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25 Things to Do in August in Kingston

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

It’s August. What else is there to do besides grabbing a cold one on the patio and soaking up every last drop of that good sunshine? We’re in the heart of the festival season and some of our favourites have returned like the Wolfe Island Music Festival, Back to the Farm, the Limestone City Blues Fest, and so many more.

Do you have an event you’d like featured on our monthly list? Add it to our events calendar for consideration!


1. Thousand Islands Open at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour — August 2-4, 2019



2. Princess Street Promenade 2019 in Downtown Kingston — August 3, 2019



3. Hop On, Hop Off Trolley Tours start at the Visitor Information Centre — Daily



4. K-Town Triathlon in Downtown Kingston — August 4, 2019



5. Campfire Songs at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum — Thursdays in August



6. Guided Fishing Tours with Blue Rock Charters — August 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 2019



7. Emerald Music Festival on Amherst Island — August 9-11, 2019



8. Kingston Pen Tours at the Kingston Penitentiary — All Month Long



9. Wolfe Island Music Festival — August 9–10, 2019



10. Chef Cooking Demos 2019 in Downtown Kingston — Saturdays at 11 am



11. CORK International Regattas — August 7-24, 2019



12. Big Band Music Lunch & Dinner Cruise with 1000 Islands Cruises — August 13, 2019



13. Classic Kingston Food Tours start at the Visitor Information Centre —Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays



14. The Michael Jackson HIStory Show at the Grand Theatre — August 16, 2019



15. 1000 Islands Poker Run at Confederation Basin — August 16 + 17, 2019



16. Movies in the Square — Thursday Evenings



17. Midsummer Festival at Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary — August 17, 2019



18. Tett & Isabel Free Summer Tours — Fridays, 12-1 pm



19. 38th Annual Kingston Women’s Art Festival in City Park — August 18, 2019



20. Back to the Farm: Beer & Music Festival at MacKinnon Brothers Brewery — August 18, 2019



21. Explore a Museum in Kingston — Hours Vary



22. Limestone City Blues Festival in Downtown Kingston — August 22-25, 2019



23. Music in the Park 2019 in Downtown Kingston — Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday



24. Kingston Walking Tours start at the Visitor Information Centre—  Daily at 4 PM



25. Limestone City Car Classic in Lake Ontario Park — August 31, 2019

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