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What's happening, what's open and closed in Newmarket on Canada Day

Happy Canada Day from NewmarketToday, have a safe and fun long weekend!
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Friday, July 1 is a statutory holiday for Canada Day. Here's what's going on in and around Newmarket this long weekend. Happy Canada Day!

What's open:

Malls and shopping centres in the region will close early, including Upper Canada Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Vaughan Mills (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Hillcrest Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Tanger Outlets (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) 

These Town of Newmarket facilities: Outdoor Gorman Pool, 1 to 5 p.m. (check you meet admission standards, fees apply); Tim Hortons Water Feature at Riverwalk Commons, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; an Frank Stronach, Dr. Margaret Arkinstall and Rogers Spray Pads, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Pharmacies, including Shoppers Drug Mart at Yonge and Savage (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.), Yonge and Davis (9 a.m. to midnight), and 404 Town Centre (8 a.m. to midnight).

Grocery stores, including John's No Frills on Davis Drive (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Dickie's No Frills on Leslie Street (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Metro locations at Mulock and at Davis, which are both open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Movie theatres. Click here for SilverCity Newmarket show times. Stardust Drive-in in Sharon is offering triple features on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, click here for show times

GO Transit will be running a Saturday schedule on Friday.  

York Region Transit will be running a Saturday schedule.

What’s closed:

LCBO stores and local Beer Store locations. A list of open Beer Stores is available online

All municipal buildings and facilities in Newmarket, except those noted above.

Newmarket Public Library

What's happening: 

Tim Hortons Canada Day is happening in Newmarket with events all day. The daytime concert and festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons. It will include entertainment, food vendors, buskers, face painting, and a beer garden. 

Festivities will also be taking place on Main Street and at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. More information, including details about parking and road closures is available online

From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., there will be a concert and fireworks at George Richardson Park. This will feature music from the Newmarket Citizen's Band followed by Switchbeat. Fireworks are scheduled from 10:10 to 10:30 p.m. 

There are three days of festivities in Aurora, beginning tonight.

Richmond Hill offers live performances, a midway, an art exhibit and fireworks throughout Canada Day. 

Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan will also be celebrating Canada Day with live music, themed food, lumberjacks shows, and fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 1. 

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Elizabeth Keith is a general assignment reporter. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2017. Elizabeth is passionate about telling local stories and creating community.
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