Summer activities

Scroll the many highlights of the City’s summer event season and find something fun to do between May and October in Quinte West.

Event-ful Quinte West 

Each year, the City of Quinte West delivers a number of free community activities and initiatives that tell the story of our growing community. 

Click the accordions below for more information about upcoming community events and celebrations.
 
Have a question? Email events@quintewest.ca

In celebration of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 100th anniversary on April 1, 2024, 48 commemorative banners have been hung on street poles throughout Quinte West as part of the 413 (Air Force City) Wing Air Force Association of Canada’s 100 Banners for 100 Years project.

For more information about RCAF 100th anniversary events and initiatives in Quinte West, please visit quintewest.ca/RCAF100.

Quinte West Council has approved that the honour of the ‘Freedom of the City’ be bestowed on the members and personnel of RCAF Trenton and their veterans, to mark the 100th anniversary. This honour will be presented as part of the RCAF Celebration, Parade and Flag Raising Ceremony, a community event, to be held in Trenton on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

For more information about RCAF 100th anniversary events and initiatives in Quinte West, please visit quintewest.ca/RCAF100.

The City of Quinte West has partnered with the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) to exhibit “Your Air Force at Trenton”, an outdoor public art display marking the celebration of 100 years of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the history of 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton.

“Your Air Force at Trenton” celebrates the history of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, formerly known as the RCAF Station Trenton and engages visitors in a journey through the Base’s development with photos and stories. The exhibit displays 16 photos of historical images, artifacts and perspectives offering insight into the Base’s influence and impact on the community over the years. 

The “Your Air Force at Trenton” exhibit is the next installation in the City’s ‘Art on the Trent’ outdoor public art program, with art on display in RiverFront Square, Centennial Park and Frankford Tourist Park.

For more information about RCAF 100th anniversary events and initiatives in Quinte West, please visit quintewest.ca/RCAF100.

Bring your own lawn chair and join us at locations throughout Quinte West this summer for free movies and themed activities.

Date

Movie

Theme

Location

May 18

Migration (PG) 

Migration and the changing of the seasons

Frankford Tourist Park

Tourist Park Road

June 15

Playing with Fire (PG)

Fire prevention

Batawa Community Centre

81 Plant St., Batawa

July 13

The Polar Express (G)

Christmas in July

Centennial Park

8 Couch Cres., Trenton

Aug. 17

The Lego Batman Movie (PG)

Lego and community corn roast

Wooler Park

375 County Rd. 5, Wooler

All movies begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.)
See you under the stars!

Movies are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

Join the City of Quinte West and its Community Safety and Well-being partners in May each year for a series of educational events aimed at increasing and supporting community safety and wellness.

Find out more here

Join the City of Quinte West on Victoria Day weekend at the Frankford Tourist Park for live music, fireworks, and an outdoor movie on Saturday, May 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. 

Here are the details!

There are 100 rubber duckies hidden in the park. Find a ducky to exchange for great prizes at the City tent!

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – DJ Leo and a ‘Ducky Hunt.’
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – The River Valley Riders will perform
9 p.m. – Fireworks followed by the movie Migration

The Front Street Farmers’ Market is beautifully nestled along the Trent Severn Waterway at 67 Front St., in downtown Trenton. Visitors can find a wide variety of artisanal and produce vendors with products ranging from fruits, veggies, crafts to baked goods and more. 

Market hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.

Find out more at quintewest.ca/FarmersMarket

The Pop-ups are a staple in the Quinte West community and are enjoyed by both residents and visitors. Located in Centennial Park, enjoy the waterfront trails while supporting local businesses at the Pop-ups

The Pop-ups are open from May 31 – Sept. 2. Find out more at quintewest.ca/popups.

The summer concert series features outdoor concerts with talented entertainers on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings from July until September in Fraser Park (Fridays and Sundays) and Frankford Tourist Park (Wednesdays).

Find the 2024 summer concert series schedule at quintewest.ca/concerts

Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Please note concerts are weather permitting and subject to change without notice. 

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn about the unique cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It’s a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial and whose presence continues to impact the evolving Canada.
 
Click to find out about the National Indigenous History Month activities taking place in Quinte West.
June is Pride Month, marking the beginning of Pride Season. Pride Season refers to the Pride events that take place over the summer (June to September) when 2SLGBTQI+ communities and allies come together to spotlight the resilience, celebrate the talent, and recognize the contributions of 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Although special attention is put on the Pride events during the summer months, they happen throughout the year in many communities.
 
Click to find out about the Pride Month activities taking place in Quinte West.

2024 Is the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). To celebrate 100 years the RCAF, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton will host the Quinte International Air Show on June 29 and 30, 2024. For more information, click quinteairshow.ca.

Celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1 with fun, free activities for the whole family at Centennial Park. Find out more at quintewest.ca/CanadaDay.

The City of Quinte West’s Hops on the Water Craft Beer Festival has been named one of the Top 100 festivals in Ontario by the Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) association for the second year in a row. 

Tickets will be on soon. Find out more quintewest.ca/hops.

The City of Quinte West is proud to host the 2024 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup, part of the largest amateur team sport competition in Canada. 

The Toyota National Championships in Quinte West will welcome national under-15 youth male and female teams from each of Canada’s provincial and territorial soccer associations including 24 teams, 480 athletes, 72 coaches, 20 officials, many athlete families, friends, local residents and visitors.

Find out more quintewest.ca/2024soccer

A guide that catalogues visitor amenities, services, attractions and events in Quinte West. Visit quintewest.ca/discover to learn more!

Welcome warmer weather with these great options in Quinte West!

We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do this summer. This list is not all-inclusive. If there is something you think we should add, email us at tourism@quintewest.ca.    

We’ll work to keep this information up-to-date, but things change quickly, so call before you go.

Crazy Creek Fishing Preserve

Although the preserve is closed to fishing, you can still meet Crazy Larry and feed the fish. With 17 ponds set amidst a cedar forest, Crazy Creek is home to a plentiful number of speckled and rainbow trout. Instead of fishing, residents are invited to go for a tour in the woods to feed the fish. By appointment only.

Fina Vista Farms

Try Horseback Riding at Fina Vista Farms.

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Motorized trails

The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-season, multi-use recreational trail that follows an old railway line running through Hastings County. The trail is open year-round and boasts a number of parking lots and access points along the route. The southern end of the trail is located in Glen Ross. A trail pass is required.

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