June 29, 2018 ~ One of the biggest events of King’s Point’s calendar is slated for Saturday, July 7th, starting at 3pm. A sizable section of Bayside Drive near the Whale Pavilion will be closed to vehicles to accommodate the community’s big ‘Night on the Point’.
The event is turning into a whole-community effort. The Volunteer Fire Department, the Alexander Murray Hiking Trail Committee and the Heritage Society are coming together to plan the big cash-only day of vendors, hot food, snacks, prizes, fireworks, glow bracelets and then an adult dance in the late hours.
And to make the day even bigger, ‘Canada Day’ will also be celebrated at Night on the Point. So you can enjoy fireworks on July 1st elsewhere, then enjoy fireworks again on the 7th in King’s Point.
The King’s Point Volunteer Fire Department Chief says the fireworks show will be a big one. (King’s Point’s volunteer firefighters have a reputation for putting off great fireworks displays.)
[Top photo: Night on the Point fireworks. Image courtesy of Draper Hollett Photography ]
There will be vendor tables set up right on the street. There will be a lot on offer: jams and preserves, crafts, cakes & baked goods, fudge, Scentsy, bath products, jewelry, knitted items, sewn items, customized tshirts, Lipsense, Sunset Gourmet, Mary Kay, stained glass and mixed media art.
Jerry Rideout will be there with copies of his book about his childhood in King’s Point.
Cookie the Clown will be there too.
And a Red Shoe Crew will be there fundraising for Ronald McDonald House.
And have a ‘Whale’ of a Time
If event-goers are lucky, there’ll be a whale or two in the bay. In any case, the Whale Pavilion will be open. Admission will be by donation. Visitors can see, smell and experience the largest Humpback Whale skeleton on display anywhere in the world.
Night on the Point’s washrooms will be found in the Whale Pavilion, as well as coffee!
Fun for Kids
Training Wheels will be at Night on the Point with activities for children. The Alexander Murray Hiking Trail Committee will be selling some glow items, freezer pops and glow item surprise bags. Cookie the Clown will be there, and some vendors will have treats to buy.
And kids will love the Whale Pavilion!
‘Shed Party‘ Adult Dance at the Trail Buildings
The fun day will conclude with an adult dance at the Alexander Murray Hiking Trail Event Buildings at
about 11:00 pm (after the fireworks) [DJ will be set up and the bar will be open at 10:00 pm]. The entrance fee is $5. Drinks will be $4.50. Food will be available for purchase too.
Music will be by DJ Brad Downey.
Springdale Taxi will have a car dedicated to the event, which will make it easy to get home safely.
The dance will go ahead rain or
shine full moon. Partiers are encouraged to dress accordingly and head out and ‘have a time’.
Themed dances at the Trail Buildings have become a new tradition in King’s Point. This year’s dance has a ‘shed party’ theme so there will sure to be some stocking caps and rubber boots on the go that night. (What a time that’ll be, b’ys.)
July 7th Night on the Point 2018 Schedule
3:00 pm Street vendors open for business
Food booth opens soon after
At Dusk — Fireworks!
11:00 pm Adult Dance
More Event Details
All monies raised from the event will go to the committees involved.
In the case of poor weather, food and vendors will be moved to the Alexander Murray Trail Buildings.
See the area of the King’s Point Waterfront that will accommodate Night on the Point on Google Street View.
Bayside Drive traffic will have to be detoured for the safety of event-goers. Traffic will be detoured from Church Lane to Richard’s Lane. (See map of King’s Point on Google) There will be some parking available within the closed area but no vehicles will be permitted by the vendor tables which will be in an area running near the Whale Pavilion.
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