Your Guide to February in Kingston

By Sara Smith

Ahh, February. With the chill of winter wearing out its welcome, and the promise of warmer spring days still so far off, this short month can sometimes seem never-ending!
Why not shake things up with a getaway? There are so many activities and attractions to be found in February — and there’s no better place to look than Kingston. Whether you’re hanging with little ones on Family Day weekend, planning a romantic Valentine’s trip, or flying solo, the Limestone City is the perfect destination for your winter mini-vacation (or staycation!). 

Your Guide to Kingston in February Feb Fest
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February 1 to 28

The second month of the year kicks off with Feb Fest, Kingston’s premiere winter festival that promises a flurry of family-friendly fun every weekend in February (including Family Day long weekend!). Attendees to this year’s fest can look forward to hockey and figure skating demonstrations (including Elvis Stojko!) at Springer Market Square, music, delicious winter treats, public skating, and more. Find the latest details at

February 1

The 32nd Annual Carr-Harris Cup.

 February 1 to 19

Back for another spectacular year, Lumina Borealis offers a magical and memorable trip through a glowing winter wonderland at Fort Henry. Dates run until the end of the month, so plan your own breathtaking journey today at

February 3

Gord Bamford at The Grand Theatre

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February 4

Support Special Olympics Ontario by taking the plunge this winter – the Polar Plunge, that is! Brave the cold and take a flying leap into the harbour, while raising money for a great cause. Visit the Polar Plunge website to register.

February 4

Tall Stories presents The Gruffalo at The Grand Theatre.


Your Guide to Kingston in February Kingston Frontenacs
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All month

Cheer on the hometown heroes at a Kingston Frontenacs game. Your favourite hockey team is playing at the K-Rock centre all throughout February. For more information, visit their website.

Feb 6

Tao – Drum Heart at The Grand Theatre.

February 9

Comfortably Numb — The Wall Tour at The Grand Theatre.

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Various dates

Kingston Food Tours offers three special outings this month — something to satisfy everyone’s tastes with delicious bites and warming beverages. For more information, contact Kingston Food Tours.

  • February 4: Whiskey-inspired tapas tour. Visit three restaurants for three courses, sample scotch and wine, and learn about Kingston’s thriving culinary scene.  
  • February 17: Family-friendly classic Kingston food tour. Enjoy the classic Kingston food tour experience, but with a kid-friendly twist for Family Day weekend! Little ones will also get a goody bag to take home.
  • February 25: Beer-inspired tapas tour. Enjoy small plates at three standout local eateries, and wet your whistle with some excellent brew pairings.

February 10-11

John Williams and the Movies at The Grand Theatre.

February 11

Charles-Richard Hamelin performs at The Isabel.


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February 11

Does your family need a break from the windchill? Bring your littles to the Creation Station at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Instructors will lead them in kid-friendly arts and craft projects, while you have a chance to explore the gallery at your own pace. Find out more here.

February 12

Louie Anderson at The Grand Theatre.

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February 14

Feeling impulsive, in love… and thrifty? Why not plan to get married on Valentine’s Day at Kingston City Hall? The mini wedding package includes a ceremony, flowers, wedding photoshoot, and Godiva chocolates. Visit to register.

February 16

The Debaters Live! at The Grand Theatre.

February 17

ABBAMania at The Grand Theatre.


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February 19

Kingston has got you covered for fun ways to spend quality together time on Family Day long weekend. If you’re in from out of town, reserve your family’s room now at the Delta Waterfront to ensure you’ll be close to the action! Then take your pick from the wide variety of fun happenings around town:

Find out more about Kingston’s Family Day weekend activities here.

 February 24

The Glorious Sons’ Homecoming Show at the K-Rock Centre.

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February 24

Don’t miss the chance to see one of Canada’s heroes tell his story — live and in person! Chris Hadfield will be sharing a selection of stories, songs, images and ideas for one night only at The Grand Theatre. Visit The Grand Theatre for tickets.

February 25

Children’s Series — The Mouse, the Ant, and the Antelopes at The Isabel.

February 25

The Isabel String Quartet and Piano at The Isabel.

February 27

Hedley at the K-Rock Centre.
Take the whole family on a mini-vacation this Family Day Weekend — there are plenty of accommodation packages to choose from with great deals and fun activities for the kids. Find out more here.