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City of Kingston Announces a Year Full of Events!

The City of Kingston has been working tirelessly to prepare special events for 2024. We are kicking it off with Spring Into Summer presented by Utilities Kingston on May 18 and then bringing you events throughout 2024 with our last event of the year, K-Town Countdown, on December 31!

We have made it easy to find events and information with just one click – visit our Feature Events page for all the events that the City organizes with up-to-date information. Experience Kingston's diverse arts & cuisine at Intercultural Arts Fest presented by Empire Life, dance to the music at Rockin' the Square this July or walk on the runway and discover vehicles used around the city at Wheels on the Runway.

Are you ready to turn up the heat and dive headfirst into summer? That's right, folks, it's time to shake off those winter blues and get ready to 'Spring into Summer' at an epic community event on May 18. Admission is free. Spring Into Summer presented by Utilities Kingston starts at 1 p.m. at Lake Ontario Park and finishes with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.! Visit the event page for all the details.

Other events in the works for 2024 include:

  • Canada Day
  • Emancipation Day
  • Rockin’ the Square
  • Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival
  • Summer’s End Doggy Dip
  • Wheels on the Runway presented by Hartington Equipment
  • Intercultural Arts Fest sponsored by Empire Life
  • National Truth and Reconciliation Day
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards
  • Remembrance Day
  • K-Town Countdown

Check the Feature Events page often for details.

Sponsorships are still available!

City of Kingston special events welcome thousands of residents and visitors to our public spaces - and corporate support helps to keep these events accessible to all. These events can showcase businesses and provide a unique way to reach target audience(s). View a complete list of special event sponsorship opportunities.

Calling all volunteers!

Do you or someone you know love to volunteer? Are you a high school student looking for volunteer hours? We are always looking for volunteers at our events. If you are interested send a message to our Special Events team at

Own a food truck in Kingston?

Most of our events feature food vendors and we love having choices. If you're interested in participating as a food vendor at one of your events, please contact the City's Special Events office for more details at

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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