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Photo of a stage set up in front of the Princes' Gates for the CNE Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies

A colourful ceremonial procession will officially open this year’s Canadian National Exhibition Association. The official ceremony will take place in front of the historic Princes Gates at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023. This year’s theme was Celebrating Our Recovery, the theme mirrors that of the 1936 Fair as we came out of the great depression.

Time: 10am
Location: In Front of the Princes’ Gates