There are a variety of things to do in our region for the upcoming Victoria Day with your family, and with it being a mark to the start of summer, it is perfect to get outside and enjoy the celebrations. If your little ones are not quite ready to stay up for fireworks, or find them a bit too loud and scary, there are daytime activities for them as well.
1. New Dundee – May 18
Although it might be a small town, this celebration is anything but! It all starts at 7 am with a pancake breakfast, and continues to have activities all day for the entire family including vendors, antique car and truck show, bouncy rides and live music. It all ends at dusk with an amazing fireworks display.
They have a Facebook page as well for more information.
2. Conestogo – May 17
The Conestogo Winterbourne Optimist Club hosts a fireworks display on the Saturday night of the long weekend, and although they don't have information available right now, it seems to be still planned for that day. The event will take place at Conestogo Park at 19 Evening Star Lane in Conestogo.
Their Twitter page will have more information as the day approaches.
Sadly, there isn't as big of a list locally for Victoria Day thanks to our unpredictable long weekend weather.
If you are thinking about setting off your own fireworks because there is not much to take in locally, remember that in Kitchener fireworks can only be set off in the days immediately surrounding Victoria Day, and there are a full list of rules on their site. As well, Waterloo and Cambridge have regulations on their site to keep in mind if you wanted to have your own fireworks display.
KidsHealth also provides a list of tips for keeping you and your little ones safe with fireworks, which includes the obvious; don't let little kids play with fireworks, but also helpful tips like:
Use fireworks outside and always have a bucket of water and a hose nearby
Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the trash can.
Wear some sort of eye protection, and avoid carrying fireworks in your pocket — the friction could set them off.
Check back for the July 1st list to enjoy Canada Day with your little ones.