Prescott Loyalist Days is a month away but the schedule of events has almost been finalized.
At Monday night’s Prescott Town Council meeting Katie Allard, the town’s Tourism and Recreation Coordinator, gave a status update to the mayor and council. Loyalist Days’ opening ceremonies will be on August 17th at 6:00pm at the Fort Wellington Cenotaph. There will be speeches, a town crier, light refreshments and the ceremonial changing of the flag to a United Empire Loyalist flag.
Allard and her team have packed the weekend with activities and events for all ages. Some of the finalized events on Friday include; a Kite Extravaganza, a carnival style family fun night, barbecue hosted by 7th Prescott Scouts and a moonlight movie followed immediately by a fireworks display.
Visitors to Prescott on the Saturday will find an 18th century themed Farmer’s and Crafter’s market and high fashion show, to go along with all the military themed events including: artillery and drilling demonstrations, a recreation of the Loyalist Landing, military march and battle reenactment. Loyalist Days will end on the Sunday with cricket matches and a second battle reenactment, followed by a flag lowering ceremony at 2:30pm.
Throughout the weekend there will also be periods of free swimming and water aerobics at Prescott Centennial Pool, kids zones with activities for children and display tables with information about the area’s history. According to Allard her team is not finished planning yet and these are just the events she can say will happen with absolute certainty.
For more information about the event visit http://www.prescott.ca/en/play-here/loyalist-days.asp.