Canada Day


Port Hope Canada Day Celebration

Thanks for joining us in Port Hope to celebrate Canada. Our goal for the Port Hope Canada Day Celebration was to present a homegrown festival that reflected the spirit of our community by bringing us together for a shared experience. 

The 2018 Port Hope Canada Day Celebration was one for the memory books, heatwave and all!

We are working on designing the 2019 event plan - stay tuned for details.

The 2018 schedule of events was as follows:

Friday June 29
This year, the Canada Day edition of Movies in the Park will feature a 1990's summertime classic.
Showing: The Sandlot (rated PG)
Venue: Memorial Park (in the event of inclement weather, movie will be shown indoors at the Fall Fair Centre, 62 McCaul St.)
Showtime: dusk
Cost: free 

Saturday June 30
The Port Hope & District Agricultural Society is hosting a full scale Demolition Derby at the Town Agricultural Park (62 McCaul St).

Gates open at 2pm, Derby starts at 4pm. Admission is $7. Children 12 and under are free.

A full scale demolition derby, with 50/50 draw, food vendors, ice cream and Bubble Balls!

Information about participating in the derby can be found online here:

Sunday July 1 
9:00am - 3:00pm: Canada Day Show N' Shine
10:00am - 11:00am: Yoga in the Park. A guided stretch out hosted by Spraoi Yoga
11:00am Refreshment Gardens Open
11:00am - 1:00pm: Wagon Rides
11:00am - 3:00pm: Interactive activity stations open in Memorial Park
11:30am - 12:30pm: Pre-parade entertainment in Memorial Park: Aspire Acrobatics
1:00pm: Canada Day Parade
1:45pm: Official ceremony (cake will be served!) 
2:00pm - 4:00pm: Joe Harvey Band
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Tight Quarters
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Garage Dog
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Storm the Palace
10:15pm: Fireworks (launch from pier)

Please note that the parade time has been moved to 1pm for 2018.

The Municipality of Port Hope is hosting the Canada Day Celebrations, and we couldn’t be more excited! But we also couldn't do it alone.

Our partners and sponsors played a key role in uniting our community for a shared and engaging experience this Canada Day. Many generous supporters have come forward to help in the delivery of this community celebration.

Take a look at our outstanding Canada Day supporters:

The Government of Canada

Rotary Club of Port Hope

Northumberland Child Development Centre

Northumberland Sports Council

Spraoi Yoga


Leslie Smith

The Port Hope Kinsmen Club

Port Hope & District Agricultural Society

Carpenter's Union Local 397 

SMM Professional Corporation

Lauria Hyundai and Volkswagen

Quantrill Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac

Royal Service Real Estate Inc

Van Dorp Strawberries

UniTrak Corporation Limited

Esco Port Hope

Meaghan Adams Legal Professional Corp

Cameco Corporation

Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada Great Pine Ridge Region

Scotiabank Port Hope Branch

The Salon at Turner House

Property Guys Northumberland

Lakeridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Thank you to all our partners and sponsors!

For more information about how to get involved with the Port Hope Canada Day Celebrations, contact Jeannie Maidens at 905-885-7908 x 3425

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