Celebrate fall with music and more in Belleville

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Musicians perform during Porchfest on September 28, 2019. Photo via Bay of Quinte Marketing Board.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, the grand old houses in Old East Hill, Belleville, Ont., will come alive with music for Porchfest 2022. The neighbourhood celebration of music takes place every year, and the audience travels from house to house — and porch to porch — to sample music by area performers. In its 13th year, Porchfest is an excellent way to explore East Hill while enjoying the talents of local musicians.

Organized by the Rotary Club of Belleville, this free family event will open at 12:45 p.m. at Glanmore National Historic site, located at 257 Bridge Street East. The music starts up at 1 p.m., and continues throughout the afternoon.

“This is my favourite day of the year,” said Sam Brady, organizer of Porchfest. “It’s a family-friendly music festival with over 50 different venues spread out around the Old East Hill and downtown Belleville. We feature music of all different styles, so patrons can wander from venue to venue taking in not only the great music, but also the beautiful architecture as they catch up with neighbours and friends.”

After 4 p.m., the fun continues in the Belleville Downtown District, with live music, a vendor market, and patios serving delicious food. The vendor market will feature Side Hustle Market artisan vendors from 3 until 7 p.m. There will also be special one-hour performances by 7th Town, Andy Forgie, Wicklow, and Off the Chartz with Johnny Sweet, on Front Street from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The Downtown After Party following Porchfest on September 28, 2019. Photo via Bay of Quinte Marketing Board.

“We are so excited to invite you to the Downtown District as the music continues with the Porchfest After Party in downtown Belleville!” said Luisa Sorrentino, Executive Director of the Belleville Downtown District BIA.

More event details, including a map of Porchfest venues, can be found on http://porchfest.ca/porchfest-2022-3/ leading up to the event.

Can’t make it to Porchfest this year? You are in luck – there are plenty of other ways to enjoy your time in downtown Belleville:

  • Enjoy unique dining in downtown Belleville. The Lark, Capers, Export Grill, Dinkel’s, and Paulo’s are open and ready to fill your belly.
  • Browse the many shops and boutiques — with specialty clothing, home décor and gifts, as well as kitchenware and gourmet foodstuffs, Belleville offers shoppers unique experiences.

With ample parking and lots to experience, visit downtown Belleville this fall.

This article is sponsored by the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board. Interested in a Business Feature on Kingstonist? Contact [email protected]

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