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Summer is a busy time in Belleville and the Bay of Quinte, and hotels are already booking up!
Those hoping to take part in Belleville’s happening summer events — from concerts to street parties, festivals, dining and waterfront activities — are encouraged to plan their stay now to avoid disappointment.
“Summers have become so popular that for the last two years, between July and August, we were at 93 per cent occupancy,” said Blair Gamble, General Manager of Hampton Inn & Suites Belleville. “The message is: if you want to enjoy all of Belleville’s festivities and activities during the warm weather months, then book well in advance.”
Belleville is a fantastic destination for families, couples, and solo travellers. Here are a few highlights and new experiences you won’t want to miss!
Endless patios offer an al fresco dining experience.
- The Local Social House is set to open its new, huge 80-seat patio extending over the Moira River this summer where diners can enjoy live music every week!
- Other popular patios on the water include Signal Brewing Company in a historic Corby Distillery building, as well as Boathouse Seafood Restaurant and The Pier Patio at Meyers Pier for panoramic views of the Bay of Quinte.
- New patios throughout the Downtown District with something to do every weekend from June 23 to September 10.
Music lovers can take in the Belleville Jazz Festival downtown from July 28 to 30, 2023. Organized by Canadian Jazz musician Howard Rees, the weekend event will put some sizzle in your summer with the sounds of New Orleans, New York, and Havana.
“It’s amazing how many well-established festivities there are here year-round. Downtown at Dusk, which takes place on June 23, is our signature summer event with buskers, live entertainment, and plenty of activities for kids,” said Danielle Hanoman, Executive Director of the Belleville Downtown District.
In addition to the excitement downtown, other outdoor events and experiences to enjoy this summer include:
- Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival July 6-9 with food and entertainment from around the globe
- Pop-ups on the Bay, a waterfront vendor village complete with kayak and SUP (stand-up paddleboard) rentals
- The region’s first Bocce Golf Course (think bocce ball meets mini-putt) at Black Bear Ridge, one of Canada’s top public golf courses
- Nearby Presqu’ile Provincial Park is a haven for beach lovers and bird watchers.
Visit bayofquinte.ca/vacation to start planning your trip.
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