THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST: From 8am-11am (or we run out of pancakes) there will be a pancake breakfast at the Pavilion in the Terry Fox Circle.


Parade is in planning stages for 2024.

Marshalling takes place on Albert and Mississauga Street at 11 AM. The Parade starts promptly at 12 PM and goes down Mississauga Street and along Centennial Drive and disperses at the north park entrance (Jarvis Street).

This parade celebrates Canada’s Birthday and Heritage. We encourage red and white, music, bands, flats, dignitaries, walking groups and animals (insurance certificate required).

We also encourage local award winners i.e. Citizen of the Year, Fair Ambassador, Woman of the Year, etc. to submit a parade application. Please go to Forms Tab for application and information.

Wheely Great Parade: Decorate your wheels to take part in the Wheely Great Parade. Bicycles, tricycles, wagons, skateboards, wheelchairs and scooters can take part in this annual event. The parade begins at 10:00am on July 1st. Participants of all ages can register between 9:30am at the Terry Fox Circle. JChildren must be accompanied by an adult.
Immediately after the parade, the Children’s Village will be officially declared open. Children’s Village activities will provide something for every child, from demonstrations, inflatables, crafts and face painting.

CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: All children’s activities are free. The activities will provide something for every child, from demonstrations, inflatables, crafts, games, our local clown and face painting and so much more.

(BIG) CANADA DAY CAKE: This has become an annual tradition for the Orillia Canada Day festivities. There will be a many Canada Day cakes made and decorated by Mariposa Market. Cake cutting will be in the Pavillion by the Government dock.

ENVIRONMENTAL DISPLAYS: All of us treasure the natural beauty, resources and expansiveness of our country. We’ve become more aware of how precious they are, and of the need to use them wisely. There will be several groups participating at Orillia Canada Day this year. They will inform and entertain all ages.


 Have fun with the whole family and all ages at the Midway which will have a variety of children’s and all ages rides. Plus games and carnival food. This year the Midway will run TBA

BEER GARDEN:  Partnership TBA

We are still working on who our partnership will be with for the beer garden. It will be in the same location as previous years. You do need to be 19 years or older to enjoy the garden. Hours are 11am-11pm. Last call is 10:30pm.


We are in the planning stages for our live entertainment for July 1st. Keep checking back here for updates; as well as all our social media pages.

MORE EVENTS TO COME: Stay tuned for more events to be announced each day. Everything from various sports demonstrations to story telling.