CANCELLED: Downtown Dartmouth Picnic in the Park
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Picnic in the Park has been CANCELLED due to weather. Friday is calling for rain, and Saturday the grounds will be too wet for set-up.
Downtown Dartmouth is excited to partner with Alderney Landing to host the first-ever PICNIC IN THE PARK on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 5:30 -9 p.m. at Ferry Terminal Park. The event is a gigantic FREE community celebration offering live music, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities and much more. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic blankets and food from home, or they can purchase a meal from a downtown Dartmouth business (a list of participants can be found at www.downtowndartmouth.ca) The picnic area will be adorned with hundreds of twinkly lights! Picnic in the Park is made possible by financial support from the Province of Nova Scotia and BoyneClarke LLP. Mix 96.5 is the official radio sponsor for the event. The rain date for Picnic in the Park is Saturday, May 27, 2017. To learn more visit www.downtowndartmouth.ca Media Here’s a quick agenda for the evening: 5:30 p.m. The site is open. Guest are welcomed by The Roving Steins: a 7-piece German band dressed in full lederhosen. Everyone can wander the park to enjoy these all-ages activities: —- Fishing on the wharf with Little Fishers Flower crown and paper airplane making Tickle trunk dress-up tent with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Bouncy castles 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to take their places for eating. There will be an official welcome, then it’s dinner time. Approx. 7 p.m. Cultural Dance and Musical Demonstrations: — Highland dance and piper from the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo May Pole demonstration by the 2nd Dartmouth Girl Guides and The Roving Steins Approx. 7:30 p.m. Ced, Marty & Dave take the stage to get the crowd dancing with their awardwinning brand of R&B, soul and blues music. The bouncy castles and park activities remain open. At dusk (approx. 8:45) Sparklers will be distributed to adults 18 years of age and over. They will be lit on cue, and a group photo of the crowd will be taken from above to kick off Canada 150 Celebrations in downtown Dartmouth.
Source: Media Release