Oakville’s Canada Day and Fireworks Celebration 2014 in Bronte

Over 50,000 people enjoy the celebrations & fireworks. Come join the party

Fireworks on Canada over Bronte Harbour

Get ready for THE party of the summer. It’s a FREE day of “fun in the sun”! You are invited to Oakville’s Canada Day celebrations by over 200 business merchants of the Bronte Village by Bronte Harbour, Oakville’s waterfront destination. 

Bring your lawn chairs, your hats, and your sunscreen because from 11am until 11pm we are hosting the biggest Canada Day party West of the Toronto!  There will be live entertainment on two stages, bouncies and kids activities, a beer garden, shopping and food vendors, and don’t forget the BIG BANG… a massive fireworks display over the water!

From 11:00am to 6:00pm there is plenty for kids to do in our KidZone including:

  • Children playing on the inflatable slides on Canada Day in BronteNiagara Inflatables bouncies and fun for kids
  • Performance by K-Tel Minipops Kids
  • Canada Day themed Monster Mural courtesy of RBC

 

The Vendor Village featuring a wealth of products including:

  • Fine arts
  • Crafts
  • Jewelry
  • Clothing
  • Health and wellness area

And what is a party with out food? All along Bronte Road,  food trucks and chefs from far and wide will be offering up delectable treats. In Bronte Heritage Park by the outer marina a large beer garden will be open letting you sit in the shade or sun imbibing assorted beers or wine along with partaking in a plethora of  delicious foods choices.

canadian flag flying over the Bronte Gazebo for Canada Day in OakvilleThe afternoon Main Stage opening ceremonies presentation begins at approximately 3:15pm with the singing of O’ Canada. Throughout the day there will be lots of live music on the Main Stage and on the Cogeco community stage, all with no admission – a great value for families and people of all ages!

Wander into Bronte Village as many of our merchants stay open exclusively for Canada Day. Many are participating with events of their own, such as CJ’s Cafe at Centriller Square who hosts live music and entertainment on her outdoor patio. Explore our different shops and restaurants before wandering back to the festival.

End the day with the most spectacular show of the whole event, the magnificent fireworks show from a barge off Bronte Pier. Our fireworks celebration will be LIVE radio simulcast on 95.3 Fresh FM for people at home but in viewing distance.

The Fun Doesn’t End with the Fireworks! Stay and enjoy the music and the moonlight on the lake until the traffic congestion thins out. Make the drive home less stressful!

FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: Ride the Canada Day shuttle buses departing every 15 minutes from the Burloak Riocan Centre located south of the QEW, east on Wyecroft Rd. (in front of the Home Outfitters). The shuttle will run from the park (pickup at the Cenotaph on Lakeshore just west of Bronte Rd. opposite Walton Memorial Church) to the Burloak location all day long. The first bus to depart RioCan will be at 10:30am, and the last bus departing RioCan will be at 9:15pm in order to make it to the park in time for the fireworks. The last bus departing from Bronte Village will be at 12am midnight.

Ride Your Bicycle: A Bike Corral sponsored by Willson International will be available where you can ride your bike, lock it up, and leave it to enjoy the event.

Oakville Transit: Will be operating on a holiday schedule. Service will be provided from 8am to 8pm. There will be NO Oakville Transit service operating after 8pm to or from the event. Take our FREE shuttle bus instead. Visit www.oakvilletransit.com for daytime route information.

Parking: Parking will be extremely restricted in the Bronte Village core. There will be NO public “on-street” parking south of Lakeshore Rd including all day in the event zone. For people requiring handicap parking there will be 10 accessible parking spots in the event zone, 5 on Ontario Street between Jones and Nelson St. and 5 on Marine Dr. just east of Bronte Rd. Please obey signage in the interest of safety for all, and who wants to pay a hefty ticket.

Oakville’s Canada Day is made possible through the funding from the Bronte BIA’s 200 merchants in Bronte Village and all of our sponsors. Special thanks goes to our major funders the Government of Canada “Celebrate Canada” program, the Town of Oakville, and Amica of Oakville.

The BIA thanks each and every sponsor who has stepped forward to en-sure the ongoing success of Oakville’s Canada Day: Cogeco, Fernbrook Homes, Lexus of Oakville, Tim Hortons, T-Zone, Wilson International, and 95.3 Fresh Fm.

The Bronte BIA wishes to thank all its sponsors for their generous support in making this one of the premier Canada Day events in the province and within the country.

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