With almost 3 dozen events in 4 days, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest!
- From electric-jazz, funk, soul, folk, metal and more – Kingston’s live music scene has packed your long weekend with NIGHTLY SHOWS!
- Museums are now open! Go back in time and interact with local history at Fort Henry or the Pump House!
- Get active with a Glow in the Dark Bike Ride on Friday or Climb By Donation on Sunday afternoon!
- Watch the fireworks light up the sky this Thursday at RMC and also Sunday at Lake Ontario Park!
Thursday, May 16th
7PM-10PM – Live Jazz Piano @ RCHA Club (19+) – no cover & open to the public
7PM – Sunset Ceremony with Fireworks @ RMC – free, family-friendly
7PM – Awesome Kingston Pitch Party @ The Sanctuary – free
8PM-11PM – Singer-songwriter @ Musiikki Cafe – by donation, all ages
9PM-1AM – Electric-Jazz Trio + 7-piece Soul band @ The Mansion (19+) – $15 advanced, $20 door ($10 with student ID)
10:30PM-2AM – STAGE RAGE @ Stages Nightclub (19+) – $2.25 drinks until midnight
Friday, May 17th
10AM-2PM Climate Strike at Kingston City Hall – All welcome. Bring your signs and your ideas.
5PM-8PM LGBTQ Softball Registration @ The Grad Club – drop-in.
8:30PM-11PM Nolan Hubbard + Cinzia & the Eclipse (Soul/Folk) @ The Mansion (19+) – $5 at the door.
8PM-11PM Saffron A + Wax Mannequin @ Musiikki Cafe (all ages) – singer-songwriter that plays the octave mandolin and mandocello. Admission by donation to band/buy a drink.
9PM-11:30PM 7-piece Blues Band @ RCHA Club (19+) – Tickets $10 cash & open to the public, hosted by Kingston Blues Society.
10PM-2AM Lotus Shaker @ The Merchant (19+) – free cover. Singer’s voice is like Amy Winehouse and Adele combined! Performing classic rock & metal covers.
Saturday, May 18th
9AM-3PM Lemoine Point Native Plant Sale – *located in the West End.
9:45AM-5PM Opening Weekend at Fort Henry – Bring on the boom!
10AM-5PM FREE Admission @ Pump House Museum – learn about trains & the history of Kingston!
1PM-3PM DDay75 – Journey across Canada @ VIA Rail Kingston – Combat boots—a symbol of the Canadians who left their hometowns to travel to Halifax before going overseas to serve—will be placed on the train in Kingston.
3PM-6:15PM The Brewer’s Folly @ Spearhead Brewery – Co-hosted by Sherlock’s Escapes. $25 includes 45-min brewery tour.
8:30PM-10:30PM Live music cafe fundraiser for the homeless @ The Embassy (all ages) – Tickets are $5 and include a tea/coffee.
9PM-11:30PM British Invasion @ RCHA Club (19+) – Live band playing all your favourites: Beatles, Kinks, Stones. Tickets $10, open to the public.
9PM Beers for Queers Open Mic @ Monte’s (19+) – Social event for LGBT community and allies, in the Monte’s room of the Tir Nan Og. Free.
9:30PM-1AM Punk rock/metal show @ The Mansion (19+) – $5 or pay what you can at the door.
Sunday, May 19th
9AM-2PM Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat. Everything produced within 100km of Kingston. Hot foods, live music & arts activities!
12PM-6PM Climb by donation @ Kingston Bouldering Co-op – Raising money for “Climb Malawi” – a group started by a Canadian working in Malawi, Africa, to help them build an inclusive climbing facility.
1PM-9:30PM Victoria Day City Celebrations @ Lake Ontario Park – Live music by the water, fun & games for all ages – interactive shows, immersive puzzles, exciting inflatables, mini paddle boats, and an explosive AC/DC tribute. Free admission! Limited parking – take public transit if you can!
3PM-5PM Sunday Afternoons with Steph @ Musiikki Cafe (all ages) – If you like Joni Mitchell or Aerosmith, don’t miss this! By donation.
6PM-8PM FREE Weekly Swing Dance Lesson @ Gazebo in Macdonald Park (near KGH) – If you’ve never danced before, now’s the time to start!
9:30PM Victoria Day Fireworks @ Lake Ontario Park – Big fireworks show on the lake! Arrive before sunset to find a spot by the water. Bring a chair & blankets + don’t forget the bug spray!
Monday, May 20th
8PM-11PM Live Jazz @ Musiikki Cafe (all ages) – Admission by donation/buy a drink first to support local musicians!
8PM-10PM Meal & Discussion “Anti-Capitalist Muslims Iftar” – free & family-friendly.
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