Welcome to “This Month in Kingston – July 2023,” where we bring you the most exciting events and activities in Kingston, Ontario. And this month, our beloved city is buzzing with art, music, outdoor adventures, and captivating experiences that are bound to leave you enthralled. From immersive art festivals to heart-pounding live performances, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a culture enthusiast, a music lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking to soak in the local charm, our blog has got you covered. Join us as we explore the highlights of Kingston this July, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the action. So, let’s dive in!
Artfest Kingston 2023 – July 1st to 3rd in City Park
Artfest Kingston 2023 is a vibrant arts festival from July 1st to July 3rd in the scenic City Park. With over 150 artists showcasing their talents, attendees can explore various artistic mediums, including paintings, pottery, various arts, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, and more. The festival’s theme, ‘Art Blooms,’ sets the stage for creative activities suitable for all ages. Some of these include live music performances, a Children’s Art Central, the Jay Redbird Indigenous Arts Pavilion, a Live Community Mural Project, a new Floral Theme, live theater, and a Food Area. The best part? Admission is free!
Kingston Buskers Rendezvous 2023 – July 6th to 9th in Downtown Kingston
Get ready for an extraordinary and memorable experience suitable for the whole family at the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous in downtown Kingston, Ontario. This festival goes beyond the usual street fair, showcasing unique and captivating performance art that will leave you in awe. From awe-inspiring acrobats to mind-bending sword swallowers, the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous offers diverse acts, each bringing their unique style and flair. It’s free and open to the public, which means you and your family can enjoy this exciting event without spending a dime. Take advantage of this opportunity for laughter, excitement, and unforgettable memories with your loved ones at the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous.
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo – July 6th to 9th at the Leon’s Cetnre
Cirque du Soleil’s enchanting arena show, Corteo, is making its way to the Leon’s Centre. This festive production combines acrobatic feats, comedy, and acting. Spectators will be transported into a theatrical world of fun and spontaneity between heaven and earth. Corteo offers a unique experience with a two-sided stage that divides the venue, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere for the audience and performers. Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets today.
Live at the Grandstand: The Trews – July 15th at MacKinnon Brothers Brewery
Rock out at MacKinnon Brothers Brewery with The Trews, one of Canada’s most electrifying rock bands! Known for their energetic live performances, powerful vocals, and infectious hooks, The Trews will surely deliver an unforgettable show. Join in on the fun for an evening of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll, good vibes, and great brews. Gates open at 4:30 PM, and the show starts at 5:30 PM. This all-ages, licensed event is your chance to experience The Trews live in action. Don’t miss out on this incredible show! Get your tickets here.
Rockin’ the Square – July 29th starting at 8 PM in Springer Market Square
Experience the exhilarating atmosphere of Rockin’ the Square, the City of Kingston’s annual music extravaganza that will leave you craving more. This event showcases a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, offering a range of genres to suit every taste. Join fellow music enthusiasts, bring your family and friends, and prepare for a night filled with unforgettable moments and the magic of live music. Don’t miss this must-attend event that celebrates the vibrant music scene!
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 event welcomes kids of all ages to enjoy a morning filled with book reading, stories, songs, and 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 as Springer Market Square undergoes a wondrous transformation into an 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.
Pickleball and Tennis Courts
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 is your go-to destination for outdoor adventures in Kingston. You can explore the area’s stunning natural beauty at your own pace with their wide range of rental equipment, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes, and bikes. 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.
Explore some of 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 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.
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. Be sure to bring your water and some snacks! For further information on available places to explore, click here.
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