Spring has sprung in Kingston, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy this May. For nature lovers, May is the perfect time to explore the city’s many parks and gardens. Take a Sunday stroll through Bill Robb Barriefield Rock Garden or go for a scenic hike through one of Kingston’s many trails. History buffs will enjoy touring Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, a 19th-century British military fortress. And for those who want to learn more about the city’s rich culture, there are several museums and art galleries to discover. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s something for everyone! Kingston is also the perfect place to be during patio season. With so many restaurants and things to do in our beautiful downtown, you’ll never run out of options. Check out this month’s Out and About in Kingston – May 2022.
Touch the Truck
A free & fun event bought to you by the South Frontenac Fire & Rescue, the Public Services Department, Frontenac OPP, Frontenac Paramedic Services, and Southern Frontenac Community Service. It will take place on Wednesday, May 4th from 5 to 7 p.m at 2490 Keeley Road in Sydenham. This event is hosted during Emergency Preparedness week and features educational information, children’s activities, and big trucks + equipment to explore. There will also be a cash BBQ by donation for local charities. Click here for more info.
Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada
Live at the Grand Theatre on May 9th and 10th. This show is hosted by comedy legend Rick Mercer who will be leading a line-up of Canada’s most entertaining comedians! Featured comedians include Dave Merheje, Eman El-Husseini, and Ivan Decker. For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, click here.
Open Studio Artists Exhibition at the Tett Centre
This event will be running from Wednesday, May 11th to Monday, May 23rd. More information on this event to come, which can be found at this attached link.
Art After Dark 2022
Galleries and art-loving businesses in downtown will be showcasing some of the best art Kingston has to offer. This is a free event happening on Friday, May 27th from 7-10 p.m. Take a stroll downtown to check out and/or buy some of these amazing pieces! For more information on this event, click here.
Treetop Trekking 1000 Islands
The Treetop Trekking adventure park is opening in the beautiful 1000 Islands region between Kingston and Brockville this spring on May 14th. They will be offering 50% off on the opening weekend, so be sure to mark your calendars! The park will include adventures such as Treewalk Village, Discovery Courses, Zipline + Aerial Game Treks, and more! There is something for all ages. Book your next adventure by clicking here.
This beautiful historic site reopens May 21st. Discover history come to life as military interpreters recreate the sights and sounds of the past. You can explore the historical site filled with more than 30 historic rooms and museum exhibits. They also offer 1 hour guided tours for a more enriched experience. To purchase your tickets, click here.
Upper Canada Village
Visit one of Canada’s largest living history sites. Travel back in time and find out what it was like to live and work in the 1860s. You can even stay the night in one of two houses. Their main season programming reopens May 21st. For more information, click here.
That’s it for this month’s Out & About in Kingston – May 2022. Be sure to check out our blog each month for more!