50 Things to do in Kingston: September Edition 2015

By Visit Kingston

There’s still some summer left to enjoy in beautiful Kingston, and September promises to be an excellent month for a weekend getaway! Below is our monthly list of 50 things to do in Limestone City and includes some fantastic theatre productions, a ton of great festivals and events, some hands-on experiences for the makers in the crowd and much more.


2. Go see Calendar Girls featuring an all-star Kingston cast at The Grand Theatre (September 9 – 19)
3. Join award-winning author and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor for an outside-the-box master class, Writing Playful Playscripts (September 23)
4. Experience an inspiring start to the season at the Kingston Grand with Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff (September 27)

Music & Entertainment

5. Head to Confederation Park and experience Music in the Park (September 1)
6. Make your way to Fort Henry for Preshow on the Bistro featuring River City Junction (September 2)
8. Experience a Latin Jazz Trio at Sounds at St. Andrews (September 5)
9. Show off your otherwise useless knowledge base at Trivia Night at The Brooklyn (Sunday nights)
11. Enjoy the music of Jerry Lee, Fats Domino and Ray Charles on the Jerry Lee, Fats and Ray Rock Lunch Cruise (September 24)
12. Go see four-time JUNO Award winner Jane Bunnett at The Isabel (September 29)

Festivals & Events

14. Enjoy some live music, performances, artist demonstrations and more at the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival (September 6)
15. Support Queen’s Shinerama’s Shine Day, Sidewalk Sale and Tour of the Town to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research (Various Dates)
16. Celebrate workers and their families in the community with a Labour Day Parade & Free Picnic (September 7)
17. Get creative at the 3rd Annual Paint the Town! Plein Air Art Creation Weekend (September 11 – 13)
18. Enjoy the midway, agricultural displays and shows, entertainment, children’s activities, crafts and lots more at the 185th Annual Kingston Fall Fair (September 17 – 20)
20. Join award-winning journalist and author Patricia Pearson as she addresses the universal curiosity about what happens after death and the question of whether there is another kind of life after we cease to breathe at When We Die: A Journalist Investigates (September 23)
22. Check out Kingston’s art galleries after usual business hours with Art After Dark (September 25)
23. Participate in free children’s workshops, stone carving demonstrations, displays, entertainment from Ireland, Harvest Fest, tours and more at Irish Canadian Dry Stone Festival (September 25 -27)


26. Pick up some local fare at the Kingston Public Market (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)
28. Join the Odessa Agricultural Society as they hold their first ever Harvest Farmers Market at the Odessa fairgrounds (September 19 – October 9)
29. Discover old world foods and unique finds at Cooke’s Fine Foods & Coffee (Monday – Saturday, open seasonally on Sundays)

Wine & Food

30. Check out Luther Wright & the Wrongs at Pan Chancho’s Backyard BBQ & Band Series (September 3)
32. Indulge in some tapas while practicing Argentine Tango at Tango Nuevo (September 26)


34. Experience one of Fort Henry’s world-famous Sunset Ceremonies (September 2)
35. Take a walk in Sir John A’s Footsteps with a historical walking tour courtesy of Salon Theatre Production (September 3)
37. Take a tour of beautiful and historic Kingston City Hall (Check for hours)
38. Explore the fascinating history of Canada’s Federal penitentiary system at Canada’s Penitentiary Museum (Check for hours)

Sports & Outdoors

40. Spend some time at the region’s favourite garden party featuring culinary delights, wine tastings, martinis and more at Fare for Friends (September 13)
41. Scale Canada’s highest indoor climb at The Boiler Room (check for times)

Hands On

42. Make mugs, not war at a Tuesday Throwing Pottery Class (September 15 – 29)
43. Learn how to silversmith from the masters at Alchemy House Jewellery (September 22 onwards)
45. Learn the skills needed to wield a paintbrush, pens or pencils with a Beginners Art Class at the Kingston School of Art (September 13, 20 & 27)

Museums & Art Galleries

47. Experience Hands on Nature, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that is all about biodiversity (September 1 – 5)
48. Check out turn that brown upside down, an installation of new and recent sculpture and 2D work by Toronto-based artist Katie Bethune-Leamen at Modern Fuel Gallery (September 1 – October 3)
49. Explore Under New Management’s Video Store exhibition at Union Gallery (September 15 – November 7)
50. Discover a wide ranging collection of marine artifacts and exhibits, a significant fine art collection and much more at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes (Check for hours)

Do you have an event that you would like covered in October’s list of 50 things to do in Kingston? Send us an email to info@kingstonlobby.com!