Buskers, Bistros and Blues

Signature Events

There’s always something happening downtown, and our full roster of one-of-a-kind events keeps Kingston celebrating all year. Out-of-towners and Kingston locals alike are counting down the days until their next favourite downtown Kingston event.

NOVEMBER 18, 2023.

Nighttime Santa Parade

Santa Claus is coming to K-town! The Nighttime Santa Parade leaves promptly at 5:00 pm from the Bath Road/Princess Street area, and goes all the way down Princess to Ontario Street.

3 days to shop and have fun!

Princess Street Promenade

This one of a kind outdoor shopping festival brings Princess Street to life! Downtown busineeses and community groups are taking to the streets with unique wares, exclusive dining options, giveaways, games and much more!

Save the dates:

June 24, August 5, and September 23, 2023

Thursdays June - September

Movies in the Square

Laugh, cry and enjoy your favourite movies with the community at Movies in the Square. In the summer Springer Market Square is transformed into an outdoor theatre most Thursdays at sunset.

July 4 - 7, 2024

Kingston Buskers Rendevous

Jugglers, acrobats, fire eaters, musicians, balloon twisters, and more! Perfomers from around the world fill downtown at the Kingston Buskers Rendevous.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2023.

Art After Dark

Local downtown galleries and art-loving businesses in downtown Kingston will be showcasing some of the best art in the city and special surprises along the way!