I’ll be honest with you. There’s ONLY really one place to see a fireworks show this Victoria Day Long Weekend in Waterloo Region. This of course is due to the notoriously unpredictable weather we are historically blessed with on the May 2-4 weekend.
So here’s where you can GO!
The New Dundee Fireworks celebration is the place to be on holiday Monday. And with more than just a fireworks show… it’s an all-day festival in New Dundee which is just southwest of Kitchener.
The festival starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and continues through to the fireworks display at dusk.
You can also take in a car show, or a town-wide garage sale (bring your cash…lol)
There will be shows for kids, a parade at 1:30 p.m. at Doug Fisher Memorial Park, local bands and a BBQ at 6pm and NEW to the festival this year… midway rides.
Find the FULL Festival details at www.newdundeefireworks.com
Be prepared for road closures during the fireworks. Find festival directions HERE
If you want to set off fireworks of your own. Here are the rules about who can use them (no children), where you can buy them and WHEN you can set them off.
WATERLOO (fireworks by-law)
Low-hazard recreational fireworks permitted, but must be used outside in a safe manner. The fireworks can be set off on the seven days immediately before and after Victoria Day (also Canada Day, Lunar New Year’s and Diwali). No flash crackers, bottle skyrockets or stink bombs.
KITCHENER (fireworks safety)
Recreational fireworks are permitted on the day before the holiday, the holiday itself and the day after a holiday. They can’t be set off in the street, city-run parks or playgrounds, within 25 feet of a building.
CAMBRIDGE (fireworks by-laws)
Fireworks are only allowed on the day before the holiday, the holiday itself and the day after a holiday (two days in the case of bad weather). City staff are currently completing a review of its fireworks bylaw.
GUELPH (fireworks instructions)
Recreational fireworks are allowed on the day before the holiday, the holiday itself and the day after a holiday. They can be discharged between 9 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. and you need permission from the city to set them off in parks.