March is here! A month of new beginnings and more daylight. Fun fact: did you know that in the early Roman calendar, March was the first month of the year? March brought along the first day of spring with the vernal equinox and represented a start of new beginnings. So if your New Year’s resolutions fell through, now is a great time to try again!
There is just something about that fresh spring air, who is with me? From daylight saving time to the first day of spring, we have plenty to look forward to this month. It’s a great time to plan your gardens and create that spring cleaning checklist!
Here is a list of things to do this month in Kingston.
Maple Madness: Looking for something to do with the kids during March Break? Maple Madness returns to Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Hop on the tractor-drawn wagon down to the Sugar Bush and learn the history of maple production. Don’t forget to stop by the Sugar Shack for fresh pancakes topped with warm maple syrup. This event runs all weekends in March, as well as the week of March Break from March 14-18. Registration is required, click here for more information on this event and to register.
March of the Museums: The Kingston Association of Museums has more family-friendly things to do this March Break. They are offering activities for children both in-person and online. Kids will discover history and stories through imagination, crafting, and play. For more information on participating sites and registration, click here.
Kingston Frontenacs Games: The hockey games continue throughout March. Grab the family and head to the Leon’s Centre to support our local hockey team, the Kingston Frontenacs. For their schedule and tickets, click here.
Kingstonlicious: Haven’t had a chance yet to experience Kingstonlicious yet? No worries! It continues this month, with a special event ‘A “Cabane À Sucre”-Style Dinner Experience at Wharf and Feather on March 12. For information on this special event, along with what restaurants are participating this month, click here.
Pottery Wheel Workshop: Ever wondered what it would be like to spin the wheel and create your own pottery? Now’s your chance to try it out! You will be able to make 2-3 pieces of pottery, from vases to bowls, pet dishes or tumblers. What a neat opportunity to get messy and let your artistic side shine! For more information and to secure your spot, click here.
Public Skating continues at Springer Market Square. Prefer to skate indoors? Public skating is also available at the Invista Centre. For more information on time slots and to register, click here.
Kingston Canadian Film Festival: The world’s largest Canadian Film festival, right here in Kingston. The festival offers movies and special events celebrating Canadian films. These powerful stories will make you laugh and cry. Something for everyone, with the option to view in person or stream online. In-person screening will take place at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and The Screening Room. Running from March 3-13. Tickets are available by clicking here.