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This Month in Kingston – August 2023

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Welcome to “This Month in Kingston – August 2023”! Kingston is alive with electrifying events and thrilling adventures for all to enjoy. Witness powerful boats and cutting-edge technology at the Kingston 1000 Islands Poker Run, Canada’s most significant waterfront festival. Downtown comes alive with the lively Princess Street Promenade, offering entertainment and delectable treats. Groove to soulful rhythms at the Limestone City Blues Festival. Discover outdoor movie nights, exciting pickleball and tennis options, vibrant markets, and historical tours. Don’t miss the Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival. Join us as we explore some of the unforgettable experiences in Kingston this August!

1000 Islands Kingston Poker Run – August 4th-5th at Confederation Park 

Join the electrifying 36th Kingston 1000 Islands Poker Run, Canada’s most significant waterfront festival, featuring powerful boats and cutting-edge EV technology. Get ready to be amazed as more than 80 performance boats dock at Kingston’s Confederation Basin Marina for a spectacular public display on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Get close to these magnificent vessels on Friday afternoon until 10 PM, right on the docks, or head to the downtown street boat display and exhibits in the park for an incredible viewing experience. Get ready for an unforgettable boating paradise in Kingston, Ontario! Live music, delicious food, and a vibrant festival atmosphere- take advantage of this exciting adventure – click here to learn more.

Princess Street Promenade – August 5th in Downtown Kingston 

Prepare for an electrifying and lively event at the Princess Street Promenade in Downtown Kingston! This much-anticipated extravaganza promises an unforgettable day of fun and excitement for all! Stroll through the bustling streets at the heart of the city, where you’ll be captivated by the sights and sounds that will awaken your senses. The event offers live entertainment, fantastic shopping, and delectable treats from local vendors. Discover unique treasures, connect with the community, and create lasting memories with loved ones. Don’t miss this incredible experience – mark your calendars and join us for a day of pure joy and celebration! Learn more about the event here.

Limestone City Blues Festival – August 24th-27th in Downtown Kingston

Get ready to be blown away at Downtown Kingston’s Limestone City Blues Festival! This highly anticipated event is a blues lover’s dream, promising an unforgettable weekend filled with soulful rhythms and electrifying performances. Immerse yourself in the heart of the city as it comes alive with the sounds of the blues! The festival offers a fantastic lineup of live entertainment that will keep you grooving all night, with multiple stages and various talented musicians and bands. Soak in the lively atmosphere, enjoy delicious food from local vendors, and make cherished memories with friends and family. Don’t miss this extraordinary musical experience – save the date and join us for an electrifying weekend at the Limestone City Blues Festival! Learn more about the event here.

Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival – August 20th 

Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival is the ultimate field party that promises an extraordinary experience! Get ready to groove to great music, indulge in delectable offerings from local food trucks, and savor delicious cocktails, wine, and craft beer. This festival celebrates life with a perfect blend of music, tasty treats, and refreshing beverages in a picturesque countryside setting. Join us for a day filled with pure joy and memorable moments that will stay with you long after the event is over! Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or simply seeking a day of pure enjoyment, “Back to the Farm 23” is the place to be! Don’t miss this fantastic event – save the date and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience. Learn more about the event here.

Stories in the Square – every Thursday at 10:30 AM

Experience the magic of storytelling with your family at Kingston Stories in the Square. This delightful event welcomes families with kids of all ages to enjoy a morning filled with book reading, stories, songs, and lots of laughter. Every Thursday at 10:30 AM, make your way to the Amphitheatre in Springer Market Square for a drop-in event that promises an immersive and entertaining experience.

Movies in the Square – every Thursday at dusk

Indulge in the enchantment of outdoor cinema every Thursday at dusk as Springer Market Square undergoes a wondrous transformation into an immersive outdoor movie theater. Settle in with your friends and family, and bring your cozy blankets and lawn chairs. Each week brings a new selection of films projected onto a magnificent inflatable screen, ensuring a diverse and captivating lineup that caters to every cinematic taste. Immerse yourself in the magic of ever-changing films under the starlit sky as Movies in the Square invites you to embark on a journey of imagination and delight, week after week. Click here for the 2023 lineup.

Pickbleball and Tennis

Looking to get active and have some fun this summer? Look no further than the exciting pickleball and tennis courts in our city! Whether you prefer outdoor or indoor play, Kingston has got you covered. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine at the outdoor pickleball and tennis courts, where you can engage in friendly matches and hone your skills. If you prefer an indoor setting, you can join the thriving pickleball community at the Kingston Pickleball Club. It’s a great way to stay active, meet new people, and have a blast while playing these fantastic sports. So grab your racket, gather your friends, and head to the courts for exciting matches. Take advantage of the opportunity to get out and get active. Click here to find the courts nearest you. 

Ahoy Rentals

Ahoy Rentals is your go-to destination for outdoor adventures in Kingston, Ontario. Ahoy Rentals offers a wide range of rental equipment, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, and bikes, allowing you to explore the area’s stunning natural beauty at your own pace. With convenient rental options and competitive rates, Ahoy Rentals makes it easy for everyone to get outdoors and enjoy Kingston’s picturesque landscapes and waterways. Click here to be redirected to their homepage.

Kingston Markets

 As spring breathes new life into Kingston, it presents the perfect opportunity 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
1000 Islands Treetop Trekking

TreeTop Trekking is an outdoor adventure park in the 1000 Islands region of Ontario, Canada. The park features a variety of aerial adventure courses, ziplines, and other activities for visitors of all ages and skill levels. Visitors can climb, swing, and zip through the forest canopy, enjoying scenic views of the nearby St. Lawrence River and surrounding islands. The park also offers guided night treks, team-building programs, and special events throughout the year. The website provides information about the park’s hours, rates, safety guidelines, and available courses and activities. Check it out here.

Fort Henry Tours

Discover Canada’s largest living history site and step back in time to experience the sights and sounds of the 1860s. Immerse yourself in the daily routines of the past and gain a deeper understanding of what life was like during that era. For an even more authentic experience, consider spending the night in one of the two charming houses on the site. Click here for more information.

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises

Experience a picturesque tourist attraction that’s back for the season and not just for tourists! If you have yet to experience one of these breathtaking cruises, now is the perfect time to hop aboard. Immerse yourself in the historic waterfronts as you glide along the crystal-clear waters of the St. Lawrence River. The 1000 Islands region boasts endless shorelines and the cruises offer various options, including sunset dinner cruises and sightseeing discovery cruises. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises promise an unforgettable experience that showcases the region’s natural beauty and rich history. To secure your tickets and get more information, click here

Kingston Pen Tours

Discover an unforgettable adventure with Kingston Pen Tours! Step into the intriguing world of Canada’s most notorious former prison, the Kingston Penitentiary. Unlock the secrets of this historic landmark as you explore its towering stone walls and hauntingly captivating interiors. Led by knowledgeable guides, the tours offer a rare glimpse into the lives of both inmates and staff who once inhabited this iconic institution. Experience the rich history and intriguing stories that have left a lasting mark on Canada’s past. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an architecture admirer, or simply seeking a unique and thrilling experience, Kingston Pen Tours offers something extraordinary. Don’t miss this chance to walk in the footsteps of history – book your tour now and embark on a journey like no other! Learn more about the tours here.

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 a plethora of 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 places to explore, click here.

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