There are so many great events happening this month in Kingston! Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly or more adult-oriented, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this month’s Out and About in Kingston – August 2022, we provide a rundown of some of the city’s can’t-miss events.
The weather is hot, so it’s a great time to take advantage of Kingston’s beautiful waterfront and spend some time on the lake! Ahoy Rentals offers a variety of rentals, including kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and sailboats. They also have a variety of bike rentals to cruise around in town.
The 2022 1000 Islands Poker Run – Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7
Head down to Confederation Basin Marina from August 5-7 to check out the display of more than 80 performance boats! This is one of Kingston’s most anticipated all-star events that attracts thousands of spectators and some of the fastest boats in the world. The evening’s events include a downtown street party and exhibits. If you’re new to Kingston, this is one you won’t want to miss! Click here for more information.
Almost Home Family Fun Day – Saturday, August 13 from 10 AM-5 PM
Almost Home is celebrating 30 years of community support and wants to thank you by taking over Ontario Street and Confederation Park for a family fun day filled with children’s entertainment, activities, games, and more! Splash’N Boots, the Treehouse TV and Disney Junior star, will be headlining the performance. For more information on the event, click here.
WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event – Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 PM
The WWE is coming to Kingston for the first time ever, and fans are pumped! Saturday Night’s Main Event will feature some of the favourite wrestling superstars in matches that are sure to be action-packed. The energy in the arena will be electric! This is a rare opportunity to see the WWE live in Kingston at the Leon’s Centre, so don’t miss out! You can get your tickets here.
Kingston Women’s Art Festival – Sunday, August 21 from 10 AM-5 PM
The Kingston Women’s Art Festival will be at City Park on Sunday, August 21. This event features over 200 artists and a full day of women’s music, dance, and singer-songwriter performances. There is also a silent auction, an activity area for children, and food from local vendors.
Limestone City Blues Festival – Thursday, August 25 at 7 PM to Sunday, August 27 at 11 PM
The streets of downtown Kingston come alive with legendary lineups of authentic blues performances from August 25-27. This event includes a mobile stage along with performances at local bars and venues. Click here for more information and tickets.
Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival – Sunday, August 21 10:30 AM-10:30 PM
It’s that time of year again! One of Kingston’s favourite beer and music festivals returns on Sunday, August 21. Gates open at 10:30. Enjoy craft beer, food trucks, local wine and cider, games, music, and more! This is an event you won’t want to miss. Click here for more info and to get your tickets before they sell out!
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