Lots of Canada Day fun planned across the region

Bath's famous Canada Day parade gets underway at 1 p.m. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Adam Prudhomme

Classic cars, parades, a soap box derby, fireworks and a circus act-there will be lots of ways to celebrate across the region this Canada Day.

Greater Napanee kicks off their July 1 as always with the firefighters pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Strathcona Paper Centre banquet hall. The Napanee Valley Cruisers Show N’ Shine will take place on the soccer field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The party picks up again in the evening starting at 6 p.m. with free pony rides by the Party Ponies, a bouncy castle, dance party hosted by DJ Digital Mike (7-10 p.m.) and a performance from NorthFIRE Circus from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

The evening wraps up with a firework display.

Meanwhile in Bath, they too will get things started with a pancake breakfast at the Bath Fire Hall from 7 to 11 a.m.

Just up the road at 217 Church St. will be a Kids Zone with an activity tent, horse drawn wagon rides and six inflatable castles and obstacle courses. Live music will be taking place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. featuring David Archibald, Third Time’s A Charm, Switzerville Sound, The Blue Doors and Ryan Malcolm with his band Low Level Flight.

The famous Bath Canada Day Parade gets started at 1 p.m. starting on Church Street and making a left and heading down Main Street.

Tamworth will be marking Canada’s birthday with a pancake breakfast at the fire hall from 8 to 10 a.m.

At 11 a.m. the soap box derby races get underway. At 4 p.m. it’s the judging of the decorated bikes followed by the parade at 4:30 p.m.

Starting at 5 p.m. the fun moves to the Tamworth Ball Park with children’s games, face painting, scavenger hunt, classic car show and vendor market.

The Tamworth and District Lion’s Club will host a charity barbecue from 5-10 p.m.

At 8 p.m. they’ll pass out free Canada Day birthday cupcakes and at 10 p.m. the spectacular fireworks display gets underway. Admission is free.

In Deseronto the town will cap the evening with a dazzling firework display over the bay.

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