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Guide to The 2017 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2017, Kingston, OntarioThe Skeleton Park Arts Festival is back for it’s 11th year! The festival, which began as a one-day music festival in McBurney Park has turned into a five day affair that goes beyond musical performances. Come out and enjoy story telling, an outdoor film screening, a musical aqua fit class, early morning yoga in the park and so much more. The musical line up offers a wide variety of genres and takes place over two days. As always, there will be an artisan fair, local food vendors, Boxtopia Village featuring Birdbone Theatre & Community Booths! All events are free but some do require advance registration (e.g. Aqua Fit). Check out our handy guide below and start making plans for how you will celebrate the arts in our community next week.

Wednesday, June 21st

3pm: Onagottay Opening Reception at The Elm Cafe
7pm: Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest Digital Stories Screening & Community Circle at Legion Branch #560

Thursday, June 22nd

10am & 6pm: Live Music Aqua Fitness at Artillery Park Pool

Friday, June 23rd

7:30am-8:30am: Free Morning Yoga Class with Live Music
7pm: “Live in Kingston” Outdoor Film Screening and Lost Cousins

Saturday, June 24th

7:30am: Free Morning Yoga Class with Live Music
10am: Kyoko Ogoda
11am: Fred Penner
12pm: Metis Fiddler Quartet
12pm: Musical Storytime with Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
1pm: Mad about Madeline (Theatre Side Stage)
1pm: Oktopus with the Kingston Stilters
2pm: Family Games & Activities
2pm: Orange Alabaster Mushroom
2-4pm: Hillside Poetry Stage (new in 2017!)
Readings by Helen Humphreys, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Sadiqa de Meijer, Jason Heroux. Acoustic Performances by Jenny Whiteley, Nathan Lawr. Co-emceed by Bruce Kauffman and Fred Penner.
3pm: Forty Seven Teeth
4pm: Justin Rutledge
5pm: Yuka
6pm: The Hidden Cameras
7pm: Minotaurs
8pm: Sarah Harmer
10pm-2am: Afterparty: Toucan Funk Jam with Spencer Evans and members of Ghetto Express, Yuka and Minotaurs at The Toucan Pub

Sunday, June 25th

7:30am: Free Morning Yoga Class with Live Music
10am: Kingston Indigenous Language Nest Workshop, Song & Games
12pm-3pm: Porch Jazz Parade around the McBurney Park Neighbourhood
12pm: Square Dance with the Metis Fiddler Quartet and caller Martha Cooper
12pm: Barefoot Players (Theatre Side Stage)
2pm: The Hootenanny Revue
2:30pm: Arrival of the Porch Jazz Parade in Skeleton Park
3pm: Georgette Fry
4pm: Old Man Luedecke

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Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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