Thursday February 22, 2024

Five Ways To Spend Your Extra Day!

Original blog by Tourism Windsor Essex

It only comes around once every four years so you’ll want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of this year’s extra day! Thursday February 29th is a full bonus day and we have five fun ways for you to spend the day! Before you start planning, here’s a fun piece of trivia: The need for leap years arises from the fact that it takes the Earth about 365.25 days to complete one orbit around the Sun. To maintain accuracy in our calendar system, an extra day is added to the calendar every four years. However, this approximation is still not perfect, so a leap year is skipped in years divisible by 100, unless they are also divisible by 400. This adjustment helps to keep the calendar year more closely aligned with the solar year.

Here are five fun ways for you to spend your extra day!

1. Windsor Spitfires vs Flint Firebirds

Cheer on the Windsor Spitfires as they take on the Flint Firebirds at the WFCU Centre on Thursday February 29th when the puck drops at 7:05pm. It’s Trivia Night too! So come prepared to test your knowledge!


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2.  Karaoke Night at The G.O.A.T Lakeshore 

Warm up your voice and head to The G.O.A.T Lakeshore for Karaoke Night! Grab the microphone and perform your best show-stopping hit! PLUS Thursdays are also all-you-can-eat boneless and traditional wings after 5pm. Karaoke goes from 9pm to midnight so grab your friends and get read to hit all the right notes!


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3. Psycho Beach Party at Kordazone Theatre

Head to Kordazone Theatre for a wild night of camp by taking in a performance of Psycho Beach Party. The New York Times says: “Charles Busch’s ‘Psycho Beach Party’ is a comic trash compactor of a play that takes an already silly genre – early 1960s surf and beach blanket movies – and sends it to camp heaven.”. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.


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4. Grab A Pint or Open A Bottle

Toast to the extra day with crisp, delicious local beverages! Pick up a Barrels Bottles & Brews Flight Log and visit one of the 10 breweries and 2 distilleries to enjoy a cold one. Or, read our “Twelve Bottles To Open Tonight” blog for EPIC Wineries inspiration.


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5. Sean Kenney’s Animal Super Powers

Sean Kenney’s Animal Super Powers Made with LEGO® Bricks is an exhibition featuring awe-inspiring sculptures made from LEGO® bricks, at the Event Centre at LaSalle Landing. Open Thursdays from 5pm to 9pm it’s a perfect family night or date night and a fun way to spend your extra day!


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For more ways to spend your extra day (and all days) head to our Events Calendar for the latest and greatest events going on in Windsor Essex. Grab a bite to eat and find the perfect taste to satisfy your craving at dineYQG and shop ’til you drop at shopYQG. There is no shortage of ways to spend your extra day!



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