Weekend events and festivals in Kingston including festivals family activities, activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports events.
Weekend Events: September 20 to 22, 2019
I. Family Events and Festivals
Frozen In Time
Frozen In Time is a show for the kids that the whole family will enjoy! A show featuring a 3 character cast of the Snow Queen, the Ice Princess, and their lovable friends. Join them as they go back in time to tell their story as you sing-a-long with them to all your favourite songs.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
The Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street, Kingston
$35.34 to $47.34
Kids Creativity Club!
Kids Creativity Club is a Saturday morning drop-in art program at the Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning. It is an opportunity for children and their families to experience the arts together. Each week participants can enjoy a variety of hands-on, creative arts activities with local artists and volunteers. Details
Saturdays, September 7- December 21, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tett Gallery, Activity Room, 370 King Street West, Kingston
$2-$5 Donations are kindly accepted
Visit the Pump House to see a stunning collection of the best model railway trains. An elaborate multilevel O scale train can be set in motion by the push of a button, and the HO scale train set from the opening of the iconic CBC children’s show ‘The Friendly Giant’ is on display. There are also various model railway trains that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Details
April 6 – November 23, 2019
PumpHouse, 23 Ontario St, Kingston
Adult (25 – 64): $5.44 ; Child (0-2): FREE; Child (3-12)+: $1.86; Youth (13-24): $4.60; Senior (65+): $4.60; Family: $13.05
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II. Performing Arts – Concerts and Live Theatre
Close to You: Celebrating the Music of The Carpenters
Please join us for a fantastic evening of music, entertainment, and celebration of The Carpenters live. Who doesn’t remember The Carpenters? Even if you weren’t their biggest fan, songs like Close to You and We’ve Only Just Begun, are buried deep in the consciousness of anyone that grew up as a fan of pop peeler music in the 1970s and 1980s.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Baby Grand Theatre, 218 Princess Street Kingston
The Glorious Sons
The Glorious Sons have etched a name for themselves in the Canadian rock world and continue to rise! The real power of The Glorious Sons is their ability to create music that not only holds nostalgia, but connects and engages their audiences at concerts. They’re stellar when it comes to genuinely interacting with a crowd. The band carries around an honesty that keeps them grounded, while staying true to their Canadian roots.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 6:00 PM
Richardson Stadium, 48-80 W Campus Ln, Kingston
$50 & up
Barefoot in the Park
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbour-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Details
September 5-21, 2019
Domino Theatre, 52 Church St., 52 Church Street Kingston
$10 to $15
- Ed Thompson and this 10-piece Swing Band on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM @ Senior Centre, 56 Francis St, Kingston
- YGK Emerging Musician Competition Showcase Concert on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM @ The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King Street West, Kingston
- Dizzy Wright & Madchild Live on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM @ Overtime Sports Bar, 1677 Bath Rd, Kingston
- Justin Rutledge on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:00 PM @ The Grad Club, 162 Barrie St, Kingston
- Ian Tamblyn co-bill Durham County Poets on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM @ Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Avenue, Kingston
- Clint Everson on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM @ The Embassy, Live Music Cafe Kingston, 129 Wellington St, Kingston
- The Faps, the Straight Teeth and No Guff on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM @ The Mansion, 506 Princess St, Kingston
- The Jordy Jackson Band on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 PM @ Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill, 515 Days Road, Kingston
- Jory Nash: Presented by Diggin’ Music Kingston Concerts on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM @ Next Church, 89 Colborne St, Kingston
III. Sports & Related Events
vs. Oshawa Generals
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Leon’s Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way, Kingston
$13.79 – $27.34
CORK Fall Regatta
Ontario Provincial Championships. World Sailing ranking event for the Laser standard & Radial Fogh Gold Cup for Laser Standard and Radial (Open)
September 20 & 21, 2019
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Free to watch
Strides for Melanoma
Join us for Canada’s largest walk for melanoma, Sunday September, 22nd, 2019. Your support will have a direct impact in the lives of melanoma patients, help increase the awareness and prevention of this deadly disease, and fund critical melanoma research.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 9:00 AM
Rotary Park, 1285 Coverdale Drive, Kingston
IV. Festivals & Other Events
Panic at the PumpHouse
The PumpHouse and Improbable Escapes have partnered to bring Kingston a new escape game experience
A great fire destroyed downtown Kingston in 1840, and now it’s about to happen again. An arsonist is on the loose! They’ve sabotaged Kingston’s water supply and now they could strike the city at any moment! Local legend says that in 1840 the citizens of Kingston vowed never to let a fire sweep the town again. If the stories are true, they hid a series of clues in the old PumpHouse: if you can decipher them you might have a chance to find the location of a hidden water supply, turn the water back on and put a stop to the arsonist’s plan. Details
Tuesday to Sunday | 10 AM. to 5 PM.
PumpHouse, 23 Ontario St, Kingston.
$14 + tax.
The Art of African Ivory: Visitors will discover how Africans have used ivory to teach morality, convey social standing, heal wounds, safeguard communities and commercially profit.
Stepping Out: Clothes for a Gallery Goer: Stepping Out proposes outfits and accessories that one might wear to an art museum—perhaps to an exhibition opening, at a children’s event, for a study session, or on a Sunday afternoon. Drawing upon the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress, the exhibition features clothing, from the 1860s to 1970s, stepping through gallery spaces and intermingling with contemporaneous works of art.
Between Chance & Order: Milly Ristvedt: Preeminent painter Milly Ristvedt presents a selection of recent abstract works in the inaugural exhibition in the Franks Gallery. Over her long career, Ristvedt has had over 50 solo exhibitions and her work has been included in major exhibitions in Canada and abroad.
Split Between The I & The Gaze: Peeping. Staring. Gazing. Glancing. This exhibition brings together a diverse range of works, each exploring different acts of looking. Artists use various strategies to draw attention to the ways in which we look, calling into question the assumed roles of passive spectator or active participant.Details
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue, Kingston