EVENTS

Three Venues. 70 Acres. Endless Opportunities.

Base31 is bringing more events and experiences to Prince Edward County. We’ve collaborated with entertainment producers from near and far to bring you concerts, comedy, festivals, culinary events, and more!

Explore our Summer 2022 line-up and stay tuned for more additions as we continue to develop programming into the fall and winter seasons.

Wedding at Base31 under historical watch tower
Ryan Tonegawa | Fumio Photography
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Base 31- Aviators Garden at Building 3
Afternoon music in the aviators garden with a local musician!
Base 31 - Lecture Hall
We’re Funny That Way Festival | September 2-4
Base 31 - Drill Hall
We’re Funny That Way Festival | September 2-4

SITE TOURS

Walking Tours with Jacqui Burley

Saturdays at 2pm – Meet at the Main Entrance to Base31.
July 2 – September 3
90 minutes

Delve into the history and stories of Base31 with resident expert Jacqui Burley, the former Property Manager of the site when it was known as Loch Sloy. With 20 years of experience in managing the day-to-day business and hosting events onsite, Jacqui shares her knowledge on the history of the buildings, memorable moments, and notable people who make up the rich history of Base31.

Jacqui Burley hosts walking tour of Base31 in Picton Ontario
© Johnny C.Y. Lam

Other Historical Walking Tours in Picton

Base31 is thrilled to partner with The County Museums, Glenwood Cemetery, and History Lives Here to promote the fantastic historic walking tours available in the Picton Area.

Graveyard and Gallows

Macaulay Church
Departs from Macaulay Church, 23 Church Street

Graveyard and Gallows (Fridays, 7-8:30pm. Departs from Macaulay Church, 23 Church Street. Dates are July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 2)

Explore the graveyard at the former St. Mary Magdalene’s church. Meet some of its notable residents, and spot our unusual tombstone once featured in Ripley’s Believe or Not. The tour then makes its way to the nearby Picton Courthouse. Here, while viewing the exercise yards, jail cells and gallows, your guide will tell the story of Peter Lazier’s murder in 1883, and the subsequent trial of the two suspects. The tale ends with an infamous double hanging based on what some say was dubious evidence…

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Picton Heritage Conservation District

Picton Branch Library
Departs from Picton Branch Library, 208 Main Street.

Picton Heritage Conservation District (Saturdays, 10-11:30am. Departs from Picton Branch Library, 208 Main Street. Dates are July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3)

Take a journey through the past with a 90-minute walk in the Picton Heritage Conservation District. Re-live the heady days of tall ships, raucous taverns, railway hotels, and wealth when Prince Edward County was the “Garden County of Canada.”

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Glenwood Cemetery

Glenwood Cemetery Chapel
Departs from Glenwood Cemetery Chapel, 47 Ferguson Street

Glenwood Cemetery (Sundays, 10-11:30am. Departs from Glenwood Cemetery Chapel, 47 Ferguson Street. Dates are July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 4)

Designed as a garden cemetery, Glenwood’s 62 acres are set in rollings hills, with majestic mature forests, gardens, water features and winding walking paths. It has offered a serene resting place since 1873, and there are now over 15,000 interments. Notable burials include Wellington Boulter, the father of the Canning Industry in Canada, temperance pioneer Letitia Youmans, and 12 Commonwealth War Graves, six of whom were pilots killed during training exercises at Camp Picton.

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Large hanger and storage buidling in faded green at Base31
© Johnny C.Y. Lam

Event Spaces at Base31:

Our event spaces are steeped in history and truly one of a kind.

The Drill Hall

Our largest event venue. 20,000 square feet. Capacity for 2000+ people. This space was used as a gymnasium and for drill practice in the WW2 era. Now it’s ready for concerts, dance parties, exhibitions and markets!

© Johnny C.Y . Lam

The Sergeants’ Mess

A cabaret-style event space with capacity for up to 200 people. This was actually where the sergeants ate their meals back in the day. Make sure not to miss the original red tufted leather bar where the officers raised many a glass.

VTLA Studio

The Lecture Hall

This cozy wood-panelled space has hosted presentations, weddings, and other special events. With a capacity of 150, this could be the venue you’re seeking for your next special event!

Ryan Tonegawa | Fumio Photography

Interested in producing or co-hosting an event at Base31? Reach out to us at eventservices@base31.ca

Map of Loch Sloy Base31 PEC