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JANUARY
Jan - April Live @ Your Library. Kingston Jazz Association. A series of Sun-day-afternnon concerts featuring top Canadian performers. www.kingstonjazz.com
Jan 17 Bridal Festival, St. Lawrence College. 613-544-1380 or www.flyfmkingston.com. Help to plan your wedding with many exibitors.
Jan 28 - Feb 6 Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival, 613-549-7335 or www.reelout.com
FEBRUARY
Feb 1-7 Feb Fest, 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.
Feb 7 Historic 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.
Feb 6-7 Kingston Winter Antique Show. Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. 613-386-3584. Antiques and collectables from several Eastern Ontario dealers.
Feb 13 Cezanne's Closet, Ban Right Hall. Queen's University. 613-533-3171. A formal event featuring over 100 works of art.
Feb 25-Mar 6 Kiwanis Music Festival, various locations, 613-548-7470 or www.kiwanismusic.ca. A wide variety of Classes in music, voice and drama.
MARCH
Mar 3-7 Kingston Canadian Film Festival, various locations, www. kingcanfilmfest.com. Enjoy top Canadian films. Also featuring workshops, seminars and much more.
March 13-21, March 27-28 and April 3-4 Maple 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.
March 20-21 Rail-o-Rama Model Train Show, Ambassador Resort Hotel, 613-962-7731. Enjoy many model trains and layouts.
March 26-27
Recreation and leisure Showcase, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 613-546-4291. Ext. 1760. An exhibition of Kingston's spring and summer events.
APRIL
April 25
Afternoon at the Opera, 613-530-2050 or www.kingstongrand.ca
April 24-25
Moving Day Race Weekend, Challenging 5K, 10K, and half-marathon races, 613-548-4415.
April 30-May 3
Kingston 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.
MAY
May Kingston Arts Council Juried Arts Salon, Kingston Public Libarary, 613-546-2787.
May 1-2 Interconnected Art Studio Tour, various locations, 613-634-8800 or www.kingstonartists.com. Enjoy a self guided tour of more than 20 local.
May-November Historic Farmers' Market, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from May-September. Springer Market Square, 613-548-4415.
May-November Summer Theatre, Thousand Islands Palyhouse, Gananoque, 613-382-7020, or www.1000islandsplayhouse.com. Enjoy live waterfront theatre and concerts.
May 9 Copper 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.
May 14 Maritime 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 Up The Garden Path Studio and Garden Tours, 1000 Islands Parkway, 613-659-3874 or www.tiarts.org. Enjoy artists works in their studios and gardens.
May 20-21 Royal Military College Convocation and Sunset Ceremony, May 20, Commissioning Parade May 21, 613-541-6000. Ext 6484 or www.rmc.ca Visitors welcome.
May 22-24 Victoria Day Weekend Opening, Confederation Tour Trolley. 613-548-4453.
May 29 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.
May 29 Music Lovers' House Tour, Kingston Symphony, 613-546-9729 or www.kingstonsymphony.on.ca. Musicians perform as you tour a series of homes and churches.
JUNE
June 6 Beat 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.
June 18-20 Tommfest Music Festival, Lake Holiday Park, www.tommfest.ca
June 13 Dragon 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.
June 15 First 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. Free admission.
June 19 Teddy 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 sponsors.
June, July, August Movies in the Square, Springer Market Square www.downtownkingston.ca. Free classic movies at dusk every Thursday.
June 20 Doors Open Kingston. Many Kingston sites open their doors to the public to feature amazing architecture and design.www.cityofkingston.ca/doorsopen.
JULY
July, August Downtown Country. Confederatin Park, free Thursday evening concerts . www.downtownkingston.ca.
July, August Big Band Fridays. Confederation Park, free Friday evening concerts. www.downtownkingston.ca.
July, August Classical Music Series. St. Andrew's Church Lawn, free Thursday evening concerts. www.downtownkingston.ca.
July 1 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.
July 3-5 FanFayr 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.
July 2-5 Summer Sidewalk Sale, downtown Kingston, www.downtownkingston.ca.
July-August 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.
Wednesdays Fort Henry 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.
July 4 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 Diversion Program.
July 9-12 Kingston 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.
July 18 Taste of Kingston, Confederation Park, 613-384-9374. Enjoy a sampling of local cuisine, featuring Kingston's best eateries. Live entertainment.
July 17-18 Tchaikovsky's 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.
July 25 Fort Henry Tattoo, 613-542-7388 or www.forthenry.com Military tattoo featuring internationally renowned Canadian military bands.
July and August Canadian 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.
AUGUST
July 31-August 3. Picnic Day Sidewalk Sale, Downtown Kingston comes outside, offering a wide variety of goods, all at a great pricec, www.downtownkingston.ca.
Aug 8-10 Scott 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.
August 2 K-Town 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 participate.
August Wolfe Island 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.
August 7-9 Sheep Dog 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.
August 7-9, 1000 Islands 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!
August 16 Women's Art Festival, City Park, 613-547-0875. A showcase of some of our talented local women¡¯s artists¡¯ works.
August 15 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 story contest.
August 15-16 U.S. Marine 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.
August 29-30 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.
August 27-30 Limestone 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.
Wednesdays Fort Henry Sunset Ceremonies, 613-542-7388 or www.forthenry.com; see July listing.
SEPTEMBER
September 11-12 Fall 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 leisure activities.
September 17-20 Kingston 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 Fort 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.
September 26 Chilifest, Confederation Park, 613-542-5013 or www.chilifest.ca. Fabulous chilli creations from over 30 of Kingston¡¯s finest restaurants, free for the taking.
OCTOBER
October Kingston Jazz Festival, various locations, www.kingstonjazz.com. Live performances by some of Canada¡¯s most accomplished jazz musicians.
Oct 8-25 Kingston Prize (Canada¡¯s National Portrait Competition) Exhibition, Grand Theatre, 613-544-6329.
October 2-3 Art for Heritage, St. George¡¯s Cathedral, 613-548-4617. An arts, crafts and music festival.
October 17-18 Gem & Mineral Show, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 613-384-4439. Featuring unique jewellery, crystals, fossils, carvings and more.
October Town & Country Studio Tour, www.townandcountrystudiotour.com. Professional Kingston and area artists open their studios to welcome visitors.
October 31 Pumpkinfest, 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!
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
November Hadassah Auxiliary Bazaar, Beth Israel Synagogue, 613-542-5012. New and used designer fashions and winter coats at bargain values.
November 5-7 Kingston 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 clothing.
November 11 Civic Service of Remembrance, Cenotaph, 613-546-4291, Ext 1706. Wreath laying and a civic ceremony.
November 21 Night-time 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 Market Square.
November 27-29 Creativity Arts and Crafts Show, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 613-549-5519. Artists display and sell one-of-a-kind craft creations.
December 4 Jungle Bell 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 the square.
December 14 Olympic Torch 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.
Please contact organizers to confirm dates and times, and to obtain more complete details.
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