Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Canada Day 2012: Kingston Style

Have a Happy Canada Day in Kingston, Ontario

Here's what's happening July 1st!

Red & White People Parade

Anyone wearing Canadian red and white is welcome to join this parade which departs from the Metro parking lot (at Barrie and Princess Streets) at 11:30AM, running down Princess Street toward City Hall. 

canada day, kingston ontario, downtown, fireworks
Photo by: Marcus Jeffrey via Flicker

Confederation Park

Limestone Mile

Registration for the Limestone Mile races begins at 7:45AM with races starting at 9AM

At 12PM on the steps of City Hall Mayor Mark Gerretsen will preside over a civic ceremony to mark Canada Day and will congratulate the winners of the First Capital Distinguished Citizen Honourable Achievement Awards — Ann St. Denis and Cindy Mills — and the Mayor's Award for Youth Volunteerism winners Prerna Babbar (Grade 9 to 12 category) and Devon Cobb (Grade 5 to 8 category).

Location: Directly across from City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Flight of the Royal George

At 1PM watch a re-enactment of the Flight of the Royal George in Kingston Harbour.


Enjoy live music in Confederation Park all afternoon. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Confederation Basin will offer the best view of the show.
Grass Creek Park

Live music

Grass Creek Park is offering free music, face-painting, air castles, games, beach volleyball and lots of other fun for kids from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a swimsuit and try out the sandy beach or compete in the sand castle competition.

Bring a lawn chair and a sunhat to enjoy Grass Creek Park's family-oriented live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — including Mystic Drums, Rob Driscoll's Magic Show, Roger James, Rob Carnegie and Whiskey Overdrive.

At 5:30 p.m. the festivities wrap-up with a Canada Day Ceremony — and the cutting of the cake!

Location: 2991 Highway 2 East, 16 km from Fort Henry 


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