Every year, on July 1st, people get together to show their Canadian spirit and northern pride. This year, choices abound for your Canada Day celebration. Check out some of these local events. Here are three major events for you, your friends and family.

Science North opens its doors once again for the big celebration and fireworks display. The action starts at noon with activities for the family, live entertainment as well as food and craft vendors. Look for the Science North Bluecoats doing their thing, presenting science workshops and hands on activities for all ages. The fireworks display will start when the sun goes down—around 10:15 p.m.—but that is subject to change depending on weather and lighting. Take advantage of the $1 round trip shuttle service to Science North courtesy of Sudbury transit. The shuttles depart from the downtown terminal and the Four Corners.

Details here: http://sciencenorth.ca/canadaday/

It’s a double birthday at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre—149 years for Canada and 100 years for the Museum House! The day starts at 10:00 a.m. with a parade and the singing of the national anthem, followed by all the staples of summer festival fun. The barbecue, bouncy castle, beer tent, and live entertainment start at 11:00 a.m. Musical guests, Chick With Picks, will start at 11:00 a.m., and Radio Mojo begins playing at 5:00 p.m. The day ends with a fireworks display that is set to begin around 9:00 p.m. This FREE event includes access to both the Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre.

For more information please visit http://normhc.ca/events/

The Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association will be hosting its festivities this year at the Sudbury Arena! At 9:50 a.m. the parade will leave Memorial Park accompanied by the Irish Regiment of Sudbury, RCMP and Sudbury Police. At 10:00 a.m. the national anthem will be performed inside the Sudbury Arena, followed by a speech from the president of the association. Food and Craft booths will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with performances running throughout that time. Admission to this event is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors/youth and free for those under the age of 12. The Market on Elgin street is right next to the Sudbury Arena and it will also be open on Canada Day.

For more information please visit http://www.sudburymulticultural.org/canadaday.html

There may be limited seating for the fireworks displays so you can bring your own folding chair or blanket to make it more comfortable. With all these options, you’re sure to have a memorable Canada Day celebration in Sudbury.


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