Join us in downtown Kitchener on July 1 for a free concert and fireworks show. Canada Day is also an opportunity to continue education, awareness and celebration of Indigenous culture. Find links to learning resources below.

On this page:

  1. About Canada Day in DTK
  2. Performers
  3. Date, time and location
  4. Parking and transit
  5. Marking Canada Day respectfully

About Canada Day in DTK

Canada Day is always one of the biggest events of the summer and it returns to Downtown Kitchener with lots of family-friendly fun, an evening concert, and a fireworks display, presented by the Downtown Kitchener BIA, to end the night. Complete your Downtown Kitchener experience by visiting one of the many restaurants, pubs or patios.


Block party

The performers for the DTK Canada Day Block Party will be:


The performers for the Canada Day in DTK concert will be:

  • Glass Tiger
  • Alyssa Reid
  • Bad Child
  • Rufus John

Date, time and location

Block party

  • date: Friday, July 1, 2022
  • time: 3 to 6 p.m.
  • location: Gaukel Street between Charles Street and Joseph Street


  • date: Friday, July 1, 2022
  • time: 6 to 10:30 p.m.
  • location: Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall (200 King Street West)

The start time for fireworks is weather dependent, at around 10:20 p.m.

Parking and transit

However you get downtown, there are options available:


Hop off the ION at either the Kitchener City Hall or Victoria Park station for a quick walk. Central Station is a short walk away, as well.

GRT routes 7, 8, 20 and iXpress 204 stop within walking distance of City Hall and Carl Zehr Square.

Vehicle and bike parking

Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage, as well as other City of Kitchener parking lots around Downtown Kitchener. Visit our parking locations page to find somewhere to park.

Secure bike parking is available in the City Hall parking garage.

You can pay for parking in surface lots through the Passport Parking app. Download the app, available both on iOS & Android.

Plan your route

Check road closures on your route before coming downtown.

Marking Canada Day respectfully

Canada Day is an opportunity to learn about Indigenous culture, and the deep, enduring, and positive impact First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples have on culture, community, environmental protection and more. We encourage you to thoughtfully examine what it means to be Canadian and understand our country’s Indigenous roots and the racism that still exists today.

Visit our Indigenous reconciliation page to find local and national Indigenous organizations you can support and learn from.

On our National Indigenous History Month page, you can find information about:

  • Indigenous research and academia in Waterloo Region
  • Residential Schools, the Sixties Scoop and the Millennial Scoop
  • support resources