What’s on Tap for Canada Day in Brampton?

Published June 1, 2017 at 1:11 am

Canada Day is this weekend and we know you’re excited to ring in the country’s 150th birthday in Brampton! 

Canada Day is this weekend and we know you’re excited to ring in the country’s 150th birthday in Brampton! 

Thousands of Bramptonians flock to Chinguacousy Park every year for Canada Day, and now, with live Canadian entertainment, activities, and food vendors for the entire family to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 12 p.m.-10 p.m., it’s bound to be an even bigger event.

There will be two zones for live entertainment: the Concert Zone and the Community Stage.

Big Wreck has been announced as the headliner on the mainstage in the Concert Zone at 8:30 p.m. Multi-platinum selling Canadian rockers, Big Wreck released their fifth and latest studio album Grace Street earlier this year.

Big Wreck has been nominated for two Juno awards and has seen success across North America.

Yukon Blonde has been announced as the opener for Big Wreck on the mainstage in the Concert Zone at 7:15 p.m. This Canadian band plays eclectic pop-rock, has been nominated for one Juno award, and hails from British Columbia. They’ve played at major festivals across North America. 

Little Bones will be kicking off the mainstage at 6:10 p.m., known as Ottawa’s own Tragically Hip Tribute band since 1995. They typically perform in Ottawa, but they’ve also performed at events and festivals across the country.

The opening ceremony on the mainstage in the Concert Zone begins at 6 p.m., so be sure to arrive early. 

DJ On Top will be spinning between acts.

inBrampton.com’s own Khaled Iwamura will be on hand to MC the festivities and throw some swag out to the crowd. Khaled will also be chatting with the main stage performing artists and broadcasting the interviews on Facebook Live and Instagram

The Community Stage will feature live entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. with the City of Brampton Dance Program, followed by the Canadian Wildlife Show, the Disney Princess Show, the Brampton Folk Club’s “Hey Canada,” and the Muskoka Chair Project Unveiling, which will happen at 2:35 p.m.

But the Community Stage entertainment doesn’t end there! An Oneida Circle Dance and Drum Performance kicks off at 3 p.m., followed by a ‘Round the World Dance Performance, Bhangra Dancers, and, finally, Destiny at 5p.m.

Each performance on the Community Stage is between 30 minutes to an hour, with the exception of the Brampton Folk Club, who will perform for a few minutes prior to the Muskoka Chair Project Unveiling.

The event is also full of activities galore, with a Community Zone featuring free cupcakes, free water, Disney Princesses, and crafts, and a Sports Zone featuring beach volleyball courts, bubble soccer, inflatable sports games, and a remote control race car track.

Additional programming throughout the park includes a Canada 150 Reflection Pond activity, Canada 150 product giveaways, and a beer garden in the evening starting at 4 p.m.

The Lumberjack Company will have their own Lumberjack Zone from 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Lumberjack shows feature a range of events including pole-climbing, axe throwing, speed chopping, chainsaw racing, chainsaw carving, wood splitting, fire building and speed sawing.

A Superior Events Inflatable Amusement Park will reside in the Inflatable Zone until 10 p.m., along with Great Canadian Bandshell Entertainment, only until 8 p.m., including the Brampton Folk Club and the Chinguacousy Concert Band.

Finally, there will be a Food and Retail Zone featuring DJ Director until 6 p.m., and food and retail vendors alongside community group booths until 10 p.m. 

The park’s permanent amenities, such as their splash pad, mini gold, carousel, paddle boats, and petting zoo, will be open during slightly adjusted hours

The grand fireworks finale will take place as per tradition at 10 p.m. to close off the festivities, weather permitting. 

Naturally, there will be a number of road closures for the duration of the event, depicted as follows.

For the list of road closures and parking information on Canada Day at Chinguacousy Park, click here.

For more event info, click here.