Canada Day in Kingston

Canada Day Celebrations, Limestone Mile, Grass Creek Park, Confederation Basin, Pan Am Games, Torch Relay,Red and White Parade Kingston, OntarioAs Canada’s first capital, Kingston takes Canada Day pretty seriously.  There are tons of fun, historical, educational, family-friendly events occurring in and around the downtown core all day long this Wednesday.  With the 2015 Pan Am Games less than two weeks away, many of this year’s events will be focused on the games in anticipation of the torch making its way through Kingston on Thursday evening.  Grass Creek Park will host Pan Am Games sporting demos and a kids’ torch run in addition to the annual live entertainment, BMX and Trampoline Club demos and activities at The McLachlan Woodworking Museum.  Confederation Basin will once again be at the centre of The Limestone Mile, the end point for the annual Red and White Parade and filled with live music all day long.  The day will end with fireworks – this year with a Pan Am Games theme.

In addition to the many events our city has to offer, there are lots things to love about Canada Day.  It’s the first official holiday of the summer which usually means barbecues with friends and family, outings to nearby beaches and trips to the cottage.  Considering all of the options, this week we want to know:

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What did you choose?  Is there an annual tried and true event that you love to participate in on Canada Day in Kingston?  Or perhaps you’re really looking forward to some of the new events the city is offering this year.  Did we miss your favourite Canada Day event on our list?  Or maybe you have a July 1st tradition of your own that you’re excited about.  Tell us how you love to spend Canada Day in Kingston.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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