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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We're excited to announce that plans are underway for the return of Canada Day on the LaHave on July 1, 2024!

The Town's Canada Day on the LaHave Committee is extremely pleased to partner once again with the South Shore Multicultural Association, the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce, and DesBrisay Museum to plan an outstanding day of fun and excitement, multicultural activities, great food, and so much more! We're also excited to share information on all the other events taking place in and around our community to celebrate Canada.

We will continue to update this web page and our online map as more exciting events are added in the lead up to July 1, so keep checking back!

Please understand that the schedule of events/performers is subject to change without notice. In terms of weather, barring a major storm, Canada Day on the LaHave is a rain-or-shine event. Please come dressed for the weather, whether it's hot, cool, or rainy!

For a complete map of EVEYRTHING happening in Bridgewater on Canada Day, please check out the detailed events listing below!

FIREWORKS UPDATE: Over the years, the Canada Day on the LaHave celebration often concluded with a fireworks display (weather permitting, of course). This year, a decision was made in partnership with Bridgewater Fire Department that there will be no fireworks show in Bridgewater on July 1. With a late sunset on July 1, fireworks operations keep firefighters on the river until approximately midnight, which is a lot to ask of such an important volunteer organization. The late start also means a really late night for youngsters, as our Canada Day fireworks shows have traditionally not started until after 10 p.m.

Instead, there will be a fireworks display as part of Harvest Moon Music Festival later this year on Saturday, September 21. Because of the earlier sunset at that time of year, the show will be able to start at 8 p.m., making it more accessible to all audiences, including kids.


CANADA DAY BREAKFAST
>>> Branch 24 Royal Canadian Legion
From 8 to 11 a.m. at 78 Churchill Street. Scrambled eggs, beans, bacon, juice, tea/coffee will be served. $15 for adults. Ages 6 to 12 TBA. Under 5 is free.

3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY
>>> Hosted by South Shore Surf at the LCLC
For boys and girls in 11U to 17U range. Registration is required. For information, please visit www.ascentyouthcoaching.com

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
>>> 11
 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodland Gardens/DesBrisay Museum
PLUS more fun on site, including cultural activities for all ages, food trucks, and craft vendors.
More details to follow!

KING STREET KITCHEN PARTY
>>> 4 p.m. to
9 p.m. Downtown Bridgewater

Starting at 4
- LIVE MUSIC @ Pijinuiskaq Park

- An amazing lineup of food truck vendors on King Street between Dominion and Empire.

- Baggles the Clown near Old Bridge

- Halifax Henna near Old Bridge

- The Pirates of Halifax, made possible by The Peeler Family in loving memory of their son, and former Town of Bridgewater Events Coordinator, Alex Peeler

- Motorcycle Show & Shine @ Town Centre Parking Lot

- Games on the near Pijinuiskaq Park

- Cool/rest area in King Street Court

- Sparkle Tattoos with Norena's Glitter Girls near Old Bridge

- Discovery Centre mobile exhibits

THINK TANK FREE POP-UP ESCAPE ROOM
>>> Challenge yourself to some family fun on King Street!
The team at Think Tank Escape Room will be on site for the King Street Kitchen Party from 4 to 9 p.m. running a FREE "mini" Escape Room! Details to come!


STAY TUNED – THERE’S MORE EXCITING EVENTS TO COME!

 

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