50 Things to do in Kingston: March Edition

By Visit Kingston

Another month, another list of 50 things to do in Kingston! This month’s list includes performances by some great Canadians, the mother of all maple syrup festivals, some awesome community events, and plenty of musical performances! Without further ado – and in no particular order – here’s the list!

Theatre + Live Performances

1. Leave yourself pondering the effects of social media with the performance of Late Company at The Grand Theatre (March 2 – 6)
3. Glimpse into the life of childhood friends with Gruesome Playground Injuries, presented by Commonplace Theatre (March 17)


4. Join bartender Heather Gardiner for Hip-Hop Sundays at The Toucan! (Every Sunday)
6. Experience one of the world’s top taiko drumming groups, Yamato the Drummers of Japan, as they perform their show “Bakoun” – Legend of the Heartbeat at The Grand Theatre (March 3)
7. Come to The Isabel for Soundstreams Canada with special guest James MacMillan (March 4)
9. Don’t miss The Sheepdogs at Alehouse! (March 9)
11. Check out Juno award nominee Matt Andersen perform at The Grand Theatre (March 10)
13. Join Autorickshaw on a journey around the world to experience a taste of Bollywood at The Isabel (March 12)
14. Spend a magical night at The Isabel for Fairytales and More (March 13)
15. Head to The Isabel for House of Dreams, presented by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (March 15)
16. Let yourself get caught up in Abbamania with the world’s number one production of ABBA, accompanied by Night Fever performing as the Bee Gees, live at The Grand Theatre (March 19 – 20)
18. Grab tickets for The Lights on The Horizon Tour, featuring Canadian indie rock icons Metric, and Alternative group Death Cab for Cutie playing at the K-Rock Centre (March 20)
19. Head to The Grad Club for The Zolas (March 22)
20. Experience Afro-Cuban jazz music with pianist Aldo López-Gavilán at The Isabel. A portion of the funds from this event will go to the Sonia Enjamio Fund at Queen’s University to support Cuban and Canadian student exchange programs (March 23)
22. Don’t miss The High Streets, a trio of friends who banded together while on a trip in Amsterdam, playing at Tir Nan Og (March 25)
24. Come to the Isabel to watch the Queen’s Wind Ensemble join forces with McGill for an unforgettable night of music (March 31)


25. Play some pool and grab a pint with your friends at Pool & Pint Mondays at The Grizzly Grill (Every Monday)
26. Celebrate Heritage Day with the India-Canada Association of Kingston at The Grand Theatre for a day full of dance, drama, and vocal performances (March 5)
27. Listen to Don Chapman speak about his personal battles to change Canada’s citizenship laws affecting WWII brides and their children, First Nations people, WWII veterans, and children born on Canadian military bases abroad. This is part of the Live Speakers Series at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch (March 8)
28. Don’t miss out on King Con, Kingston’s own convention celebrating science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and comic books! Held at the Kingston Frontenac Library Central Branch, there’s a ton of events and programming to check out throughout the weekend! (March 11 – 13)
30. Head to the Ambassador Hotel for Rail-O-Rama (March 12 – 13)


32. Join the Women’s Arts and Craft Fair at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada (March 5)
33. Come see the City of Kingston greenhouse in full bloom for spring during their Open House! (March 6)
34. Walk in the Queen’s Relay for Life to support the Canadian Cancer Society (March 11)
35. Support the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area at their Foundation Bake Sale (March 19)
37. Get your kids involved with the community through the Kids for Kids Annual Hockey Tournament! It takes place at various arenas around the city, and is in support of the Boys and Girls Club Fund and The University Hospital Foundation at Kingston General Hospital (March 24 – 26)

Wine + Food

39. Looking for breakfast at 1pm? You’re in luck! Head to Pan Chancho for their All Day Breakfast! (Every day)
41. What’s better than delicious Italian food? Delicious Italian food accompanied by live jazz music! Head to Olivea for Tuesday Night Jazz (Every Tuesday)

The Arts

42. Head to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for a lecture by Queen’s graduate Ciara Phillips. Followed by a reception, this is a great opportunity to meet and learn more about the work of a leading artist (March 3)
43. Check out the exhibit Re-mixed: Reconfiguring the Imaginary at the Union Gallery (Until March 19)
44. Come see EPIC Moment: a selection of posters and video screening in support of prison justice at the Union Gallery (Until March 19)
46. Check out the various performances going on at The Union Gallery for their Performing Pedagogies series (March 15)
47. Immerse yourself in the creative process by working with your artistic peers to create artwork, and then critique each other’s at a Work/Crit session at The Tett (March 23)

Sports & Outdoors

49. See some amazing talent at the Ontario Fencing Association Provincial Championships, being hosted at the Royal Military College (March 5 – 6)
50. Cheer on the Kingston Frontenacs at the K Rock Centre! (March 11, 12, 18, 19)

Be sure to check back next month for 50 things to do in Kingston in April!