2017 Festival

The 2017 Festival took place on June 21-25, 2017. Thank you everyone for helping to make the festival such a great success!

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival is a non-profit annual summer solstice celebration held in and around Kingston’s historic McBurney Park, popularly known as ’Skeleton Park’ due to its 19th century history as a cemetery. The multidisciplinary festival showcases artists from Kingston and around the world, in addition to a variety of family and heritage activities.

2017 Schedule

All events and performances are free! Events are held in Skeleton Park (McBurney Park), unless otherwise noted in italics.

Wednesday June 21:

Thursday June 22:

Friday June 23:

Saturday June 24:

10am-5pm: Artisan Fair, Local Food Vendors, Boxtopia Village featuring Birdbone Theatre & Community Booths!

Sunday June 25:

10am-5pm: Artisan Fair, Local Food Vendors, Boxtopia Village, Birdbone Theatre performances & Community Booths!

2017 Festival Map


Click to download .pdf map.

Artisan Fair & Local Food Vendors

Festival Waste Diversion

In partnership with Sustainable Kingston, festival volunteers strive for an annual “waste-free” festival.  Please bring your own cups/water bottles, plates, utensils, etc in order to help support this initiative alongside our local food vendors who also try to use minimal packaging.