- This historic building serves as the prime performing arts venue for hundreds of unforgettable ballet, comedy, musical, modern dance, and drama performances throughout the year. (613) 530-2050 | Google Maps
- One of the best live theatres in Canada is located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Gananoque. (613) 382-7020 | Google Maps
- Located in the heart of downtown Kingston, this 5,000 seat arena is the premier sports and entertainment venue in the area. It's host to many major concerts and other world-class shows. (613) 650-5000 | Google Maps
Limestone City Blues Festival (August)
- This popular festival runs the length of Princess Street -- both indoors and out. Features over 100 hours of music spread over four days.
Feb Fest (February)
- Ontario’s premier winter event. Includes a figure skating show, the Historic Hockey Series, a winter fun zone, public skating and much more.
1000 Islands Poker Run (August)
- The city plays host to over 50 powerboats coming from all over North America. Includes live music in the park and boat displays.
Buskers Rendezvous (July)
- Performers from all over the world take over downtown for the extremely popular event that features juggling, dancing, singing, magic tricks, and everything in between!
Kingston Public Market (Spring - Fall)
- Ontario's oldest and longest running market is conveniently located in Springer Market Square, just behind City Hall. Vendors offer a wide variety of local produce, prepared foods, and handmade crafts. Open from 9 AM to 6 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Google Maps
Music in the Park (Summer)
- Treat yourself to free lunchtime concerts in Confederation Park every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 12:30-1:30 PM. Google Maps
Movies in the Square (Summer)
- Market Square is transformed into an outdoor movie theatre for most Thursday nights in the summer. Showtimes begin at 9:00 pm (closer to 8:30 pm for the features in August). Google Maps
THEATRE & ARTS
- A hop on, hop off tour of historic Kingston, aboard comfortable thirty-two passenger trolleys. (613) 848-0011 | Google Maps
- Offers day and night time cruises of the 1000 Islands. Includes tours of shipwrecks and historic Bolt Castle. (888) 717-4837 | Google Maps
- See the world famous Fort Henry Guard, take a guided tour, and enjoy a meal overlooking Lake Ontario. (613) 542-7388 | Google Maps
- This guided historical and ghost tour of downtown Kingston is a tried and true favourite for all ages. (613) 549-6366 | Google Maps
- This museum's most incredible artifact is the museum itself – where the original pumps are animated and visitors can discover exactly how they worked. (613) 544-7867 | Google Maps
- Built in 1873, investigate the fascinating history of Canada’s federal penitentiaries. Includes prison artifacts, plus antique equipment and history exhibits. (613) 530-3122 | Google Maps
- Visit the 1840’s restored house and gardens of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister. Costumed staff commemorate and present the daily life of the Macdonald family. (613) 545-8666 | Google Maps
SPORTS & REC
- Water equipment rentals for canoeing, cycling, kayaking, and dinghy sailing. Also offers sailing charters. (613) 549-4277 | Google Maps
- A large community rink in Market Square that is free all winter long. Public restrooms and a warming/changing area on site. Google Maps
- This provincially run park features a playground, picnic areas, a boat-launch, plenty of parks spots, and a beautiful sandy beach. Google Maps
- Minutes away from Whitney Manor, they always provide a safe, professional, and fun fishing experience. (613) 546-3474 | Google Maps
- The Annex is a neighborhood spa in a thriving downtown, owned and operated by locals. It's Kingston's #1 choice for massages, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and much more! (613) 507-2626 | Google Maps
- Studio330 is a holistic yoga center in downtown Kingston that offers classes for all levels, from absolute beginners to experienced practitioners who want to challenge themselves! (613) 542-8992 | Google Maps
- Based on the principles of Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, teachers here use a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga to help people become more mindful in their lives. (613) 541-0998 | Google Maps