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May June July
August September October November December
|Jan - April
Your Library. Kingston Jazz Association. A series of
Sun-day-afternnon concerts featuring top Canadian performers.
Festival, St. Lawrence College. 613-544-1380 or
www.flyfmkingston.com. Help to plan your wedding with many exibitors.
|Jan 28 - Feb 6
Queer Film + Video Festival, 613-549-7335 or www.reelout.com
Springer Market Square. One of Ontario's most enjoyable winter events.
613-548-4415 or www.febfestkingston.com. A flurry of fantastic fun with
figure skating demonstrations. The Limestone Classic hockey tournament.
Historic Hockey Series, free public skating and more.
Hockey Series, Confederation Basin. See a re-enactment of the first
games between Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada
and RCHA Petawawa.
Winter Antique Show. Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. 613-386-3584.
Antiques and collectables from several Eastern Ontario dealers.
Closet, Ban Right Hall. Queen's University. 613-533-3171. A formal
event featuring over 100 works of art.
|Feb 25-Mar 6
Music Festival, various locations, 613-548-7470 or www.kiwanismusic.ca. A
wide variety of Classes in music, voice and drama.
Canadian Film Festival, various locations, www. kingcanfilmfest.com.
Enjoy top Canadian films. Also featuring workshops, seminars and much
|March 13-21, March 27-28 and April 3-4
Madness, Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, 613-546-4228, Ext
500. A Canadian tradition, a trip to the sugar bush for pancakes and
real maple syrup, puppet shows and more.
Model Train Show, Ambassador Resort Hotel, 613-962-7731. Enjoy many
model trains and layouts.
and leisure Showcase, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 613-546-4291.
Ext. 1760. An exhibition of Kingston's spring and summer events.
at the Opera, 613-530-2050 or www.kingstongrand.ca
Day Race Weekend, Challenging 5K, 10K, and half-marathon races,
|April 30-May 3
Potters' Guild Show and Sale, 370 King St. w., (613)546-1437 or
www.kingstonpottersguild.com. Enjoy sculptures and functional works by
local artists in a juried show.
Arts Council Juried Arts Salon, Kingston Public Libarary,
Art Studio Tour, various locations, 613-634-8800 or
www.kingstonartists.com. Enjoy a self guided tour of more than 20 local.
Farmers' Market, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from
May-September. Springer Market Square, 613-548-4415.
Theatre, Thousand Islands Palyhouse, Gananoque, 613-382-7020, or
www.1000islandsplayhouse.com. Enjoy live waterfront theatre and
Sunday Parade, Royal Military College, 613-541-6000, Ext. 6484 or
www.rmc.ca. Officer-cadets march through Kingston streets to services at
a number of local churches.
Fest. A black-tie affair featuring excellent seafood and down-home
music and culture. (613) 530-2050 or (613) 544-4910
|May 16-18, May 23-24
Garden Path Studio and Garden Tours, 1000 Islands Parkway,
613-659-3874 or www.tiarts.org. Enjoy artists works in their studios and
Military College Convocation and Sunset Ceremony, May 20,
Commissioning Parade May 21, 613-541-6000. Ext 6484 or www.rmc.ca
Day Weekend Opening, Confederation Tour Trolley. 613-548-4453.
||Discover Boating - DON'T ROCK THE BOAT. Saturday 29 May Noon to 4 pm at
Collins Bay Marina.It's FREE! Boat rides, test paddle a canoe or kayak. Tons of fun
activities, games, displays and information for all ages. Contact: Annette
Simonian, 613-546-9814 ext 22 , www.dontrocktheboat.ca.
Lovers' House Tour, Kingston Symphony, 613-546-9729 or
www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca. Musicians perform as you tour a series of
homes and churches.
Beethoven Run, Kingston Symphony, 613-546-9729 or
www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca. Enjoy a race and then the Kingston Symphony
performing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
Music Festival, Lake Holiday Park, www.tommfest.ca
Boat Festival, Emma Martin Park, www.dragonboats.org. enjoy a day of
exciting races, entertainment and family activities. 613-542-3306, Ext.
27. A fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club.
Capital Day, 613-546-4291. Ext. 1706, www.cityofkingston.ca/events.
Springer Market Square comes alive with history as Kingston celebrates
its unique role as the first capital of Canada. School groups welcome.
Bear Picnic, Lake Ontario Park, 613-546-9696. Your children will
love a special day with their teddy bears (as well as their bears!)
Supported by the Sunnyside Children's Foundation and various local
|June, July, August
the Square, Springer Market Square www.downtownkingston.ca. Free
classic movies at dusk every Thursday.
Open Kingston. Many Kingston sites open their doors to the public to
feature amazing architecture and
Country. Confederatin Park, free Thursday evening concerts .
Fridays. Confederation Park, free Friday evening concerts.
Music Series. St. Andrew's Church Lawn, free Thursday evening
||Canada Day Celebrations in kingston. Confederation Park/City Hall. The Limestone
Mile, the Red & White People Parade and live music all day with
fireworks at 10 p.m, www.downtownkingston.ca. Also celebrate at Grass
Creek Park (Hwy 2 East) with live music and family-oriented
activties.613-546-4291, Ext. 1706.
Arts and Crafts Show, Confederation Park, 613-549-7706. Enjoy the
works of more than 90 artists,displaying a wide variety of unusual and
beautiful creations. Free classic movies at dusk, every Thursday in
Springer Market Square. Don't forget your chair, www.downtownkington.ca.
Sidewalk Sale, downtown Kingston, www.downtownkingston.ca.
||Music in the
Gardens, Lions Civic Gardens, Wednesday and Sunday evenings, weather
permitting, 613-546-4291, Ext. 1706. Enjoy a variety of local and
visiting entertainers. Bring your lawn chairs.
Sunset Ceremonies, 613-542-7388 or www.forthenry.com. Enjoy the pomp and
pageantry of the British Military of 1867 with music by the Drums of
Fort Henry and the Drill Squad and Artillery Units.
||Sky is the Limit Festival, City Park,
613-549-4141, Ext. 244 or www.skyfestival.ca. A wonderful day of
activities and events for the whole family, presented by the Kingston
City Police. Proceeds to the Ontario March of Dimes and the Youth
Buskers Rendezvous, www.kingstonbuskers.com. A wonderful array of street
preformers including jugglers, acrobats, dancers, singers, musicians,
comedians, fire-eaters, magicians and more hit the streets for this
world fanous buskers festival.
Kingston, Confederation Park, 613-384-9374. Enjoy a sampling of local
cuisine, featuring Kingston's best eateries. Live entertainment.
1812 Overture, Kingston Symphony at Fort Henry, 613-542-7388 or
www.forthenry.com. A fabulous concert with guest performers and a live
cannon and fireworks finale.
Tattoo, 613-542-7388 or www.forthenry.com Military tattoo featuring
internationally renowned Canadian military bands.
|July and August
Olympic Training Regatta Kingston (CORK), Portsmouth Olympic Harbour,
613-545-1322 or www.cork. org. A sailing event lasting for two weeks,
many people of all ages will participate.
|July 31-August 3.
Sidewalk Sale, Downtown Kingston comes outside, offering a wide variety
of goods, all at a great pricec, www.downtownkingston.ca.
Firefit Championships, Invista Centre, Firefighters from all over
Ontario come to compete in the ¡°Toughest Two Minutes in Sports,¡± held
In Kingston as the Eastern Ontario Regional Firefit cEvent,
613-548-4001, Ext. 5156.
Triathlon, Confederation Park, 613-542-2410 or www.ktowntri.com.
Running, biking and swimming in short and long duration events, as well
as a duathlon and team events. Athletes from all over the world
Music Festival, www.wolfeislandmusicfest.com. Various locations. Local
and national independent Canadian music make this an interesting and
unique event! All proceeds go to the Wolfe Island Community Centre.
Trials, Grass Creek Park, 613-546-4291, Ext. 1706. Features of this
event include the world's best trial dogs and handlers, a craft show,
bird, reptile and K9 demos, live music and more.
Poker Run, Confederation Basin, 613-548-4415, www.downtownkingston.ca.
Over one hundred powerboats from all across North America compete in
three days of exciting entertainment! Lots of action and fun!
Festival, City Park, 613-547-0875. A showcase of some of our talented
local women¡¯s artists¡¯ works.
||Scene of the
Crime Festival, Wolfe Island, 613-385-2648 or www.sceneofthecrime.ca.
Writing workshops, a literary lunch, a community dinner and a short
Corps Weekend at Fort Henry, 613-542-7388. Featuring the drills and
music of the Fort Henry Guard drums and USMC Drum and Bugle Corps at the
fort, with fireworks at the end.
||War of 1812
Firepower Weekend, 613-542-7388 or www.forthenry.com. A presentation of
various warfare devices, courtesy of The Fort Henry Drill Squad and
Artillery and the War of 1812 re-enactors.
City Blues Festival, 613¡ª548-4415 or www.kingstonblues.com. Four days
of swingin¡¯ to the the blues down in Confederation Park and other
popular downtown locations! The event reaches its height with a concert
in Springer Market Square.
Sunset Ceremonies, 613-542-7388 or www.forthenry.com; see July listing.
recreation and leisure Showcase, Invista Centre, 613-546-4291, Ext.
1706. Find out what you can do in Kingston during the fall and winter
months. More than 90 vendors showcasing their sport, fitness, arts and
Fall Fair, Kingston Community Memorial Centre, 613-542-6701 or
www.kingstonfair.com. Midway, agricultural displays and shows,
entertainment, children¡¯s activities and more.
|September 25-November 7
Fright-Festival of Fear, 613-542-7388. Come and see Fort Henry¡¯s darker
side! Tuesday through Saturday nights, with animatronics and live scare
actors creating the perfect backdrop for the real stars of the show,
the ghosts of Fort Henry.
Confederation Park, 613-542-5013 or www.chilifest.ca. Fabulous chilli
creations from over 30 of Kingston¡¯s finest restaurants, free for the
Festival, various locations, www.kingstonjazz.com. Live performances by
some of Canada¡¯s most accomplished jazz musicians.
(Canada¡¯s National Portrait Competition) Exhibition, Grand Theatre,
Heritage, St. George¡¯s Cathedral, 613-548-4617. An arts, crafts and
Mineral Show, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 613-384-4439. Featuring unique
jewellery, crystals, fossils, carvings and more.
Country Studio Tour, www.townandcountrystudiotour.com. Professional
Kingston and area artists open their studios to welcome visitors.
MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, 613-542-0543 or
www.cityofkingston.ca/museum. Come to the museum to celebrate harvest
time with pumpkin carving, games, and other entertainment!
Auxiliary Bazaar, Beth Israel Synagogue, 613-542-5012. New and used
designer fashions and winter coats at bargain values.
Handloom Weavers and Spinners Show. Tett Centre, www.khws.ca. Come see
our member's hand made creations in home d¨¦cor, baskets, toys and
Service of Remembrance, Cenotaph, 613-546-4291, Ext 1706. Wreath laying
and a civic ceremony.
Santa Claus Parade, 613-548-4415 or www.downtownkingston.ca. Celebrate
the spirit of the season with your family and friends by coming downtown
to see the parade, complete with bright lights! Immediately following
the parade, the Annual tree-lighting ceremony takes place in Springer
Arts and Crafts Show, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 613-549-5519. Artists
display and sell one-of-a-kind craft creations.
Walk Springer Market Square/ City Park, 613-546-4291, Ext 1706. Come
join us to light up City park, or take part in ¡°The Great Skate¡± at
Relay arrives in Kingston on December 14. Watch for details,
613-546-4291, Ext. 1706.
|New Year's Eve
||Rockin' at the
Clock, Springer Market Square, 613-546-4291, Ext. 1706. An event for
all ages with live entertainment, skating, hot chocolate and fireworks.
contact organizers to confirm dates and times, and to obtain more
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