Things to do in Kingston every Spring

Things to do in Kingston every spring

I love creating these seasonal posts. Digging into fun stuff to do, then sharing it with you, is exactly what I want to do with with my writing and online influence!

But enough about me. Let’s take a look at what I’ve found!

(Full disclosure here – some of these “events” happen in the winter, and spring goes technically well into June, but these are things to do that feel like spring to me.)

Visit the City of Kingston Greenhouse

I’ve included this in both my winter and spring “things to do” posts because I really love doing this. Visiting the greenhouse is such a burst of colour and scent, and it always perks up my spirits.

The City of Kingston Greenhouse is located at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. It is routinely open the last two Sundays of February and the first 2 Sundays of March. Visit my A Day in Pictures post to see how beautiful it is, and get more details.

Kingston Greenhouse

Juvenis Festival

From the website:

“The Juvenis Festival is Kingston’s Youth Arts Festival, one of only two youth arts festivals in all of Canada! Juvenis showcases the talented #ygkyouth between the ages of 13-30. 

This 9 day-long festival gives young people an opportunity to act, sing, dance, perform, and showcase their artistic talents, as well as take free workshops and masterclasses to build on their interests and skills in the arts. Everyone involved in this festival is under the age of 30, including all paid staff positions, participants and volunteers. While our workshops are only open to youth, we invite audience members of all ages to take in Juvenis productions and events!

This year the Juvenis Festival is running May 1 through 11th. My girls aren’t yet old enough to participate but we may check out some of the events!

Maple Syrup Related Fun

Little Cataraqui Creek runs it’s Maple Madness through the month of March. Since spring begins in March this counts as a spring event, right?

Maple Syrup Eastern Ontario

I have a post about the maple syrup season in Eastern Ontario – check it out for some other fun sugar bushes to visit.

Kingston Frontenacs Hockey

March is the end of regular season play for our local OHL team. If they’ve had a good season you can watch playoff hockey at the Leon’s Centre well into the spring. Visit the Frontenacs website to find out when the next game is going to be!

Take a Kingston Food Tour

Take a gastronomic tour of some downtown Kingston eateries. This is a walking tour that runs Saturdays through the winter and spring. I think they run more tours during the summer months when the weather is nicer. You can visit their website for more detail or to purchase a tour.

This tour pairs a walk through historic Kingston, with local eateries and some stories of history and culture. I haven’t been on this tour myself but it sounds like something I would really enjoy.

Kids Creativity Club at the Tett

This Saturday morning activity runs throughout the school year. I’ve mentioned it in other “things to do” posts because it really is fun for the kids.

Find out more at the Tett website. The Creativity Club runs Saturdays from 10am to 12pm, and a donation is suggested at the door. It’s a popular event, especially for families who are already at the Tett for dance classes or other arts activities. We used to go every morning when my girls were younger and had their ballet classes on Saturday mornings.

Art After Dark

The Downtown Kingston! BIA usually runs a spring Art After Dark event. Last year it was held in late May.

Art After Dark showcases local and international artists at various galleries, restaurants, shops and cafes in downtown Kingston. Admission to the venues is free and some of the venues may also hold sales, or serve snacks. More details will be available on the Downtown Kingston! Events page.

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, I tried to include events that happen routinely each year. If you have, or know of an event or activity that I left out, let me know.

~Jess

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