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Celebrate Canada Day in Kitchener: Fireworks Safety And Facility Closures

Celebrate Canada Day in Kitchener: fireworks safety and facility closures

KITCHENER – Celebrate Canada Day in Downtown Kitchener with a free concert, fireworks and family fun on July 1. Children can enjoy inflatables and other interactive activities from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Musical performances by Jessie T, Jessica Mitchell and Emily Reid will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Juno nominated country duo, The Rekclaws, will headline the event, preforming at 9 p.m.  A spectacular fireworks display, presented by the downtown Kitchener BIA, will cap off the evening’s festivities around 10:15 p.m.

The ION will be offering free train service throughout the long weekend, making it easy to travel to and from Canada Day celebrations. For details and route information, visit ION Link below

If you are celebrating the long weekend with fireworks, please note that under the City of Kitchener Municipal Code, fireworks can only be set off on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Diwali, and the day immediately before and after these holidays. Fireworks cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Following local regulations on lighting fireworks will minimize disruptions in your neighbourhood and ensure your safety.

Questions about fireworks can be directed to the Kitchener Fire Department at 519-741-2496 or the corporate contact centre at 519-741-2345. In the event of an emergency or dangerous situation, always call 911. For more information on fireworks safety, visit:


Offices at Kitchener City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 1, for the Canada Day public holiday. Services normally offered by staff will be available again on Tuesday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. The building itself will remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. as it does on all holidays and weekends.


The market will be closed as usual on Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1. It will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, July 2.


All Kitchener Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 1.


Breithaupt Centre, Forest Heights Pool and Lyle Hallman Pool will be closed on Monday, July 1. Cameron Heights indoor pool is closed for its annual maintenance shutdown until July 2. Wilson outdoor pool, Idlewood outdoor pool, Harry Class outdoor pool and Kiwanis Park will be open July 1.

For information or recreational swim schedules, visit pool link below.


All community centres will be closed on Monday, July 1 and will reopen Tuesday, July 2.


Activa Sportsplex, including The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation walking track, will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on July 1. Queensmount Arena and Sportsworld Arena will be open for scheduled rentals. All other community arenas are closed for the Canada Day holiday.



The Aud, including The Activa Box Office at The Aud, as well as their administrative offices will be closed on July 1.


Budd Park indoor soccer facility will be closed on Sunday, July 1.


City splash pads will remain open throughout the weekend.


King St. will be closed from Water St. to Ontario St., in addition to adjacent streets (College, Young, and Gaukel) as of Monday, July 1 at 7 a.m., until Tuesday, July 2 at 2 a.m.

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