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This Canada Day we reflect on 150 years of Canadian Confederation. Explore the free activities on offer in downtown Kingston June 29  and 30 and July 1 and 2 – music, movie, museum exhibits, Ferris wheel, inflatables, Civic Awards, Sail Past and, of course, fireworks!

June 29 - Canada 150 in Kingston

Begins at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.) - Movie in the Square: The Great Outdoors starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd, Springer Market Square. Bring your own lawn chair.

June 30 - Canada 150 in Kingston

5 - 10:30 p.m.   –  live performances on the Sesqui stage at City Hall

  • 5 p.m. – Nick Babcock
  • 6 p.m. – Taylor Angus 
  • 7 p.m. – Oscar Evans Quintet 
  • 8 p.m. – The Relative 
  • 9 p.m. – Dirty Radio  

10 p.m. - Illumination of City Hall – by Mayor Paterson

July 1 - Canada Day

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Kingston Public Market – Springer Market Square.

9 a.m. - Limestone Mile

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Pump House History in Motion – free admission and activities.

Come to the Pump House, 23 Ontario St., where history will be in motion. Enjoy FREE admission to the museum including the Kingston, Believe it or Not exhibit and the Engage for Change information table with an opportunity to make a contribution to the Reconciliation Tree -- and Canada 150 block prints with the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum,

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Artfest Kingston – City Park

11:00 a.m. - Canada Day People Parade - Wear red and white and join the parade which begins at the Metro parking lot at Princess and Barrie streest.

12 p.m. - Civic Ceremony -  Sesqui Stage at City Hall

1 to 6 p.m - Wagon rides, kids' activities, inflatable toys and more! Ontario Street at Confederation Park and Brock Street.

1 to  6 p.m. - Vintage Ferris wheel – Ontario Street in front of Visitor Centre

1 p.m. - Mayor's Sail Pass on Lake Ontario - Crawford Wharf, Confederation Basin

1 p.m. to 10 p.m.Live music and performances – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

  • 1 p.m. – The Savannah Shea Band
  • 2 p.m. – Little California
  • 4 p.m. – Lisa Vee & the VIP
  • 5 p.m. – Lotus Shaker
  • 7 p.m. – Spencer Evans
  • 8 p.m. – Kim Pollard Band
  • 9 p.m. – Still Standin'

3 and 6 p.m. - The Dream Catchers – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

Take hip hop, spoken word and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience this new Canadian musical, full of original Canadian works. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company that will take you on a one-hour quest to find hope for the future and dare you to believe that no dream is too small.

10 p.m. - Fireworks - Bigger and better than ever! Come to Confederation Park for your best view of the Canada Day fireworks spectacular!

July 2 - Canada 150 in Kingston

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Kingston Antique Market – Springer Market Square

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Artfest Kingston – City Park

7 p.m. - Lost Cousins – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

8 p.m. - Busty & The Bass – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

Kingston Transit

July 1 - Extended bus service offered to riders

All express routes (501/502, 601/602,701/702) and routes 1, 7, and 15 will offer expanded service schedules to get you to and from the festivities at Confederation Basin. All other local routes will run on a Sunday schedule. Buses will run on a regular service schedule Sunday and Monday.

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Parking Information

June 29 & 30

Regular weekday parking requirements and enforcement are in effect.

July 1 & 2

Free parking downtown with the exception of the Hanson and Chown lots which are paid, gated lots.

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