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Fireworks, food and free Science North and Capreol railroad museum tix: Your Greater Sudbury Canada Day guide

Plenty to do across the city on July 1
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A shot of last year's fireworks at Science North. (File)

If you're going to be in town on Canada Day this Monday, there's plenty to do to celebrate the country's 152nd birthday.

The Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association, in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury, presents the annual multicultural food fair at the Sudbury Arena.

Festivities kick off just before 10 a.m. July 1, with a parade from Tom Davies Square to the Sudbury Arena.

Free cupcakes are distributed at 10:50 a.m., food and craft vendors open at 11 a.m., and performances by local cultural groups begin at 11:10 a.m. The food fair remains open until 4 p.m.

The other main Canada Day celebration here in Greater Sudbury is on the grounds on Science North starting at 12 p.m..

Enjoy live entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, a stunning fireworks display and a whole lot more.

As part of a provincial government initiative, the first 500 people to show up at Science North on Canada Day will not only get to take part in the free holiday events on the science centre's grounds, they will get a full-day pass to Science North free of charge.

The Play All Day Passport includes admission to the science centre including the BODY WORLDS Rx special exhibition, an IMAX film and a Planetarium show.

Free admission tickets are available beginning at 9 a.m. July 1 at the sales desk.

Top off the evening at Science North with a spectacular fireworks display by David Wysall International Fireworks at approximately 10:15 p.m. 

The launch of fireworks is dependent on wind and weather and may be cancelled at any time before the show, right up until the last minute. Listen to KiSS 105.3 or follow Science North on Facebook for updates.

Beyond the big celebrations, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Minnow Lake will host a Canada Day celebration on July 1 at 1553 Weller St. 

Downtown Country will be playing much from 12:30-6 p.m. A barbecue starts at 12:30 p.m. Admission is a silver dollar collection. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks display from Science North. The Legion boasts the best view in town.

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol hosts its own Canada Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 1.

There's free admission to the museum starting at 10 a.m., live music featuring New Castle and Mojo Radio, as well as as inflatables from 12-4 p.m.. There will also be a photo booth, barbecue and beer garden. 

You can also check out fireworks at the new Capreol waterfront on Lakeshore starting at 9 p.m.




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