The City of Abbotsford’s Canada Day parade gets underway at 11 a.m. on July 1.

The City of Abbotsford’s Canada Day parade gets underway at 11 a.m. on July 1.

CANADA DAY: Main event features parade, family festival

Abbotsford celebrates nation’s 150th birthday

Abbotsford celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with a full day of fun and activities on July 1.

The main city parade begins at 11 a.m. along South Fraser Way, starting from Ware Street and ending in the area of Trethewey and Maclure.

The parade grandstand is located on South Fraser Way between Bourquin Crescent and Gladwin Road.

A family festival then runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at Abbotsford Exhibition Park (32470 Haida Drive) and includes an artisan market hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council, community displays, mini golf, hayrides, pony rides and several interactive play zones.

Also on the agenda is the Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival from 1 to 10 p.m.

Mainstage entertainment gets underway at 6 p.m. (See separate story here.)

The day’s festivities conclude with a fireworks display starting at 10 p.m .

Visit abbotsford.ca/canadaday for more information.