City of Kingston marks National Indigenous Peoples Day with events downtown

Dozens of people joined hand in hand during Kingston’s National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2021. Photo by Queen’s University’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, and the City of Kingston is marking the day downtown with Indigenous market vendors, a community services fair, child and youth activities, and delicious food vendors, and a concert finale.

According to the City’s website, the events will take place at City Park and Springer Market Square throughout the day on Friday, Jun. 21, 2024.

“Let’s come together to honour and celebrate the resilience and richness of Indigenous cultures,” the City stated.

To move between sites, Kingston Transit is offering free bus service between City Park and Springer Market Square:

  • City Park to Springer Market Square: Route 3 departs from King Street at Maitland Street starting at 4 p.m.
  • Downtown Transfer Point to City Park: Routes 1, 2 and 18 are free starting at 6 p.m.
Image via Facebook.

The City provided the following list of activities for the day:

At City Park enjoy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Rock climbing wall 
  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • Market vendors selling handmade artisan crafts and much more
  • Children and youth activities
  • Splash pad
  • Food vendors 

At Springer Market Square:

  • 6:30 p.m.: Dance performance by the Ward Brothers
  • 7 p.m.: Concert by 2nd Line Bluegrass

This event is organized by the Kingston Native Centre and Language Nest with support from the City of Kingston.

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