Lamoureux Park Comes Alive with Lift-Off

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

LiftOffTCCornwall, Ontario– Taking place on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Cornwall’s 20th annual Lift-Off has a jam-packed weekend nobody can overlook. From July 10th to the 13th acts such as Glass Tiger, Doc Walker and Alan Doyle will once again impress Lamoureux Park along with the talented local musicians. Not only will there be music but there will also be a large assortment of rides. From the area’s biggest midway, to the iconic balloon rides, this year’s festival is sure to be a grand success.

“Team Cornwall and its members are pleased to welcome the balloon pilots and musicians from across Canada. There is no better place to show Cornwall and what it has to offer than Lamoroux park in July” said Peter Gualt, Team Cornwall Chair.

Co-chairs Jason Jesmer and Mary Marleau have decided to make Thursday, July 10 free of charge for the festival’s 20th anniversary. In addition to the free opening night, tickets will be $25.00 for a weekend pass or $15.00 for a single night.

In addition to the festival, visitors are encouraged to go out and explore some of the area’s best restaurants. From fine dining to signature European pizza, downtown Cornwall’s vast array of restaurants are certainly delectable.

If you want to take your experience to a higher level, you literally can! The Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off is offering balloon rides where you can see Cornwall and the surrounding areas from a high. Balloon rides are around $200 per person. A limited number of rides are available. Make sure to book before they all run out.

This is an event you are surely not going to want to miss!

About Cornwall Lift-Off:Cornwall Lift-Off was founded in 1994 and has since hosted back-to-back Canadian National Hot Air Balloon Championships in 1996 and 1997. The success of the festival has grown considerably since its modest beginnings in 1994. Each year, the festival welcomes approximately 25 hot-air balloon teams, the Homenuik Rides carnival, a spectacular fireworks display, Family Zone, and great local and international musical entertainment. Past entertainers have included Dean Brody, Burton Cummings, Marianas Trench, Down With Webster, Sloan, Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Amanda Marshall, Theory of a Deadman, Finger Eleven, Collective Soul, Loverboy, Trooper, Kim Mitchell, April Wine, Our Lady Peace and Chantal Kreviazuk.

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