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20 Things to Do in Kingston

Year-Round

Antique marketAntique Market (not during winter months)

Cost: Free entry

Description: An eclectic range of antiques, vintage, collectibles, original arts, produce and products. 


public market boothPublic Market

Cost: Free entry

Description: Locally-grown produce and crafts by local artisans: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.


K-Rock Centre concertShows at the K-Rock Centre

Cost: $$-$$$

Description: Visit the K-Rock Centre website for shows.

Fall

Kingston Fall Fair midwayKingston Fall Fair

Cost: $

Description: Fairway, animals, performances, and more.


Corn field with windmill in backgroundWolfe Island Corn Maze

Cost: $

Description: A creatively designed maze carved out of a corn field.

Winter

Ice sculptures in front of city hall​Febfest

​Cost: Free

Description: ​Feb Fest features various activities throughout the month of February: a figure skating show, Hockey Day in Kingston, skate with the Fronts, Car Harris Cup, The Historic Hockey Series, a winter fun zone, public skating and so much more!


children skating in the squareSkating in the Square

Cost: Free

Description: Every winter in the Springer's Market Square, a rink is set up for recreational skating.


Kingston Canadian film festival poster Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Cost: Varies

Description: Researching, programming and exhibiting Canadian feature-length films.

Spring

Live music festival band​HomeGrown Live Music Festival

Cost: $

Description: music festival which has been celebrating live music in Kingston, Ontario for 7 years.


Art after dark text artArt After Dark

Cost: Free

Description: Downtown galleries showcase art, and give studio tours.

Summer

Skeleton park Arts Festival live music showSkeleton Park Arts Festival

Cost: Free entry

Description: The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is a non-profit annual summer solstice celebration in McBurney Park, and other arts venues throughout Kingston.


Artists posing in front of painting of city hall​Artfest

​Cost: Free entry

Description: 150 Artists and Artisans from across Ontario and Quebec sell their items in City Park.


Music stage and visitors watching a concertWolfe Island Music Festival

Cost: $$$

Description: Camping, vendors, food, and music.


Large screen set up in Market Square with people sitting in lawn chairs and on blanketsMovies in the Square

Cost: Free

Description: Springer Market Square gets transformed into an outdoor movie theatre for most Thursday nights each summer. The films are projected on the inflatable screen. The list of moves each week can be seen on the Downtown Kingston website.


Tour guide holding lanternHaunted Walk Tours

Cost: $

Description: The Haunted Walk is an evening walking tour through downtown Kingston by lantern-light, with stories of hangings, ghosts, and hauntings.


Fort Henry performance marching bandFort Henry

Cost: $

Description: Take a tour, enjoy great performancs, and  at this Kingston heritage location. 


Music in the park across from city hallMusic in the Park

Cost: Free

Description: Lunchtime concerts in Confederation Park every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 12:30-1:30pm.


sail boats and ferry boat on Lake OntarioWaterfront activities

Cost: $

Description: Rent canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, bikes, and more. Walk along the shoreline, picnic with friends, and swim in the lake.


Busker acrobat performance​Buskers Rendezvous

Cost: Voluntary donations

Description: For four days and three nights, buskers (street performers) are spread across downtown Kingston. Entertainment includes juggling, dancing, singing, magic tricks, and more.


Kingston Writersfest logo​Writersfest

Cost: $$

Description: readings, performance, onstage discussion and master classes.