Celebrate Canada 150 in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation at special events and activities that are being planned across the country. From local community events to national celebrations in 2017, there will be plenty of ways to get involved and celebrate all that makes us who we are as country.

Join in and participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.

With events throughout region there are many incredible ways to celebrate Canada 150 in Peterborough & the Kawarthas, home to Canada’s Treasured Waterway!

Drop by the Visitor Centre to pick up your Peterborough County Canada150 Passport and get stamps by attending special events throughout the region. Once you have collected five (5) stamps, complete the contact page in your passport, and drop it off at a local Municipal Office or mail it to the Peterborough County Head Office and your name will be entered in to a draw to win a price!

Save the date for the Peterborough County Traditional County Fair on September 24, 2017. This event celebrating Peterborough County’s Townships and First Nations will be held at Lang Pioneer Village, 104 Lang Road, Keene.

Each Township, two First Nation Communities and the City of Peterborough have exciting events throughout the year don’t miss out!


Norwood Yard Sale Day
May 20, 2017

Showcase Asphodel-Norwood
June 2017
Within the Village of Norwood

Canada Day Celebration
July 1, 2017
Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre

Norwood Fall Fair
October 7 to 9, 2017


Millbrook Fair
June 8 to 11, 2017

Canada Day
July 1, 2017

Classic Car Show
July 8, 2017
Along King Street, Millbrook

Ladies Night
August 3, 2017
Along King Street, Millbrook

Christmas in the Village
December 7 to 10, 2017
Throughout the Village of Millbrook

Curve Lake First Nation

Curve Lake Traditional Pow Wow
September 16 – 17, 2017
Lance Wood Park, 38 Whetung Street East, Curve Lake

Curve Lake Christmas Craft Sale
December, 2017
20 Whetung Street East, Curve Lake


Warsaw Cruise Night
Wednesdays from May 31 to August 30, 2017
Lions Parks, 907 South Street, Warsaw

Storm the Trent
May 13 to 14, 2017
Warsaw Community Centre, 93 Ford Street

Canada Day Parade
July 1, 2017
Douro Community Centre

Douro Doings
September 2 to 4, 2017
Douro Park, 201 Douro 2nd Line

Firefighters Fishing Tournament
Setepmber 22 to 24, 2017
426 Carveth’s Marina Road, Douro Dummer


Celebrate Havelock
May 13, 2017
39 George Street East, Havelock

HBM Canada Day Celebration
July 1, 2017
39 George Street East, Havelock

HaveRock Revival
July 7 to 8, 2017
Jamboree Grounds 10 County Road 48

Havelock Recreation & Performance Motor Show
July 14 to 16, 2017
Jamboree Grounds, 10 County Road 48

Havelock Country Jamboree
August 17 to 20, 2017
Jamoboree Grounds, 10 County Road 48

Hiawatha First Nation

Hiawatha First Nation Spring Social
March 24, 2017
Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough

Hiawatha First Nation Annual Pow Wow
May 20 to 21, 2017
Lakeview Ceremonial Grounds, 126 Paudash Street, Hiawatha

National Aboriginal Day Celebration
June 24, 2017
Dana Paudash Memorial Ball Park, 126 Paudash Street, Hiawatha

Hiawatha First Nation Fireworks Show
September 2, 2017
The Old Railroad Stop, 341 Hiawatha Line, Hiawatha

North Kawartha

Kawartha & Hailburton’s Trappers’ Carnival
March 4, 2017
North Kawartha Community Centre (NKCC), 340 McFadden Road, Apsley

All-Ways Apsley Motorcycle Rendezvous
June 3, 2017
North Kawartha Community Centre (NKCC), 340 McFadden Road, Apsley

Canada Day Parade
July 1, 2017
Along Burleigh Street

Giant Flea Market
July 15, 2017
North Kawartha Community Centre (NKCC), 340 McFadden Road, Apsley

Apsley Autumn Studio Tour
September 16 to 17, 2017
Throughout the Township of North Kawartha

Otonabee-South Monaghan

Cordwood Children’s Bonspiel
March 25, 2017
24 Fourth Street, Keene

Keene Summer BBQ
Visit www.osmtownship.ca for upcoming details

Farms, Fields & Foods Tour
September 10, 2017
Throughout the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan

Keene Pumpkin Festival
October 14, 2017
Throughout the Village of Keene

Christmas in Keene
December 9, 2017
Throughout the Village of Keene


February 3 to 5, 2017
Various Locations throughout Bridgenorth, Ennismore and Lakefield

Canada Day Celebration
July 1, 2017
Isabel Morris Park, 20 Concession Street, Lakefield

Lakefield Jazz, Art & Craft Festival
July 8, 2017
Isabel Morris Park, 20 Concession Street, Lakefield

Ennismore Shamrock Festival
July 15 to 16, 2017
Robert E. Young Complex, 553 Ennis Road, Ennismore

 Trent Lakes

Heritage Day
February 11, 2017
Buckhorn Commuinity Centre

Kinmount Highland Games
July 8, 2017
Kinmount Fairgrounds

Cavendish Community Carnival
July 15, 2017
Cavendish Community Centre, 18 Community Complex Drive, Cavendish

Buckhorn Fine Arts Festival
August 18 to 20, 2017
Buckhorn Community Centre

Kinmount Fair
September 1 to 3, 2017
Kinmount Fairgrounds

City of Peterborough
Celebrate at Home June 29th – July 2nd 

150 Downtown Pop-Up
June 29, 2017
Great local entertainment and art at various locations throughout Downtown Peterborough

Bash 150
June 30, 2017
Then, The Bash 150 downtown street dance gets underway at 4 p.m. on Hunter Street with an amazing lineup of local talent:

• 4:00 p.m. — Washboard Hank
• 5:15 p.m. — Mayhemingways
• 6:15 p.m. — Rick Fines
• 7:15 p.m. — Melissa Payne
• 8:15 p.m. — The Rocket Review — featuring Jack De Keyzer & Jerome Godboo

Street dance on Hunter Street with a great line-up of local musicians including headliners, The Rocket Revue!

Canada Day Parade, Multicultural Festival and Peterborough Musicfest with Kim Mitchell & Canada 150 Fireworks
July 1, 2017
Downtown Peterborough & Del Crary Park

Heritage Day
July 2, 2017
A full day of family fun at the Peterborough Museum & Archives & Peterborough Lift Lock

There are a variety of other events happening throughout Peterborough & the Kawarthas celebrating Canada’s 150th, although you won’t be able to get stamps for your Peterborough County Canada 150 Passport they are incredible events that you won’t want to miss! For a full listing of festivals and events in Peterborough & the Kawarthas visit our Events Calendar.

Canadian Women of Song by The Peterborough Singers
Calvary Church, Peterborough
February 25, 2017

Peterborough Garden Show

April 7 – 9, 2017
Evinrude Centre, Peterborough

Danny Bronson: The Essential Lightfoot
April 7, 2017
Showplace Performance Centre, Peterborough

Dominion Day at Lang Pioneer Village
July 1, 2017
Lang Pioneer Village, Keene

Not only are there over 600 events happening throughout the year, many of which are celebrating Canada 150. Be sure to check our events calendar for more exciting festivals & events in Peterborough & the Kawarthas!