KAWARTHA LAKES-Looking for ways to celebrate Canada Day this year? There’s lots of exciting events planned for Canada Day in Kawartha Lakes this year.
Here’s a list of events happening across the municipality:
Friday June 30
- Woodville: The Woodville Canada Day Fireworks show starts at dusk at the Woodville/Eldon Community Centre.
Saturday July 1
- Fenelon Falls: Come to Garnet Graham Park for family activities, entertainment, barbecue and fireworks. The event starts at 10am, with fireworks beginning at dusk.
- Bobcaygeon: Check out the Bobcaygeon Fairgrounds and Tommy Anderson Park for family activities, barbecue, live music, a parade and fireworks. Activities will begin at 10am with the Canada Day parade starting at 2pm, and the fireworks show at dusk. Details for the event can be found here: www.canadadaybobcaygeon.com
- Kinmount: Head to the Kinmount Fairgrounds for family activities, barbecue, live music and fireworks. The event starts at 5pm, while the fireworks show will begin at dusk.
- Lindsay: Check out Wilson Fields for family activities, barbecue, live music and fireworks. The event starts at 4pm, while the fireworks show will begin at dusk.
- Norland: Swing by Ward Park in Norland for a Canada Day Fireworks show that starts at dusk.
- Omemee: Visit Beach Park in Omemee for family activities, barbecue, live music and fireworks. Activities will start early in the day at 11am, while the fireworks show will begin at dusk.
Sunday July 2
- Kawartha Lakes Civitan Celebrations are July 2nd in Coboconk! Starting at 7 with free live music, and Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream and fireworks at dusk.
A note from Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief Terry Jones:
“As a reminder, consumer (family) fireworks are not permitted during a burn ban. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has instituted a Restricted Fire Zone for much of the province, including areas of Kawartha Lakes. In support of the MNRF, Kawartha Lakes will remain under a burn ban until the provincial Restricted Fire Zone is lifted. To celebrate Canada Day, please consider attending one of the many approved professional display fireworks shows in Kawartha Lakes.”
Per By-Law 2007-236, consumer fireworks without a permit may only be used on the day before, the day of, and the day after the holiday (June 30, July 1, July 2). In addition, setting off fireworks on these days is only allowed from dusk to 11pm. Please note that consumer fireworks may not be discharged during a fire ban.
Should residents wish to use fireworks outside of authorized days, a consumer fireworks permit for a special event must be obtained.
If you notice someone having an out of control fire or unsafely setting off fireworks, please report it right away by calling 911. For all other non-emergency fire related complaints, please call Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service at 705-324-5731 and follow the prompts.
Please note that all of the above professional fireworks display events are subject to the Burn Hazard Index in Kawartha Lakes and must be approved by the Fire Chief during a burn ban. For more information about using fireworks in Kawartha Lakes, including fireworks safety tips, visit the Burn Bans, Permits and By-Laws page on the City website.
This story has been updated to note the Civitan celebrations are on July 2.