As Ontario cautiously emerges from two years of Covid-19 isolation guidelines, North Grenville residents are offering exciting new events and popular returning classics!
Check out the list below of some of the featured events and check out the events calendar for even more!
Kemptville Farmers' Market
- Sundays May-October 30, Noon-4 p.m., 200 Sanders St. (B&H Grocers Parking Lot)
Kemptville Cruise Nights
- Fridays, May-Sept 30, 6 p.m.-Dusk, Kemptville Food Basics
Street Piano Series, Kemptville
North Grenville has its first Street Piano! Located at the North Grenville Library, the instrument has been painted and is a key component to a special series of outdoor performances by professional musicians throughout the summer!
Check out July's performances:
- Various Locations across North Grenville
Kemptville Live Music Festival, Kemptville Campus
The Kemptville Live Music Festival returns to the grounds of the Kemptville Campus, Thursday to Sunday, July 21-24,2022 with another four stellar days of live music, camping, food, the best of this region's craft brew, and a shopping village of artisan vendors.
It’s a full weekend of live blues, rock, folk, roots and more. This year's lineup features: Johnny Reid, Tom Cochran, Bachman-Cummings, Glass Tiger, Honeymoon Suite, Andy Kim and many more!
The outdoor festival provides a comfortable setting for patrons of all ages and accessibility needs with tent coverage for shade and a dedicated accessibility team.
Summer Fiesta Grass Drags Friday Aug 19-Sun Aug 21
Two day event of 500’ snowmobile drag racing. Hosted at Dillabough Sales & Services LTD. by Snowmobile Drag Racing Ontario Inc. and part of the The SnowStuds ProStock Championship Series.
This event draws hundreds of competitors and spectators from across Ontario and the United States.
International Plowing Match, Kemptville Campus
- Location: Kemptville Campus, 830 Prescott St, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
- Date: September 20-24, 2022
- Website: https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2022/
The International Plowing Match is the largest outdoor agriculture and rural expo in North America. The IPM began over 100 years ago. It has been held in many different towns within rural Ontario. The event includes things like plowing matches, livestock shows, quilting competitions and the queen of the furrow competitions. Visitors come from all over Canada and the United States, it’s a very large event often hosting tens of thousands of people.
For those interested, there is an RV park for visitors to stay in during the event, the RV Park Entrance is at 2510 Bedell Road, Kemptville, Ontario. Booking a site also includes: two (2) daily admission passes to Tented City, nightly entertainment, shuttle to Tented City, on-site dump station, and site pump outs available (at campers cost). RV park information such as pricing, booking and other important information can be found at: Plowingmatch/visitorinfo/RVpark
Anyone of any age is welcome to attend, the event will have child friendly activities. Tickets will be available on the IPM website in the coming months.
The IPM also has opportunities to get involved and volunteer: https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2022/get-involved/become-a-volunteer