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It's Canada's 143rd birthday! We'll be celebrating the many cultures and artistic genres that form our Canadian identity with programming for all ages. You'll come join us, eh?

Mini-Kayak Obstacle Course for Kids!

12:00pm

See how fast you and your friends can paddle our mini-kayaks around our challenging obstacle course!

Family

Redpath Kids Crafts

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Kids stay on top of the weather by making their own windsocks!

Craft & Design

Family

Canadian Games from Around the World

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Come play a familiar game with new songs, new rhythms and in entirely new ways!

Family

Canadian Citizens Swearing-In Ceremony

1:00pm – 2:00pm

With Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Harbourfront Centre welcomes Canada's newest citizens with a swearing-in ceremony.

Family

Gypsy Melody

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Slovakia’s finest musical export brings Roma music to the party!

Music

Dance

Colour Me Canada

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Hey kids, come get your hair sprayed Red and White!

Family

Free Canoe Rides

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Float the day away in the comfort of a canoe on The Natrel Pond!

Family

Local to Global: Canadian Films in the World

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Award-winning shorts from the National Film Board of Canada.

Film

Family

Hoop Toronto

1:30pm – 8:30pm

Join the revolution! Sadie Spins, with her hoops of all sizes, teaches visitors how to use a Hula Hoop.

Learning

Family

Masaisai MuDare

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Masaisai MuDare lead a celebration for the restoration and solidarity of Indigenous cultures around the world!

Music

Dance

Mini-Kayak Obstacle Course for Kids!

2:00pm

See how fast you and your friends can paddle our mini-kayaks around our challenging obstacle course!

Family

Jim Galloway

2:30pm – 3:30pm

This Canadian jazz legend has more than 20 years under his belt and was the leader of the original “Harbourfront Centre House Band.” We celebrate his return to the main stage!

Music

Global Turns Local – Mexican Chefs and Maple Syrup

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Don’t miss as two renowned local chefs create delectable Mexican desserts using Canadian maple syrup. Muy rico!

Food

Global to Local: The World in Canadian Films featuring “Twelve”

3:30pm – 4:30pm

If you could go back and speak to your 12-year-old self, what would you say? This remarkable documentary may have the answer.

Film

Diabolo Juggling featuring Véronique Provencher

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Originating in China thousands of years ago, the diabolo has become a staple in the local juggling and circus communities. We present one of the hottest Canadian performers of this exhilarating art form.

Family