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50th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

You’re invited to a grand occasion to mark the 50th anniversary of Kings Landing. Join us on Saturday, July 20 for a special day of reminiscing and celebrating. This day marks Kings Landing’s official opening in 1974. An opening ceremony with speeches from dignitaries will kick-off the day. Sign the guest book and walk through the anniversary exhibit in the Welcome Centre to learn about Kings Landing’s own history. Enjoy treats, music, a fireside chat, and more. Spend the day exploring our beautiful 19th-century village, meet special visitors from le Village Historique Acadien, and step outside the time period with modern activities from guest partners including Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours, New Brunswick Black History Society, Second Nature Outdoors, and Picaroons. Let’s celebrate 50 years of bringing history to life!

Time: 9:30am-5pm | Doors open at 8:30am

Schedule:

8:30am Doors open at the Welcome Centre
9:30-10am Opening Ceremony – Greetings from invited dignitaries
10am Parade into the village and houses and shops open
10am-5pm New Brunswick Black History display at the Welcome Centre
10:30am-5pm Linocut demonstration with Suzan Carsley at the Welcome Centre in the “Etched in Time” exhibit
10:30am-3:30pm Big Canoe Tours provided by Second Nature Outdoors
10:30am-4:30pm Games, songs, stories & dress-up at the Theatre with costumes sponsored by the Kings Landing Foundation
10:30am-12pm “Legends & Legacies” Fireside Chat at the Learning Centre
11am-3pm #ExploreNB Street Team outside the Welcome Centre
11-11:45am Music from Daisy Coburn & Chris Browne at the Summer Stage
11:30am-1:30pm Cupcakes sponsored by Harvey Rural Community
12-4pm On the spot tours of 50th exhibit with Rhona Hoyt, Exhibit Coordinator
12-4pm Facepainting by Fantazmo Face and Body Art by the Summer Stage
12-3pm Michael’s Catering food truck by the Learning Centre
12-3pm Picaroons samples outside the Welcome Centre
12-12:45pm Music from Katherine Moller at the Summer Stage
12-12:45pm Music from Taryn McCoy in the King’s Head Inn Garden
1-2pm Artefact Chat at the Riverside Presbyterian Church with Kaitlin Blacquiere, Collections Coordinator
1-1:45pm Music from Pendulum Wave at the Summer Stage
1:15-2pm Music from Katherine Moller at the King’s Head Inn Garden
1:45-2pm Country dance with villagers at the Summer Stage
2-4pm Medicine Walk by Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours (Online bookings required – Click here for tickets)
2-3:45pm Music from The Gin Soakers at the Summer Stage (15-minute break from 2:45-3pm)
2:45-3:30pm Music from Pendulum Wave at the King’s Head Inn Garden
4-4:45pm Music from Engage at the Summer Stage
5pm Kings Landing closes

Additional Details:

  • Regular admission rates apply. Entry for 2024 season passholders is free.
  • The King’s Head Inn is open 11am-4:30pm.
  • The Axe & Plough Café is open 10am-4:30pm.
  • One wagon route running back and forth from the Welcome Centre to the Grant Store from 10:30am-4:30pm.
  • Additional indoor eating area, air-conditioned rest area, and washroom facilities available at the Learning Centre from 12pm-5pm.

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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