Downtown Kingston offers full weekend of fun for Family Day

Photo by Garrett Elliott.

Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, is Family Day — a holiday to enjoy with your friends and family. The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) is offering family-friendly events over the long weekend, some of which will be weather dependent.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, the Kingston Frontenacs, in partnership with the Kinsmen Club, will host a team skate in Springer Market Square from 1 to 2 p.m. “Lace up those skates and do a lap or two with some of your favourite players or cozy up with Barrack the Bear by one of the wood-burning fire pits,” the BIA said in a media release.

An Artsy Afternoon returns for one day only on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. From 1 to 4 p.m., everyone is invited to tour downtown galleries and shops for an afternoon of artsy fun. According to the release, participating locations are offering family-friendly activities and crafts, live music, featured artists, special promotions, giveaways, and more.

The BIA provided the following list of participants for An Artsy Afternoon:

  • Hoopla Press and Gallery – 120 Princess Street, Unit IA 
  • Martello Alley – 203 B Wellington Street 
  • Kingston Community Arts & Design – 75 Princess Street 
  • Amanda’s House of Elegance – 70 Princess Street 
  • General Brock’s Commissary – 55 Brock Street 
  • Martello on Brock – 66 Brock Street 
  • Cornerstone Canadian Art – 255 Ontario Street 

The family fun continues on the holiday Monday, with free horse-drawn wagon rides running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Springer Market Square. If conditions allow, from 2 to 4 p.m., skaters are invited to don their favourite princess dress or mouse ears and take to the ice for a Disney-themed skate. The BIA said that those who need a little sustenance are invited to roast a marshmallow (or two) at one of the wood-burning fire pits. Then cap off your day with a family portrait in the Encanto photo booth.

“Post your family pic to social and tag @downtownkingston and you and your family could be seeing the Kingston Frontenacs play from the comfort of an exclusive suite!” the Downtown Kingston BIA said, adding that all skating events are weather permitting.

As always, Kingstonist has you covered in terms of what’s open and what’s closed this holiday weekend. Check out What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2023 for more information.

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