Limestone City Blues Festival

Limestone City Blues Festival

Downtown Kingston comes alive with the sounds of blues Aug. 23-26! Victor Wainwright & the Train will be headlining the Springer Market Square stage on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Movies in the Square Photo © Garrett Elliott

Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square are back and better than ever this summer! Check out our great movie lineup, featuring a mix of classic favourites and popular new films.

Music in the Park

Music in the Park

We invite you to enjoy over 60 concerts with us this summer with our Music in the Park series!

Chef Demos

Local Chef Cooking Demos

Saturdays this summer from 11:00am - noon, bring your appetite to our Chef Cooking Demos at the Springer Market Square courtyard.

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Summer Shopping Hours

Take advantage of evening shopping hours all summer long in Downtown Kingston! Participating stores are open until at least 8pm Thurs/Fri until Sept 28.

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Big Dig Deals

Downtown businesses are offering special Big Dig Deals during Big Dig 4 construction!

Market Square at night

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. Photo © Stephen Wild


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 Rogers K-Rock 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.