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Most Anticipated Summer Events in Kingston

Summer events, weekly pollJune is here and kids of all ages are counting down until the end of school, and the general winding down that the summer season brings.  Many would agree that the summer months are some of the best to spend in The Limestone City.  Downtown is bustling and patios are brimming with tourists and Kingstonians alike, gardens are in full bloom, making our historical buildings that much more photogenic, the farmers markets are in full swing and people are just generally happier.

Each summer, our city puts on various festivals, some musical, some epicurean, some are community focused and some are purely for our entertainment.  It would be nearly impossible to list all of these events (which is a wonderful problem to have!) so we’ve narrowed this choices down to some of our personal favourites.  This week we want to know:

Which summer festival/event are you looking forward to most?

  • Princess Street Promenade (35%, 45 Votes)
  • Fare on the Square (29%, 38 Votes)
  • Movies in the Square (16%, 21 Votes)
  • Wolfe Island Music Festival (15%, 19 Votes)
  • The Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival (5%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

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A wonderful thing that the summer months in Kingston bring us are events that aren’t necessarily big festivals, but rather day-to-day or in some cases, daily things that we can take in somewhat on our own time.  I’m referring to summer-long tours such as Kingston By Fork or the Kingston Trolley Tour, or perhaps you love heading down to Market Square for the weekly chef demos, or make a point of sitting on the grass at the basin every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to take in a local band during lunch.  Whether or not your favourite Kingston summer pastime made our list, we’d love to hear what you look forward to most.

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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...

3 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Summer Events in Kingston

  • June 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm
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    Voted Princess St. Promenade, it's a great time. I really hope it's not 40 degrees like it was last year, I was soaked in sweat by the end of it.

  • June 5, 2013 at 11:52 am
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    Does anyone know if Taste of Kingston is happening this year? It usually happens in July. I also hope that the Chef Demos on Sat mornings in Market Square are back! I try to make them every week.

  • June 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm
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    I think..
    that Princess Promenade like events should be monthly, like Art Crawl in Hamilton, or 4th Fridays in Guelph. It's a great way to have a vibrant downtown. I think Toronto used to close Yonge for Pedestrian Sundays, which still happens in Kensington Market.

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