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Extreme Pogo at Kingston Buskers FestivalHorse-Drawn Wagon Ride through Upper Canada Village for the Alight at Night FestivalBagpipes at the Glengarry Highland Games in MaxvilleBass player at Limestone City Blues Festival in KingstonParagliding at the Maxville Glengarry Highland GamesSheaf Toss in the Heavyweight Event at the Maxville Glengarry Highland GamesGetting ready for liftoff at Cornwall Lift-OffPurple People Eater Hot Air Balloon at the Kinsmen Cornwall LiftoffThe Kingston Buskers Festival draws a crowd on the streetsPogo Jumping to the extremeSunset Ceremonies at Fort Henry in Kingston, OntarioChristmas lights outlining the houses at Upper Canada Village for the Alight at Night FestivalGuitarists at the Limestone City Blues Festival in KingstonSynchronized pogo jumping at its finestChurch covered in lights at Alight at Night, Upper Canada VillageSword Juggling - Don't try this at home kids!Snow Covered Lights at Alight at Night in Upper Canada VillageFort Henry transforms into scary Fort Fright in Kingston for the month of OctoberBike Riding Fire Juggler, Oh My!Fire Jugglers at the Kingston Buskers Festival

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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