Victoria Day - Weekend Fireworks, Events & Store Closings

Things to do and see in and around Toronto

In a few short hours the season’s first long weekend, and unofficial start of summer, begins. This year, Victoria Day falls on May 20, and it’s looks like we’ll have some great weather to get outside and enjoy some fun events happening in and around the city.

Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Elena Elisseeva /


Friday, May 17, 2013

» Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, ON  [10:00pm]
Three shows, Friday, Saturday and Monday. Arrive early to catch the free Coca Cola concerts at 8 p.m. Free admission.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

» Blue Mountain, Collingwood, ON  [9:30pm]
Enjoy fireworks, plus a day of live music, face painting, scavenger hunts, hiking, gondola rides, Grove Dancing and the 5th annual Rusty’s Rib Eating contest.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

» Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario  [10:00pm]
Wonderland’s fireworks show features over 4000 explosions set to a soundtrack of great music! Show free with park admission.

» Dundas Driving Park, Hamilton, ON  [9:30pm]
Presented by the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and free for all. Rain date will be Monday May 20, 2012 at 9:30pm. Free admission.

» Ballantrae Community Centre, Whitchurch-Stouffville  [9:30pm]
Free admission.

Monday, May 20, 2013

» Ashbrige's Bay, Toronto, Ontario  [9:45pm]
The City of Toronto will host a spectacular show with over 2,000 fireworks complete with a grand finale! Get there early for parking and a good spot. Free admission.

Victoria Day Weekend Events

Toronto International Circus Festival,

» ROM Friday Night Live  [May 17]
Dance, celebrate and explore the Museum like never before.

» Queen Victoria’s Secret Brewer’s Backyard  [May 20]
A beer and food event at the Brick Works, with offerings from Great Lakes, Niagara’s Oast House, Granite and Left Field breweries.

» Artfest at the Distillery  [May 18-20]
Outdoor exhibition featuring 85 top artists & artisans from across Canada, gourmet foods, live music and more. FREE admission.

» Toronto International Circus Festival  [May 18-20]
Acrobats, jugglers, marionettes, unicycles, daredevils and clowns featured in an Alice in Wonderland inspired performance by The Circus Academy.

» Pirates and Princesses at Black Creek Pioneer Village  [May 18-20]
Fairytale inspired entertainment and activities for children.

» Toronto Zoo Giant Panda Exhibit
Meet Er Shun and Da Mao, two giant pandas from the Chongqing Zoo, China.


What’s Open & Closed

• LCBO and Beer stores
• Government offices
• Libraries & schools
• Banks will be closed
• No garbage pick-up
• No mail delivery
• TTC, holiday schedule
• GO Transit, Sunday schedule
• Eaton Centre, Square One, Vaughan Mills, Bramalea City Centre and Pacific Mall and more

• Tourist sites: Toronto Zoo, ROM, Ontario Science Centre and more

Happy Long Weekend!

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