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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22 Jun

School’s Out!

Summer fun for kids in full swing in Eastern Ontario, the ultimate summer playground 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 July 1 until August 27, the Family Activity Centre provides daily interactive experiences for kids of all ages. There’s something for everyone, from carding wool and writing with quill pens to historically…

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21 Jun

Fort Henry Tattoo Entertainment Lineup

New & returning acts unleash the power of music and dance at July 22 performance Saturday, July 22, 2023 promises to be an unforgettable evening of music, dance, and celebration at Fort Henry National Historic Site. Music and performance are key elements of the Fort Henry experience. This year, Fort Henry’s annual Tattoo is evolving to incorporate a variety of music and performances from a number of diverse acts, both new and returning. An exciting new addition, the powerful Desna Ukrainian Dance group from Toronto will take the stage with…

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31 May

Pints and Performances: YGK Craft Beer Fest Epic Band List

Fort Henry Announces Entertainment Line-Up for June 10 Some well-known Kingston- and Ontario-based bands will play the Canadian Tire stage at YGK Craft Beer Fest when the festival returns to Fort Henry on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Bands begin at 12:00 p.m. and play all day. Indie-pop Kingstonian Lauren Carson plays at noon, and a mix of genres and bands play until Toronto-based alternative rock powerhouse Augusta wraps the day with their set beginning at 6:45 p.m. Important to the event is showcasing hometown talent; this year, about half the…

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30 May

Tattoo Returns to Fort Henry Saturday, July 22, 2023

Ticket sales now open for the summer celebration of music and dance at Fort Henry National Historic Site Kingston, ON — The iconic Fort Henry Tattoo showcase returns in 2023 as a renewed celebration of performance, incorporating music and dance. Honouring military tradition while celebrating the diversity of the cultural arts, performers and acts from Ontario and Québec will fill the Parade Square at Fort Henry National Historic Site on Saturday, July 22, 2023 for a one-night only production. An explosive fireworks show is the grand finale of the evening….

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26 May
Two beer filled glasses being held in the air.

Top-Shelf Bevy Selection for YGK Craft Beer Fest

Craft beer, spirits, ciders and artisanal sodas will be poured June 10 at Fort Henry Nearly 30 breweries will be showcasing their best brews of summer on Saturday, June 10 at YGK Craft Beer Fest at Fort Henry. The outdoor waterfront festival, presented by Luca Andolfatto Real Estate Group, will have a range of beer, spirit cider and soda makers pouring a selection of their wares. Hometown YGK favourites include Daft Brewing, Fine Balance Brewing Company, Something In The Water Brewing, Skeleton Park Brewery, Spearhead Brewing Company and Hardway Cider….

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