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This Month in Kingston – April 2024

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This Month in Kingston – April 2024

Spring has sprung in Kingston, and this April promises a vibrant calendar of events alongside the opportunity to witness a rare celestial phenomenon. This Month in Kingston – April 2024 highlights everything you need to know to make the most of your time in Kingston, from art exhibits and educational talks to the awe-inspiring total solar eclipse.

Jinsha: The Journey
  • Date: Multiple viewings from April 2-7
  • Location: Studio Theater at Isabel Bader Center
  • Description: Immerse yourself in “Jinsha: The Journey,” an event that brings the ancient Sanxingdui culture of China to life through a captivating love story. This performance, set against the backdrop of the ancient Shu capital, promises a magical fusion of music and stage artistry. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.
101 Ways to Experience an Eclipse
  • Date: Wednesday, April 3
  • Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Location: Central Branch, Friends of the Library Gather Space
  • Description: Discover the rich history and cultural significance of eclipses with Queen’s Department of Physics. This event explores over 2,000 years of humanity’s fascination with eclipses, from ancient to modern interpretations. Prepare for the total solar eclipse in Kingston on April 8, 2024, by learning how different societies have experienced this celestial phenomenon. For more details, visit KFPL’s event page.
Art After Dark
  • Date: April 5
  • Location: Various galleries in Downtown Kingston
  • Description: Art After Dark is a gallery hop event that transforms Downtown Kingston into an evening art extravaganza. Participants can explore local galleries, meet artists, and enjoy new exhibitions. This event offers a unique experience to engage with Kingston’s art scene in a lively, after-dark setting. For more information, visit Downtown Kingston’s Art After Dark.
Solar Eclipse 2024 in Kingston
  • Date: April 8
  • Details: The eclipse is scheduled to start at 2:09 PM and conclude at 4:34 PM. The period of totality, during which the moon completely covers the sun, is expected between 3:22 PM and 3:25 PM, enduring for roughly 3 minutes. These times are estimates and pertain to observing the eclipse from Kingston, Ontario. For specific details about the total solar eclipse event in Kingston in 2024, including viewing locations, safety tips, and community activities planned for this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical occurrence, please visit Visit Kingston’s Eclipse 2024 page. This comprehensive guide provides all the information you need to enjoy the eclipse safely and make the most of this rare event.
Total Eclipse at the Farm Event
  • Date: April 8
  • Time: 2 PM
  • Location: MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co., 1915 County Rd. 22, Bath, ON, Canada
  • Description: Experience a rare total solar eclipse at MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co. with music, games, crafts, snacks, and a photo booth for family fun. This astronomical event, last seen in this area nearly 700 years ago, offers a unique viewing opportunity. Safety glasses are available while supplies last. View the event page here on Facebook.
Eclipse Cruise on the Island Queen
  • Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
  • Time: 2 PM – 5 PM
  • Location: Departing from downtown Kingston
  • Description: Board the Island Queen for a unique eclipse viewing experience. This 3-hour cruise offers appetizers, a complimentary drink, and a clear view from the top deck. Enjoy a unique view of this rare celestial event from the water, along with informative commentary and a comfortable setting. Special viewing glasses are included—details at 1000 Islands Cruises.
Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets
  • Date: April 13, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Upper Hall of The Spire
  • Description: Join Donal Vaughan, a treble-award-winning Irish comedian and science communicator, for an afternoon of science fun! Learn about science through tricks that use household items so experiments can be recreated at home. The show is perfect for all ages and will be sure to amaze and entertain. Get your tickets here.
I ❤︎ BEER & Taco Festival
  • Date: Saturday, April 20
  • Time: Session #1: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; Session #2: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: Slush Puppie Place
  • Description: Get ready for a fun-filled fiesta at the 2nd annual Kingston I❤︎BEER & Taco Festival! This event is all about celebrating delicious tacos alongside a wide variety of beers, ciders, and spirits. Attendees can choose between two sessions, each offering a chance to sample beverages from over 14 breweries, cideries, and distilleries, all paired perfectly with tacos from over 10 different taquerias. The festival doesn’t stop at food and drinks! There will be a variety of games to keep you entertained, including board games, hot sauce sampling, classic console and arcade games, and even a beer pong area. To end the night off right, there’s a 90’s dance party included in the Saturday night session, along with a photo booth to capture all the memories. Visit the Slush Puppie Place website for more details and to purchase tickets.
  • Date: Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Kingston Grand Theatre
  • Description: This international smash hit returns! Expect a phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, including BMX, basketball, breakdancing, beatboxing, acrobatics, drumming, and more! Witness a supercharged urban circus created by a stellar international cast of World Champion and World Record-holding athletes and artists. For more details and to get your tickets, visit the Kingston Grand Theatre website’s event page.
Kingston Bike Tours
  • Date: Daily bookings available
  • Time Slots: 10 AM – 1 PM or 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Description: Discover Kingston’s charm on two wheels with Kingston Bike Tours. Offering daily tours, choose from morning or afternoon slots to explore historic sites, scenic paths, and local gems. Perfect for all skill levels, this guided experience provides a unique way to see the city. For more details and bookings, visit Kingston Bike Tours.
Kingston Trolley Tours
  • Date: Various dates available
  • Location: Departing from 209 Ontario Street
  • Description: Explore Kingston’s rich history and scenic views with Kingston Trolley Tours. Offering narrated tours around the city’s key landmarks and attractions, these tours provide an insightful way to learn about Kingston’s heritage. Perfect for all ages, the tours offer a unique perspective of the city from the comfort of a classic trolley. For more information on schedules and bookings, visit Kingston Trolley Tours.
Kingston Markets

Spring is the perfect time to explore the city’s vibrant markets and support local vendors. The options are endless, from bustling farmers’ markets to charming craft fairs. Discover handcrafted treasures that showcase the talents of local artisans. Engage in friendly conversations with vendors who pour their passion into their creations. From tasteful treats to unique crafts, springtime markets in Kingston connect you with the community and allow you to contribute to the local economy. Click here for more details on markets in the area.

  • Kingston Public Market in Springer Market Square – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Sundays, 9 AM to 2 PM
Walking and Hiking Trails

As the weather heats up, now is the perfect opportunity to venture outdoors and explore the trails! The Kingston region boasts many trails, each offering a unique and scenic hiking experience. With trails of varying lengths and difficulties, there’s something for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. For further information on available trails, click here.

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