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Top 5 Events at the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is back into full swing this week and I couldn't be more ecstatic! The five day festivities from June 22-26 is an annual celebration of summer solstice. A magical atmosphere reigns down onto the city of Kingston showcasing local artists, musicians and all sorts of talent in historic McBurney Park, also most popularly known as Skeleton Park.

So bring a blanket and you're set for a picnic feast as musicians play to the beat but there's a twist - with most events being free, this year's festivities are one of a kind and will get you shaking your hips. Get ready to see this gal having fun!

Here are my top 5 must-do for the Skeleton Park Arts Festival:

2016 The Skeleton Park Arts Festival

1. Morning Dance Party 

June 22 at 6h30-8h30am | FREE
Location: Central Public School - 237 Sydenham Street

Get your booty in gear and groove to the beat at this early morning dance party. It's a time to let loose, dance and start the day on a good note on the dance floor. So come dressed in your best and ready to express yourself!

2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

2. Live Music Aqua Fitness with Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son

June 23 with two classes at 10am & 6pm | Free
Location: Artillery Park Aquatic Centre - 382 Bagot St.

Get your fitness on and splash around with Aqua Fit aerobics and have the wonderful opportunity to listen to a live acoustic concert by Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son. A unique event for all ages, space is limited so be sure to register by visiting Artillery Park online.

2016 The Skeleton Park Arts Festival

3. Free Morning Yoga Classes with Live Jazz Accompaniment

June 24 - June 26 at 7h30am | Free
Location: Skeleton Park (McBurney Park)

Strike a pose outdoors with free morning yoga classes presented by Studio 330 with live jazz accompaniment by guitarist Dave Barton. This is your time to create calmness in your life and feeling grounded but most importantly you connect with your inner being to create a blissful moment of tranquility while listening to the sounds of jazz.

4. Saturday After Party

Saturday, June 25th at 10pm
Location: The Toucan

After all the festivities on Saturday, The Toucan is the place to be to for a wicked rock out after party. Warmer, Forty Seven Teeth and PS I Love You will be jamming out - so get yourself to the venue to unwind or come visit me as I'll be having a good ole time.

5.  Porch Jazz Parade with What Cheer Brigade
Sunday, June 26th

The Porch Jazz Parade is a walking journey filled with musical amusement through the streets with pit stops for concerts along the way and leading it off this year is the fabulous What Cheer Brigade. Sounds from Paul Morrison, Binky Swings, Spencer Evans, Talk of the Street and Inside Out can be heard with half-hour sets at each location. It all starts at 12 pm!

2016 The Skeleton Park Arts Festival

Images from Skeleton Park Arts Festival.

Visit www.skeletonparkartsfest.ca for more detailed information.

Rosalyn Gambhir
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