25 Things to do in July 2016

By Patrick Bisson

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July definitely has no shortage of festivals, performances, and more, with an endless supply of things to do and see every night of the week. Check out this list and see how many you can check off by the end of the month!


Artfest in City Park - July 1-3

Buskers Rendezvous - July 7-10

Kick and Push Festival - July 15th - August 13th

The Canadian Guitar Festival - July 22-24

Art In The County - Until July 10


Movies In The Square - Every Thursday


The Agnes Etherington Art Centre offers free tours, providing a great opportunity to learn more about the pieces and exhibits that are currently on display (Every Thursday)

Chef Cooking Demos - Every Saturday

Canada Day In Kingston - July 1


Kingston merchants will be taking over the downtown sidewalks with deals, giveaways, and events for #DKShopFest this month! (July 2)

Sunset Ceremonies at Fort Henry - July 8 - September 2

A Taste Of Kingston - July 24


You won’t want to miss out on the Fort Henry Annual Tattoo. This is an annual event that showcases the drill and musical skills of various Canadian and international acts. (July 26)

Princess Street Promenade

Theatre + Live Performance



Every Sunday night at The Next Church, Drop In Theatre provides a great way for people to get involved in the arts. Stop by for one of the free weekly sessions to share your talents and meet some fellow performers! (every Sunday)



Art, politics, murder, and laughter are intertwined in Assassinating Thompson, a one-man investigation of a Canadian icon being performed at the 1000 Islands Playhouse this month. (July 5 – 17)


Noël Coward’s ghostly romp, Blithe Spirit, is a riotous comedy that has delighted audiences around the world. It will be at the 1000 Island Playhouse this month, so get your tickets now! (June 17 – July 16)


Head to the 1000 Islands Playhouse this month for a performance of Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story. (July 19 – 31)



Watch fairytales come to life in the musical Into The Woods, being performed at the 1000 Islands Playhouse this month. (July 22 – August 13)


Music + Concerts

The Blushing Brides at BLUMartini - July 2


Since its inaugural year, the Capital Chamber Choir has been committed to showcasing a wide range of Canadian choral music. They’ll be performing as part of the I Feel the Winds festival this month. (July 11)

Big Brand Fridays in Market Square - Every Friday

Rockin' the Square with David Wilcox

Sports + Outdoors



Think you have what it takes to compete in the Canada Day Limestone Mile? Sign up now individually or as a team! (July 1)

CORK Sailing Regatta - July 22-24