An inflatable in Windsor's 2014 Canada Day Parade. (Photo by Adelle Loiselle.)

Plenty To Do On Canada Day

There are lots of activities, events and firework shows going on in Windsor and Essex County in honour of Canada’s 149th birthday.

In Windsor the Canada Day parade starts at 11am. The parade runs along Wyandotte St. E starting at Devonshire Rd. and ending at Glengarry Ave. If features inflatables, ten bands, and lots of floats. The Windsor Essex Food Bank Association will be collecting non perishable items along the parade route.

The Town of Tecumseh is hosting a family day at Lakewood Park from 1pm-4pm. Activities include lawn games, crafts and performances by the Border City Barkers, Mad Science and Zoo 2 You.

Lakeshore’s Canada Day celebrations take place at Sontey Point Park. The parade starts at 3pm along main street, followed by an evening of activities and entertainment in the park. Fireworks start at 9:50pm.

The Municipality of Leamington’s Canada Day celebrations start at 7pm in Seacliff Park with entertainment by Easton Weston. The fireworks display gets underway around 10:05pm. Access to Seacliff beach will be closed at 5pm as the fireworks show is prepared. Activities are also planned at Point Pelee National Park- admission is free on Canada Day.

Amherstburg is celebrating Canada with activities at Fort Malden and an ice cream festival at Toddy Jones Park. Activities run from 9am to 10pm with fireworks going off along the waterfront at dusk.