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Extreme Pogo at Kingston Buskers FestivalHorse-Drawn Wagon Ride through Upper Canada Village for the Alight at Night FestivalGetting ready for liftoff at Cornwall Lift-OffBike Riding Fire Juggler, Oh My!Sunset Ceremonies at Fort Henry in Kingston, OntarioBagpipes at the Glengarry Highland Games in MaxvilleSheaf Toss in the Heavyweight Event at the Maxville Glengarry Highland GamesChristmas lights outlining the houses at Upper Canada Village for the Alight at Night FestivalChurch covered in lights at Alight at Night, Upper Canada VillageBass player at Limestone City Blues Festival in KingstonPogo Jumping to the extremeFort Henry transforms into scary Fort Fright in Kingston for the month of OctoberGuitarists at the Limestone City Blues Festival in KingstonFire Jugglers at the Kingston Buskers FestivalSword Juggling - Don't try this at home kids!Synchronized pogo jumping at its finestSnow Covered Lights at Alight at Night in Upper Canada VillageParagliding at the Maxville Glengarry Highland GamesThe Kingston Buskers Festival draws a crowd on the streetsPurple People Eater Hot Air Balloon at the Kinsmen Cornwall Liftoff

The Glengarry Highland Games – Find your inner Scot!

South Eastern Ontario is alive with four seasons of festival fun to stimulate your sense of adventure. Communities all along The Great Waterway host live music and theatre festivals. Regattas take to the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and foodies will love sampling food and agricultural fairs. Visit the Kinsmen Lift-Off Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Cornwall.

A scenic-country drive immerses you in the local Scottish heritage at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville. Every August since 1948, Highlanders have come together for the competitions to see who has the best bagpipe lungs and fiddling fingers. Traditional dance and sporting events add to the Glengarry Highland Games’ traditional feel.

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Catch the spray of speedboats at the 1000 Islands Poker Run

For a faster pace, come to Kingston in early August for the 1000 Islands Poker Run – three days of competition among beefed-up powerboats from all over Canada. With so much happening in Kingston, foodie events for ‘locavores’ and impromptu entertainment from street buskers add to the magic feel of midsummer nights. On the north shore of Lake Ontario south west of Kingston, the communities and wineries of

Prince Edward County offer lively events of their own. Try the pesto-stuffed ribs and regional wines at the Picton Food Festival accompanied by live jazz. Picton is also home to the Festival Players, who bring Canadian drama to life under the stars at area venues. Wherever and whenever you are in South Eastern Ontario, festivals and concerts are always happening somewhere close by.

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