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Canada Day

This Canada Day come together to celebrate summer and beat the heat at the coolest party in Kingston! 

Three-time Scribble Jam champion and world-renown DJ Skratch Bastid will bring the party to Springer Market Square with DJ Tedwin and Ayanda the DJ on the main stage.  

Chill out in The Caesar Co. beer garden and grab a bite from some of the city's best food vendors.  

The event will conclude with an amazing fireworks display over Lake Ontario! 

When and where? 

On Monday July 1, 2024 at Confederation Park and Springer Market Square. 

This is a FREE admission event, open to all ages. 


Start the day with Downtown Kingston's Canada Day Parade of People, leaving from Metro (Princess and Barrie) at 11 a.m. and ending with Canada Day cakes at noon in Confederation Park. 

From 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. enjoy: 

  • Rock climbing wall, inflatables, face-painting, and more at the Confederation Park Kids Zone  
  • Live music presented by Downtown Kingston featuring the Limestone Jazz Collective, Mauricio and the Latin Beat Band, and Atiari.  
  • A show with magician Rob Driscoll and Yo-Yo Dave or test your problem-solving skills with two pop-up puzzles from Improbable Escapes! 

The Canada Day Parade of People 

Presented by Downtown Kingston 

  • 11 a.m. - leave from Metro parking lot (Princess & Barrie) 
  • 12 p.m. - Canada Day Cakes in Confederation Park  

Kids zone at Confederation Park 

  • 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.:
    • 24-foot rock climbing wall
    • Inflatables by Ry-J's Climbing Adventures
    • Face painting with Not So Amateur Amateurs (donations welcome)
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.:
    • Yo-Yo Dave roaming yo-yo show! 

Day stage at Confederation Park 

Presented by Downtown Kingston 

  • 1 p.m. - Atiari  
  • 3 p.m. - Mauricio and the Latin Beat Band 
  • 5 p.m. - Limestone Jazz Collective 

City Hall amphitheatre at Springer Market Square 

  • 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Magician Rob Driscoll  

The Caesar Co. beer garden at Springer Market Square 

  • Serving 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Licensed and All Ages  

Government-issued photo ID required to purchase alcoholic beverages. 

Main stage at Springer Market Square 

  • 6 p.m. - Ayanda the DJ (of AA DJs)  
  • 7 p.m. - DJ Tedwin 
  • 8 p.m. - Skratch Bastid 


  • 10 p.m. - best viewing from Confederation Park/Springer Market Square 


  • 4 p.m. - The Breadwinners 
  • 2 p.m. - Mat Almeida 

Food vendors: 

  • Mio Gelato 
  • Kiln Crust Pizza 
  • Q-Bites Indian Fusion 
  • Los Gringos Tacos 
  • Bubba's Hot Dogs 
  • Kona Ice 
  • Plus Improbable Escapes pop-up 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.! 

 Accessibility information 

  • Confederation Park and Springer Market Square are fully accessible spaces. 
  • Accessible restrooms are available in City Hall and at the Visitors Information Centre, both featuring one non-gendered family restroom.  
  • Accessible entry to the City Hall amphitheatre is available via the ramp on the Brock St. side of City Hall, through the building, and into the amphitheatre. 
  • Sensory Space for folks experiencing sensory overstimulation will be available in Confederation Park. 
  • Water bowls will be available for guide dogs in Spring Market Square and outside the Visitor Information Centre.  

If you have any specific accessibility needs, please email us at


Funding provided by the Government of Ontario. Downtown Kingston programming supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage. 

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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