Katarokwi Indigenous Market returns to Springer Market Square

Photo via Tourism Kingston.

June is National Indigenous History Month, and, beginning on Sunday, Jun. 4, 2023, the Katarokwi Indigenous Art and Food Market will return to Springer Market Square for a summer of Sundays.

Running weekly, the market, the only one of its kind in Ontario, will highlight Indigenous artists, artisans, and musicians. Visitors will be able to shop and watch live music on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning this weekend until September 24, 2023.

According to a release from Tourism Kingston, the Katarokwi Indigenous Art and Food Market will include 14 Indigenous artisan and food vendors primarily from the South Eastern Ontario region:

  • W.C. Creatives
  • Cadue’s First Foods
  • Alyssa Bardy Photography
  • Dream Creations
  • Sew Creative by Jen
  • Flint and Maple Beadwork
  • Indigenous revelations
  • L and B Native Crafts
  • 4 Crazy Crows
  • Stonecrop Farm
  • Theresa Brant Studio
  • Miigwans Creations
  • Nish Bish Designs
  • Turtle Island Snacks and Fine Foods
Photo via Tourism Kingston.

The market will also feature live performances from 12 to 1 p.m. each week. Sunday, June 4 will feature Shimmering Waters, traditional big drum, and Kathryn Allen, traditional dancer, according to the release. A listing of all performances for the season is available at visitkingston.ca/katarokwi.

RIEL Cultural Consulting coordinates the Katarokwi Indigenous Art and Food Market with support from Tourism Kingston and the City of Kingston. According to the release, the program is funded, in part, by the City of Kingston in support of the Creative Industries Strategy that positions Kingston as a destination of choice for creative industry producers and consumers.

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