Family Day ~ Monday February 18, 2019 ~ was originally created to give people time to spend with their families but it also provides a day off between New Years Day and Good Friday.
In Ontario, Family Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday of February. Since this is not a federally established holiday all federal workers work on Family day including post office employees and public servants.
WHAT’S CLOSED ON FAMILY DAY?
– Public Libraries
– Transit Services
– LCBO and beer stores
– Most retail stores including the Quinte Mall and grocery stores.
– Municipal buildings
– Non-essential provincial government services
– Toronto Stock Exchange
Watch this page for Family Day activities in the County …
Family Day / Snowfest at Sandbanks. Monday February 18. The Friends of Sandbanks and the Sandbanks Provincial Park host a winter event that includes cross-country skiing, tobogganing and other outdoor activities set around a roaring bonfire inside Maple Rest, enjoy hot chocolate, heart-warming chili, and a musical jam session. Bring an instrument and join their talented regulars! More information }
Sophiasburgh Winter Carnival ~ Saturday February 16 at Sophiasburgh Town Hall: Hosted by Sophiasburgh Recreation Committee … More information }
Vinter Festival ~ February 15 – 17 : Prince Edward County winegrowers present their Vinter Festival” (a play on the words vintner and winter) over Family Day weekend, featuring winter art, food and wine pairings. Free snowshoeing, live music, and famous maple cones at Three Dog Winery. … More information }
Flashback February ~ February 16 – 23 : The County Museums host a week-long celebration of heritage in Prince Edward County, featuring workshops, film screenings, plays, talks and more. This year, the theme is “Spirits of Our Past” and the week will kick off with a Victorian seance … More information }
Paranormal Show ~ Saturday February 16 at The Regent Theatre: The Paranormal Show is a spectacular assortment of supernatural feats that will make you question reality. Loaded with audience participation and laughs galore, this show is a unique experience for everyone. … More information }
Flashbacks: A Taste That! Comedy Show of Local Lore ~ February 16 & 17 at Picton Town Hall: Flashback February and The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: Taste That! present “Flashbacks” an improvised comedy show where local celebrities and storytellers share stories of life in the 1960s, 70s, 80s,and 90s in Prince Edward County. … More information }
Cookbook Roadshow ~ February 16 & 17 at The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery: Do you have an old cookbook tucked into a kitchen drawer or stored in a box of family mementos – perhaps a church fundraising cookbook, advertising brochure, or home economics manual? If so, bring your old cookbooks to … More information }
Annual Ski-Doo Suit, Ski-Bunny Dance Party ~ Saturday February 16 at Karlo Estates Winery: Start digging out that 1970’s Ski Doo Suit or muster up your best Ski Bunny Outfits. There will … More information }
Family Fishing Days ~ February 16 – 18 : Ontario Family Fishing Days are a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. … More information }
Family Ice Fishing Derby in Consecon ~ Saturday February 16. Free family fishing. Pike & Pickerel. More information }
Escape to the Caribbean at Sandbanks Winery ~ February 16 & 17. Guapos Cantina will be taking over Sandbanks on Family Day Weekend! Enjoy a tutored 4 course pairing of Caribbean inspired food paired with our reserve wines on Saturday and Sunday. Also, warm up to our outdoor fire with a cup of our boozy red hot chocolate or a regular hot chocolate for the kids, and make your own s’mores kit! Fire will be weather dependent. More information }
Flashback February activities in the Village of Ameliasburgh ~ February 17. Displays & activities: The Ameliasburgh Al Purdy Library, Quinte Educational Museum and Archives, Marilyn Adam Genealogical Research Centre, Two Paint day sessions, all ages welcome. More information }
The County Family Day ~ Monday February 18, 9am to 3pm at Wellington & District Community Centre. Join us for family fun games and activities. Scavenger hunt, Games & activities, Free soup lunch, Face painting …
FREE FAMILY DAY MOVIE at the Regent Theatre – ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ Monday February 18 @ 2 p.m. Presented by… PEC Free Methodist Church.
FREE Public Skating ~ Monday February 18, 9am to 3pm at Wellington & District Community Centre.
Family Day Sledding ~ Monday, February 18 at 1 PM – 4 PM, Mary Street Parking Lot Hill. Picton. Hosted by PEC Youth Unlimited.
Saturday & Sunday at Campbell’s Orchards ~ Come to Campbell’s Orchards with the whole family! Enjoy a bowl of chili and a fresh baked cheese stick lunch made by our chef and baker, Vibeke! Stay warm around the bonfire and roast yourself a marshmallow for dessert!
Eat chili and enjoy a can of Apple Falls Cider Beekeeper hard cider while the kids drink hot cider and roast marshmallows. We will head out for a guided winter trail walk at 11:00 am (cross-country skis or snowshoes welcome) through the orchard trails up into the woods. This walk should take approximately 1 1/2 hours. We will bring snacks and have a chili lunch on our return! RSVP
Family Day activities at Three Dog Winery ~ We have some amazing family Day Activities going on where we are offering free snowshoeing, live music, famous maple cones. More information …
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