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Party on Queen Street!

The Downtown Street Party is back and it's not to be missed Thursday night
Street party
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The Queenstown Business Improvement Area wants you to know it's ready to let loose tomorrow night as the Downtown Street Party returns after a one-year hiatus.

"I think it was noticeably missed last year," said Josh Ingram, the association's new manager.

Queen Street East between Pim and Dennis will be closed off from 5-11 p.m. Thursday night, with a variety of events and activities available on each block.

Of course there will be extended shopping hours at downtown stores, but Ingram said the Queenstown board has also arranged for some fun in the form of a whopping seven free inflatable play structures so kids can tire themselves out before bed.

A free kids movie will also be screened later in the evening.

Meanwhile, grownups can enjoy a series of refreshment tents that will be set up along Queen, along with free performances from a variety of local bands.

The Northern Lights Cruisers will assemble in Heritage Square (Pim to East) for a classic car show.

Ingram said the Queenstown event is a great opportunity for people who may also be partaking in Rotaryfest.

"You can basically walk Queen and Bay and there's a ton to do," he said.

The following is a release from the Queenstown BIA with more details on tomorrow night's street closure and events.

Come to Queen Street Thursday, July 14 from 5-11 p.m. for the Downtown Street Party. 

The Downtown Street Party will be a blast with late night shopping, sidewalk sales, tons of Kids activities including: inflatable’s, games, prizes, a family film screening later that evening right on the street!

For the adults we have a classic car show, beverage tents, BBQ'S, draws, live bands, Square Dancing and more! Pack up the family and head downtown for an evening of entertainment and shopping. 

Please be aware that Queen Street will be closed to traffic from 3 p.m. to midnight from Pim to Dennis to allow for event setup and cleanup.

Brock and Bruce Street intersections open to traffic. Please be mindful of the open intersections.