June 25, 2014 8:28 pm

Canada Day events in and around Edmonton

WATCH ABOVE: Eric Szeto has a round up some of the Canada Day events that happened around Edmonton.

EDMONTON – Wondering where to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday this July 1st? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s a list of the festivities taking place in the Capital Region:

  • Over at City Hall, there will be plenty of free music and activities for kids between 1 and 4 p.m.
  • You’ll be able to soak in some culture at the Art Gallery of Alberta, where admission will be free all day.
  • History will be made at 11 p.m. as Edmonton’s High Level Bridge gets lit up by more than 50,000 LED lights, which will be synchronized to a special performance of “O Canada” by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

READ MORE: The bright ideas behind Edmonton’s Light the Bridge project

  • Fireworks will light up the sky over the River Valley right after the light show. The city says to expect traffic delays two hours before the display, and 90 minutes after the show so it might be easier for you to take transit to and from the area. Extra buses will be running that evening from about 8 p.m.

You’ll be able to watch the Light the Bridge event and fireworks live on our site, on News Hour Final, or in person from your favourite viewing spot (such as as Ezio Faraone Park, TELUS Field, River Valley Road, Saskatchewan Drive, or the Legislature grounds).

If you’re planning on watching it at home, tune in to CKUA (94.9 FM) to hear the music the light show will be synchronized to. 

  • Mill Woods will have its own fireworks display at 11 p.m. Other family-friendly festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. in Mill Woods Park (66 Street & 23 Avenue), and will include hay rides, a petting zoo, carnival games, bouncy castles, an inflatable obstacle course, and live music.
  • St. Albert’s Canada Day celebrations are set to start at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, and will include a lot of fun for the whole family — right up until the 11 p.m. fireworks at Mission Park.
  • For those in Spruce Grove, the first 1,000 people at Jubilee Park will be treated to a $3 pancake breakfast. After that, you can count on loads of entertainment for all ages, with the day finishing off with an 11 p.m. fireworks show.
  • Leduc will be hosting its own fireworks show as well. There will also be a pancake breakfast, followed by a parade, family entertainment and a free outdoor concert.
  • Fort Saskatchewan’s Canada Day extravaganza, in addition to the usual breakfast, parade and fireworks, kids will be able to enjoy a petting zoo and face painting, while car enthusiasts will get to take in a classic Show & Shine.

READ MORE: Edmonton 2014 summer festivals and charity events

If we missed any events, let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

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