50 Things to do in Kingston: August Edition

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

If you haven’t heard already, there’s a lot happening in Kingston in August! Take your pick from the choices of festivals and events, enjoy the local arts scene, sample some of Kingston’s fine cuisine, or treat yourself to an evening of spectacular theatre. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it in Kingston – and then some. Without further ado, check out our list of 50 Things to do in Kingston in August!


Festivals & Events

1. Take a tour of Utilities Kingston’s award-winning Water Conservation Garden (Monday – Friday)
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3. Enjoy two days of music on 4 stages at the Wolfe Island Music Festival (August 7 – 8)
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5. Build a fort at the Pump House Steam Museum and achieve total lawn domination (August 6, 13, 20 & 27)
6. Watch the world’s best border collies and their handlers compete to herd sheep through a skill testing course at the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival (August 7 – 9)
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8. Check out Boot ‘n Bonnet All British Car Club Car Day in City Park (August 16)
9. Spend some time at the 11th Annual X-Border Antique Truck Show (August 22)
10. Get back to the farm with the MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival (August 23)
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Music & Entertainment

12. Catch a free lunchtime concert in Confederation Park (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
13. Spend an evening at Olivea enjoying some Tuesday Night Jazz (Tuesdays)
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16. Join Chris Alfano and his band for a night of live music and dancing, featuring the swinging sounds of jazz visionary Benny Goodman on a Lunch or Dinner Cruise (August 6)
17. Experience the musical stylings of Deborah Schuurmans during St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series (August 6)
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19. Go see The Paul DesLauriers Band play some live blues on the DOX Patio (August 7)
20. Take in some live blues on the DOX Patio with Chuck Jackson and the All Stars (August 14)
21. Go see Guardians of the Galaxy at Movies in the Square (August 20)
22. Go see Mr. Hulot’s Holiday at The Screening Room (August 23)
23. Spend an afternoon enjoying gospel blues and lunch on the water (August 27)


Theatre

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25. Take a walk in Sir John A.’s Footsteps and stroll through Kingston’s most iconic attractions (Wednesdays to Sundays)
26. Head to Market Square for Auto Show, presented by Convergence Theatre (August 1)
27. Check out The Kick and Push Festival’s Tall Ghosts and Bad Weather at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (August 5)
28. Driftwood Theatre proudly presents Hamlet, the world’s most famous play, like you’ve never seen it before (August 7)
29. Go see the family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ presented by The Queen’s Barefoot Players (August 10)
30. Relive the magic of Queen with It’s A Kinda Magic, a recreation of Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert at The Grand Theatre (August 18)


Wine & Food

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32. Enjoy a guided tour of the member wineries of Prince Edward County Wine Growers Association with a County Sips Wine Tour by Ian (Contact for dates)
33. Grab some friends and head to Atomica‘s patio for some cocktails (Every day)
34. Try some authentic German cuisine from Amadeus Cafe on their beautiful patio (Every day)


The Arts

35. Spend some time at the Summer Exhibition at the Window Art Gallery, Kingston School of Art (August 4 – 30)
36. Take a free Summer tour focused on New Views of Female Identity at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (August 6)
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Shopping

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39. Pick up some local fare from the Kingston Public Market (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays)
40. Do some antiquing at the Collins Bay Antique Show & Sale (August 8 & 9)


History

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42. Check out the brand new, original theatrical series Hidden From View at Bellevue House (August 14 – 16)
43. Check out the USMC Joint Ceremony at Fort Henry (August 15 & 16)
44. Explore Medicine, Mystery and the Macdonalds at the Museum of Health Care (August 15 & 22)
45. Celebrate 150 years with The County of Frontenac’s 150th Anniversary Celebration (August 28 – 30)


Sports & Outdoors

47. Take part in a free Boot Camp at the Pump House Steam Museum’s Sunset Drop-In Fitness (August 6, 13 & 20)
48. Spend the day watching the Sail Canada Youth National Championship at CORK (August 10)
49. Support a great cause with a Motorcycle Ride for Kids presented by Northern Stars (August 23)
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Do you have an event that you want covered in September’s 50 Things to Do in Kingston? Let us know by sending an email to info@kingstonlobby.com!