Canada Day


Come Celebrate Canada Day 2018!

Canada Day 2018

Join us in Port Hope this July to celebrate Canada. The Municipality of Port Hope is hosting our annual Canada Day Celebration event and you’re invited! Our goal for the Port Hope Canada Day Celebration is to present a homegrown festival that reflects the spirit of our community, by bringing us all together for a shared experience.

There will be fun for the whole family, including a spectacular firework finale. 

The schedule of events will be continuously updated as details are confirmed, be sure to check back often!

Friday June 29
This year, the Canada Day edition of Movies in the Park, will feature a 1980's summertime classic.
Showing: (to be announced)
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.
More event details to come - check back soon!

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 Refreshemnt 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 (to be announced)
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 from 11am until 1pm for 2018.

Plan ahead to celebrate Canada's Birthday by participating in the Port Hope Canada Day Parade on Sunday July 1.

With this year’s event being on a Sunday, the annual parade will be at 1:00pm. All local businesses and organizations are invited to join the lively parade lineup.

Parade participants are encouraged to design floats, and costumes that connect to the Canada Day theme. There is no fee to participate in this community celebration.

To register for the parade, click here: 

Offline applications can still be submitted by contacting Jeannie Maidens at the Town Park Recreation Centre (62 McCaul Street) / / 905-885-7908.

All float captains are asked to review the parade guidelines: Parade Rules and Guidelines

Thanks in advance to all who participate in this annual tradition.

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 play 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:

Rotary Club of Port Hope

Northumberland Child Development Centre

Spraoi Yoga

The Port Hope Kinsmen Club

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

Meaghan Adams Legal Professional Corp

Cameco Corporation

Scotiabank Port Hope Branch

The Salon at Turner House

Leslie Smith

Thank you to all our partners and sponsors!

If you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities and benefits for this special community event, please contact Julia Snoek (905-885-2474 /

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic volutneers to assist us with presenting a fun and festive event on July 1st. Please contact Jeannie Maidens (905-885-7908 / to lend a hand!

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