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Quinte West celebrates 25 years of community: 1998-2023

2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the amalgamation of the City of Quinte West. To celebrate this year, the City is delivering 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.
2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the amalgamation of the City of Quinte West in 1998. To celebrate, the City is kicking off its anniversary celebrations with the “25 Years of Community” photo exhibit, the first installation of the Art on the Trent public art program.

Opening on World Art Day, Saturday, April 15, the “25 Years of Community” exhibit will display 16 oversize outdoor photos that mark some of the people, places, events, milestones and transformations that have shaped Quinte West over the years. Submitted by community members, the photos will be on display in the art frame locations until the end of August.
Find out more about the city’s public art program at

The Front Street Farmers’ Market operates from May to October yearly. Beginning May 6, the Farmers’ Market will be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Following the Victoria Day weekend, the Farmers’ Market will be open every Wednesday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Quinte West is hosting eight free outdoor family-friendly evening movies at parks in each ward this summer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our community.

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us on Saturday evenings between May 20 and August 26 to watch a popular family-friendly movie on the jumbo inflatable screen. Movies start at dusk. Takeout from your favourite local restaurant or bring snacks from home to enjoy.

All films begin at dusk. Where possible, movies will be shown with subtitles. 
See you under the stars!
*Movie titles subject to change.
*Weather permitting 


Saturday, May 20Lightyear (PG)Frankford Tourist Park (as part of Quinte West Fest at Riverfest)
2839 Frankford Rd., Frankford
Saturday, June 3Clifford the Big Red Dog (PG)Batawa Community Centre
81 Plant St., Batawa
Saturday, June 17Minions: Rise of Gru (PG)Wooler Park
375 County Rd. 5, Wooler
Saturday, July 1Turning Red (PG)Centennial Park (as part of Canada Day activities and events)
12 Couch Cres., Trenton
Saturday, July 15Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (G)Frankford Tourist Park
2839 Frankford Rd., Frankford
Saturday, July 29Strange World (PG)Batawa Community Centre
81 Plant St., Batawa
Saturday, Aug. 12Shazam: Fury of the Gods (PG13)

Fraser Park (Superhero Day)
1 Fraser Park Dr., Trenton

Saturday, Aug. 26The Super Mario Bros (PG)Wooler Park
375 County Rd. 5, Wooler
Launching June 1, “I HEART Quinte West” is an interactive public art exhibit featuring decorative Muskoka chairs painted by local residents, families, community members, and amateur and professional artists. This public art exhibit is part of the City’s 25th anniversary celebrations, showcasing Quinte West’s community, multiculturalism, diversity and heritage.

Chairs will be installed across all four wards of Quinte West. Visit your favourite Quinte West public spaces after June 1 and ‘pull up a chair’ to enjoy time outside in Quinte West.
Find out more about the city’s public art program at

The Quinte West Pop-ups are in their third consecutive year. Beginning May 31, the Pop-ups will be open from Wednesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information about weekly enhancements and which vendors are participating in 2023, visit

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.
Find out more about the National Indigenous History Month activities happening in Quinte West at
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.

Find out more about the Pride activities and celebrations happening in Quinte West at

Canada Day celebrations will take place in Centennial Park on July 1. For a listing of all the exciting events and activities that day, visit

The summer concert series features outdoor concerts with talented entertainers on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings from July until September in Fraser Park and Frankford Tourist Park. Bring a lawn chair and blanket. Please note concerts are subject to change without notice. 
Learn more at

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    

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.


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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