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The City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive,
P.O. Box 490
Trenton, ON K8V 5R6

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Tel: (613) 392-2841
Toll-free: 1-866-485-2841
Fax: (613) 392-0131
TTY: (613) 965-6849

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Monday to Friday,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Sometimes the best way to experience a destination is through the festivals and events inspired by the heritage and natural surroundings of the area. Quinte West hosts a number of events year-round that distinctly celebrate our community.


The City of Quinte West is very grateful for the continuing support of the many volunteers it takes to make our events such a success. If you would like to volunteer your time or talents for any of our community-sponsored events or festivals, please check out our Volunteer Opportunities.

Our Events

Below is just a sampling of community events planned for this year:

2016 Events Photo Collage | 2017 Events Photo Collage - Coming Soon!


When: February 11th, 2017
Where: Batawa Community Centre
What:   Come out and enjoy a day of family fun.  Free entertainment all day!  Lunch and skating on the outdoor ice surface with the Trenton Golden Hawks, marshmallow roasting, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon twisting, outdoor petting zoo,  and many more fun and exciting things to do.  Enjoy a horse and carriage ride sponsored by the Batawa Development Corporation.

Frostfest Poster - Coming Soon!

Quinte West Hops on the Water

When: April 22, 2017
Where: Quinte West Farmers Market - 67 Front St.
What: We're saying farewell to winter with live, family-friendly outdoor entertainment, local food vendors and the craft beer, cider and wine that our region is famous for.

Frostfest Poster - Coming Soon!


Frankford Riverfest

When: May 20th 2017
Where: Frankford Tourist Park, Frankford, Ontario
What: Join us for a day of family fun at the Frankford Riverfest. Saturday features rides/games, cardboard boat races, petting zoo, live & interactive entertainment, antique car show, vendors and spectacular fireworks display!

Event poster - Coming Soon!

11th Annual Barks By The Bay - Canine Festival & Trade Show

When: May 27th, 2017
Where: Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario
What: This year marks the 11th anniversary of Barks by the Bay. This annual canine festival is held the last Saturday in May and showcases many unique vendors, breeds & breeders, canine accessories, training aids & techniques, pet hospitals, pet food stores and groomers. Test your family dog's dock diving skills or challenge their agility at the Dog Lovers Days Lure Obstacle Course. Connect with your pet through with the help of Animal Communicator LAUREN BODE. Bring the whole pack. Every dog has its day at Barks by the Bay! For information, call: (613) 392-2841 ext 4487 or visit the website

Event poster - Coming Soon!

Canada Day

When: July 1st, 2017
Where: Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario
What: Come and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in Centennial Park, Trenton. All day entertainment, vendor village, displays & demonstrations, free cake (courtesy of Smylie's Your Independent Grocer), outdoor bingo (Knights of Columbus), activities for children and families, and a spectacular fireworks display. Be sure to join in the 'Canada Day Eh!' community parade taking place from arena to the headquarters stage, beginning at 11am. Prizes in Youth, Adult & Group categories for best expressed Canadian Spirit!

Canada Day Poster - Coming Soon!

Sports Wall of Fame

When: Saturday July 8, 2017
Where: YMCA Quinte West
What: Annual Sports Induction Ceremony held to honour the great athletes, builders and teams from and in Quinte West over the years. Deadline for 2017 nominations is March 3, 2017. Pick up nomination forms at City Hall or print them off here.

Nomination Package

Norampac Summer Concert Series

When: Every Thursday & Sunday Evening from July 2nd through to September 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Amphitheatre, Centennial Park, Trenton
What: Free performances for the community. Music in the park, bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out to enjoy various local artists!

Concert Schedule Coming Soon!

RiverFront Square Concert Series

When: Every Saturday Evening from June 18th through to September 3rd from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: RiverFront Square, Trenton North of the Veterns' Skyway Gateway to the Trent Bridge
What: Free musical performances for the community. Music in the park, bring your lawn chair and come out to enjoy various local artists!

Concert Schedule - Coming Soon!

Downtown Trenton Concert Series

When: Every Friday Evening from June 2nd through to September 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Fraser Park Gazebo, Trenton
What: Free performances for the community. Music in the park, bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out to enjoy various local artists!

Concert Schedule - Coming Soon!

Trenton Big Band Festival

When: July 22nd , 2017
Where: Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario
What: The City of Quinte West is bringing back the Trenton Big Band Festival for its 7th year! The festival boasts some of the best names in big band music. Be swept away to another era as the Toronto All Star Big Band and the Commodores' featuring Freddy Vette take the Stage. Wine, craft beer and food will also be available onsite. For more information about the Trenton Big Band Festival, visit
Click here to purchase Big Band Tickets - Coming soon!

Map of Riverfront Square

Bay of Quinte Velo Weekend

When: August 20, 2017
Where: Frankford
What: More information to come!

Visit the event Facebook page - Coming Soon!

Criterium Registration Page - Coming Soon!

Criterium Course - Coming Soon!

Gran Fondo Registration Page - Coming Soon!

Gran Fondo Course - Coming Soon!

Event Poster - Coming Soon!

Trenton Scottish Irish Festival

When: September 9th, 2017
Where: Centennial Park (Map It)
What:  This annual festival celebrates the Celtic ancestry of the Bay of Quinte through traditional music, games, and fare. Take in the Friday night tattoo and revel with fellow festival-goers to the professional pipers and drummers and end-of-the day ceilidhs. Live performances followed by the Tattoo . Kick the festival off with a parade through the downtown, and take in the all day Heavy Events, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drum Bands, vendor village, and live musical entertainment in the pavilion until the early morning hours! For information, call: (613) 392-2841 or 1-866-485-2841 or visit the website at

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Coming Soon!

BOOFEST - Halloween Party!

When: October 31st, 2017 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Arena, Trenton, Ontario
What: Inviting all ghosts and goblins of Quinte West to the Annual BOOFEST Halloween Party! Tons of candy, ghost stories, colouring, toys and games. Event is free.

Frankford Santa Claus Parade

When: Saturday, November 25th, 2017at 2:00 p.m.                                              
Where: Downtown Frankford (starts from the Frankford Arena)                          
What: Celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Frankford Santa Claus Parade with bands, community floats and costume characters leading up to the Jolly Old Elf!  Following the parade, join us at the Legion. Inside the legion, kids will be treated to hotdogs, hot chocolate and S'mores and a visit from Santa. For more information, call Kathy Rupert at 613 398-7447.

Frankford Christmas Fantasy of Lights

When: Saturday, November 25th, through to January 1, 2018
Where: Frankford Tourist Park                                                                                    
Join us as we light up the park for the annual festive lighting display. Live music & hot chocolate starting at 4:30 p.m. Lighting approx. 5:00 p.m.

Trenton Santa Claus Parade

When: Sunday, November 26th, 2017  starting at 4:30 p.m.                                                           
Where: Starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. from Centennial Park the parade, heads up Bay St to Campbell St., up Campbell to Dundas, West on Dundas over the bridge and through the Downtown.                                                                                                   
What: Enjoy a festive lighted Christmas Parade with lots of music and community floats. For more information, call the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce at 613 392-7635

Doug Whitney Christmas Fantasy of Lights

When: Last Saturday in November 2017 to January 1, 2018
Where: Fraser Park Trenton and Frankford Tourist Park (Map It)
What: Join us for hotdogs and hot chocolate starting at 3:30 p.m. at Fraser Park.Tour these magical waterfront light displays while listening to favourite holiday carols.  Lighting takes place immediately following the parade.  For information, call: (613) 392-2841 or 1-866-485-2841


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