Canada Day Celebrations

Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 12:00–10:30pm

Special Events Office

Join us on Saturday, July 1st for family-friendly activities, entertainment and more at Meridian Place and Heritage Park in downtown Barrie.

Open Air Dunlop also takes place (starting at 8am) along Dunlop Street, featuring a variety of activities and more.

Programming Schedule

Programming schedule subject to change.

In the case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 2. Information about cancellations or delays will be posted in the City's Facebook event and on Twitter, and announced by media partners. Every effort will be made to announce any rescheduling by 9pm on Saturday.

If fireworks are moved to Sunday, additional transportation after the fireworks from Barrie Transit will not be available. Barrie Transit will follow the regular Sunday service schedule on July 2, 2023.
12–5pmTop Link Disk Golf's beginner-friendly disc golf course at Heritage Park
12–10pmBusker performances
12pm & 3pmRockabilly Joe
12:45pm & 3:45pmTex Rexman
4:30pmCairo's Jewels BellyDance
6pmSinging of O Canada by Moving Art youth choir, accompanied by Baytowne Big Band, & cupcakes – Presented by Downtown Barrie
6:15pmBaytowne Big Band
8pmElton Sean - Early Elton Tribute
10pmFireworks show over Kempenfelt Bay, visible from multiple vantage points along the waterfront.
Barrie Transit is offering additional trips from the Downtown Terminal after the fireworks on July 1.

About the Performers

Barrie Transit

On Saturday, July 1, Barrie Transit will run according to the Sunday service schedule. Additional trips departing the Downtown Terminal at approximately 10:30pm have been added to take people home after the fireworks show.

View the Notice & Schedules

Sponsors & Partners

Barrie's July 1st activities are funded in part by The Government of Canada and generously sponsored by Tim Hortons.

Funded by the Government of Canada

Media Partners

We are capturing photos/videos of this amazing event. These photos/videos may be used by the City of Barrie or its partners in publications, promotional materials, social media or other communications, without subject notice or compensation.