Celebrate Country and Community at the Collingwood Festival for Canada!

The Town of Collingwood and Collingwood Downtown invite everyone to celebrate the country in which we live and the community we call home at the Collingwood Festival for Canada. The July 1st event features a full line-up of activities for the entire family including live, live music, performances, face painting and balloon creations, a family bike ride and more!  

Take a selfie with some Canadian icons or get your photo taken at the Georgian Life Photo booth in your best Canada gear. Visit the Lego zone and create something fun!

Of course, Canada Day wouldn’t be complete without a pancake breakfast in the morning, the traditional Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony, and the gigantic Canada Day birthday cake courtesy of Loblaws!
  

Here’s the line-up of special activities to enjoy: 

Candid Canuck 
All Day – In front of Collingwood’s Town Hall (under the clock tower)
Take a ‘selfie’ with a Canadian Icon and enter the Collingwood Downtown Facebook contest to win great prizes!

Celebrity Pancake Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street (under the clock tower)
Join family and friends in this Canada Day tradition, enjoying delicious pancakes, prepared by our Celebrity Chefs. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. While you wait for the pancakes, enjoy the music, and get a picture at the photo booth. 

Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pine Street parking lot at the corner of Pine and Second streets.
Local vendors feature a wide range of organic vegetables and fruit, baking, meats and cheeses, flowers and trees, jams and preserves, maple syrup, honey, handcrafted items and more. 

Canada Day Music Stomp
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Collingwood Downtown
Stomp, walk, wheel, or dance your way across four downtown locations featuring foot-stomping music from ten talented acts. Take part in the Canada Day Music Stomp Scavenger Hunt along the way! View the line-up at www.collingwood.ca/canadaday

Canada Day Music Stomp Scavenger Hunt
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Collingwood Downtown
Explore Collingwood’s Canada Day Music Stomp spying special points of interest along the way! Identify where each was found by matching the general location with the photo number and return your completed map to the booth outside of Town Hall by 4pm to collect a prize. Download your scavenger hunt map online at www.collingwood.ca/canadaday or pick one up at the Town Hall booth. 

Lego Creative Club Kids Zone
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Across from Town Hall
Kids of all ages can build, create, design, and Have FUN!  Over 15,000 LEGO® Bricks, 500+ EverBlocks for building, including a Giant Chair and Canada sign for photo ops.

Family Bike Parade
10:00 a.m. Starts at Trott’s Sports Excellence Parking lot and concludes at Collingwood Library
Decorate your Bike showing your Canadian Pride! Prize awarded for the best decorated. 
For more information email collingwoodoptimistclub@gmail.com
https://www.collingwoodoptimistclub.ca/events/canadadayevents2023

Citizenship Reaffirmation Ceremony & Gigantic Canada Day Birthday Cake
Noon. Federal Building, 44 Hurontario St.
Everyone is invited to reaffirm their Canadian Citizenship, receive a commemorative certificate, and have a free piece of birthday cake, courtesy of Loblaws! This is a great way to celebrate and recognize our great country. 

Georgian Life Photo Booth
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Come get your photo taken, have a good laugh, create memorable moments, and go home with an instant souvenir at the Georgian Life Photo Booth located in front of Town Hall.

Face Painting and Balloon Creations
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Get your face painted in honour of Canada Day and take home a balloon creation from the booth located in front of Town Hall

12th Annual Rubber Duck Race 
2:00 p.m. Starts at Hume Street Bridge and concludes at the Pretty River Bridge
Tickets $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Individually numbered duckies are released at the Hume St Bridge into the Pretty River, ending at the Pretty River Parkway Bridge. First Place is $1000, Second Place is $500, and Third Place is $250.
Presented by the Collingwood Optimist Club,  www.collingwoodoptimistclub.ca 705-444-3081

Canada Day Amphitheatre Concert
6:30 p.m. – Coming of Age
7:45 p.m. – Spencer Mackenzie
Shipyards Amphitheatre, 2 North Maple St.
The best live music on the shores of Georgian Bay. Don’t miss Collingwood’s hottest classic rock band, Coming of Age, followed by JUNO-nominated blues artist, Spencer Mackenzie. 
Sponsored by FRAM+Slokker, Collingwood Quay Condos, and Living Water Resorts. 

Unfortunately, the Town did not receive any bids for Canada Day fireworks this year, however Canada Day is one of only two days per year you are permitted to use consumer (backyard) fireworks (permitted between dusk and 11:00 p.m. per By-Law 2012-064 as amended) If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please be safe and respectful of your neighbours. More information will be shared soon about the drone show that will take place during Sidelaunch Days in August.

Bring the whole family to enjoy Collingwood’s Canada Day celebrations in the heart of historic Downtown Collingwood where you will find unique shops, restaurants, including more than 25 outdoor patios to enjoy a quick coffee, leisurely lunch, or a gourmet dinner.

This festival is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Learn more at: www.collingwood.ca/canadaday

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