Remember the sheer terrible that was winter 2014? Kingstonians patiently and bravely endured, and with the arrival of summer, we’re now looking forward to much deserved outdoor festivals, mosquito bites and hot, sticky days made tolerable by frosty beverages. Tomorrow’s Canada day festivities mark one of the first opportunities for us to slow down and really enjoy our favorite summer pastimes. My vision of a perfect Canada day involves cherished seasonal staples including outdoor concerts, bustling patios, hammocks and fireworks. Of course, I would be remiss if I did not mention my guilty summer pleasure, taking in summer blockbusters at the drive-in. With so much to see and do in Kingston during the summer months, this week’s poll seeks to know:
Which summer festival/event are you looking forward to most?
- Kingston rib and Craft Beer Festival (34%, 49 Votes)
- Princess Street Promenade (22%, 32 Votes)
- Buskers Rendezvous (19%, 27 Votes)
- Movies in the Square (13%, 19 Votes)
- Wolfe Island Music Festival (7%, 10 Votes)
- Farmers and Antique Markets (4%, 6 Votes)
- Limestone City Blues Festival (1%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 145
Big festivals aren’t the only thing Kingston has to offer during the summer months. From lakeshore swimming to sampling the wares of local food trucks, to leisurely bike rides and enjoying a scenic trip on the Wolfe Islander, there’s loads to do without spending an arm and a leg. Thrifty staycations are also possible thanks to enriching offerings such as Confederation Trolley Tours, Kingston by Fork, music in the square and sunset at the Fort. What are your local summertime faves and guilty pleasures?
Photo credit to Jeff Power.