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Feb Fest 2011, winter festival in Kingston, Ontario

Happy Friday, Kingston!  Sorry for the lateness of today’s post but I’ve been out enjoying the awesomeness of FebFest.  If you haven’t been down to Confederation Basin to check out the great additions to this year’s festivities, make sure you make time for it this weekend.

FebFest is a mere child at only 7 years old this winter but has evolved by leaps and bounds since its humble beginnings in 2005.  It all began with a hockey game, a few live concerts and some ice sculptures.  Over the years we have seen the addition of professional figure skaters in Market Square, the RMC/Queen’s/St. Lawrence snow fort competition, beaver tails (a huge hit across the board – maybe we should have them available year round?), Olympic ski acrobatics and new this year: a snow maze and ice slides.  I haven’t tried an ice slide yet myself but I’ve made it a personal goal to make my way down one of them before the end of the weekend.  The maze is pretty fun and so far, a very popular part of the whole event.

Mother Nature is totally cooperating with us, giving us that great storm on Wednesday to help prepare for the winter festivities and local restaurants are participating too with lots of great deals including the Toast to Tapas.  If you’d rather be indoors, be sure to check out some of the artignite events and the Reelout Film Festival.  You can have a look here for a full account of the weekend’s events.

Hope to see you out there!  TGIF!



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