The 2018 Canada Day Together Festival will feature a culturally-diverse line up of performers, artisans and experiences for all ages to enjoy! In just its third year, the Together Festival is pulling out all the stops to build on the success of our wildly-successful Canada 150 celebration.
Our 2018 Entertainment, Activities Line-up and Food Offerings are posted below. Come early for the fun, stay for fireworks!
FIREWORKS at 10 pm
We are delighted to welcome back Mississauga's own Randy Persaud as the Master of Ceremonies at the 2018 festival.
ENTERTAINERS - 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Toronto-based pop-rock artist Fefe Dobson is the headliner for the 3rd annual Canada Day Together Festival.
Born in Toronto, Fefe Dobson is an award-winning, Juno-nominated singer/songwriter/actress with energy and vocal prowess has wowed audiences for many years. Her most well-known songs are "Can't Breathe", "Ghosts," and "Stutterin'." (All three are featured in the 1-minute teaser video above.)
Fefe will perform at 9 pm on the main stage, immediately before the fireworks.
You might recognize 13-year-old singer-songwriter Ethan Young from CTV’s hit TV show “The Launch” which debuted in Canada early 2018. Ethan was chosen as Top 30 out of 10,000+ applicants in Canada to be featured on the notable show, and is the youngest artist to be “Launched.” During Season 1, Ethan’s debut single “Giants” was featured across the Nation.
A Toronto native, Ethan’s love for performance and songwriting began at a very young age. While attending Karen Kain School of the Arts, Ethan became one of the famed Mini Pop Kids, performing for sold-out audiences across Ontario. He was featured on three Mini Pop Kid albums that were sold in retail stores internationally.
Memory Lane is an event show band that specializes in providing interactive entertainment and music for a variety of events. As the name suggests, Memory Lane uses a musical library of many rock & roll and old school hits including disco & 80s. Together with a mix of new pop and top 40 tunes, the band ensures that audiences of all ages and backgrounds are actively entertained
With an energetic voice that demands to be heard as well as honest, soulful lyrics meant to tear at the heart strings, Brooklin, Ontario-based country singer/songwriter Barbara Lynn Doran unleashes an auditory feast for her fans, giving a deep, raw, emotional energy that meets in between the most electrifying country songs and the strong, heartfelt power ballads of classic rock. Barbara will be backed on guitar by Rob Laidlaw, formerly of the 80's rock band Platinum Blonde.
Kendrum Youth Steel Orchestra
Kendrum Youth Steel Orchestra was formed in 2006 under the leadership of Kenton Wyatt, a prominent Guyanese musician and music educator in the Toronto District School Board TDSB. “Projecting the mindset of being a disciplined crowd pleaser” with a commitment to the presentation of steel pan artistry; KYSO is widely recognized as one of Canada’s most versatile youth steelpan ensembles. Their sound-staging and sound qualities of their steelpans are exemplary.
Jadoo Entertainment Dance Company is an award-winning bollywood fusion dance company that stands at the unique intersection of traditional Indian performance and modern movement. Jadoo Entertainment's popularity and talent led the company to begin its most ambitious project to date, the first Canadian-based international Bollywood Dance Musical Production, 'Devdas', which sold out 4 times over the last two years.
Eclectic Revival is a Canadian Folk/Celtic music group from Brampton and Hamilton Ontario. They are a passionate group of friends who love to interact with their audience and bring their own style of music to the show. Inspired by groups such as Great Big Sea, The Beatles, The Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons, U2, and many more, Eclectic Revival leaves no genre untouched. No matter the setting, Eclectic Revival will make each and every show a high energy, entertaining, and comical experience.
Sleepless Poets first started out as an innocent jam session among 4 students two years ago. They were exhausted from finals and needed a way to express together and let loose. During that short jam session they wrote three songs and realized that there was a special chemistry amongst them. They decided to continue meeting for jam sessions and writing music together. Following some changes to the band, the core members have written over 30 songs together and are excited to share their music with the audience at TogetherFest. They plan to release their first EP in the summer of 2019 and begin their first tour.
Beginning at 10 p.m., a spectacular, non-stop fireworks display, set to music written and sung by some of Canada's most well-known artists, will light up the night sky - a truly awe-inspiring way to conclude a wonderful celebration of Canada's birthday!
The Kids Zone
The festival will feature plenty of activities to entertain children and their parents, including:
- Sports Competitions, Carnival Games, Dunk Tank (operated by Upward Sports)
- Kids Salsa Dance - Performance & Workshop (led by Latin Dance Kids)
- Bouncy Castle and Obstacle Course
- Magic Show and Juggling Act
- Face Painting, Henna Tattoos ($)
The Gaming RV
What happens when you take a luxury bus and load it up with game consoles, professional printers and its own wifi hotspot? We say PARTY!!! Drop by the Gaming RV for the ultimate gaming experience.
Board Games Tent
Dicey Business Inc., will be operating the TogetherFest Board Game tent on the festival grounds. Board games are fun, educational, and fun! They're also a lot of fun! Click through to the next page to see the list of available games and be sure to stop by the tent for a half hour or so to play some games, have some fun with your buddies or make some new friends.
Canada Day Photo Booth
Be sure to capture the celebration of Canada Day at TogetherFest by snapping a photo of you and your group at our Photo Booth, operated by Clik Clik. The free photo with customized Canada Day background will be e-mailed to you the same day.
More activities will be added soon.
A Variety of Flavours
Come and sample a wide assortment of delicious food, snacks and beverages. Some food is free, most is priced affordably. Here is the growing list of food vendors taking part in TogetherFest:
- Get Your Own Taters
- Thai Cuisine Experts
- Alb Softy Ice Cream
- Sugar Rush Treatz
- Aunty's Kitchen
- Falafel Plus
- Panago Pizza
*subject to change