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25 Things to Do in Kingston in August

By Sarah Houghton

It’s the dog days of summer now, Kingston! Grab the SPF50 and check out our August lineup full of festivals, regattas, live music, shows, workshops and more to get you out and under that sun for as long as possible!

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1. Live Music at the Bistro at Fort Henry — Friday evenings

2. Thursday Gallery Tour at The Agnes — August 2

3. Kingston Food Tours — Wednesday through Sunday all month

4. Princess Street Promenade in Downtown Kingston — August 4

5. Movies in the Square — Thursday evenings

6. K-Town Triathalon — August 5

7. Kingston’s Fresh Water Sailing Festival — August 9–24
CORK Kingston's Fresh Water Sailing Festival

8. Wolfe Island Music Festival — August 10–11

9. Emerald Music Festival on Amherst Island — August 10–12

10. Kingston Sheepdog Trials at Grass Creek Park — August 10–12

11. Chef Cooking Demos in Downtown Kingston — Saturday mornings

12. Paddle and Pint with Trailhead’s Summer Clinics — all month

13. Music in the Park in Downtown Kingston — August 2–30

14. The PumpHouse Steam Museum presents Discovery with da Vinci — August 11 + 25

15. The 29th Annual Boot n’ Bonnet Car Show at City Park — August 12

16. Backyard BBQ + Band at Pan Chancho — Thursdays

17. 1000 Islands Poker Run at Confederation Basin — August 17–18

18. The World Heritage Sunset Ceremony at Fort Henry — August 1–29

19. The 37th Annual Women’s Art Festival at City Park — August 19

20. McKinnon Brothers Back to the Farm Music + Beer Fest — August 19

21. Limestone City Blues Fest — August 23–26

22. Home Grown Blues Food at Limestone City Blues Fest — August 23–26

23. MacLachlan Woodworking Museum’s Charcuterie Board workshop — August 25

24. Wine Tasting Lunch + Dinner 1000 Islands Cruise — Wednesdays

25. Kingston Penitentiary Tours — All month

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