Friday, September 1: Film Screening in the Park: The Red Turtle
September through December: Skeleton Park Prints: An exhibition of Poetry
Saturday, October 15: Square dance!
Thursday, October 20: Rae Spoon + Geoff Berner in concert
Tuesday, October 31: Halloween Parade!
To stay in-the-loop regarding Skeleton Park Arts Festival events:
The Skeleton Park Arts Festival hosts quarterly Community Concerts throughout the Skeleton Park Neighbourhood.
The Skeleton Park Community Songbook is a community arts project which involves collaborations featuring professional musicians and various community organizations, to encourage Kingstonians to share music together and learn to sing each other’s songs.
Musicalize Your Mental Health
- Musicalize Your Mental Health – About the Program
Skeleton Park Quarterly Community Dances
Swing your partner to the music of local bands and callers. No experience necessary. No partners needed. Bring the whole family!
- June-September 2017: Morris Blanchard at The Elm Cafe
- 2016-2017: Benjamin Nelson: Decade of Distraction at The Elm Cafe
Paint The Town
2017: September 8, 9, 10 from 9am-4pm
In partnership with the Kingston School Of Art, the festival will help present the 2017 “Paint The Town” Sept 8, 9, and 10 from 9am – 4pm in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters. The event entails artists of “all ages and stages” gathering for coffee at The Elm Cafe then heading out to sketch and paint neighbourhood scenes. On the Sunday, we stop about 3, and have a wine and cheese reception, with door prizes awarded, until about 4 at the Calvary United Church. In December, we follow up the weekend with a month-long exhibition at the Window Art Gallery of works created or begun during the weekend, with 3 prizes awarded.
The Skeleton Park Arts Festival participates in important community issues that relate to our neighbourhood.
The Annual Skeleton Park Neighbourhood Easter Egg Hunt
BYOBasket! Rain or Shine! $2-5 per child towards the cost of goodies, coffee & muffins.
2017: Saturday April 22 at 10am-12pm in Skeleton Park
Labour Day Weekend Park Movie Screening
Once the sun goes down and the stars come out, come to Skeleton Park for an outdoor film screening.. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks & drinks, and pocket change ($2) for buying fresh popped popcorn!
Woooooo! It’s the (almost) legendary Skeleton Park Halloween Parade which takes place in McBurney Park on October 31st. All witches, werewolves, goblins and ghouls are invited to congregate in the park where there will be a 5 pm parade around the park.