Limestone City Blues Festival

Limestone City Blues Festival

The Limestone City Blues Festival will bring downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues on August 22-25!

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Movies in the Square

Springer Market Square will once again be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre for most Thursday nights this summer!
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Music in the Park

Music in the Park

Enjoy over 60 free outdoor concerts with us this summer! Music in the Park is comprised of many different live music series throughout Downtown Kingston!

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Chef Cooking Demos

Each Saturday in July and August will feature a different chef from one of Kingston’s best restaurants.

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Summer Shopping in Downtown Kingston!

Participating stores are open until at least 8pm Thursdays and Fridays all summer long!

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Shop, Dine and Enjoy your Downtown!

Check out our Shop and Dine sections for your favourite downtown Kingston shops and restaurants. Click on Events to find out about exciting events happening in downtown Kingston.
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Indulge in the offerings of our many independent specialty shops, gift and fashion boutiques, major chain stores, and art galleries.


With more dining choices per capita than anywhere in Ontario, downtown is sure to have something to satisfy even the most discerning palate! And, many of our restaurants feature a variety of local food options too!


From street performing, live music, and cooking demonstrations, to boats and fireworks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at downtown Kingston’s many events and festivals.

About Us

The Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of more than 700 businesses and property owners located in the core commercial area of the City of Kingston. We promote Downtown Kingston! as the hip, vibrant, authentic, and healthy commercial, retail, residential, and entertainment centre of our region, attracting more people to live, shop, work, and gather.


We encourage, support, and initiate projects that benefit our downtown. From providing networking opportunities for existing businesses to conducting research and projects that encourages new businesses to open, we strive to keep our downtown strong and vibrant.

Downtown Kingston BIA - Shop. Dine. Enjoy

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Downtown Kingston! partners with the many organizations to help us make Downtown Kingston! the best that it can be. Our major partners include: the City of Kingston, Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP), Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Tourism Kingston, The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and the Leon's Centre.

Nestled at the junction of Lake Ontario, the Cataraqui River and St. Lawrence River, Kingston is conveniently located approximately half way between Montreal and Toronto, and just a short drive from the 1000 Islands International Bridge.