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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stewards of the St. Lawrence 2017 Exhibit

April 29, 2017 to October 31, 2017

 Through partnerships with local conservation agencies and consultations with the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe representatives, the ACHM is pleased to present the Stewards of the St. Lawrence 2017 Exhibit in the main hall. This family focused exhibit will highlight the importance of the river to the local and visiting communities and showcase it is a cultural, recreational and economic lifeline. Through this interactive exhibit the ACHM can share information regarding conservation and stewardship and help to leave a legacy for future generations.


May 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to September 1, 2017 - 12:00am

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

This may seem harsh, unless you're a Canadian. And if we're being completely honest, winter doesn't go down without a fight! So, when the season finally holds its breath for the next 5 or 6 months, we just want to celebrate!

Lansdowne Country Market, every Friday 3 - 6:30PM

June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to October 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

Lansdowne Country Market features local fresh food and unique products. The Market is a great place to meet your neighbours, welcome visitors while buying food and products to start your weekend off right. New on-site entertainment, demonstrations, kids activities and nearby attractions such as antique and vintage stores, restaurants, heritage walking paths, Library and splash pad create an experience for all ages and interests.

Summer Hours at the Museum of Health Care

June 3, 2017 - 10:00am to August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Museum of Health Care brings Canada's health care story to life, as it acquires, conserves, researches, displays, and interprets artefacts that help tell the story of health and health care in Canada.

The Museum of Health Care offers 12 onsite and offsite exhibits, 8 online exhibitions and 28 education programs to a diverse range of ages.

Music in the Park

June 22, 2017 to September 7, 2017

Music in the Park is comprised of many different music series throughout downtown Kingston! We invite you to enjoy over 50 concerts with us this summer! The program runs from mid June through to September and features many different genres performed by Kingston’s very talented musicians.


Tuesdays, hursdays & Saturdays 12:30 - 1:30 Confederation Park



Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Confederation Park



Fridays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Market Square Court Yard


Easy Paint Classes for Adults and Kids

June 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to August 30, 2017 - 11:00am

Unleash your inner artist!

No experience needed and all supplies included for all of our Tuesday afternoon and evening classes. Small class sizes of 4 - 6 people ensure you receive individual attention to complete your artwork.

Adult Afternoon classes run from 1 - 5 pm

Adult Evening classes run from 6 - 9 pm

Children's Classes: 9 - 11 am Wednesdays during the summer.

Detailed information regarding each weeks session,registration details and other information can be found on our website.

Chef Cooking Demos at Kingston Public Market

June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017

Starting Saturday June 24th and running every Saturday in July and August (except Canada Day) , there will be free chef cooking demos at the Kingston Public Market. The demos will happen in the courtyard of Springer Market Square from 11 am until noon. Please see below for a list of this year’s fantastic local chefs.

Summer Art Camps- Ages 5-10 years

July 4, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Come and join our Children's Program Coordinator and Instructor, Atallia Burke, at our downtown location this summer for some resourceful, exciting, amazing art camps!

Daily trips to Memorial Park Splash Pad and Park (weather dependent).

Go to to register. Spots are limited.

$55/day, $250/full week, or $200/ four days (taxes included) per child.

Before and after care is available.

Eco Adventure Camp, Queen's University Biological Station

July 4, 2017 - 9:00am to August 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS) is proud to be offering outreach programming for the Kingston and surrounding area community. Our camp is committed to providing growing kids with a unique opportunity to escape the city and explore the wonders of nature. Week long day-camps run from July 4th to August 25th with an Leaders in Training camp in week 1. Transportation from Kingston is provided. Visit our website for more information

Summer Concerts at Fulford Place

July 5, 2017 to August 30, 2017

Bring your lunch and enjoy nine great performances on the veranda of this Edwardian mansion overlooking the St. Lawrence River. This event is presented as part of the Ontario Heritage Trust’s MyOntario – A vision over time, a conversation among Ontarians about our experiences, identities, values and aspirations.

Performance schedule:

Ye Olde Art Shoppe at Fort Henry

July 7, 2017 - 11:15am to September 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

Ye Olde Art Shoppe at Fort Henry is a collective of 7 local artists with unique and original works of art in a variety of media.

The Thousand Islands Playhouse Presents: Leading Ladies

July 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to August 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

An ailing woman wishes to leave her fortune to her long-lost nephews, so two travelling actors decide to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the inheritance. When they find out that the nephews in question are actually nieces, their plan becomes a lot more complicated. But undaunted by the news, they continue their mission… in drag.

Brockville Rails to Trails Festival

August 10, 2017 to August 13, 2017

The Rails to Trails Festival is four fun filled days of interactive programing featuring the sights, sounds and delectable aromas of the early 20th century travelling carnival with “Carnivàle Lune Bleue” the pomp and pageantry of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel opening ceremony and the ONTARIO 150 Tour with it’s entertaining cultural programing, and YES a visit from the World’s Biggest Rubber Duck too!


Sheep Dog Trials at Grass Creek Park

August 11, 2017 to August 13, 2017

This annual event, held at beautiful Grass Creek Park attracts over 7,000 spectators throughout the three-day festival. The trials are an agricultural sport celebrating our connection to our urban neighbors. Visitors and handlers from all over the globe make Kingston their home for three amazing days of trials competition.

Wolfe Island Music Festival

August 11, 2017 to August 12, 2017

A grass roots Music Festival that takes place Aug 11th and 12th 2017 on Wolfe Island (20 minute free ferry ride from downtown Kingston, Ontario)

 Ferry Schedule:

Friday August 11th

The Waterkeeper Showcase: Swim Drink Fish Canada presents

Main Stage, Community Centre

Gates at 5:00 pm

  • 7:00 pm - Lou Canon
  • 8:00 pm - The Kents
  • 9:00 pm - Your Boy
  • 10:00 pm - Said The Whale


Flying V Productions presents

The Thousand Islands Playhouse Presents: Only Drunks And Children Tell The Truth

August 11, 2017 - 8:00pm to August 26, 2017 - 8:00pm

Grace, an Indigenous woman adopted by a white family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace must find a place where the culture of her past can feed the truth of her present. She struggles to connect her two lives in this heartwarming and hilarious story about coming home.

Frontenac Farmers' Market

August 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Frontenac Farmers' Market
Highway #38, Verona
Every Saturday, 9am-2pm
All local farmers and artisans.
Garlic, Tomatoes, Corn, Blueberries,
Cabbage, Greens, etc., Preserves,
Home Baking, Lamb, Maple Syrup, Honey,
Dog & Cat treats, crafts, and much more...... Facebook

Grand Opening of Canada's First Railway Tunnel

August 12, 2017 - 10:30am

On August 12th, 2017 Brockville will be celebrating Canada 150 with the grand opening of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel.

The Brockville Railway Tunnel Committee has been campaigning with great success to restore the tunnel, Canada’s First, and make it possible to once again walk through the tunnel from end to end. The work to complete this restoration is currently underway and will be finished in time for a grand re-opening ceremony in August during the Rails to Trails Festival in Brockville.

Multicultural Festival

August 12, 2017 - 11:00am

Come and celebrate Canada's diversity at the Multi-cultural Food Festival & Vendor Show as food vendors from all over the world prepare foods from their country to ours!  Lots of craft vendors to browse through. Enjoy entertainment from the Kingston Drum Circle and Canada's Pop Can Radio!

ALL proceeds from this event will go to the Alzheimer's Society.

Star Gaze with Terence Dickinson

August 12, 2017 - 8:15pm

The best night of the year for seeing Shooting Stars - come for a fabulous light show! Join internationally renowned astronomer Terence Dickinson, to explore the amazing world of astronomy and then gaze through telescopes at the majestic night sky (weather and clouds permitting). Free admission with park day pass.

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