Events are happening at venues across the city on July 1, with everything from fireworks and food trucks to Indigenous performances and artworks.
Canada Day Fireworks | 11 pm
Enjoy the magnificent fireworks display over Edmonton’s river valley parks and the North Saskatchewan River. The best viewing locations include the Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park, and Government House Park. They will also be streaming it live online!
Canada Day at the Alberta Legislature | Noon – 5 pm
Tons of family fun is programmed throughout the day! Local artists will be performing on the Alberta Discovered and Alberta Diversity stages starting at 1 pm. You can take a tour of the Legislature Building and see where your MLA sits—a special honour reserved only for visitors on July 1! Roving music, family zone, and food trucks will also be on-site.
Alberta Legislature Grounds | 107 St. & 97 Ave.
ICE District Celebrations | 3 pm – 11 pm
ICE District is holding their first Canada Day celebrations in the Plaza. Enjoy live entertainment, food, drinks, patio games, and much more!
In Mill Woods | 2 pm – 11:15 pm
Mill Woods Presidents’ Council is celebrating 30 years of its Canada Day celebrations! The fun begins at 2 pm with a petting zoo, hay rides, carnival games, food trucks ,and an artisan fair. Main stage entertainment runs from 3 pm – 10:55 pm with dancers, performers, and music—followed by a brilliant fireworks at 11 pm! All entertainment is free of charge, but it’s encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – St. Teresa’s Food Bank. All the fun can be found at Mill Woods Park at 23rd Ave & 66th St.
The Lot on 124 St. | 1 pm – 3 pm
This free all-ages event features food trucks, vendors, local artists, live jazz, and ice cream!
Special Events at Edmonton Attractions
Performances at Fort Edmonton Park | 11:30 am
Head to the Capitol Theatre for a multicultural dance performance, featuring performances from a variety of different cultures: Métis, West African, First Nations, Caribbean, and Greek. The show will begin at 11:30 am, with doors opening at 11:15 am. Come out and experience a celebration of diversity and talent! While at the park, make sure to also visit the award-winning Indigenous Peoples Experience.
Canada Day at Your AGA | 11 am – 5 pm
Bring the whole family for half-price general admission at the Art Gallery of Alberta! On top of seeing their current exciting exhibits, including works by Indigenous artists, you can join learn Caribbean and Soca dance moves at 2:30 pm while listening to Soca, Calypso, and Dancehall.
Art Gallery of Alberta | 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.
Canada Day at TWOSE | 10 am – 5 pm
Mark Canada’s birthday with some cool science at TELUS World of Science—Edmonton, which is also celebrating its 38th anniversary. Sample some maple liquid nitrogen ice cream, laser fireworks in the Zeidler Dome, various themed crafts, a rocket launch at 2 pm, and more!
TELUS World of Science—Edmonton | 11211-142 St.
Canada Day at Edmonton Valley Zoo | 10 am – 4 pm
The zoo will be celebrating their Canadian animals with special animal talks and enrichments. As you stroll around the Zoo you’ll also get to enjoy live music, magic shows, a scavenger hunt, activity tables, and more.
Just Outside Edmonton
Town of Stony Plain | 10 am – 2 pm
Activities can be found at Heritage Park, Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum, and the newly reopened Main Street. Check out the Indigenous Cultural Exhibit, face painting, foam fighters, a magician, puppet performances, and a Show & Shine car show. Note that parking is limited downtown, but they do have a free shuttle between Heritage Park and Main Street.
City of Leduc | 8:30 am – 11:15 pm
Start the day off right with a pancake breakfast at the Leduc Rec Centre from 8:30 am – noon, then head to Main Street for the parade starting at 11 am. From 12–3 pm, the Grain Elevator (Alberta Legacy Development Society) will have live music, face painting, petting zoo ,and more. Then head back to the Leduc Rec Centre for 5 pm for a live entertainment featuring Olivia Rose, Kira Isabella, and Doc Walker! Fireworks show starts at 11 pm and can be best viewed within a 3 km radius of Wm. F. Lede Park.
City of St. Albert | noon – 11:15 pm
Enjoy activities like face painting, games, live entertainment, and more at Lions Park and St. Albert Place from 12–4 pm, where they are also collecting non-perishable items for the St. Albert Food Bank. Bring your chair to watch an outdoor movie screening of Encanto at 6 pm, then watch the fireworks show at 11 pm at the Meadowview Ball Diamonds.
Sherwood Park | 9:30 am – 11:15 pm
Head over to Broadmoor Park in Sherwood Park at 9:30 am for a pancake breakfast, Indigenous Celebration, live entertainment, meet-and-greet with Blue’s Clues, and so much more! They have a jam-packed day so it’s best you check out their website to see it all. Fireworks start at 11 pm (and the best place to watch them is at Broadmoor Lake Park).