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Several Kings County communities hosting Canada Day events

Kentville lifeguards and swim instructors Myannah Carvery and Fran Domingo had free watermelon and juice boxes to hand out as the Town of Kentville celebrated Canada Day at Memorial Pool.
Kentville lifeguards and swim instructors Myannah Carvery and Fran Domingo had free watermelon and juice boxes to hand out as the Town of Kentville celebrated Canada Day at Memorial Pool in 2018. - Kirk Starratt
BURLINGTON, N.S. —

Plans July 1? There’s a host of celebrations to choose from for those looking to celebrate Canada Day in Kings County.

Burlington:

The community hall at 2122 Long Point Road continues to be a hub of activity on Canada Day. And 2019 is no exception.

The full schedule of events runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The name of the game is fun for all ages: a horse pull, chicken barbecue, flower show, pie-baking contest, children’s carnival, canteens, street parade, silent auction, live music, a 1 p.m. flag raising, ice cream booth, 50/50 draw and lobster draw.  

Canning:

Bruce Spicer Park will host a Canada Day celebration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Face painting and live music by The Dearlies will run until 3 p.m., with kids’ games continuing until 4 p.m. The barbecue is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

Nearby, Canada Day at Ross Creek is slated to run from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The day will include food, live music, art activities, a slip and slide, old-fashioned family games, fireworks and more. Admission is by donation.

Halls Harbour:

There will be fun to be had in Halls Harbour throughout the day July 1.

The day begins with a pancake breakfast running from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., followed by a kids’ parade from 11 a.m. to noon. Catch the community market and barbecue from noon to 4 p.m., taste test the chicken barbecue from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and stick around for music in the harbour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fun at the wharf will wrap up with fireworks at dusk.

New Minas:

The Village of New Minas will kick Canada Day off with a Family Day at Lockhart Ryan Park from noon to 4 p.m. The lineup includes: live music, a soap slide, splash pad, face painting, bounce castles and more. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the park will again become a hub of Canada Day activity, with music by the Jill Boudreau Band and a fireworks display.

Kentville:

Those looking to beat the heat Canada Day might find what they’re looking for in the Town of Kentville. Celebrate a new swimming season with Canada Day at the Kentville Memorial Pool from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free swimming, contests with prizes, snacks and loads of fun.

Greenwood:

The Village of Greenwood will be marking Canada Day with an impressive fireworks display happening at the civic grounds at 10 p.m. The village commission welcomes the formation of a volunteer-led planning committee to oversee future Canada Day celebrations in Greenwood.

Wolfville:

The Town of Wolfville will be celebrating Canada Day at Willow Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s a full lineup of activities planned for the festivities: the mayor’s welcome, live music, face painting, balloon twisting, henna tattoos, a giant soap slide, bounce castles, a dunk tank, games, a cash barbecue and free cake.

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