Canada Day Celebration returning to Jubilee Park on July 1
This year’s Canada Day Celebration is returning to Jubilee Park on July 1 with a full-scale event that will have an increased focus on family and youth activities.
The event will incorporate some new features and activities alongside many returning fan favourites, and will conclude with the traditional trio of evening concerts on the Mainstage and a spectacular fireworks display at the end of the night.
“We’re very excited to have our Canada Day Celebration return to Jubilee Park this year with plans for a large community event that will once again bring us together,” said Mayor Jeff Acker. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for us to reconnect as friends and neighbours and show our community pride.”
One of the biggest changes to this year’s event is the location of the pancake breakfast, which will be held in conjunction with a community open house at the City’s new Protective Services Building, located at 36 Fifth Avenue. Home to both Spruce Grove Fire Services and Enforcement Services, the building officially opened in 2020.
“This is a great way for us to help support the Canada Day Celebration, while also providing an opportunity for residents to check out this new facility,” said Chief Robert Kosterman. “Staff will be available to answer questions and show people around the public-facing elements of the facility, so we hope to see you there!”
After fuelling up for the day, residents will be able to take advantage of one of the park and ride locations nearby at the Agrena to head over to Jubilee Park for the rest of the day’s activities. Other park and ride locations will be available throughout the city, as well as a bike lock-up service at Jubilee Park.
The official opening ceremony will begin at noon at Jubilee Park, with programming running until 7 p.m. Evening concerts will start at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 11 p.m.
“Our goal this year is to provide a range of activities for people of all ages,” said Event Supervisor Sylvia Miller. “We’re bringing back some favourites from previous years and welcoming new activities to the celebration. There’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.”
New activities this year will include a hula hoop activity, a Discover Coding area, and Kangoo Club Spruce Grove. There will also be a new community market that is being run in partnership with the City Centre Business Association.
Returning events and activities will include inflatables/bouncers, a craft tent, photo booth, Orbis Sports, and grass volleyball, as well as involvement from our Indigenous community and neighbours.
All musical entertainment will be consolidated on one Mainstage, and this year’s Mainstage headliner will be announced in the coming weeks.
To support the focus on being a family-friendly event, the beverage tent will no longer be included in the event this year; however, there will be a wide variety of on-site food vendors for guests to visit throughout the day.
More information about the event will be shared leading up to Canada Day, so stay tuned for more details! Event information is also available at www.sprucegrove.org/celebrate.