Birthdays are fun to celebrate right? Most of them anyways. A child’s 1st birthday is usually a pretty big deal, the Sweet 16th, and turning 21. There are a lot of landmark birthdays in a lifetime. Ask anyone who was around in 1967 about what happened that year and one of the first things they’re sure to mention is Canada’s 100th birthday.
It was a celebration! Heck, Montreal even named their Major League Baseball team after Expo 67. Coming up this July 1st, Canada is reaching yet another major milestone worth celebrating—its 150th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Peterborough is throwing a major four day bash that’s well worth staying in town to celebrate.
Beginning June 29th through to July 2nd, events are happening both day and night around our great city and there is something for everyone no matter your age. Everyone can take part because June 29th is the official last day of school for the year!
Thursday, June 29th is all about Downtown Peterborough. Beginning at 10 a.m. and running throughout the morning, afternoon and evening, events are taking place from Millennium Park to City Hall and at many fine establishments lining George St, Hunter St, Simcoe St., and Water St. Let’s just say that local music and art is going to take over!
Friday, June 30th is centered on The Bash 150. Both the Peterborough Square courtyard and Millennium Park will be active throughout most of the day again, starting at 10 a.m. with art, music and magic, while finishing up with a children’s movie in the park at dusk. That’s not all though! From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Hunter St. W is going to rock with The Bash 150’s Street Dance event featuring Washboard Hank, The Mayhemingways, Rick Fines, Melissa Payne, and The Rocket Revue taking their turns on the stage to entertain.
July 1st is Canada’s BIG day! As always, the Canada Day Parade takes place in Downtown Peterborough beginning at noon. It runs down George Street from Murray Street to Morrow Park, so find yourself an open spot and come celebrate with the city. Our city’s annual Multicultural Day celebration is taking place at Del Crary Park from 10am-3pm. Each year, the New Canadians Centre brings together a great group of international food, craft vendors and stage performers from around the world.
They encourage you to bring your own dishes and cutlery to keep this event as Green as possible. It’s also a can’t miss opportunity to meet people from different cultures who live in our community and to learn a little bit more about them. Up earlier than that in the morning? There will be live entertainment at City Hall and Confederation Park from 9 a.m. until the parade begins at noon.
To cap off the day, you might as well go for a soda and make your way back to Del Crary Park for a little Kim Mitchell who is coming to rock Musicfest’s world. We expect some serious Patio Lanterns action.
That’s not all folks. On July 2nd, there is a full day of family fun planned at our fabulous Peterborough Museum and Archives up on the hill for Heritage Day.
So there you have it: Four serious days of fun all at home in our great community! Clear your schedules and get ready to have some fun.
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