The 15th annual Feb Fest will take over downtown Kingston for the entire month of February stocked full of winter fun for the entire family.
FebFest kicks off on Friday February 1st with the opening of the Winter Park in Boucher Park. The park will feature ice slides for children to enjoy on their PA Day built by award-winning ice sculptor and snow carver.
Imagination on Ice takes centre stage on Saturday, February 2nd. Kingston favourite Kurt Browning will be headlining the show at 1pm along with up-and-coming local talent. Saturday evening will feature the first of many DJ Skate Nights! On Sunday, cheer on the brave souls who jump into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario in support of the Special Olympics at 11am in Confederation Park –it’s the annual Polar Plunge!
Weekend 2 will focus on hockey. First, the annual Carr-Harris Cup takes place at Leon’s Centre on Thursday February 7th–puck drop is at 7:30pm. On Saturday, February 9th, it’s Hockey Day in Kingston with local atom and novice boys and girls taking to the rink. Historic Hockey Tournament will also take place that afternoon with games between Queen’s, RMC and CFB Petawawa, and hockey legend, Leaf Bobby Baun will be on site signing autographs. A special event this year is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kingston’s Red Barons–a group of pioneering women’s hockey players. A full day of hockey on the Springer Market Square rink!
Weekend 3 is Family Day weekend with activities for everyone to enjoy. The focus will be on curling with opportunities to watch and try for yourself. Check out An Artsy Afternoon on Sunday the 17th in many downtown galleries and businesses. Enjoy all that Feb Fest has to offer –public skating, horse drawn wagon rides, fire pits, beavertails, comfy chairs and more.
Weekend 4 will feature other winter activities such as ringette.
And back again this year is a full month of Toast to Tapas–get your passport at the beginning of the month at participating restaurants and enjoy local tapas and local beverages all month long
Highlights at a glance:
•Ice slides, ice sculptures and more at Winter Park in Boucher Park
•ice skating in Springer Market Square.
•Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
•Imagination on Ice starring Kurt Browning
•DJ Skate Night on Friday/Saturday nights
•Snowshoeing! with Trailhead Kingston
•Curling, and ringette
•Hockey Day in Kingston
•Toast to Tapas — Enjoy local tapas and local beverages all month long!
HOW MUCH – Free
Location: Kingston, ON - City of Kingston
Contact: Various Venues, Downtown Kingston