Newcomers can get information about festivals and special events in Kingston from community calendars. A number of groups and organizations maintain online event calendars that list concerts, dance performances, theatre and art shows, sports competitions, community festivals and organized drop-ins and activities for parents and young children.
You can also learn about events in Kingston from community newspapers, public service announcements on radio and TV stations, flyers, bulletin boards, and individuals groups and organizations.
See also the Arts, Activities & Entertainment section of the site.
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A list of special events hosted by the city of Kingston. Includes date, time, location and a brief description. Also lists City council and committee meetings.
A calendar of community events, including shopping and dining, in Kingston. Includes separate listings of winter and summer festivals.
A comprehensive list of LGBTQ resources in Kingston, including a community events calendar.
Links to community event calendars for sporting events, festivals, concerts, tourist activities and WhatsonKingston.
A guide to arts organizations in Kingston with links to activities, shows, projects, performances, calendars and committees.
An events calendar for parents that lists drop-in programs and special events for children from birth to the age of six in Kingston.
A guide to the exhibits, collections and programs at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, a community facility located on the Queen’s University campus. Includes an online events calendar. The centre can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
A monthly list of French activities in Kingston and the Thousand Islands region. Downloadable PDF document is in French and English.
Kingston Information Radio is a recurring 10-minute loop of information about road closures, traffic conditions, weather, changes to recycling and garage collections, holiday closures and event listings. Public meeting announcements and important police messages are also broadcast on this commercial-free radio service.
A listing of news and upcoming events for the Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP), including local events that would be of interest for newcomers to Kingston. This information is also available through Twitter.
The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) has programs and events for adults, children and families with babies and older children and teens. View details and register for the programs.
A calendar of major festivals and celebrations as well as community events held in downtown Kingston. Includes anything from street performing, live music, and food tasting, to sailing and boat competitions, and fireworks. This site also includes links to the event calendars for the K-Rock Centre and the Grand Theatre.
Find out what’s happening locally on the Kingston Community Health Centre (KCHC) calendar. Includes Immigrant Services Kingston and Area (ISKA) and Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP) events.
A community organization focused on the enhancement, stewardship and preservation of Kingston’s Inner Harbour waterfront. Includes information about the association, it’s initiatives – such as creation of the Inner Harbour Heritage Trail, heritage preservation and historical tours -- community events, how to become involved, a photo gallery, links, and contact information.
Information on Barriefield Village – a unique heritage conservation district — including maps, a gallery, and a listing of various heritage homes and sites. News, links and contact information for the association — which aims to protect the original heritage of the district, are also provided.
History and general information on KACC, an organization fostering awareness of the history, culture, and daily experiences of people of African descent in the Kingston area. KACC holds annual events and activities for Black History Month (February) and has a community calendar listing other events and activities throughout the year. African and Caribbean cooking demonstrations for events is available upon request.
Founded in 1996, this foundation actively promotes African and Caribbean culture and supports and showcases members of Kingston’s Afro-Caribbean community. Though various scholarships, bursaries, and awards it encourages academic and professional excellence in Afro-Caribbean students and recognizes the contributions of deserving individuals to the wider Afro-Caribbean community. Annual fundraising and community events include a November dinner-dance and awards fundraiser, a “Taste of Africa and the Caribbean” event, and a special opening ceremony event for Black History Month (February).
Includes club events, as well as other programs put on or promoted by the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC).