Spotlight YGK: September 28 Edition

The Fall Princess Street Promenade takes over the main drag downtown on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

The last official weekend of September. Yes – we’re about to turn over a new leaf, and usher in Halloween season!

This Week …


Stereo Nights @ King’s Town Brewing
7pm; No Cover – Intimate acoustic performances of original and cover songs from the 50’s to now

Gunz N’ FN Rosez @ Overtime Sports Bar

Long Range Hustle, Enrights, Julia Finnegan @ The Mansion
9pm || $10 adv

Black Suit Devil @ The Public House

Poker Nite @ Raxx

Scott Owen @ Little Texas Roadhouse
10pm; Care from Country 93.5 hosts Ladies Night to Follow

Dancing in the Dive Bars @ The Brooklyn


Odd Fosters & Cakeface @ Little Texas Roadhouse

ToneKats @ The Merchant
10:00pm; You request it – they play it!

Rocktember is BACK! @ BluMartini
9pm || $20 The United Way of KFL&A is excited to announce another night of live music complete with hairstyles and outfits from the eighties, featuring musical act 80s Enuff.

The Stares @ Little Texas Roadhouse


Chelsea Road @ Little Texas Roadhouse
Classic Country!

Events This Weekend:

Fall Art After Dark

Take a walk Downtown and check out some of the best original pieces of art in Kingston! Paintings, sculpture, glass, pottery, jewelry and more will be on display (and ready to buy!)
TONIGHT @ 7pm; various locations

Fall Princess Street Promenade

Join us as we close Princess Street for an active, fun & entertaining experience!
Businesses, community groups and restaurants will take to the streets for this day-long celebration! Come out to enjoy the day with lots and lots of fun activities for the whole family!

Fall For Kingston

With over 15 area restaurants & food trucks, 12 vendors, 6 breweries & 3 tattoo artists doing flash tattooing this festival will have something for everyone. This festival will highlight Kingston culture by displaying the talented people that call this community home.
Whether you’re a foodie who appreciates culinary innovation, a lover of Canadian Music, or someone who likes to support a great cause, Fall for Kingston Festival is bound to satisfy.
All proceeds go to supporting Hospice Kingston’s programs and services.
TOMORROW @12pm || City Park

Octoberfest at The Public House

As part of the Fall Princess Street Promenade join us outside The Public House where we will extend our patio onto the street for an Octoberfest celebration. Cold beer, steamy sausages from Bubbas, Scott Wemp’s buffalo chili and German pretzels. Live music by Chris Jackson. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon!

Moonlight Corn Maze Walk

Grab a flashlight and find your inner GPS! The Wynn Farms Apple Orchards is open this weekend, and many more Fridays and Saturdays late to give you a chance at solving this classic fall labyrinth! Be sure to warm up with an apple cider by the fire when you’ve successfully completed your mission!

Kingston Kidney Walk

Walk for someone you love at Kingston’s Kidney Walk and become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease.
Sunday @ 10am || Lake Ontario Park

Run For The Cure

The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5-km or 1-km walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.
Sunday @ 9am || 100 Portsmouth

Really Really Free Market

A RRFM is a place where all things are free! Bring stuff to give away (not necessary), take stuff you need. Feel free to also bring snacks, games to play in the park or supplies to share a skill. We encourage you to take home your items that are not taken if possible.
SUNDAY @ 12pm || Skeleton Park  

Kingston’s First OysterFest

If you love oysters and parties, you’re going to really love this oyster party! Sunday, September 30th marks the first annual OysterFest! Food, music, drinks, and friendly (serious) competition!
SUNDAY @ 1pm || Spearhead Brewing Company; Afterparty at the Iron Duke

And even more to choose from …

Queer Circus — Kingston Circus Arts; TONIGHT
Kingston Circus Arts is running circus classes specifically for members of the LGBTQA+ community. Explore mainly aerial fabric, with an intro to partner acrobatics, trapeze and more with instruction from a queer instructor.

ART After Dark— Slate Studio; TONIGHT
From collectors and curators, to fashionstas and designers, visitors can explore and discover local works of art at Slate Studio. Check out our artsy industrial studio, meet the slate squad and featured artists!

Sunrise Yoga — The Isabel Bader Centre; SATURDAY
This is a FREE Culture Days event. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Arrive early to save your ideal spot on the patio.

Lego-Nardo da Vinci— The Pumphouse; SATURDAY
Lego, Art and Science come together in this fun event for the whole family! Join us and create inventions using Lego pieces inspired by our exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: Relentless Curiosity.
10:00am; FREE

Instrument Petting Zoo & Composition Garden— The Isabel Bader Centre; SUNDAY
Instrument Petting Zoo –
Visit a violin, feed a flute, or plunk a piano. Our instruments are happy to hang with you as you get to know how they sound, and, well, who they are!
Composition Garden –
Pluck colourful musical notes from the Composition Garden, arrange them in a beautiful bouquet on our giant musical staff, and have your composition played back to you by one of our musical masters. Music never sounded so sweet!

Food Truck Event — City Park; SUNDAY
Bring your picnic blankets and be ready for amazing food, great live music and lots of fun! All proceeds from the event will be in support of Autism Ontario and Community Living Kingston and District, two wonderful organizations that provide support and services for individuals living with intellectual disabilities.

Beer Dinner Fundraiser— Tir Nan Og; SUNDAY
Another season, another beer dinner, this time a fundraiser! We have partnered with our new friends at Gananoque Brewing Company to do a fundraiser for the local foodbank here in Kingston.

Pub Quiz— The Mansion; SUNDAY

On Sale Now …

The Ale House:

Classified – October 11
USS, The Elwins – October 24
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) – November 18

The Grand Theatre:

Gino Vannelli – September 29
Steve Hill – October 11
Brett Kissel – October 17
Serena Ryder – October 18

Leon’s Centre:

John Mellencamp – October 4
Jeff Dunham – October 19
Tim Hicks – November 17
Luke Combs – March 30

Don’t forget !

Wolfe Island Corn Maze is OPEN SATURDAYS! 


Care is the National Evening Announcer on #1 For Country, broadcasting live from Country 93.5 with Bobby Bones weeknights from 7-11pm. You can also hear her Dad jokes Sunday mornings 6 – 10am on KRock 105.7.
Find her online (in all the usual spots) @careonair
And don’t be surprised if you see her chasing a tequila shot with a rye n coke on her many Downtown Princess Street adventures any given weekend.

If you want to have your event listed, drop Care a note at [email protected]

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