Canada Day Celebration - This event has already occurred
Saturday, July 1, 2023 9:00 am
88 Brunel Road, Huntsville, Ontario
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- Community Events and Festivals
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- Live Music
(Huntsville, ON) Come celebrate Canada Day on Saturday, July 1 in the Town of Huntsville with free admission to the museum and pioneer village at Muskoka Heritage Place. Huntsville is a great place to celebrate all Canada has to offer with a vibrant art and culture scene, great dining, and local shopping in a beautiful natural setting.
Community Canada Day Events
Huntsville’s Community Celebration at Muskoka Heritage Place
To celebrate Canada Day, Muskoka Heritage Place (88 Brunel Rd) will open its doors at 9 am, kicking off festivities with a performance by Muskoka Concert Band, speeches from dignitaries, and special guests Town Crier Bruce Kruger and Captain Hunt.
Muskoka Heritage Place admission is free to the museum and pioneer village with the donation of a nonperishable food item to The Salvation Army Food Bank of Huntsville.
The Rotary Club of Huntsville will be serving peameal bacon on a bun starting at 9:30 am while supplies last, so be sure to bring your cash to support them. There will also be free cupcakes and strawberry scones provided by Mayor Nancy Alcock and members of Council, while supplies last.
There will be activities for the whole family at Muskoka Heritage Place, including a scavenger hunt, cattail dolls, and a StoryWalk® of The Gruffalo provided by the Huntsville Public Library, alongside all the pioneer activities Muskoka Heritage Place has to offer. July 1 also marks Steam Up Day – the launch of the steam train at Muskoka Heritage Place for the season. The train will run every hour on the hour from 12 noon to 3 pm. Regular admission for the train applies.
Hunters Bay Fireworks (Rescheduled)
The fireworks over Hunters Bay has been cancelled due to fire safety concerns. The fireworks display will be rescheduled and the new date will be shared once available.
The Port Sydney Parks and Recreation volunteer group will be hosting a barbeque at Port Sydney Beach from 11 am to 3 pm. The Cameron of Lochiel Pipes and Drums will be performing, and the Port Sydney Utterson Chamber of Commerce will be presenting their Citizen of the Year Award during the event.
The Canada Day celebrations at Muskoka Heritage Place are rain or shine but may be delayed in the event of severe weather. Updates will be provided on the Town of Huntsville and Muskoka Heritage Place Facebook and Twitter accounts. Should the fireworks at Hunters Bay require rescheduling or cancellation due to severe weather or a fire ban, updates will be communicated on the Town of Huntsville and the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The Town of Huntsville has an online interactive map outlining full day and three hour parking. Canada Summit Centre (20 Park Dr) is a great option for additional parking for Muskoka Heritage Place or for those who would enjoy a short walk to Huntsville’s historic downtown.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.