Press Release Archive: 2017

Santa is looking forward to visiting the boys and girls (and occasional dog) of Kingston every Saturday in December in Springer Market Square!

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This Friday, December 1st break out your best winter shopping boots and join us for Shop After Dark!

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the awards for the 2017 Nighttime Santa Parade! This year’s parade had many enthusiastic floats, bands and volunteers.

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Downtown Kingston! announces the 2017 Award winners for Environmental Sustainability, Exceptional Sidewalk Presence, Outstanding Marketing & Communications, and Community Engagement.

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Downtown Kingston! is pleased to partner with the City of Kingston, Easter Seals Ontario, Southeastern Ontario and Rotary Clubs of Kingston to offer dedicated, accessible spaces for families at this year’s Santa Parade.

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Get your snowboots out and your wish lists ready! Santa Claus is coming to town for the 14th annual Nighttime Santa Parade next Saturday, November 18th!

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Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area is pleased to announce the official launch of the 24thannual Limited Edition Pewter Collectibles next Monday.

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Celebrate Halloween with some fun in Downtown Kingston!  Boys and gouls are invited to dress up in costume and join us this Friday, October 27 to trick or treat at participating downtown stores!

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This Friday, September 29th, art galleries and art loving stores will once again open their doors for Art After Dark. This biannual event has been running for almost 10 years and is always met with great reception by art enthusiasts.

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Fall is here and with it comes our favourite fall event, Princess Street Promenade! Downtown Kingston! would like to invite everyone to take a stroll down the centre of Princess Street next Saturday, September 23 from 10am to 5pm.

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The Limestone City Blues Festival kicks off today in Confederation Park with headliner Blackburn from Toronto! The formal start to the festival is at 2pm with Pat Johnson and The Grand Jook opening up for a great list of local and regional talent on the stage in Confederation Park.

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Bracelets are on sale as of today at several locations. The $15 bracelet is good for all the outdoor concerts and participating venues over the four day festival. Bracelet purchasers also receive a $10 Blues Buck good for $10 off at participating locations.

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Downtown Kingston! would like to invite everyone to take a stroll down Princess Street this Saturday, August 5th for the Princess Street Promenade! This popular festival, which runs from 10am to 5pm, closes Princess Street to vehicular traffic from Division Street to Ontario Street.

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The 29th edition of the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous wrapped up last evening with an entertaining grand finale where the People’s Choice Winner was announced. Mr Dyvinetz, a cyr wheel artist extraordinaire from Spain, was this year’s worthy recipient.

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This Thursday, July 13 come down to Movies in the Square early for the Star Wars Costume Contest! Better yet – dust off last year’s Chewie Halloween costume and join in the fun!

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A group of fantastic downtown Kingston restaurants have teamed up to offer some delicious local fare during the four days of the Buskers Rendezvous!

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What started as a fun addition to Downtown Kingston!’s July Sidewalk Sale is now in its 29th year and is known as one of the preeminent festivals of its kind in Canada.

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Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues August 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2017.

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Summer will officially arrive in Downtown Kingston! this Thursday evening with the start of the 2017 Movies in the Square season!

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Starting Saturday June 24th and running every Saturday in July and August (except Canada Day) , there will be free chef cooking demos at the Kingston Public Market.

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Movies in the Square will be back and better than ever this summer as it celebrates its 11th season! Check out the great movie lineup, featuring a mix of classic favourites and popular new films.

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This Friday, art galleries and art loving stores will once again open their doors for Art After Dark. This biannual event has been running for 9 years and is always met with great reception by art enthusiasts.       

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At our May 10, 2017 Board Meeting, The Downtown Kingston! BIA Board of Management unanimously passed a motion to support the construction of the Third Crossing.

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Summer is just around the corner! That means it is once again time to vote for the movies that you want to see during the 2017 Movies in the Square season! 

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The Downtown Kingston! BIA Board of Management has invited Mark Van Buren, Director of Engineering, City of Kingston, to provide a presentation regarding the Final Business Plan for Third Crossing.

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Doug Ritchie
Please join us in congratulating Doug Ritchie for being honoured with the Alex Ling Lifetime Achievement Award with the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association! Read More...
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February is just around the corner so Downtown Kingston! is gearing up for its 13th annual winter celebration, Feb Fest! Read More...