Artfest Kingston 2019

Summer Art & Craft Festival

June 29 - July 1, 2019

Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm and Monday 10am-6pm

200 Artists • Live Music • Poetry • Artfest Kids Program • Craft Beer & Wine Tent • First Nations Art Pavilion • 100ft Art Mural * Live Theatre • Food Trucks



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FREE admission. Donations appreciated.

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Our 2019 Festival Theme: A World of Wonder

Located in beautiful City Park, Kingston. 200+ Artists and Artisans from across Ontario and Quebec are in Kingston for THREE days starting Saturday through to Monday, Canada Day. Walk the shady paths throughout the park. Enjoy outstanding pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, gourmet food, live music, art workshops and live outdoor theatre, poetry and more! Plan your weekend! 

The festival theme this year is ‘A World of Wonder’ “We are asking visitors to engage their imaginations and explore the many features at the event,” says show producer Lory MacDonald. “Do you remember the joys of play and discovery as a child? Come to Artfest and see, hear and experience many new things.” You can’t miss Artfest!

Adult Art Workshops

For the first time, Artfest is offering adult art and craft workshops throughout the weekend. Visitors can register for one or purchase a weekend passport and take several. Learn to paint, make jewellery, macramé and more. BOOK A WORKSHOP.

First Nations Art Pavilion

The First Nations Art Pavilion is an outstanding feature at the event. Ten First Nations artists are exhibiting their artwork: paintings, bead work, sculptures, glass bead dreamcatchers, prints and jewellery. Meet the Artists

Artfest Kids

The Artfest Kids program returns with a fun-filled art activity tent of guided art-making all weekend long. Learn printmaking, water colour painting, drawing, and origami in the kids’ area. Help us build our World of Wonder play zone among the Artfest Totem Trees. Make a tree fort, build a raft, explore a cave, and create your own play world. Explore

Craft Beer, Wine & Cider

Try out a variety of local food and beverages in our Artfest Craft Beer & Wine Garden featuring local craft beverages and delicious eats. Relax while you listen to live music all day with a variety of genres including Rock, World Music, Country, Funk, and Folk.


Join us at Poets @ Artfest where we will dive into a Blackout Poetry experience. This unique process makes it easy to craft a poem that will surprise and delight. All poems will be included in our poetry walk. Poetry readings take place all weekend long. PLUS a Poetry Book Launch. Discover More.

100ft Chalkboard Mural

The World’s largest Chalkboard Mural is an Artfest favourite. Join mural artist Arthur II to explore and create a World of Wonder on the wall. The mural will transform over three days with the final result unveiled on Canada Day.

Live Theatre

Live theatre pop up performances take place daily with the Bare Foot Theatre Players holding court. Sing along and engage in their playful drama. View Schedule

Circus Arts

Feeling a little acrobatic? Kingston Circus Arts is onsite for Sunday and Monday offering some fun activities to try out. Book a lesson and watch various performances and demos. Aerial silks, hooping, poi, partner acrobatics and more! 15-30 minute lessons for individuals and groups. Book your spot now before we fill up! Come to Artfest! More Info


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Artfest Kingston Christmas Art & Craft Show

December 7-8, 2019

Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON

Enjoy 125 Artists and Artisans • Live Music • Santa’s Elf Stations for kids • The Giving Tree • The Mistletoe Bistro • Craft Beer, Wine & Cider • FREE PARKING and more.

See who is Exhibiting in 2019

$10 Admission (unlimited re-entry), children 12 and under are free.

Artfest Kingston Summer Photo Gallery

Artfest Kingston Photo Gallery