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
Two beer filled glasses being held in the air.

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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04 Apr

History-in-the Making This Weekend at St. Lawrence Parks Commission Heritage Sites

Solar Eclipse Weekend: Programming Updates and Safety Tips Morrisburg and Kingston, ON – On April 8, 2024, parts of North America will experience a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event. St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) historic sites, Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry and Kingston Pen Tours, fall along the path of totality which will experience two to three minutes of total darkness at the height of the event. To celebrate this history-in-the-making, SLPC’s historic sites are running weekend programming and eclipse viewing opportunities from Friday, April 5 to Monday, April 8, 2024….

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02 Apr

Counting Down to Totality with the Esteemed Bob McDonald

Fort Henry Presents Perspectives on a Planet with Bob McDonald, Sunday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a captivating exploration of the upcoming total solar eclipse as Bob and Dr. Richardson take us on a journey unravelling the mysteries of this awe-inspiring celestial phenomenon. Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fort Henry, Great Hall Admission Cost: $5 + HST Book & Admission: $34.99 + HST On the eve of the solar eclipse, Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,…

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15 Feb

Cannonball Crush in Kingston Challenges Racers with More Obstacles Than Ever Before!

Early-bird registration for Fort Henry’s Cannonball Crush obstacle course opens February 15, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. Kingston, Ontario – St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is excited to welcome Cannonball Crush back to Fort Henry in Kingston on Saturday, June 8, 2024. This year, Cannonball Crush racers will be challenged to a brand-new course route and new historic-themed obstacles, making for the most obstacles the race has seen before. Cannonball Crush is an exciting and limit-testing 5-km race with 20 formidable obstacles which take strength, determination, and team spirit to overcome….

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27 Nov

Trio of Halloween Events Scares Up More than 75,000 Guests in Eastern Ontario

St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s Three Thrilling Halloween Experiences Boost Local Economies This Fall Morrisburg, Ontario — St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) ushered in the fall season with a thrilling trio of Halloween experiences, offering guests a range of options to celebrate autumn in Eastern Ontario. From pumpkin delights to terrifying frights, SLPC’s fall experiences in Kingston and Morrisburg attracted more than 75,000 guests, casting a spell of excitement and economic impact across the region. Pumpkinferno, a mesmerizing luminary experience featuring thousands of handcrafted, glowing pumpkins continues to be a family-friendly…

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29 Sep

Chills and Thrills!

Trio of Must-Experience Halloween Events Open September 29 With a legacy of crafting unforgettable Halloween experiences for over a decade, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is set to deliver three Halloween experiences this year with something for everyone. Beginning September 29, SLPC presents: the original Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Kingston’s newest Pumpkinferno by Kingston Pen Tours and the return of Fort Fright at Fort Henry in Kingston. The fan-favourite and family-friendly fall festive Pumpkinferno event returns this year to its hometown in Morrisburg at Upper Canada Village…

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01 Sep

Changing Seasons, Unchanging Fun

St. Lawrence Parks Commission’s Autumn Attractions Await Eastern Ontario — It may seem like summer is over, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of cultural and recreational experiences or family fun in Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) properties remain open after Labour Day with modified hours and programming: Upper Canada Village Open for regular programming Wednesday-Sunday, September 6-10 and September 13 to 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walking tours daily September 11, 12, 18-28 on the hour between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 1860s…

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10 Aug

From Pumpkins to Phantoms, SLPC Screams Halloween This Year

Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village, the new Pumpkinferno by Kingston Pen Tours, and re-introduction of Fort Fright at Fort Henry means SLPC has Halloween Covered for Everyone Eastern Ontario — The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is thrilled to announce its lineup of Halloween events for the upcoming fall season. With over a decade crafting unforgettable Halloween experiences, SLPC is set to deliver three distinct and thrilling offerings, catering to every Halloween enthusiast. This year, St. Lawrence Parks Commission goes full Halloween, offering three thrilling experiences in Eastern Ontario: the…

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13 Jul

Sunset Ceremony Returns to Fort Henry

Ticket sales open July 13 for August performances of the popular military precision demonstration Kingston, ON – The Sunset Ceremony is making its return to Fort Henry for the 2023 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 as of July 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The Sunset Ceremony is an impressive show of military precision, featuring disciplined marching manoeuvres,…

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