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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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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: March 16, 2020 - Postponed Until Further Notice

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 22nd, 2020   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, marshmallow roasting, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon twisting and many more fun and exciting things to do.  Enjoy a horse and carriage ride sponsored by the Batawa Development Corporation.

Check out the flyer here for a full listing of activities

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: October 17th, 2020 - CANCELLED

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 16th,  2020 - CANCELLED

Where: Frankford Tourist Park, Frankford, Ontario 

What: Entertainment TBD

 

*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  

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

 

Barks By The Bay Canine Festival & Trade Show

When: June 20, 2020 - CANCELLED

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 4421 or visit the website www.barksbythebay.ca

Vendor Contract | Sponsor Contract

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, 2020 - CANCELLED

Where: Centennial Park, Trenton, Ontario

What: Come and celebrate Canada's 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.*

Sports Wall of Fame

When: July 3, 2021

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 the following year's nominations is December 31st of each year. Pick up nomination forms at City Hall or print them off here. 

Nomination Package

Frankford Summer Movie Series 

When: Saturday nights in July & August  - CANCELLED

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!

Movie schedule to come

Frankford Summer Concert Series  - CANCELLED

When: Wednesday nights in July & August from 6pm - 8pm. *First concert will be Thursday, July 9. The remaining concerts will be held on Wednesday evenings.*

 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!

Brochure to come

*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: Friday nights from 6pm - 8pm from June 26 to September 4  - CANCELLED

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.*

RiverFront Square Concert Series  

When: Saturday nights from 6pm - 8pm  - CANCELLED

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!

Brochure to come

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

 Cascades Summer Concert Series 

When: Sunday nights in July & August  - CANCELLED

Where: 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!

Brochure to come

*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 18th, 2020  - CANCELLED

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.*

Virtual Doors Open Quinte West

When: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - October 31, 2020

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 throughout Quinte West.

Visit these sites to gain access to a whole new virtual world. Quinte West is offering a behind the scenes look at Research Castings Inc., The National Air Force Museum of Canada, Quinte Waste Solutions and Trenton Town Hall - 1861 Home of Trent Port Historical Society. (Gain access to more sites from across Ontario via the provincial site).
For up to date information visit  http://www.doorsopenquintewest.ca/   https://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/ 

Quinte West Virtual Halloween

When: October 15th, 2020 - October 28th, 2020

Where: Virtual- Quinte West, Ontario

What: The City of Quinte West is going virtual for Halloween this year! We are offering 3 virtual contests, each with a different way to participate, and there are some fun prizes to be won. 

Decipher clues to find one of the Selfie Signs located around Quinte West, show your Halloween spirit by decorating your space, or colour your way to a Halloween Night-at-Home prize pack! For further details and contest rules, visit our Facebook event page or http://quintewest.site/VirtualHalloween.

Frankford Christmas Fantasy of Lights

When:  Starting Saturday, November 28, 2020

Where: Frankford Tourist Park                                                                                     
What:
We light up the park for the annual festive lighting display. 

Doug Whitney Christmas Fantasy of Lights

When: Starting Sunday, November 29, 2020

Where: Fraser Park Trenton  
What: Magical waterfront light displays while listening to favourite holiday carols.   For information, call: (613) 392-2841 or 1-866-485-2841

Holly Trolley 

When: Saturday, December 12, 2020  - CANCELLED

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 - 

Community Events

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

Downtown Trenton's Festival on the Bay

When: Thursday, July 16 - July 18, 2020  - CANCELLED

Where: Downtown Trenton
What: Presented by: Trenton DBIA

Come out to Downtown Trenton's Festival on the Bay 2020 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!

 

Quinte Ribfest 

When:  August 7, 8, 9, 2020  - CANCELLED

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 28, 2020  - CANCELLED

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 29, 2020  - CANCELLED    

 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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