Kingston’s Canada Day Celebrations

This post was written in 2016. While many of these events happen every year, 2020 will be different. Follow Downtown Kingston’s Facebook Page for details of what is going on in our beautiful downtown core.

July 1st is coming up fast!  School is almost done and a holiday is well deserved.  This year, as every year, there are celebrations around town.  Downtown Kingston puts on a parade, then a civic ceremony, music at Confederation park, and ends the night with fireworks!  Their event is always well attended and begins right after the Limestone Mile finishes.  I’m actually going to try really hard to get to Downtown Kingston’s Canada Day celebrations, at least for part of the day, as I don’t think I’ve ever actually been!

The city is also having a beach party at Grass Creek Park.  There should be face painting, live music, games and more at the park.  The Facebook event also suggests heading to Confederation Basin to catch the fireworks later in the evening.

Another option to enjoy Kingston’s Canada Day Celebrations is to dine at the Battery Bistro at Fort Henry.  On Canada Day they will stay open later so the diners can catch the fireworks right from the restaurant on Fort Henry Hill.  I’ve been known to drive up to Fort Henry hill to see the fireworks as you can pretty much sit in your car and still have a great view!

I work downtown and I have seen a wonderful poster from Downtown Kingston! laying out the day’s events.  I can not find a digital, online copy of the poster.  Tomorrow I will try to take a picture of it and share it on my social media.

The thing that caught my eye today was the lineup of performers.  Kasador is listed as playing at 5:30pm.  I just saw them at the first Rockin’ The Square opening for Wintersleep.  They were great and they are now my current local band crush. If I can swing it I am going to trying my darndest to get down to see them do their set!  Since I’m old now (and I may or may not have the kids that day) I may not stick around for the 10pm fireworks display.

How do you celebrate Canada Day?  (Or Independence Day if you’re an American!)  However you celebrate I hope your weather is great, friends and family are nearby and food and drinks abound.


PS – Follow my Facebook page to see what my family and I get up to around town. I love sharing snapshots of where we go!

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