Canada Day Fireworks in the Kawarthas

Looking for a spot to take in a fireworks show on Canada Day (Monday, July 1, 2019)? Check out these family-friendly locations in the Kawarthas:

Bobcaygeon

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Fireworks Location: Bobcaygeon Beach Park
Start Time: 10:00 p.m.

Not only will there be fireworks, but you can enjoy free admission to an all-day Canada Day party at the Bobcaygeon Community Center/Fair Grounds.

Buckhorn

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Fireworks Location: Buckhorn Community Centre
Start Time: 10:00 p.m.

Family fun will be taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m., music, snacks, and crafts lead up to the fireworks show.

Hastings

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Fireworks Location: Banks of the Trent River
Start Time: Dusk

All day activities are taking place in Campbellford, Warkworth, and Hastings.

Lakefield

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Fireworks Location: Isabel Morris Park
Start Time: Dusk

From 3:00 p.m. onwards, enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, children’s games and activities, live music, and more.

Minden

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Fireworks Location: Minden Fairgrounds
Start Time: Dusk

Activities throughout the day are taking place downtown, across the bridge, at the cultural centre, as well as the fairgrounds.

Omemee

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Fireworks Location: Omemee Beach Park
Start Time: Dusk

The annual Omemee Lions Ducktona 750 duck derby & BBQ starts at 1:00 p.m. at the Omemee boat launch. Afterwards, there will be live music and a kids free BBQ until the fireworks begin.

 


Viamede’s Summer Bucket List

Summer is officially here (anyone else ready to say so long to that cold and rainy spring?)! School’s out, long weekends await, and cottaging season is on. We put together our top 5 picks to check off your summer bucket list – Viamede style.

Feed Farm Pigs

Guests can go to the Viamede Farm at any time to visit with our turkeys, ducks, chickens, and quail. If you come along for a farm tour in the afternoon (part of our recreation schedule), you can help feed our pigs! We’ll also tell you all about how our farm works, where eggs are collected, and let you cuddle with a silkie chicken (they are very silky).

Feed Pigs at Viamede Farm; located at Viamede Resort in the Kawarthas

Join a Wild Food Hunt

Come along with staff for a foraging expedition and learn more about how wild food can be used in your kitchen. With things like cattails, chives, wild berries, and greens, what we find might just be in tonight’s dinner menu. For the foodies, we also recommend a tasting at Mount Julian and one of our other activities like Pickling or Bread Making Class.

Cannonball into Stoney Lake

There’s nothing like a classic Canadian summer of enjoying life on the lake. While you can kick back and relax by the pool (no judgement here), we’ve included this on our bucket list because taking a big leap off the water trampoline and cannon-balling into the lake is too much fun.

Family friendly resort; Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas; Viamede Resort

Go Cycling

If you’ve brought your own wheels or want to borrow one of ours, there are some neat places to check out by bicycle! You can stick to the back roads and explore along Stoney Lake (Eels Creek, about a 9 km ride, has a great hiking trail). Head back up to Highway 28 (which has paved shoulders), and pedal to Burleigh Falls for a picnic by the lock.

Try Something New

Whether you’ve never fished, played disc golf, gone stand-up paddleboarding, or been tubing, we’ll help you say you did something totally new this summer.

 


What’s On This Victoria Day Weekend

The Victoria Day long weekend feels like the official kick-off to cottage season. Although it’s not yet summer, the countdown is on! If you’re hitting the road for the long weekend and headed to or through the Kawarthas, here are some activities and events for a perfect family getaway:

Bethany’s Victoria Day Weekend

Where: Bethany Park, Bethany (Google Maps)
When: Friday, May 17-Monday, May 20
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Enjoy activities such as fireworks, family BBQ, karaoke, the 29th Annual Show & Shine, petting zoo, parade, 33rd Annual Pie & Cake Contest, and much more.

Buckhorn Spring Craft Show

Where: Buckhorn Community Centre (Google Maps)
When: Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Find over 75 exhibitors and artisans with home made products like clothing, jewelry, home decor, and more. Drop into the Crafters Crafe for homemade soups, sandwiches, and more.

Rotary Victoria Day Fireworks & Family Night

Where: Del Crary Park, Peterborough (Google Maps)
When: Saturday, May 18 beginning at 5 p.m.
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Fireworks, local entertainment, and a children’s program. Live music begins at 5 p.m. and admission is free.

Viamede Victoria Day Getaway

Where: Viamede Resort (Google Maps)
When: Friday, May 17-Monday, May 20
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We’re switching over to our spring recreation schedule which includes activities like fishing, farm tours, and bonfires with s’mores. Resort amenities include an indoor pool, steam room, games room in 1885, nature trails, and much more. Guest rooms and pet-friendly cottages.

Whetung Spring Art Show

Where: Whetung Ojibwa Centre (Google Maps)
When: Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19 from 1-4 p.m.
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Beat the tourist season and check out what’s new and exciting at the Whetung Spring Art Show. Their most popular artists will be on hand to display their craft and ideas.