June 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
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.