This Friday, after all of the ghosts and goblins have disappeared for another year, area residents will find themselves wondering what to do with their pumpkin creations.
Wonder no more! The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) is once again hosting its annual Pumpkin Parade. Give your jack-o-lanterns another chance to light up the nighttime skies — and save yourself the clean up, as the BIA already has that sorted out.
Residents are invited to participate in the Pumpkin Parade a few different ways. For those that want to see their ghoulish gourds on display in Confederation Park, bring your carved pumpkin to the park anytime after 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Participants are asked to bring their own tealights or LED candles to illuminate their creations.
Then, at 6 p.m., the Pumpkin Parade kicks off, allowing residents to take a stroll through the park and admire all of the different carving work and characters glowing in front of City Hall.
Once the event wraps up, the folks at the BIA will ensure your pumpkin is used in a positive way. Pumpkins will be donated to Queen’s University’s Smash the Stigma, which raises funds for Student Wellness Services at Queen’s, or Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre to feed some of the animals fostered there. Remaining pumpkins will be composted, so no matter where your pumpkin ends up, it will be used purposefully.
Save your pumpkins on Halloween night and join in the Pumpkin Parade celebration this Friday.
For more information on the Downtown Kingston BIA, click here.