Perfect Weekend: Kingston EditionMonday, September 12, 2016
Kingston truly comes alive every September with the return of students but it also marks the arrival of fall and all its sweet delights. I relish being in a constant adventure in my own backyard and this weekend was filled with excitement especially for a foodie. From usual weekend traditions to attending annual events, here's a snapshot of my weekend:
Celtic Kitchen Party
The weekend commenced at Fort Henry's first-ever Celtic Kitchen Party to wrap up the summer season in style. It was the perfect spot to gather together on a Saturday afternoon with friends and family to enjoy great music, indulge in savoury food and soak up Celtic culture and traditions. While the tunes were playing, I sampled appetizing meals from food vendor Tulips & Maple and my oh my was is darn good - I had traditional Scotch Eggs and the meal ended with a bang when I received a plate of Guinness beef brisket.
Memorial Centre Farmers' Market
As per Sunday traditions, my foodie partner-in-crime and I headed to the market for our usual order of sweet potato bread, steamed buns, apple cider and sausages. After having missed two weekends due to vacation - it was nice to come back to reality to such community feel. The highlight was meeting a fellow Kingstonian in real life after years of connecting on social media!
Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival
The vibrant waterfront was bustling with live music and performances this past Sunday down at Confederation Park as Kingston celebrated the sights, sounds, aromas and flavours of its multicultural and diverse community. This was an event that I was highly proud in attending as it brought out my sense of pride for my Indian background.
It's hard to believe that this was my fourth consecutive year attending Ribfest since its inception but then again who can resist the sweet smell of Ribs. It was an all ages affair with kiddos running around to adults enjoyed sips of beer, funnel cake and licking their bbq sauced fingers.
Kingston Fall Fair - September 15-18th
Fall Art After Dark - September 16th
Limestone City Tattoo and Arts Festival - September 17-18th
Fare for Friends - September 18th