15 Jul

Experience a Night at the Movies with Kingston Pen Tours

Tickets now available for outdoor movie screening nights Kingston, Ontario – Movie Nights are back this summer at Kingston Penitentiary, featuring four different movies on four separate dates. This season, visitors also have the opportunity to explore a cell block featured in the highly popular Kingston Pen Tours, getting a sneak peek into the Kingston Pen experience, while enjoying an unforgettable movie night under the stars. Kingston Pen Movie Nights are Friday, August 16, Saturday, August 17, Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24. The gate opens at 7:00 p.m.,…

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09 Jul

Fort Henry’s Iconic Sunset Ceremony Returns

Tickets for an Evening of History, Music, and Spectacular Performance on Sale Now Kingston, ON — The Sunset Ceremony is making its return to Fort Henry for the 2024 season, on select evenings in August. Rich with pageantry and performance and set against an awe-inspiring sunset, Fort Henry’s Sunset Ceremony has become a must-see for both Kingston residents and visitors. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. The Sunset Ceremony is an impressive show of military precision, featuring disciplined marching manoeuvres, rifle drill, military music, cannon firing, and a…

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27 Jun

The Wild Rumpus Begins as Final School Bell Tolls

St. Lawrence Parks Commission Offers Summertime Fun for Families with Interactive Activities, Historical Adventures, and Outdoor Exploration Kingston/Morrisburg – School’s out for summer, and parents looking for ways to keep their kids entertained and educated need look no further than the St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) sites, offering the perfect solution to those long summer days. At Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, from June 29 until August 25, the Family Activity Centre provides daily interactive experiences for kids of all ages. There’s something for everyone, from carding wool and writing…

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25 Jun

Swim or Picnic Any Day of the Week

Parks of the St. Lawrence Beaches and Parks Now Open Daily! With true summer now upon us, Parks of the St. Lawrence is pleased to remind the community that Day Use & Picnic Areas are now open seven days a week until Labour Day. Whether you’re looking for a day of adventure or a relaxing picnic by the water, these parks offer the perfect opportunity for a daycation. A season pass offers unlimited access to all six Parks of the St. Lawrence Day-Use Parks and Beaches. Day passes are also…

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19 Jun

Experience The Intersection of Military Precision and Musical Majestry: Fort Henry’s Annual Tattoo Returns July 27, 2024

Ticket sales open June 19 for the annual military music showcase at Kingston’s Fort Henry National Historic Site Kingston, ON — Where military and musical discipline intersect, Tattoo at Fort Henry encompasses an array of impressive military music and pageantry, showcasing the heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations that are at the core of the Fort Henry experience. The annual event, returning on Saturday, July 27, 2024, sees Fort Henry hosting leaders in military music from across Ontario. Tickets are on sale today Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 11…

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14 Jun

St. Lawrence Parks Commission Celebrates Grand Reopening of Revitalized Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area

New park infrastructure offers accessibility and inclusion features for enhanced guest experience Mallorytown, ON – The patio is set, the perched beach is ready for sandcastles, the accessible water access points beckon and now, the ribbon has been cut. Though guests have been enjoying the newly renovated park for a few months already, Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area has now been declared officially open. The honours were conducted this morning at a grand re-opening ceremony, celebrating St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC’s) oldest and most iconic park, and marking the…

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12 Jun

Free Admission Weekend for Brown’s Bay Beach & Picnic Area Grand Re-Opening

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is celebrating the grand re-opening of Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area, with free admission for all from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16.   Guests can look forward to a range of new amenities, including a beautiful new bayfront building featuring areas for food and beverage service, changing rooms, and comfort stations. The renovated park also offers accessible water access points, outdoor showers on both sides of the building, and a water fountain and bottle refill station. Families can enjoy a new seating…

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09 Jun

Grand Reopening of Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area on June 14, 2024

All are invited to experience the revitalized park with ribbon cutting ceremony, dignitary guest speakers and free admission Mallorytown, ON – St. Lawrence Parks Commission is proud to present the newly revitalized Brown’s Bay Beach and Picnic Area to guests and the local community as it is officially re-opened. Friday, June 14, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., all are invited to a grand reopening celebration and ribbon cutting, including guest speakers, tours, activities, and live music. The celebration will continue with free admission all weekend, Friday, June 14…

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03 Jun

Two Events, One Historic Venue: Get Ready for Hops and Hurdles at Kingston’s Fort Henry on June 8, 2024.

Cannonball Crush & YGK Craft Beer Fest This Weekend! Join St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s Fort Henry Saturday, June 8 for a day of adventure at Cannonball Crush, a thrilling 5K race with 20 obstacles throughout historic grounds. Then, indulge in Kingston’s finest food, drink, and entertainment at YGK Craft Beer Fest, celebrating local flavours and live music against the backdrop of Fort Henry’s iconic heritage site. Presented by Subaru of Kingston, Cannonball Crush has been designed for all fitness levels. Anyone 18 or over, from novice to advanced competitors, can…

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24 May

Beers & Bands Confirmed for YGK Craft Beer Fest

Savour Craft Beer, Spirits, Ciders, and Sodas Paired with Live Music at Fort Henry, June 8th Fort Henry’s YGK Craft Beer Fest returns on Saturday, June 8, 2024, with breweries and bands from the Kingston area and across Ontario showcase their best brews and tunes all day long. 2024 Beer Vendors Include: Ace Beverage Group Black Fly Beverage Co. Broadhead Brewing Calabogie Brewing Cameron’s Brewing Company Daft Brewing Fine Balance Brewing Company Fluid Influence – SIP Caesar Bar and Coldstream Clear Fogorig Brewing Kick and Push Brewing Company King’s Lock…

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