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Plan for a fun-filled week of community activities during the PECelebrates Festival

June 21, 2022

Details about the PECelebrates Festival, a fun-filled community event from June 24 – July 1, are now available on The County’s website. The festival includes a wide variety of events and activities in the community, with featured programming including Revel, the Wellington Street Dance and Canada Day celebrations at the Picton Fairgrounds.

Revel: Celebrating Diversity in PEC

Revel is produced by The County Museums and will take place on Saturday June 25 from noon to 9 pm at Macaulay Heritage Park. The free event celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day, Indigenous History Month and Multiculturalism Day with music, food, art and community partnerships.

Revel features an exciting line up of musical performances including David R. Maracle, an internationally-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, along with Amanda Jean, Oh Darlin’, Charlie Bird Band and the Sophiasburgh All-Stars. A dozen community organizations will be onsite to provide programming for all ages, and a series of engaging talks ranging from 2SLGBTQ+ awareness to the history and meaning of Wampum belts will take place inside Macaulay Church. The event also features food trucks and a beer garden by 555 Brewing Co.

For those unable to join in the festivities at Macaulay Heritage Park, The Regent Theatre will be live streaming the concert performances on the 99.3 County FM website.

Revel is free thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada. For more information about Revel, visit The County Museums on Facebook or Instagram or contact the museum staff at museums@pecounty.on.ca or 613.476.2148 extension 2524.

Wellington Street Dance

A great County tradition, the Wellington Street Dance, returns on the evening of June 30, coordinated by community volunteers with the support of the Wellington Recreation Committee and The County. The event starts at 5:30 pm with a children’s concert by Mystic Drums in the Wellington Park and continues with concerts by Cue the Funk and 3Thirty3 from 6:30 to 10 pm. The Wellington Street Dance features a beer garden by Midtown Brewing and food vendors. Main Street will be closed between Maple Street and Wharf Street from 6 – 11 pm.

Canada Day at the Picton Fairgrounds

On Canada Day, the Picton Fairgrounds will come to life with active play activities for the kids, balloon-twisting, airbrush tattooing, musical performances and more! The Firefighters Association will offer a free BBQ for the first 500 attendees, and community partners including The Baxter Arts Centre, Come Alive Outside, 99.3 County FM, and the Picton Recreation Committee will be on site to offer activities. The public is invited to visit the free event between 12 noon and 4 pm. The skatepark and splash pad will remain open throughout the event, and all vehicles must enter off of MacSteven Drive.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a re-fillable water bottle to stay hydrated, and bring cash for the concession stand which will be fundraising for the Picton Library expansion. Plan to make a stop on Main Street for the Picton BIA sidewalk sale and the Regent Theatre’s afternoon of free Canadian film programming.

Canada Day at the Picton Fairgrounds is supported by the Picton BIA, the Picton Recreation Committee, the Bloomfield Hallowell Recreation Committee, the Hillier Recreation Committee, the Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee and the South Marysburgh Recreation Committee.

Special transit for the events

County Transit will be offering free shuttles for Revel, the Wellington Street Dance and Canada Day, connecting residents to the fun without the need to drive. Schedules and information are available on the PECelebrates event page.

Event volunteers and business participation

The County is recruiting volunteers to assist at the Canada Day event. Volunteers are encouraged to contact Julianne Snepsts, Programs Supervisor, at jsnepsts@pecounty.on.ca for information.

Businesses and community organizations that have events planned during the PECelebrates dates are welcome to submit their events for inclusion in the festival. Visit the PECelebates festival website for more information.

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