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5 Things to do on Canada Day in Kingston

Canada is turning 153 years old on July 1st! While we’re living in uncertain times, there’s still lots to do in Kingston that will ensure that you have memorable and safe Canada Day. We suggest that you do outdoor activities, but remember to bring your mask if you do indoor activities.

  1. Special Public Market

On July 1st, there will be a special public market occurring between 9am and 4pm in Market Square, there will be additional walking space will be provided for visitors. There will also be a special bistro seating area and special illuminations once its dark, check it out!

2. Support Downtown Businesses

Right now, local business are doing everything they can to ensure that they can welcome guests while also maintaining a safe atmosphere. There will also be additional seating space for business to allow for more customers. For information can be found at the Downtown Kingston Website.

Woodenheads, the Blue Martini and Mio Gelato are some downtown locations are businesses that have some of the best social distancing measures

Jack Astors and Tir Nan Og Irish Pub has also been hailed for maintaining social distancing measures on its property.

3. Visit Fort Henry

Fort Henry is a great place because you have the chance to learn about Kingston history while enjoying breathtaking views. It can also be a family activity to do. Fort Henry is asking you bring your own personal protective equipment if you plan attending.

4. Explore one of Kingston’s many public parks

There’s lots of amazing park spaces that allow for tanning, exercising and are accessible for swimming. Enjoying one of Kingston’s many parks is a great way to stay fit and celebrate Canada’s beauty. There are several spaces that are open for use, they include:

5. Listen to Canadian music, in person and virtually

Are missing your fill of Canada Day concerts? You will be sure to find street performers downtown near Confederation Park or on the street corners. Supporting them is a great to keep up your morale on Canada Day. Also, don’t miss Canada’s virtual concert, which will be airing on CBC at 8pm. Serena Ryder will be hosting and legendary Canadian musicians will performing, such as Alanis Morrisette, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Shane Koyczan, Loud and more.

While this Canada Day won’t be the same as previous years, there are still ways to celebrate with your family while also maintaining public health advice. If we collectively do our part, we will beat this. Happy 153rd Canada!

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