Top 5 Events in Kingston: Aug 17-20, 2017

Summer is quickly coming to a close. Thankfully, there’s still tons of awesome events coming up this weekend to help you extend your summer vacation! This includes Sunday’s Back 2 the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival – something we’ve been looking forward to all summer! There’s also a vast array of live music, outdoorsy, and foodie events to check out.

All the more reason to get out this weekend and connect with your community! Here are our top picks for the weekend:


Thursday, Aug. 17 @ 9pm-11:30pm: JAZZ – Snaggle ft. Brownman Ali with Relatively Minor @ The Mansion (19+)

If you’re a jazz fan, you’re in for a real treat!  Jay-Z and Missy Elliott’s trumpet player, Brownman Ali, is performing in Kingston! Get your groove on at the mansion and jam to some electric-jazz with the critically acclaimed and award-winning, ‘Snaggle’ and ‘Relatively Minor’. Tickets are $15 at the door upstairs in the Living Room starting at 9pm. (19+)


Friday, Aug. 18 @ 5pm-7pm: Happy Hour Live Music @ Fort Henry Battery Bistro

This Friday is one of your last chances to enjoy Kingston’s largest waterfront patio at Fort Henry, one of the Kingston’s premier tourist destinations. Kick off your weekend with live music and half-priced drinks…


Saturday, Aug. 19 @ 10am-2pm: A LOT of Kingston

Come out and celebrate summer at this FREE family-friendly event at Taylor AutoMall in the west end It will feature Giveaways, Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, Artists and Artisans, Demonstrations and more… It’s a great way to connect with the community!


Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 9am-2pm: Picnic in the Park & Corn Roast

Start your Sunday morning off right with fresh, local corn on the cob and watermelon at the Memorial Centre Farmers Market. Relax in the shade with games and music while devouring on your fresh bounty!


Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 12-10pm: Back 2 the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival

Best. Event. Of. Summer. What can’t be said about this festival? There’ll be live music, craft beer, food, games, brewery tours, whiskey samples, badminton and more. There’s something for everyone and features the best musicians, including Irish punk legends The Mahones and Queen’s grads Lost Cousins, performing outside in the country at sunset! It’s the holy grail of Kingston festivals – don’t miss out!

Post written by Oliver Statham!

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