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Live music, games, fireworks: Richmond Hill ready to dazzle on Canada Day
June 27, 2022

Let the countdown begin!

The City of Richmond Hill is bringing back its Canada Day festivities in person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The comeback of the city’s largest single-day event is not to be taken lightly, as it attracts thousands of residents every year, boasting one of the largest municipal fireworks displays in York Region.

Rain or shine, the city is expected to wow the residents and visitors with a thrilling lineup of live performances, games, midway and a fireworks display at Richmond Green Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 1.

Admission to the event is free. Fees apply for vendor purchases and midway attractions.

Live performances for all ages are planned from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. including Collins Magik, a Rubix Cube contest, Beyond Mental Borders and music from Vanessa Wang, the Richmond Hill Concert Band and Jordana Talsky. Capping off the day is the fresh R&B/pop sounds of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Preston Pablo.

Starting from 11 a.m. till 10 p.m., residents and visitors are welcome to play all day in the midway with more than 20 mechanical and inflatable attractions and a low-impact play-zone for toddlers. Individual tickets and Unlimited Ride Wristbands available.

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the activity area located at the east end of the park. From 12 to 9 p.m., residents and visitors can check out retail and service providers, participate in fun activities -- including a LEGO game area and life-sized games -- and enjoy live performances under the wedding gazebo.  

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., an art exhibition is planned at Boynton House showcasing contemporary arts and crafts, local art organizations and schools. Residents and visitors can not only watch artist demonstrations but also purchase one-of-a-kind art from established artists, undiscovered talents, art groups and organizations.

The all-day celebration is expected to culminate in the pyro-musical fireworks displays. The viewing areas are situated throughout the park grounds for the best locations to catch the display.

This year’s event is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage Celebrate Canada program.

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