Celebrate FebFest 2019 in Downtown Kingston!

FEB FEST FEATURES A FLURRY OF FANTASTIC WINTER FUN!

Enjoy all that FebFest has to offer – public skating, horse-drawn wagon rides, fire pits, Beavertails, comfy chairs and more!

All month long!

Skating is free at Springer Market Square. Public restrooms, a warming/change area and small lockers for personal items and shoes *(bring your own lock) are available in the lower level of City Hall. An accessibility ramp is available at the North entrance off Brock Street.

Skate Rentals

The City of Kingston operates a skate rental service at Springer Market Square, open on select dates and times. Cash only. Tax included. Exact change is appreciated. Sizes available: Children’s size 10 to men’s size 12 in hockey and figure skates are available

  • Children (12 and under) – $2.50
  • Youth (13 to 24) and Seniors (65+) – $3.75
  • Adults (18+) – $4.75
  • Group rate (maximum of 5) – $10.00

City Hall Skate rental hours:

  • Thursday, Feb. 14 open 6pm-10pm
  • Friday, Feb. 15 open 7:30pm-10pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 open 7:30pm-10pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 open 9:30am-1pm
  • Monday, Feb. 18 open 11am-2pm
  • — Friday, Feb. 22 open 5:30pm-9pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 23 open 5:30pm-9pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 24 open 9:30am-1pm

You can also rent skates, snowshoes or cross-country skis from local outdoors store Trailhead, located at 262 Princess Street (near the Grand Theatre). Tel: 613-546-4757 | E-Mail:info@trailheadkingston.ca

  • Skate Rentals: $10 (3 hours) or $12 (overnight/up to 24 hours)
  • Snowshoe Rentals: $15/Day or $30/Weekend
  • Credit cards are required for all rentals.
  • Open M-W: 9:30am to 6pm, T-F: 9:30am to 7pm
    Saturday: 9:30am to 6pm
    Sunday: 11:00pm to 5pm

FebFest Activities Calendar

Weekend 3 (February 15 – 21) is Family Day weekend with activities for everyone to enjoy. The focus will be on curling, with opportunities to watch and try for yourself. Check out An Artsy Afternoon on Sunday the 17th in many downtown galleries and businesses.

Thursday, Feb. 14

3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: MAPLE SYRUP theme
Foodie event! Special tapas (small plates) will be available at Le Chien Noir Bistro and Olivea.
6pm – 10pmBEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square
6pm – 10pmSkate Night Date Night @ Springer Market Square
7pmLove to Laugh: A Valentine’s Day Comedy Show
The Grand Theatre
Tickets on sale now
7:30pmTheatre Kingston presents “What a Young Wife Ought to Know”
The Baby Grand (inside the Grand Theatre)
Tickets on sale now

Friday, Feb. 15

3pm – 6pm
Toast to Tapas: WHISKEY theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Harper’s Burger BarBluMartini and Amadeus. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
5pm – 9pmBeavertails! @ Springer Market Square
6pm – 8pmLearn to Curl
Springer Market Square
7:30pmJohn Pizzarelli – A tribute to Nat King Cole at 100
The Grand Theatre
Tickets on sale now
8pm – 10pmDJ Skate Night: Let your skates be your dancing shoes with a Live DJ rinkside! @ Springer Market Square
7pmKingston Frontenacs vs Mississauga Steelheads hockey game@ Leon’s Centre
Tickets on sale now
7:30pmTheatre Kingston presents “What a Young Wife Ought to Know” @ The Baby Grand (inside the Grand Theatre)
Tickets on sale now

Saturday, Feb. 16

10am – 11amEaster Seals Skate
Springer Market Square
10am – 9pmBEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square
11am – 2pmFREE Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Take a wagon ride through Downtown! Drop off and pick up in front of Bank of Montreal
11am – 2pmTry Snowshoeing!
Confederation Park (behind City Hall)
Sponsored by Trailhead
2:30pm & 7:30pmTheatre Kingston: “What a Young Wife Ought to Know” play
The Baby Grand (inside the Grand Theatre)
Tickets on sale now
3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: WHISKEY theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Harper’s Burger BarBluMartini and Amadeus. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
6pm – 8pmLearn to Curl
Springer Market Square
7:30pmPink Floyd Tribute: “Welcome To The Machine Tour”
Grand Theatre
Tickets on sale now
8pm – 10pmDJ Skate Night: Let your skates be your dancing shoes with a Live DJ rinkside!
Springer Market Square

Sunday, Feb. 17

10am-11amLearn to Skate: Never learned to skate? New Canadian? Come learn the basics of how to stay upright on the ice by friendly instructors on the Springer Market Square rink! 16 years and up, first come first served.
10am – 3pm
BEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square
1pm1:45pm
Skate with the Kingston Frontenacs OHL hockey players!
Springer Market Square
1pm-4pm
An Artsy Afternoon: Tour around downtown galleries and art loving businesses!
Various venues (See the map!)
2:30pmTheatre Kingston: “What a Young Wife Ought to Know” play
The Baby Grand (inside the Grand Theatre)
Tickets on sale now
3pm-4pmSkate with the Kingston Vees
Springer Market Square
3pm – 6pm
Toast to Tapas: WHISKEY theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Harper’s Burger BarBluMartini and Amadeus. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!

Monday, Feb. 18 *Family Day (public holiday)*

10am – 4pmMilitary Displays
Market Street (beside Springer Market Squrae)
10am – 3pmBEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square
11am – 12pmFamily Fun Skate
Springer Market Square
11am – 2pmMarshmallow Roasting
Roast your own in the firepits! Marshmallows sponsored by Tara Natural Foods
Springer Market Square
11:30am – 2:30pmFREE Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Take a wagon ride through Downtown!  Drop off and pick up in front of Bank of Montreal (beside Springer Market Square).
1pm – 4pmDo You Wanna Build A Snowman?
Let’s fill the park with snowmen! Bring your own snow-accessories and tools!
Confederation Park (behind City Hall)
2pmKingston Frontenacs vs Kitchener Rangers OHL hockey game
Leon’s Centre
Tickets on sale now
3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: WHISKEY theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Harper’s Burger BarBluMartini and Amadeus. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!

Tuesday, Feb. 19

3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: WHISKEY theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Harper’s Burger BarBluMartini and Amadeus. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
6pm – 9pmTuesday Theme Skate: Country Kicks 
Wear your country gear for country tunes.
Springer Market Square

Wednesday, Feb. 20

3pm-6pmToast to Tapas: WHISKEY
Tapas (small plates) available at Harper’s Burger BarBluMartini and Amadeus. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
8pmThe Trews
The Ale House (19+)
Tickets on sale now

Weekend 4 (Februay 21 – 28) will feature other winter activities such as ringette, and back again this year is a full month of Toast to Tapas – get your passport at the beginning of the month at participating restaurants and enjoy local tapas and local beverages all month long!

Thursday, Feb. 21

7pmPaul Brandt with High Valley and special guests
Leon’s Centre (All Ages+)
Tickets on sale now
3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: WHISKEY
Tapas (small plates) available at Harper’s Burger BarBluMartini and Amadeus. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!

Friday, Feb. 22

3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: BACON theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Aqua TerraChez PiggyDianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse and The Grizzly Grill. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
5pm – 9pm
BEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square
6pm – 10pmDJ Skate Night: Let your skates be your dancing shoes with a Live DJ rinkside!
Springer Market Square
7pmKingston Frontenacs vs Ottawa 67s OHL hockey game
Leon’s Centre
Tickets on sale now
7:30pmGowan
The Grand Theatre
Tickets on sale now

Saturday, Feb. 23

10am – 9pm
BEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square
11am – 2pmFREE Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Take a wagon ride through Downtown!  Drop off and pick up in front of Bank of Montreal (beside Springer Market Square).
3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: BACON theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Aqua TerraChez PiggyDianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse and The Grizzly Grill. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
6pm – 10pmDJ Skate Night: Let your skates be your dancing shoes with a Live DJ rinkside!
Springer Market Square

Sunday, Feb. 24

10am – 11amLearn to Skate
Never learned to skate? New Canadian? Come learn the basics of how to stay upright on the ice by friendly instructors!Must be 16 years+, first come first served
Springer Market Square
10am -3pm
BEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square *last chance*
1pm – 2:30pmFREE Try Ringette!
Come out and try ringette – the fastest game on ice.  This event is open to all ages! There will be a 30 minute demonstration and introduction from 1pm-1:30pm and participants will be on the ice from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Kingston Ringette Association will provide sticks, rings and FUN!
Springer Market Square
Register here!
3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: BACON theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Aqua TerraChez PiggyDianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse and The Grizzly Grill. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!

Tuesday, Feb. 26

3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: BACON theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Aqua TerraChez PiggyDianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse and The Grizzly Grill. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
6pm – 9pm

Tuesday Theme Skates 
Dress as your favourite Fictional Character!
Springer Market Square

Thursday, Feb. 28

All DayPublic skating @ Springer Market Square
Get skate rentals
3pm – 6pmToast to Tapas: BACON theme
Tapas (small plates) available at Aqua TerraChez PiggyDianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse and The Grizzly Grill. Get your passport at a participating restaurant and enjoy!
7pmVogue Charity Fashion Show
The Grand Theatre
Tickets on sale now

Click here for more information about FebFest!