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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.

Volunteers

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.

 

Volunteer Excellence Awards

When: TBD

Where: City Hall Council Chambers  

What: These awards were established to recognize deserving volunteers for their dedication and community service, and cover categories such as Arts & Literature, Community Service, Education, Volunteerism and Humanitarian Activities.  

Click here for nomination/program details.

City Events

 FrostFest

When: February 9th, 2019   10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Front Street Farmers' Market

When:   Wednesdays & Saturdays May through October  8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where:  67 Front Street
What:    Buy In-Season Produce, Baked Goods, VQA Wines & Ciders, Artwork, Crafts, Maple Syrup, Honey, Preserves and so much more!  Live Music from 10:00am-1:00pm (June - September) 
 

Quinte West Hops on the Water

When: April 27, 2019

Where: Quinte West Farmers Market - 67 Front St.

What:   Dive into spring with samplings from craft breweries, cideries and wineries in the Bay of Quinte region, all while enjoying live, family-friendly entertainment, buskers, local business offerings, food vendors & special restaurant menus in the heart of downtown Trenton!

Tickets available NOW!: http://hopsonthewater.ca/

Hops on the Water Poster - Coming soon!

Health Unit Forms - PLEASE FILL OUT AND SUBMIT TO THE HEALTH UNIT

INSURANCE FOR VENDORS

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

Frankford Riverfest

When: May 18th,  2019

Where: Frankford Tourist Park, Frankford, Ontario 

What: Join us for a day of family fun at the Frankford Riverfest. The long-weekend tradition of Frankford Riverfest is a favourite of Quinte West and area residents alike. The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with family friend activites ongoing until 4 p.m. There will be axe throwing, a bouncy castle and a rock wall, face painting, balloon twisting, tunes by DJ Leo, Circus Buskers and a craft tent (sponsored by Rose Home Hardware & Quinte West Public Library). Check out the vendor village open with lots of food vendors too! Please bring cash to purchase food. 

New this year, Classic Hot Dog Eating Conest, presented by the Kinsmen Club of Trenton. Be the 2019 Hot Dog Eating Champ! Registration will take place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Kinsmen Club of Trenton Tent in Vendor Village. Contest will begin at 11:30 a.m. Contest is for participants 15+. Cost is $5/pp. 

Quinte Access is once again hosting their car show. Find classic, vintage and speical interest vehicles on display.

Sign up for the FREE VOLEEYBALL TOURNAMENT with the Frankford Youth Centre. Call 613-398-1211 for more details and to register.

Frankford Tourist Park will  convert to a PARTY in the Park with live music by Tailgate from 7 p.m. to midnight. Cash bar is hosted by the Trenton Kiwanis Club. The band will be taking a well-earned break for the Jim Rose Memorial Fireworks display  around 10 p.m. 

For more information, click here

Click Here to download the poster. 

 

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*


Interested in being a Vendor at the Frankford Riverfest?

Vendor Contract  |  INSURANCE FOR VENDORS

Health Unit Forms - PLEASE FILL OUT AND SUBMIT TO THE HEALTH UNIT

 

Barks By The Bay Canine Festival & Trade Show

When: May 25th, 2019

Where: Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario
What:  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. 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 www.barksbythebay.ca

Vendor Contract | INSURANCE FOR VENDORS

Health Unit Forms - PLEASE FILL OUT AND SUBMIT TO THE HEALTH UNIT

Event poster - Coming soon!

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks

When: July 1st, 2019

Where: Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario

What: Come and celebrate Canada's 152nd 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!

Vendor Package

INSURANCE FOR VENDORS

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

Click here to view the Canada Day Poster (English)

Click here to view the Canada Day Poster (French)

Sports Wall of Fame

When: July 6,2019

Where: YMCA Quinte West
What: Bi-Annual Sports Induction Ceremony held to honour the great athletes, builders and teams from and in Quinte West over the years. Deadline for 2019 nominations is December 31st, 2018. Pick up nomination forms at City Hall or print them off here.

Nomination Package

 Cascades Summer Concert Series

When: Every Thursday & Sunday Evening from July 4th through to Aug. 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Thursdays: RiverFront Square, Trenton North of the Veterns' Skyway Gateway to the Trent Bridge & Sundays: Ted Snider Band Shell, Fraser 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!

Check out the concerts here!

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

Franford Summer Movie Series

When: Every Saturday from July 13th through Aug. 31st starting at 8:00 pm

Where: Frankford Tourist Park Pavilion

What: Free Movie in the Park.

Live music from 8pm-9pm, then movie starting at 9pm. Rain or shine event. Snacks and drink available for purchase at the canteen!

Check out the movies here!

RiverFront Square Concert Series

When: Every Saturday Evening from June 15th through to Aug. 31st 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!

Check out the concerts here!

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

DBIA Fraser Park Concert Series

When: Every Friday evening from June 21th through to Aug. 30th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (excluding July 19th)

Where: Ted Snider Band Shell, Fraser 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! 

Check out the concerts here!

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

Frankford Summer Concert Series

When: Every second Wednesday from July 10th to Aug. 21st from 6:00 - 8:00pm 

 Where: Frankford Tourist Park, Frankford

What: Free performances for the community. Music in the park, bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out to enjoy various local artists!

Check out the concerts here!

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

 Trenton Big Band Festival

When: July 19 - 20, 2019

Where: Riverfront Square, Trenton, Ontario

What:  The Trenton Big Band Festival returns for another fabulous year! The festival boasts some of the best names in big band music! In addition to the music, swing dancers will be performing and festival goers will have the opportunity to dance the afternoon away!

Click Here for more information!

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

Doors Open Quinte West

When: September 14, 2019   10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Various Sites
What: Every April to October, Ontario's heritage treasures are open to the public with free events across the province.  This event will see various sites participating thoughout Quinte West.

BOOFEST - Halloween Party!

When: October 31st, 2019 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. Free Admission.

 

*Please note, it is possible that your photo will be taken during the event and used for future promotion of this event.*

Frankford Christmas Fantasy of Lights

When: Saturday, November 30th, through to January 1, 2020 

Where: Frankford Tourist Park                                                                                     
What: 
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.

Doug Whitney Christmas Fantasy of Lights

When: Sunday, November 24th to January 1, 2020

Where: Fraser Park Trenton  
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

Holly Trolley 

When: December 14th from 5pm - 10pm

Where: 7 Creswell Drive (City Hall)

 

What: Hop on the free Holly Trolley to visit the Frankford & Trenton Fantasy of Lights Displays! Enjoy the magic of Quinte West's Fantasy of Lights Displays aboard a San Francisco themed trolley via Kingston Trolley Tours.

Hop off to enjoy the lights up close and hop back on the next trolley or bus to see yet another fantastic display!

The Trolley departs every 50minutes from City Hall. The Trolley is first come first serve.

 

Trolley Schedule - Please Click Here

Community Events

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

Downtown Trenton's Festival on the Bay

When: July 18, 19, 20, 2019

Where: Downtown Trenton
What: Presented by: Trenton DBIA

Come out to Downtown Trenton's Festival on the Bay 2019 for a three-day sidewalk sale with a Kinsmen pancake breakfast each day, the Trenton Dragon Boat Festival, Art in the Park, Bay of Quinte Boat Cruises (buy tickets through the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce), live local bands, bankers bed races, the Trenton Big Band Festival, Our TMH Street Dance featuring Ambush, a fireworks show, and fun activities for kids including a Kids’ Corner with the Quinte West Library, a bouncy castle, and visits from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo!

View the festival poster to see the specific times of each event.

Quinte Ribfest

When: August 9 -11, 2019      

Where: Centennial Park                   
Presented by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of HPEC
What:

Get ready for sticky fingers, big smiles, and delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs Bay of Quinte!

Every August, Quinte Ribfest serves up thousands of mouth-watering ribs with 5 internationally acclaimed ribbers. Proceeds raised stay the Hastings and Prince Edward communities. The money raised throughout this 3 day saucy event are a part of our BIG plan of providing every little in our communities with a positive role-model.  We believe that changing the course of young lives can in turn change our community's future.

Event Website

 

Frankford Santa Claus Parade

When: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

Where: Downtown Frankford (starts from the Frankford Arena)                           
What: Celebrate the 30th 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 Frankford Legion for hotdogs, cake and a visit from Santa. At 4:30pm head to the Frankford Tourist Park for music, s'mores, fireworks and the lighting of the Christmas Fantasy. For more information, call Kathy Rupert at 613 847-3239.

 

Want to register for the Frankford Santa Claus Parade? Click here to fill out the registration form!

Trenton Santa Claus Parade

When: Sunday, November 24th, 2019 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

 

Want to register for the Trenton Santa Claus Parade? Click here to fill out the registration form!

        

 

   

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