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Program & Event Participation for Members

Downtown Kingston! BIA is well-known for hosting successful events in the downtown core. As a BIA member, you can participate in events of your choice. Please see below for our event sign-up forms for downtown businesses.

Do you have questions about our programs?

Contact the events department at or call the office at 613-542-8677.

Only Downtown Kingston! member businesses (those who own/operate a commercial space within the Downtown Kingston! BIA boundary are eligible to participate in Downtown Kingston! programs

Programs Currently running:

Downtown Kingston produces several large-scale music and entertainment events each year! Be up-and-up on what's happening and make sure your staff and visitors know about it too! 
Ways you can get involved: 
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Celebrate Summer!

Warm weather is on its way and you know what that means! A busy events season is just around the corner. Check out the amazing Member sign-up and sponsorship opportunities available, and put your business front and centre at our signature events!

To know more and to sign up for the events please click below on learn more button.

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Downtown Dollars

Downtown Dollars are a great way to make it an easy choice for people to choose shop downtown. Sign up below and start accepting Downtown Dollars as payment right away.

Winter in Downtown

'Embrace the Season' in Downtown Kingston  is underway!
There is so much going on in our beautiful downtown this winter and you are a big part of it! 

Rainbow Registered Guide

Downtown Kingston BIA is on the vmap. Put your Business on the LGBT+ map of safe spaces across Canada. Get Rainbow Registered.

Workshops and Webinars 

Love Learning? Take a look at what Webinars and Workshops are coming up!

Programs not running at the moment...                                                    but take place throughout the year:

Toast to Tapas

Toast to Tapas 2022

This is a popular midwinter event that encourages people to try new food & beverage experiences at an affordable price. 


Visa Campaign

Visa Downtown Kingston

Find out more about The Tourism Kingston Prepaid Visa Card. Learn how to activate cards and how to spend the funds.


Spring Stop & Shop

Spring Stop & Shop Downtown KingstonYou won't want to miss our brand new event!! We've partnered with Kingston Trolley Tours, for an exciting day of customer appreciation.      


Extended Patio

TEMPLATE MEMBER WEBSITE (1)Closed for 2022. Extended patios typically run beginning of May to the end of October.    



Movies in the Square

Movies in the Square July 28, 2022
Movies in the Square is one of our most beloved events and runs every Thursday all summer long!


Chef Demos

TEMPLATE MEMBER  11 E-NEWS (38)Local chefs demonstrate and prepare a dish of their choosing using locally sourced ingredients



Kingston Buskers Rendezvous

TEMPLATE MEMBER  11 E-NEWS (3)Now known as one of the preeminent festivals of its kind in Canada, audiences can expect to see a phenomenal roster of global talent on multiple pitches on the streets and street corners all over downtown.


Limestone City Blues Festival

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Every August, the streets of downtown Kingston come alive with the raucous sounds of the blues. The Limestone City Blues Festival. This event is known for its legendary line-ups, authentic blues performances, and adoring audiences. 

Princess St Promenade

Princess Street Promenade- Downtown Kingston

Promenade is a one-day festival that takes place that promotes active living and community involvement in the downtown. 

Art After Dark

BIA Event Art After Dark

This beloved event offers art enthusiasts the opportunity to tour downtown galleries and art-loving businesses, enjoy great conversation and see beautiful, compelling pieces.


Pumpkinferno Themed Menu Item

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We seek out restaurants who are interested in adding themed menu items to their offerings during the same period as Pumpkinferno, so that we can promote our downtown restaurants while promoting the popular event.