crafts in the Recreation Hall
-Face painting in Rec Hall
4:45pm: Bike Rally Prizes Announced
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Tyendinaga Township Fire Department Display
5:30pm – 6:30pm:Tyrannosaurus Pets
4:00pm – 9:00pm: Food Available. Proceeds going to support the Tyendinaga Library.
6:00pm – 8:30pm: South Hastings Baseball ALL-STAR game against Kingston.
6:00pm – Dusk: Karaoke & Musical Entertainment By Brian Rosebush
8:00pm: Pie Eating Contest- Categories: Adults 16 and over and Kids 16 & Under
8:00pm – Dusk: Outdoor Movie Sponsored by Tyendinaga Township Council
Dusk (Approx. 9:30pm): Fireworks by Fireworks FX.

Centennial Park in Trenton will also host special commemorative  events in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. All day entertainment, multicultural festival, displays and demonstrations, fireworks…. and free cake! (courtesy of Smylie’s Your independent Grocer). The “Canada Day Eh!” parade kicks off at 11:30am from the arena to amphitheatre, don’t miss out!

July 1st:

Lions Pancake Breakfast
9:00am – 3:00pm: Car Show
9:30am: Worship Service, featuring Bikers for Christ
10:00am: Multi-Cultural Village at Amphitheatre
10:00am – 4:00pm:
– Static Display
– First Responder Vehicles (OPP, Fire, Military)
– Knights of Columbus BINGO
– Lioness Kiddie Corner (until 3:00 pm)
– Inflatables | Live Music | Outdoor Petting Zoo | Pony Rides
– Rotary/Quinte West Youth Centre Mini Putt
10:00am – 5:00pm:
– Food and Artisan Vendors Open
Quinte laser Tag
11:00am: FIREFIT Championships
10:30am – 11:30am: Trenton Citizens Band
– Show your Canadian spirit! Canada Day Eh Parade from Arena to Amphitheatre – Prizes for Best Youth, Adult & Group!
-Strongman Competition
– Food & Artisan Vendors Open
11:30am: Opening Ceremonies at the Headquarters Stage &
Giant Birthday Cake
3:30pm: Les Soliloques at Amphitheatre
9:30pm: Fireworks

July 2nd:

A special performance will be held July 2nd, from 1-4 pm by the Westben Festival Chorus and students. The songs were inspired by dreams of school children for Canada’s future and were written by the theatre’s artistic director Brian Finley. The submitted dreams will be presented to the public at The Barn, written on miniature paddles.

June 29th:

Zwick’s Park outdoor stage will host “Movie under the Stars” on June 29th, bring yourself and something to sit on and enjoy a night outdoors, The Canteen opens at 8:00pm and the movie starts at dusk!

June 30th:

Juno award winning Canadian band Trooper headlines this year’s three day Canada Day event. Catch them playing their hits “We’re Here for a Good Time” and “Raise a Little Hell” at West Zwicks Island Park June 30th.

July 1st:

This Saturday Belleville will be all about Canada Day. See below a list of everything that’s going on at Zwick’s Park!

11:00am – NOON: Come play with the Hot Digitty Dogs!
11:15am – 11:45am & 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Electric Hoopster
 1:00pm – 1:40pm & 3:00 – 3:40pm: Hot Diggity Dogs Flyball Club & Performance Team (Midpark)
12:30 – 1:30pm & 3:30 – 4:30pm: Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo(Midpark)
2:15 – 3:15 & 3:45 – 4:45pm: Strolling mega Magic – Mike D’Urzo
7:00 – 7:45 & 8:15 – 9:00pm: Pre- Fireworks Entertainment – John Park & his “Funny Waiter Show (East front parking lot, south of the F-86 Sabre Jet airplane)
10:00pm: CANADA 150 Fireworks Display!

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