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Meals in Market Square and other new activities as Kingston enters phase two of reopening

Similar to that of last summer, the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) has once again organized ‘Bistro at the Square,’ allowing residents to order meals from some of their favorite downtown restaurants while enjoying the sights and sounds of summer in the city. According to the BIA, the bistro

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Love Kingston Marketplace launches for 2021 season

The City of Kingston and its partners, Tourism Kingston and the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA), have announced the official launch of Love Kingston Marketplace (LKM) 2021 this spring. The reimagined LKM 2021 has expanded on last year’s plan to support local downtown businesses and hopes to hold outdoor

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Kingston kicks off the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier

Kingston has been talking about it and preparing for it for well over a year, and today, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, we can finally say it’s here – The 2020 Tim Hortons Brier begins today. Anyone in the downtown core is sure to notice the Brier is upon us. From

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Lennox and Addington offering $20k in funding through Tourism Activation Program

Businesses and event organizers in Lennox and Addington now have the opportunity to secure funding through the County’s Tourism Activation Program. With a variety of “unique tourism products, as well as a variety of top-notch events that are enjoyed by both residents and visitors alike,” Lennox and Addington is hoping

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Humourist and best-selling author celebrates latest book downtown

Terry Fallis, Canadian author and humour writer, joined downtown businesses on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 to celebrate the launch of his recently released novel, Albatross. Fallis, a two-time Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour award winner, has released six prior books. Albatross — a story about high-schooler who aspires to be

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Spotlight YGK: July 19 edition

There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Kingston, especially if you’re a music lover! Here’s a look at some of the big events happening in August (so you can plan ahead), and some of what you can take in as early as this weekend.Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

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2019 Kingston Buskers Rendezvous opens in downtown Kingston

The 2019 Kingston Buskers Rendezvous kicked off with the annual Fool’s Overture at the Renaissance Event Venue on Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019. Teen ukulele trio Callback opened the evening with covers of contemporary songs. Thirteen year olds Annie, Lucy, and Clara all call Kingston home, and said that they were

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Downtown Kingston ready to celebrate Canada Day

Get your red and white ready, Kingston! The Downtown Kingston BIA will be hosting many events celebrating Canada Day in downtown Kingston and Confederation Park. Canada Day begins with the annual Limestone Mile, a one-mile race. The event is made up of multiple races – two kid’s races (one for

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KFPL celebrates World Refugee Day with author Maryam Rafiee

In honour of World Refugee Day (June 20), the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting Author Maryam Rafiee on Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019. Rafiee has written about her experiences attempting to communicate with her father during his imprisonment in Iran. Her book, Dear Baba, shares Rafiee’s letters she was

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Kingston Pride 2019: Parade, events, and everything you need to know

  This weekend, Kingston will be awash in rainbow colours as Pride events take place around the city. Kingston Pride has announced their full list of events, so read on for all of the things to see and do this weekend, as well as road closures to be prepared for.

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Limestone City Blues Festival announces 2019 lineup

  The 23rd annual Limestone City Blues Festival will be bringing the blues to downtown Kingston from Thursday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Over 100 hours of blues music will be presented over the four-day festival. “It’s a very exciting lineup,” said Downtown Kingston! Senior Projects Manager Jan

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Spotlight YGK: May 24 edition

  Spotlight YGK It’s summer, right? Contrary to calendar dates, the warm weather and the patios suggest perhaps maybe it is … This Week … FRIDAY LIVE MUSIC: BluMartini : Tighten Up, The Bon Evans Band and Jim Dan Dee (9 :45pm) https://www.facebook.com/events/2629806700367652/ Santur Brewing : Zak Colbert (8pm) https://www.facebook.com/events/560010311193140/ Musiikki Cafe: Gillian

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