Happy Canada Day from the Artfest Team!

We are all very excited to be back for our fourth year at Artfest Kingston.  We have an amazing day planned for Canada Day that includes a plethora of children's activities, FREE art workshops, theatre performances, gourmet food, and a line up of music that will keep your toes tapping!

Join us in celebrating art and Canada all in one fun filled day!  We open at 10am so join in on the celebrations while you enjoy live music, good food and so much more!

Happy Canada Day from all of us at Artfest!  

   Canada Day Parade - Downtown Kingston, 2014


Canada Day Parade - Downtown Kingston, 2014

History of Canada Day

Canada’s national holiday is celebrated on July 1st and Artfest is looking forward to a stupendous line up of Canada Day activities! 

Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture and achievements. It’s been a day of celebration, where many festivities are held across the country, since 1868.  Artfest is in its fourth year so join us in celebrating with this year's theme "Friends Across the Water."  We are proud to share close proximity to the US and welcome all visitors, Canadians and Americans alike.  At Artfest Kingston, we welcome ALL nationalities!

The Creation of Canada Day

July 1, 1867: The British North America Act (today known as the Constitution Act, 1867) created Canada.

June 20, 1868: Governor General Lord Monck signs a proclamation that requests all Her Majesty’s subjects across Canada to celebrate July 1.

1879: A federal law makes July 1 a statutory holiday as the “anniversary of Confederation,” which is later called “Dominion Day.”

October 27, 1982: July 1, “Dominion Day” officially becomes Canada Day.

Posted on July 1, 2015 .