50 Things to Do in Kingston: June Edition

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

Get out your calendars and get ready to do some pre-planning, because there are a ton of things happening in Kingston in June! We’ve gone ahead and broken the various events and activities out into different categories: History, Music, Entertainment, The Arts, Pubs & Nightlife, Family Friendly, Festivals, Shopping and Sports & Recreation for easy browsing. Some great musical acts find themselves in Kingston this month, there are five different festivals taking place, and there are plenty of options for the whole family!
 

History

1. Spend an afternoon exploring the Murney Tower National Historic Site of Canada (Open every day, 10am – 5pm)
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3. Explore the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment Military Museum (Open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm)
4. Experience a showcase of amazing architecture, design and historical collections at Doors Open Kingston (June 20)
5. Discover Egypt, Gift of the Nile at the Pump House Steam Museum (Running until August 16)


Music

6. Embrace your love of twang with The Lovelocks Band at The Mansion Goes Country (June 6)
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8. Enjoy a free mid-day musical interlude at St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series (Every Thursday, beginning June 11)
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10. Enjoy free admission to The Ivey Handbell Ensemble from Charlotte, North Carolina (June 20)
11. Make your way to the Lions Civic Gardens for Music in the Gardens (June 24)
12. Get your fix of country music with Downtown Country in Confederation Park (June 25)
13. Tap your feet or get up and dance to the sounds of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa and more at Big Band Friday in the Courtyard in Springer Market Square (June 26)


Entertainment

14. Go see Closer than Ever at the Thousand Islands Playhouse (Running until June 13)
15. Don’t miss Salt of the Earth at The Screening Room (June 1 – 4)
16. Check out The Water Diviner at The Screening Room (June 2 – 4) 
17. Experience A Moonlit Night in support of the Thousand Islands Playhouse (June 4)
18. Get Caught in the Net at the Domino Theatre (June 4- 20)
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20. Enjoy a Hometown Country Celebration at The Grand Theatre (June 19)
21. Check out the classic, The Pirates of Penzance, at the Thousand Islands Playhouse (June 19 – July 18)


The Arts

22. Take a free guided tour of three fabulous exhibitions focusing on New Views of Female Identity at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Every Thursday)
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24. Sculpt a portrait in air-drying clay with the new adult studio course, Sculpting a Portrait (June 29)
25. Learn the basics of throwing, altering & decoration to create stoneware masterpieces at a Get Muddy Kingston! Throw & All Pottery Class (June 4 – 25)


Pubs & Nightlife

26. Sing your heart out at Karaoke with Sally at The Portsmouth Tavern (June 5)
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28. Check out The Fatones and have a pint or two at The Portsmouth Tavern (June 6)
29. Enjoy some solid music and ambiance and go see Nubs at the Tir Nan Og Pub (June 26)


Family-Friendly

30. Promote healthy growth and development by taking the kids to the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day (June 7)
31. Pair up with your family pet and raise some money for the Kingston Humane Society at Run 4 Paws (June 7)
32. Check out the Trillium Hunter/Jumper Horse Show at Gladstone Farm (June 13)
33. Take the family to the free Kingston Family Fun Fair to enjoy enjoy games, crafts, a bouncy castle, free vegetarian lunch, and much more! (June 14)
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35. Take the kids to see Splash’N Boots Live at the Grand Theatre (June 21)


Festivals

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37. Honour Kingston’s unique role in history with the First Capital Day Festival at City Park (June 12)
38. Celebrate Ukrainian cuisine, culture and traditions at the 2015 Lviv, Ukraine Folklore Festival (June 12-14)
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40. Sample some seasonal and traditional ales plus a selection of gourmet culinary delights at the Fort Henry Beerfest and Food Truck Festival (June 13)


Shopping

41. Find your perfect quilt at the Quilts Kingston Show & Sale (June 12)
42. Treat yourself to some timeless leather goods at City + Cargo (Check for store hours)
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44. Browse the beautiful stoneware at Amaranth Stoneware (Check for store hours)


Sports & Recreation

45. Support a great cause and participate (or just donate!) to the Capital One Race for Kids (June 6)
46. Finish a challenging course before the Kingston Symphony has finishes playing 50 minutes of Beethovens best music at the Beat Beethoven Run (June 7)
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48. Learn how to fly fish like the pros with a Fly Casting Class for Beginners (June 14)
49. Cheer on the brave souls or participate yourself in the Garrison Triathlon (June 28)
50. Check out the Laser Canadian Sailboat Championships (June 20 & 21)
 


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