In Kitchener, this year’s event will feature fireworks as well as free concerts, with the first performers taking the stage at Carl Zehr Square in front of City Hall at 3 p.m.
Canadian legends Glass Tiger, who will headline the evening show, will share the stage with Rufus John, Bad Child and Alyssa Reid.
If the weather permits, the fireworks will go off at around 10:20 p.m.
Down in Cambridge, the parade, fireworks and other celebrations will be back this year.
A fishing derby kicks things off at 8 a.m., followed by the parade down King Street at 11 a.m.
There will also be a kid’s area, midway rides, a car show and musical performances with the fireworks closing out the day at 10 p.m.
Up in Waterloo, the Canada Day celebrations will begin at 4 p.m. with a community picnic on the west side of Waterloo Park, featuring live performances, food trucks, giant games and a laser drone show.
A number of local acts are scheduled to perform including JP Sunga, Sam Nabi and Clarissa Diokno.
The laser drone show is set to take flight at 10 p.m.