Kingston & Wolfe island Culture Festival

A celebration of Great Lakes Voices

June 23rd - August 12th, 2017

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s vision for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Lake Ontario began from the shores of Kingston and Wolfe Island. To celebrate the place where it started and the people who made it happen, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is hosting the first Kingston & Wolfe Island Culture Festival to celebrate Great Lakes voices through story and song.

From June 23 - August 12,  join us in exploring how Kingston and Wolfe Island exemplify and all that the Great Lakes can provide in a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future.

Week 1: KICK-OFF | June 23-29

What is the Kingston and Wolfe Island Culture Festival? 

Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 23 | 5pm                              

The General Wolfe Inn                         




Breakwater Park Cleanup

June 29

Hosted by a Greener Future - Love your Lake Project

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Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts: Music Showcase

Friday, June 23 | 8:30pm (doors open at 7:30pm)                                                  

Wolfe Island Grill                                

Tickets are $10 - buy here            

Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts: Lit Fest - Cancelled

Saturday, June 24 | 3pm                 

Brophy’s Point, Wolfe Island

The Lit Fest has been cancelled due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.             


Week 2: GEOGRAPHY | June 30 - July 6

How has Lake Ontario shaped the Geography of Kingston and Wolfe Island?

Lake Ontario Park Cleanup

July 1

Hosted by a Greener Future - Love your Lake Project.

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Eating Lake Ontario

Wednesday, July 5th                              

Wolfe Island Grill  

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Lake Ontario Explore Challenge #LOExplore

June 30th to August 12th

We challenge you to explore the water -the shoreline - the trails of Lake Ontario.

Register here as a Lake Ontario Explorer.

Week 3: HISTORY | July 7 - July 13

How has Lake Ontario shaped the history of Kingston and Wolfe Island?

King Wolf Swim

July 8 | 6:30am (10KM swim) & 8:00am (5KM swim)

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The Haunted Walk of Kingston - Waterfront Edition

Wednesday July 12 | 8:00PM

Use Promo Code

KWICultureFest for 10% off tickets

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Wolfe Island History:
Myths, Legends & Artefacts

July 12 | 6:30pm

Wolfe Island United Church - 32 Victoria Street, Wolfe Island

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Week 4: IDENTITY | July 14 - July 20

How has Lake Ontario shaped who we are?

Shoreline Shuffle Salute Exhibit

Opening July 15th 4-7pm

Tett Exhibit Centre

Please RSVP

Week 5: PROTECTION | July 21 - July 27

How do we protect Lake Ontario for Generations to come?

Citizen Science Week

Citizen-led water sampling, pollution reporting, and ways you can take action to protect Lake Ontario!


Make your promise to protect the Great Lakes because together we can start a movement to protect them for generations to come. Give your promise at:


Week 6: THE FUTURE | July 28 - August 3

What does the future look like for Kingston, Wolfe Island, & Lake Ontario?

The Future of the Kingston Waterfront: A discussion of Kingston’s Waterfront Master Plan

August 2 | 7:00pm

Memorial Hall - Kingston City Hall | 216 Ontario Street

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Robot Missions Field Test

August 3 | 6-8pm

Lake Ontario Park, Kingston | 920 King Street West

Join Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and the Robot Missions Team for an interactive robot field test lakeside.

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Week 7: CELEBRATION | August 4 - August 12

Join together and Celebrate!

Waterkeeper Showcase and Culture Festival Closing Ceremony

August 11

Wolfe Island Grill

Swim Drink Fish Canada will present Friday's Waterkeeper Showcase on the Main Stage of the Wolfe Island Music Festival. 

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The Wolfe Island Music Festival

August 11 - 12

Wolfe Island, ON

The Wolfe Island Music Festival is a non-profit Musicfest that takes place August each year on Wolfe Island

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The Kingston and Wolfe Island Culture Festival  is funded in part by a generous grant from Ontario150 as well as promotional support from