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There are some great festivals and fireworks going on this May Long Weekend: you may just have to drive a little bit to visit them. From Blue Mountain to Niagara Falls to Bowmanville... explore Southern Ontario and have a fabulous holiday weekend!


Friday May 18 - Monday May 21. 2018

For 25 years, Niagara Parks has hosted Canada’s longest running fireworks series. Join us in Queen Victoria Park for a spectacular fireworks display set off from below, at the river’s edge, creating an unforgettable show above the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Special holiday shows will take place over the Victoria Day weekend (May 18 – 21) Each fireworks display will start at 10 p.m.



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May 18 - 20, 2018

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park's 2018 major events kick off with Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest, featuring the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Series. The weekend's main attraction is the on-track competition, but there are plenty of other things for you to see and do as well. Be sure to visit the team paddock areas, located on the circuit infield at the north end near the start/finish straight. All the team transporters, cars, crews and drivers are based there, and access to the paddock is included with your event ticket purchase.

A special weekend highlight is our traditional Victoria Day fireworks display, which will light up the sky on Saturday evening (May 19). The fireworks show, launched at dusk from Corner 1, is a spectacular celebration for your first long weekend of the summer.



Saturday May 19-Monday May 21, 2018

Kick off summer in style with our May Long Weekend celebrations, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities and Vague de Cirque under the marquee tent!

Fireworks over the Mountain at 10pm on Saturday May 19

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Rotary Family Night and Fireworks on Saturday May 19, 2018

Del Crary Park, 100 George St. N.Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 3G3

The fun begins with live entertainment and an assortment of goodies for the kids. Children get free treats, face-painting and balloon animals, then fireworks at dusk.


SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018

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Don't miss Victoria Day Weekend fireworks at Canada's Wonderland on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10pm!

Canada's Wonderland will present its spectacular fireworks display when the Park closes at 10:00pm (weather permitting). You can spend your whole day enjoying over 70 awesome rides, including our newest rides Lumberjack and Flying Canoes.

For approximately 15 minutes, you’ll witness over 6,000 colourful explosions, reaching heights of over 800 feet, which is sure to ignite thrills for guests of all ages.

Please note that the fireworks start at approximately 10:00pm. Certain rides are subject to close early on these dates.



Fireworks: Sunday May 20, 2018 5-11pm
Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross St, Hamilton, ON

The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and the City of Hamilton are pleased to present Victoria Day Fireworks at the Dundas Driving Park.

Live music and food trucks will be on site starting at 6 pm, with a professional fireworks display beginning at 9:30 pm.

This is a free event. Donations to the Rotary Club are appreciated.

Due to limited onsite parking, visitors are encouraged to park at any one of the free Dundas Municipal Parking Lots and walk to Dundas Driving Park.

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Victoria Day Fireworks, Sunday May 20, 2018
8-10pm (fireworks start at 9:30)

Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Side Road, Stouffville, Ontario

Fun for the whole family!


MONDAY MAY 21, 2018

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Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park

Victoria Day, Monday. May 21, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Toronto's only Victoria Day fireworks show will be a spectacular 14 minute display at Ashbridges Bay Park, rain or shine. TTC service will be increased between Queen Street East and the Bloor-Danforth subway on the Coxwell (22A), Main (64) and Woodbine South (92A). It is recommended that members of the public use the TTC and leave their cars at home. A special viewing area with limited space is set aside to accommodate people with disabilities and their families. City bylaws prohibit the public from setting off personal fireworks in the park.



Nobleton Victoria Day Fair
Monday, May 21, 2018

Parade starts at 11AM
Fair 12PM - 4PM
Fireworks start at dusk

15 Old King Road, Nobleton

Often touted as Nobleton’s “best day of the year,” this event is not to be missed! Start your day watching the annual Victoria Day Parade, then head to the Victoria Day Fair which includes vendors, food, entertainment and a midway. Finish off the day watching the greatest Victoria Day fireworks display in Ontario.

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