50 Things to Do in Kingston: July Edition 2015

By Visit Kingston

Another month, another list! With summer officially here, Kingston is the place to be this July with awesome Canada Day celebrations, 10 different festivals, plenty of live entertainment for all musical tastes, riveting theatre and much more. Check out the list below and spend some time with us in Limestone City in July!

Canada Day

1. Check out the City’s Canada Day Celebrations at Grass Creek or Confederation Park (July 1)
2. Enjoy Canada’s 148th Birthday at the home of Canada’s First Prime Minister (July 1)
3. Check out the live entertainment and street festival activities at Sir John A. Festival Square (July 1)


6. Check out immersive theatre, late night panel talks, masterclasses and more as part of the First Annual Kick + Push Festival (July & August)
7. Celebrate Pan American Music, Dance, Art, Sport, History & Community with live entertainment on multiple stages at the Pan Am Cultural Festival (July 1 – 4)
8. Check out the Domino Theatre’s 7th Annual One Act Festival (July 3)
10. Spend the afternoon seeing what the young busking crowd is up to at the 5th Annual Young Peoples Buskers Festival (July 10)
12. Listen to readings by guest authors, artists and publishers from Kingston, Toronto, Ottawa, Peterborough, Montréal and other nearby genre fiction communities at the Limestone Genre Expo (July 25)

Live Entertainment

14. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy Music in the Gardens at the Lions Civic Gardens (July 1)
15. Enjoy Harmonious Pigs (Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon) from St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series (July 2)
17. Get your fill of country music with Downtown Country in Confederation Park (July 2, 16, 23 & 30)
18. Check out Live Blues on the DOX Patio featuring Jack de Keyzer (July 3)
19. Head to Montes to experience The 20th Century Band (July 3)
20. Make your way to Springer Market Square for Big Band Friday (July 3)
21. Have some pints with friends at Open Mic with Shawn McCollough at the Tir Nan Og Irish Pub (July 6)
22. Go see pianist Ali Berkok at St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert (July 9)
23. Check out the 24th St Wailers at the DOX Patio (July 17)
25. Have some drinks and enjoy some live blues on the DOX Patio with Brant Parker (July 31)

The Arts

26. Take a free summer tour of New Views of Female Identity at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (July 2)
28. Try something new and take the Sculpting a Portrait Class at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (July 3)
29. Experience 100 Paintings/100 Days: A Journey Back to Myself by Darlene Perry at the Kingston School of Art (July 8)


31. Go see the classic, The Pirates of Penzance at the Thousand Islands Playhouse (July 3)
32. Check out Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night presented by Queen’s Vagabond (July 8)
34. Experience The Kick & Push Festival with Ambrose at the Grand Theatre (July 15)
35. Witness a dramatic exploration of The Lower Burial Ground at St. Paul’s Anglican Church with Tall Ghosts and Bad Weather at the Grand Theatre (July 21)
36. Go see the ten-time Tony Award winning A Chorus Line at the Grand Theatre (July 22)
37. Experience one of North America’s most prominent piano duos with Duo Tergeon at The Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts (July 25)

Sports & Outdoors

39. Watch some soccer and cheer on your favourites at the Ambassador Cup Girls Tournament (July 4)
40. Get your fill of sailing at the Laser Masters’ World Championship (July 11)
41. Get out on the water with a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Ahoy Rentals (7 days a week/check for hours)

Wine & Food

42. Sample some delicious local fare at A Taste of Kingston (July 4)
44. Take a Wine & Dine Pottery Class (July 14 – 28)


45. Go see the classic, Chariots of Fire at Movies in the Square (July 2)
46. Spend a Night Under The Stars at the Tett Centre Cafe Fundraiser with Chantal Thompson & Epicurious (July 9)
47. Check out the MIB’s with Men in Black at Movies in the Square (July 16)
48. Support Pull Together for Epilepsy with the 2015 Fire Truck Pull (July 19)
50. Support a yearly tradition of fundraising by motorcycling enthusiasts for charities and causes at the Kingston Show & Shine Charity Motorcycle Event (July 25)

Do you have an event that you want included in August’s list of 50 Things to Do in Kingston? Send us an email to info@kingstonlobby.com!