KINGSTON NEWS

Sheep Dog Trials: dogs, sheep, camels & more!

Plan to attend the 27th Annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival, an Ontario Top 100 Festival, from August 8 to 10 at Grass Creek Park, 2993 Highway 2. More

Transit free on Princess St. Promenade day

Come on and take a free ride on Kingston Transit to get to the Princess St. Promenade street festival – or anywhere else – on Saturday, Aug. 2. More

Cycling lanes coming to Brock and Johnson St.

Monday morning, motorists and cyclists will notice new dedicated cycling lanes on Brock and Johnson Streets between Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard and Division Street. More

EVENTS CALENDAR

Kick off the Civic Holiday weekend with a free performance by Arkells in Springer Market Square. Presented by the City of Kingston, Rockin the Square is a free show for all ages. Special guest Will Hunter Band. Arkells are a critically acclaimed rock n roll band, known for their classic songwriting, electric live show, and workman like touring ethic. Jackson Square, the band's first full length LP was released in 2008 to critical and commercial acclaim, garnering the Juno Award for New Group Of The Year in 2010. In 2011, they released Michigan Left, a collection of blue-eyed soul, sing-a-long anthems. In 2012 they won the Juno Award For Group Of The Year, and the CBC Music award for Best Live Band. This Rockin the Square performance with Arkells is sponsored by our media partners, 98.9 The Drive. Rockin the Square is free and will take place rain or shine.
Start Date:
Fri, August 01, 2014 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Kick off the Civic Holiday weekend with a free performance by Arkells in Springer Market Square. Presented by the City of Kingston, Rockin the Square is a free show for all ages. Special guest Will Hunter Band.

Rock in the Square PosteerArkells are a critically acclaimed rock n roll band, known for their classic songwriting, electric live show, and workman like touring ethic. Jackson Square, the band's first full length LP was released in 2008 to critical and commercial acclaim, garnering the Juno Award for New Group Of The Year in 2010. In 2011, they released Michigan Left, a collection of blue-eyed soul, sing-a-long anthems. In 2012 they won the Juno Award For Group Of The Year, and the CBC Music award for Best Live Band.

This Rockin the Square performance with Arkells is sponsored by our media partners, 98.9 The Drive. Rockin the Square is free and will take place rain or shine.

Start Date:
Fri, August 01, 2014 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
The K-Town Triathlon continues to be one of the most exciting and challenging races in Eastern Ontario. Its spirit and community participation have made it stand out and athletes continue to return year after year. More details will be posted when available.
Start Date:
Sun, August 03, 2014 6:00 AM
Duration:
8 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Confederation Park (across from City Hall; 216 Ontario St.)
Description:

The K-Town Triathlon continues to be one of the most exciting and challenging races in Eastern Ontario. Its spirit and community participation have made it stand out and athletes continue to return year after year.

More details will be posted when available.
Sunday Concert Series Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 13 - Softwinds July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Sun, August 03, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens (Gardiners Rd.)
Description:

Sunday  Concert Series

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community

  • July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July  13 - Softwinds
  • July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band
  • July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band
  • Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band
  • Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet
  • Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet
  • Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Tue, August 05, 2014 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Wednesday Concert Series Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m. June 25 - Camp Fire Liars July 2 - The Mahones July 9 - Partita Trio July 16 - The Torres Project July 23 - The Bordens July 30 - Spencer Evans Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet Aug 13 - Abby Stewart Aug 20 - The Saxobelles Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band
Start Date:
Wed, August 06, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens
Description:

Wednesday Concert Series

Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m.

  • June 25 - Camp Fire Liars
  • July 2 - The Mahones
  • July 9 - Partita Trio
  • July 16 - The Torres Project
  • July 23 - The Bordens
  • July 30 - Spencer Evans
  • Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet
  •  Aug 13 - Abby Stewart
  • Aug 20 - The Saxobelles
  • Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band
Start Date:
Thu, August 07, 2014 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
The City will review recommendations for possible changes to policies guiding commercial growth in Kingston's east end Rideau Community.
Start Date:
Thu, August 07, 2014 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The City will review recommendations for possible changes to policies guiding commercial growth in Kingston's east end Rideau Community.

Celebrate the start of the 27th Annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival weekend with Les Moutons. Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a tranquil country scene in the surprising setting of Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston . Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-Louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and more! This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights. Great for all ages and free of charge.
Start Date:
Fri, August 08, 2014 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Celebrate the start of the 27th Annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival weekend with Les Moutons.

 

Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a tranquil country scene in the surprising setting of Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston . Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour.

 

Meet Julie, Marie-Louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and more! This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights.

 

Great for all ages and free of charge.

Celebrate the start of the 27th Annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival weekend with Les Moutons. Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a tranquil country scene in the surprising setting of Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston . Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour. Meet Julie, Marie-Louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and more! This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights. Great for all ages and free of charge.
Start Date:
Fri, August 08, 2014 4:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Celebrate the start of the 27th Annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival weekend with Les Moutons.

 

Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a tranquil country scene in the surprising setting of Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston . Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour.

 

Meet Julie, Marie-Louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram. Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and more! This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights.

 

Great for all ages and free of charge.

If you love dogs or animals, then this is the place for you to be this weekend! One of Ontario's Top 100 events the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival has something to offer for all ages. In addition to the trials competition itself, you will find police dog demos, an agility show, Rideau River Dock Dogs, a craft and vendors fair and more. $10 per day or $25 for 3 days! Kids 10 and under get in free! Dogs too, if they are on a leash. For sponsor opportunities or information call Lesley Kimble at 613-546-4291 ext. 1715
Start Date:
Fri, August 08, 2014 8:00 AM
Duration:
9 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Grass Creek Park (2993 Highway 2 East)
Description:

If  you love dogs or  animals, then this is the place for you to be this weekend! One of Ontario's Top 100 events the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival  has something to offer for all ages.  

In addition to the trials competition itself, you will find police dog demos, an agility show, Rideau River Dock Dogs, a craft and vendors fair and more.

$10 per day or $25 for 3 days! Kids 10 and under get in free! Dogs too, if they are on a leash.

For sponsor opportunities or information call Lesley Kimble at 613-546-4291 ext. 1715

 

Sunday Concert Series Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 13 - Softwinds July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Sun, August 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens (Gardiners Rd.)
Description:

Sunday  Concert Series

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community

  • July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July  13 - Softwinds
  • July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band
  • July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band
  • Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band
  • Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet
  • Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet
  • Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Mon, August 11, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Wilson Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, August 12, 2014 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 13, 2014 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Wednesday Concert Series Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m. June 25 - Camp Fire Liars July 2 - The Mahones July 9 - Partita Trio July 16 - The Torres Project July 23 - The Bordens July 30 - Spencer Evans Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet Aug 13 - Abby Stewart Aug 20 - The Saxobelles Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band
Start Date:
Wed, August 13, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens
Description:

Wednesday Concert Series

Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m.

  • June 25 - Camp Fire Liars
  • July 2 - The Mahones
  • July 9 - Partita Trio
  • July 16 - The Torres Project
  • July 23 - The Bordens
  • July 30 - Spencer Evans
  • Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet
  •  Aug 13 - Abby Stewart
  • Aug 20 - The Saxobelles
  • Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band
Start Date:
Thu, August 14, 2014 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, August 14, 2014 9:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, August 14, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge, City Hall
Description:
Sunday Concert Series Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 13 - Softwinds July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Sun, August 17, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens (Gardiners Rd.)
Description:

Sunday  Concert Series

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community

  • July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July  13 - Softwinds
  • July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band
  • July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band
  • Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band
  • Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet
  • Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet
  • Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Mon, August 18, 2014 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. Macdonald Room, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 20, 2014 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. Macdonald Room, City Hall
Description:
Wednesday Concert Series Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m. June 25 - Camp Fire Liars July 2 - The Mahones July 9 - Partita Trio July 16 - The Torres Project July 23 - The Bordens July 30 - Spencer Evans Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet Aug 13 - Abby Stewart Aug 20 - The Saxobelles Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band
Start Date:
Wed, August 20, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens
Description:

Wednesday Concert Series

Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m.

  • June 25 - Camp Fire Liars
  • July 2 - The Mahones
  • July 9 - Partita Trio
  • July 16 - The Torres Project
  • July 23 - The Bordens
  • July 30 - Spencer Evans
  • Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet
  •  Aug 13 - Abby Stewart
  • Aug 20 - The Saxobelles
  • Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band
Start Date:
Thu, August 21, 2014 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Sunday Concert Series Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 13 - Softwinds July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Sun, August 24, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens (Gardiners Rd.)
Description:

Sunday  Concert Series

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands every Sunday night from 7- 8 p.m. Presented by The Royale Retirement Residence and Trillium Ridge Retirement Community

  • July 6 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July  13 - Softwinds
  • July 20 - The Sounds of Jazz Big Band
  • July 27 - Nostalgic Sounds Big Band
  • Aug 3 - Swing Time Dance Band
  • Aug 10 - Blue Swing Jazz Quartet
  • Aug 17 - The Taylor Donaldson Octet
  • Aug 24 - Rideau River Big Band
Start Date:
Mon, August 25, 2014 1:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, August 25, 2014 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Blvd Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, August 26, 2014 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Room, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 27, 2014 5:15 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Wednesday Concert Series Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m. June 25 - Camp Fire Liars July 2 - The Mahones July 9 - Partita Trio July 16 - The Torres Project July 23 - The Bordens July 30 - Spencer Evans Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet Aug 13 - Abby Stewart Aug 20 - The Saxobelles Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band
Start Date:
Wed, August 27, 2014 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens
Description:

Wednesday Concert Series

Presented by City of Kingston in partnership with the Music Performers Fund. A Medley of Music every Wednesday from 7- 8 p.m.

  • June 25 - Camp Fire Liars
  • July 2 - The Mahones
  • July 9 - Partita Trio
  • July 16 - The Torres Project
  • July 23 - The Bordens
  • July 30 - Spencer Evans
  • Aug 6 - Tim Hallman Quartet
  •  Aug 13 - Abby Stewart
  • Aug 20 - The Saxobelles
  • Aug 27 - Frontenac Community Concert Band