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Kingston Annual Events & Festivals in Kingston, Ontario!

 
Please check date and year to be sure that the listing is for this year's event.
If the year is not current, the date for this year's event still has to be announced so check back regularly.
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  • City of Kingston's event calendar
  • FEBRUARY
    Kingston Feb Fest!
    Feb Fest has quickly become Kingston's premiere winter event. The event draws over 30,000 people to downtown and to the event's primary location, the newly renovated Market Square, located behind Kingston's City Hall.
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    The Kingston Canadian Film Festival
    Welcome to the Annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival! This year's festival promises to be spectacular with screenings of the year's best films, receptions and visiting film industry guests. These films will touch your heart,
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    MARCH
    The Kingston Canadian Film Festival
    Welcome to the Annual Kingston Canadian Film Festival! This year’s festival promises to be spectacular with screenings of the year’s best films, receptions and visiting film industry guests. These films will touch your heart,
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    JUNE
    Beat Beethoven Run
    Kingston’s biggest and most unique running event - our 1000 runners/walkers and hundred of spectators enjoying the runner and walkers and of course the full Kingston Symphony in Confederation Park.
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    JULY
    Canada Day
    Confederation Park/City Hall | Grass Creek Park - Highway 2 (16 km east of the LaSalle Causeway) MORE INFO

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    The Kingston Buskers Rendezvous
    Downtown Kingston truly comes alive as "the heart of the city" as street performers with talents ranging from fire eating, to sword swallowing, to comedy, perform for crowds of thousands. Festival & Events Ontario recognize this four-day festival as one of the Top 50 events in the province! Accessible to everyone, with a broad audience appeal this festival is absolutely FREE - you as an audience member decide how to pay a performer based on their act.

    The Kingston Buskers Rendezvous is consistently cited as one of the top 3 street performer festivals in North America - "if not the world". Make your plans to attend this wildly exciting event TODAY! Join us in historic downtown Kingston for these wildly entertaining 4 days.
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    AUGUST
    K-Town Triatholon
    The K-Town Triathlon is a not-for-profit organization directed and operated by a committee comprised entirely of volunteers. Celebrating its 27th year in 2012 , it continues to be one of the most exciting and challenging races in Eastern Ontario. Its spirit and community participation have made it stand out and athletes continue to return year after year.
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    The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials
    Come out and celebrate 25 yrs of sheep dog trials! More than 100 of North America's top trialling teams will participate in the Kingston Sheep Dog Trial, the third largest trial in North America. The trials run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and the event also offers a variety of K9 and other animal side attractions, food concessions, a craft and artisans fair, an interactive kids activity area and much more. You'll enjoy some brand new and exciting side attractions this year in addition to your annual favourites!
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    1000 Islands Poker Run
    1000 Islands Poker Run held in Kingston, Ontario is one of the largest international poker run with more than 50,000 spectators converging in Downtown Kingston! The event begins from Confederation Basin where spectators can come and check out the boats on Friday night and then spend the day on Saturday watching the boats take off, checking out classic car displays and listening to live music in the park. Sunday features the time trials held at Richardson Beach.
    Kingston Women's Art Festival
    *** FREE ADMISSION*** Rain or shine hand crafted original work a fun family day children's area silent auction - healthy food, live music all day for you enjoyment. Participants: painters of all mediums, jewelery makers, fabric creations, clothing, pottery, ceramics, game boards, etc. Participating artists donate 20% of their sales and silent auction items to support: Women's Counselling Program, Childbirth Kingston Inc., Kingston Community Health Centre, Street Health Centre, Health Pursuits reading/Study Group Queen's University Artist Devel Fund. Spend a great day with your family and friends.
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    CORK (the Canadian Olympic-training Regatta)
    This two-week event in August attracts sailors from all over the world to compete in the many races. CORK (the Canadian Olympic-training Regatta) has a history of over 25 years, due to the superior sailing conditions that the area has to offer. Come to this cheery event that pleases both the competitor as well as the observer.
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    Limestone City Blues Festival
    The Festival features four days of the best in blues! Internationally renowned artists descend upon Kingston to hit such venues as The Grand Theatre, scenic waterfront Confederation Park and your favourite Downtown venues. Saturday Night, the place to be is historic Market Square for the main stage concert. A fitting wind-up to a great four days is the Sunday Brunch Blues.
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    SEPTEMBER
    Kingston Fall Fair
    The Kingston Fall Fair is a non profit organization that supports traditions of the past, family values, agriculture and its importance in the community. Each year we strive to bring the country and city together for 4 days. The event showcases agricultural displays, an indoor horse show, cattle shows, 4-H shows, grain competitions, Homecrafts, baking, grandstand attractions, musical entertainment, and a midway with rides & games.
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    Kingston Dragon Boat Festival
    Dragon boat races were traditionally held in China as a ceremony to bring luck and ward of disaster. Today racers paddle their boats to the beat of large drums, striving to snatch the flag at the end of the course. The sport is rapidly gaining in popularity and is fun for both the participants as well as the spectators.

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    OCTOBER
    Chilifest
    Don't miss the fun and excitement of autumn in Downtown Kingston! Enjoy a spectacular day featuring local restauranteurs and chefs struttin' their hot stuff along with the ever-popular Classic Car Show, Fabulous Children's Activity Area, Chili MarketPlace, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides and the Amazing Apple Pie Challenge!
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    Pumpkinfest
    Celebrate the harvest at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, with games, pumpkin carving, entertainment, and more.
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    NOVEMBER
    Civic Service of Remembrance
    A civic ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph. Wreath laying by community groups , Military and Veterans groups followed by the civic ceremony at the official wreath laying by dignitaries and the Silver Cross recipient Check this year's City of Kingston ceremony
    Nighttime Santa Parade
    Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa will make his way down Princess St. beginning at Bath Rd. starting at 5pm.

     
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