Sunset Ceremony

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Sunset Ceremony

Experience the awe-inspiring performance of Fort Henry’s Sunset Ceremony, where the talented Fort Henry Guard commands the Parade Square with their impressive talent and military precision. Prepare to be captivated by their disciplined marching manoeuvres, mesmerized by their rifle drill, military music and cannon firing as the evening culminates in a breathtaking fireworks finale.


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Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Located at 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario.

The show is approximately 1.5 hours in length from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Access to the lower Fort opens at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

General Admission includes first come first served bleacher seating.

Premium balcony seating includes:

  • A reserved seat in the elevated balcony section of Fort Henry
  • A comfortable high-back chair with armrests
  • An optimal view of the performance
  • A complimentary chocolate chip cookie from our on-site bakery

Advanced reservations are recommended as balcony seats are limited. Please note that balcony seating is not accessible.

Washrooms will be available in the Advanced Battery and in the Lower Fort. Enhanced cleaning measures are still in place.

Yes, the show is designed for a bilingual audience and includes content in both English and French.

The show goes on! The event takes place entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. In the case of severe inclement weather, Fort Henry may choose to delay or cancel the show for the safety of our visitors and staff. Please keep your eye on Fort Henry social media channels for announcements.

Only service animals are permitted. 

Bleacher seating is provided for all guests; outside chairs will only be permitted for accessibility reasons.


Parking is available at no charge on site.


Accessible parking is located closest to the entrance path into the Fort.

Wheelchairs will be available for use at the entrance path to Fort Henry.

A shuttle will be available for guests with accessibility needs from the main parking lot to the Lower Fort before and after the event on first come first served basis.

Services will be available from 6:30 p.m. to7:30 p.m. and after the show from 9:30 p.m. onwards.

Please note the shuttle is not accessible via a ramp and is not equipped with accessibility features such as lifts.

We appreciate your patience, as there may be a short wait time between shuttles.

Retail & Dining

Commissariat Store
Cold beverages, warm pretzels, cookies, and various confection will be available in the Commissariat Store located in the Lower Fort before the event begins and during intermission.

Ordinance Store
Cold beverages and various confections will be available in the Ordinance Store located in the Lower Fort before the event begins and during intermission.

Mrs. Henry’s Treat Shop
Cold beverages and various confections will be available in Mrs. Henry’s Treat Shop located in the Upper Fort before and after the event.

Battery Bistro
Open until 7:30pm For reservations, call 613-542-7388 ext. 4208.

Open until 7:30 p.m.

Both the Commissariat Store, located in the Lower Fort, and Mrs. Henry’s Treat Shop, located in the Upper Fort, will be open.

For more information regarding retail shops, click here.


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Fort Henry
1 Fort Henry Dr
Kingston, K7K 5G8
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