What’s May 2-4 in Toronto without a little fireworks show?
How about a big one?
This is the official first long weekend of summer, and we couldn’t be more excited. And it will feel like mid-20s weather-wise, with clear skies expected on Monday, just in time for fireworks.
Every year, the skies light up to celebrate Victoria Day in the GTA, and here’s where you can catch the shows.
Head to Hamilton and celebrate Victoria Day with some live music, food trucks and fireworks! Maybe get a little hike in early before everything goes down in the evening. And you can park for free at any one of the Dundas Municipal Parking lots!
Where: Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross St, Hamilton
When: May 20 at 5 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm
Make the most out of the long weekend in Bowmanville! The Victoria Day SpeedFest features the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, along with fireworks, and lots of family-friendly events. The fireworks show, launched at dusk from Corner 1, is a spectacular celebration for your first long weekend of the summer.
Where: Canadian Tire Motosport Park, Consessions Road 10, Bowmanville
When: May 18 to 20, fireworks on May 19 at dusk
Celebrate Victoria Day weekend with rides and the best fireworks in the region. Each fireworks show at Canada’s Wonderland has a unique design with an original sound track and over 6,000 colourful explosions, you won’t want to miss it.
Where: Canada’s Wonderland
When: May 20 at 10 pm
Local favourite spot Ashbridges Bay returns with its annual display of lights. Boasted as “Toronto’s only Victoria Day fireworks” the show will last 14 minutes. Be sure to take transit!
Where: Ashbridges Bay Park
When: May 21 at 9:45 pm
For 25 years, Niagara Parks has hosted Canada’s longest running fireworks series. Join us in Queen Victoria Park for a spectacular fireworks display set off from below, at the river’s edge, creating an unforgettable show above the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The 2018 season features a new and expanded schedule, with 111 fireworks shows, including daily fireworks throughout the summer. The series begins with special holiday shows over the Victoria Day! Take advantage of the GO Niagara Seasonal Train, starting weekends from May 18.
Where: Niagara Falls
When: May 18 – 21 at 10 pm