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Fireworks and live music mark Victoria Day celebrations at Lake Ontario Park

May 8, 2017 -

An afternoon of family-friendly programming – with a spectacular fireworks finale – is planned on Victoria Day Monday at Lake Ontario Park.

"Victoria Day kicks off a season of celebrating Kingston's unique role in this years' commemoration of Canada's 150th birthday," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "Our sesquicentennial reminds us that we have a lot to celebrate. Come enjoy a day of free activities and entertainment and make some memories with your friends and family at beautiful Lake Ontario Park."

The City is offering programming from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22 at the park, 920 King St. West including:

  • Free live entertainment in the park and on the waterfront – see www.CityofKingston.ca/events or the City's Facebook event page for the full line-up.
  • Food trucks (1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.).
  • Face painting and balloon twisting (until 8 p.m.).
  • Inflatable games and military zip line (until 8 p.m.).
  • Dog Lover Days canine lure course. Bring your dog (on a leash, please) and give it a try ($5 per dog).
  • Fireworks (9:30 p.m.).

Accessible parking will be available at Lake Ontario Park, but no other on-site parking will be offered.  Parking will be available at St. Lawrence College and you can take a shuttle bus to Lake Ontario Park from the college's transit stop.

Avoid traffic and parking hassles by taking the bus! Kingston Transit express routes (501/502, 601/602,701/702) and route 7 will run on a Saturday service schedule. Routes 1 and 15 will run every 60 minutes from 6 a.m. to midnight. Plan your Victoria Day trips with Google Transit: www.KingstonTransit.ca/Tripplanner.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality – ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.