Canada Day and Fourth of July

Display showing Gordie Howe along with a Canadian and American flag along the Windsor riverfrontThere will be celebrations on both sides of the border starting this week as Canada and the United States celebrate their respective national days.

A huge party is already in full swing in Canada to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The festivities began with National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24) and Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27). The spectacular finish takes place with Canada Day celebrations on July 1st.

In the United States, the Fourth of July holiday celebrates Independence Day and events are being held to salute the nation and honour its history.  

Canada and the United States have a friendship which has lasted for 150 years. Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is proud to help strengthen that relationship. This year, as you celebrate Canada Day or the Fourth of July (or both) with your families and friends, take a moment to appreciate the special bond that both countries share.  

For details on Canada Day celebrations in Windsor-Essex and elsewhere in Canada, visit and

For Fourth of July events and festivals in Michigan visit: