Saturday, July 20, 2024

Sidney’s two-day Canada Day celebration will include a parade and fireworks


If you’re looking for Canada Day plans, you may want to take a look at this!

Sidney Days is a much-anticipated community celebration, occurring over Canada Day long weekend, from Sunday, June 30th to Monday, July 1st.

They promise a two-day extravaganza of fun, food and festivities for all ages—all showcasing the beauty that the seaside town of Sidney has to offer.

“We are thrilled to bring Sidney Days back this year and offer an event that truly has something for everyone,” said Morgan Shaw, Executive Director of Explore Sidney. 

“This celebration is a testament to the strong sense of community in Sidney, and we look forward to welcoming residents and visitors alike to join in the fun.

The Sidney Days merriment will launch on June 30th at 7:30 p.m. in Beacon Park, and will include an opening ceremony, live music from Tune Raiders and a fireworks show!

The Tune Raisers are described as a fresh and vibrant six-piece pop/rock ensemble, hailing from right here in Victoria. 

Following the wondrous activities on Sunday, Monday, July 1st will bring hours of excitement to all attendees!

Join your fellow community members for a pancake breakfast at the Mary Winspear Centre from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., hosted by the Sidney Lions Club. 

Next, the Canada Day parade will transform the streets of town into a vibrant, energetic hub of joy, creativity and life. 

The Parade route begins along Resthaven Drive and turns onto Beacon Avenue. It continues to run the length of Beacon Avenue, turning right onto Second Street and ending at Ocean Avenue.

After the parade’s completion, head to Iroquois Park for the Family Fun Fair until 4 p.m.! Whether it’s games, food, face painting, entertainment, or simply soaking up the buzzing atmosphere, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

The fun isn’t over yet! There’s also the Build a Boat Challenge at Beacon Park where onlookers get to witness the construction of boats and then watch them set sail! The boats will launch from Glass Beach at 5 p.m.

If you want more information (or want to participate), you can email

Sidney Days is a community favourite for a reason, and creates long-lasting memories with family and friends—see you there!

Sidney Days

  • Where:
    • Sunday, June 30th: Beacon Park, 9801 Seaport Place, Sidney
    • Monday, July 1st
      • Pancake Breakfast: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney
      • Parade: Starts at Resthaven Drive
      • Fair: Iroquois Park, 9586 5th Street, Sidney
      • Build a Boat: Beacon Park,  9801 Seaport Place, Sidney (boats launch from Glass Beach)
  • When: 
    • Sunday, June 30th at 7:30 p.m. (fireworks at 10:15 p.m.)
    • Monday, July 1st from
      • Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
      • Parade: Starts at 11:30 a.m.
      • Fair: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Build a Boat: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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