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Canada Day


The City of North Bay and its partners are very pleased to announce the Canada Day celebrations for July 1.  The waterfront will come alive with activity for the whole family and will culminate with The Rolling Stones Tribute Band and a dynamic fireworks display. 

This 11-piece band will celebrate the music of the Rolling Stones with an authentic reproduction of the Stones show.  The Rolling Stones have had major hits around the world since the early 60’s and are widely regarded as the world’s best rock and roll band.  This tribute band will closely match the sound, emotion, costuming, gestures, horn sections, and magic of the Rolling Stones music. In support of the headliners will be the UK Invasion Tribute.  This opening act will embrace music of a variety of entertainers from United Kingdom including The Beatles, The Who, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. 

New this year will be the beer garden located on stage-right near the bandshell.  This will be operated courtesy of The Boat during the evening show. Please note, Memorial Drive will be closed at 7pm on July 1.

Entertainment Line-Up

Kiwanis Bandshell, Memorial Drive

  • 12:30 p.m. - Nacho Jam
  • 1:30 p.m. - Chris Vega
  • 2:45 p.m. - Don & Don & Friends 
  • 4 p.m. - Yer Blues 
  • 7:30 p.m. - UK Invasion Tribute 
  • 9 p.m. - Rolling Stones Tribute 

Waterfront Activities

  • 9:30 a.m. - Canada Day Road Race (Waterfront)
  • 12 p.m. - North Bay Museum opens
  • 12 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies (Bandshell) 
  • 12 p.m. - Redpath KidZone opens (Marina)  
  • 7 p.m.  - Stage-Right Beer Garden opens (Bandshell) 
  • 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Cruise, Chief Commanda II
  • 10 p.m. - Fireworks Finale (Waterfront) 

The City of North Bay recognizes that Canada Day holds different meaning for each of us and that it is not a day of celebration for everyone. With this in mind, we would encourage everyone, whether you are celebrating or taking time to reflect, to learn more about all aspects of our country’s history and its relationship with Indigenous peoples. There are a number of resources available online for those who would like to learn more.

Canada Day Poster
Bryan Kimber
Community Development Coordinator (705) 474-0626 x.2321