The City of Kingston's year-long celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial will officially begin with special New Year's Eve events. Among Kingston's Sesquicentennial events in 2017 are the completion of the urban portion of the K&P Trail, the planting of 150 Sesquicentennial Trees, Sesquicentennial exhibitions with the Kingston Association of Museums, First Peoples Engage for Change, and the travelling SESQUI exhibit.

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Before the Downbeat - May 15 to October 22

The Kingston Symphony's Before the Downbeat program provides opportunities for youth to discover classical music written by Canadian composers. Local secondary school music students will have the opportunity to attend a rehearsal for the Kingston Symphony's Canadian Seasons concert.

Kingston Believe it or Not! – Pump House Museum

This exhibition takes you on a tour of some of the lesser known segments of this city's history. In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, we invite you to experience the mystery of Kingston's history, delving into the strange, unusual and intriguing.

One Degree of Separation – MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

One Degree of Separation examines interesting and unpredictable connections between extraordinary objects. When examined through one lens, instead of the traditional six, this collection of oddities lends itself perfectly to an intimate exhibit. One Degree of Separation is an artifact adventure, revealing new perspectives on old objects.

New City Hall galleries explore Kingston's histories

In addition to being a municipal centre, City Hall is also a National Historic Site – and one that now has a number of new exhibits that explore aspects of Kingston's histories. Consider touring City Hall's new galleries to mark the 150th year of Canadian Confederation.