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Five spots to ooh and ahh this Canada Day weekend.

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It's that time of year again—when folks gather to celebrate the foundation of the confederation with a literal bang. If you're a firework fanatic (and let's be honest, there's a lot of you out there), then consider this your guide to seeing as many sky sparklers as possible before the Canada Day weekend wraps.

Worried about weather? We gotchu and will be updating with the forecast as the big day draws near—but remember for city-sponsored sets (like Bedford Days and the official fireworks) you can call 311 for up-to-the-minute info on cancellations—or check hrmcanadaday.ca.

Canada Day kickoff concert and fireworks
File this one under "if some is good, more must be better." Rather than limit patriotic revelry to one day in July, Dartmouth Crossing helps you stretch out your celebrations with some kickoff fireworks Fri June 28 at 10pm. Held at the Pondside Amphitheatre in Dartmouth Crossing (74 Hector Gate), these beauts have a rain date of June 29.

Sackville Patriot Days fireworks
The weekend's second light show is poppin' off over Kinsmen Park (71 First Lake Drive, Lower Sackville) as part of your long weekend fun (and as a cap to a full day of Patriot Days programming). See 'em at 10pm on Sun June 30. Rain date is July 2.

BLT Canada Day Celebrations
If going to a party downtown sounds more like a death sentence than a good time, try this showcase held at 1817 St. Margaret's Bay Road. Part of a family fun day replete with bouncy castles and midway rides, the fireworks start sailing at 10pm on July 1.

Bedford Days Canada Day celebration
While DeWolf Park is lit up all week long with Bedford Days fun, it's this do—on July 1 at 10pm—that sees things shine even brighter as fireworks zig-zag the sky.

Canada Day 2019 official fireworks
Yeah, we know, you're probably already at the Alderney Landing Outside Stage anyway, dancing your feet off to the likes of The Sorority and A-Trak. But, come 10pm on July 1, your eyes will be pried from the stage and fixed upon the stars as the city's official fireworks showcase begins. Rain date is July 2 at 10pm, and the city notes that those who want primo viewing of the 'works but aren't going to the concert should get thee to Ferry Terminal Park for front-row feels.

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