50 Things to do in Kingston: October Edition

By Visit Kingston

NOTE** This list is from 2015 – for current lists, please visit this link.

October is a great time to Visit Kingston, with a ton of events to get you in the mood for Halloween, live performances by some Canadian greats, plenty of hands-on workshops, outdoor adventures and much, much more. Without further ado, and in no particular order are 50 things to do in Kingston in October!

Halloween Haunts

2. Make the most of the Halloween season with Ghosts of the Fort at Midnight, a Kingston Haunted Walk (October 9 – 31)
4. Watch some scary movies at Scare in the Square (October 30)
5. Get spooky with the Symphonic Spooktacular at The Grand Theatre (October 31)

Theatre & Live Performances

6. Go see Bus Stop at The Domino Theatre (weekends throughout October)
8. Go see ‘Bug’ by Tracy Letts at Theological Hall (October 14-17, 21-24)
9. Check out 4.48 Psychosis at Theological Hall (October 22 – 24)
11. Check out The Domino Theatre’s The Mountaintop (October 29 & 30)

Wine & Food

13. Grab your friends for Pool & Pint Mondays at The Grizzly Grill (Mondays)
14. Enjoy some fantastic music with Tuesday Night Jazz at The Olivea (Tuesdays)
15. Get ahead of the Christmas game and stock up on stocking stuffers from Kingston Olive Oil Co. (Business hours)

Get Outside

16. Enjoy the final month of the Kingston Public Market & Antique Market (Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays)
18. Join the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and Friends of Lemoine Point for their Annual Fall Tree Planting Session at Lemoine Point (October 3)
19. Enjoy the changing foliage at the CRCA Fall Colours Weekend (October 11 & 12)
20. Save yourself some arduous cooking with a Thanksgiving Lunch/Dinner Cruise (October 10, 11, & 12)


22. Cheer on the Queen’s Gaels at one of their football games (October 3, 17 & 24)
23. Take in a Kingston Frontenac’s Hockey Game (October 7, 9, 16, & 30)

Make Something

24. Take an energetic, creative, and collaborative class with Life Drawing For All At The Tett (Thursday nights, every week)
26. Get your weave on (no, the other kind) with Introductory Weaving at The Tett (October 16 – 18)
27. Spend a day exploring fun, funky and functional novelty yarns with Introduction to Novelty Yarn at The Tett (October 21)
28. Ignore everything you ever learned from Sleeping Beauty with an Introduction to Spinning on a Wheel at The Tett (October 24 & 31)

Get Musical

30. Attend the Kingston Ontario Music Conference (October 3)
31. Don’t miss the Royal Conservatory Orchestra at The Isabel (October 3)
32. Experience One Night With Elvis, feat. Matt Cage at The Grand Theatre (October 3)
33. Check out Four by Four, and exciting tribute to the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bee Gees and Motown at the Grand Theatre (October 5)
34. Go see two Canadian folk stars Danny Michael & Jeremy Fisher at the Grand Theatre (October 16)
36. Get musical with the Queen’s Music Showcase at The Isabel (October 23)
38. Check out 9-time Grammy Award Winner José Feliciano at The Grand Theatre (October 24)
39. Spend a Sunday afternoon taking in the classics with Mendelssohn and Beethoven at The Isabel (October 25)
41. Experience the music of Burge, Mahler and Schumann with Two Piano Quartets and a Quintet at The Isabel (October 30)


42. Test you problem solving abilities with an Improbable Escape (nightly throughout October)
43. Check out the insanely cool Under New Management’s Video Store Project at Union Gallery (Until November 7)
45. Talk Canadian Art with Frances K. Smith (October 4)
46. Check out a screening of Nagatsura at The Isabel (October 7)
47. Take an intimate look at the individuals and stories behind the one time home of Sir John A. Macdonald at Hidden From View at Bellevue House (October 9 – 12)
49. Check out the Queen’s University Homecoming Weekend programming (October 23-25)

Do you have an event for November that you want included in our next list of 50 Things to do in Kingston? Send us an email to info@kingstonlobby.com!