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Kingsville Migration Festival 2018

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Kingsville Migration Festival Parade Jack Minor Float

The 49th Annual Migration Festival honours the legacy of Jack Miner as it celebrates migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario on October 18-21, 2018.

Jack Miner’s conservation work with the Canada Goose and other waterfowl and winged creatures is internationally acclaimed.

Kingsville’s Annual Migration Festival happens the 3rd weekend in October.

This year’s festivities commence on Thursday, October 18, 2018 and continue through until Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Celebrating almost 50 years of waterfowl migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario. You are invited to join its residents in their quaint historical atmosphere to celebrate the legacy of its most famous descendant, Jack Miner, whose conservation work with the Canada Goose and other waterfowl and winged creatures is internationally acclaimed.

All venues are located within the Town of Kingsville nestled on the north shore of Lake Erie, approximately forty minutes by car southeast of the Windsor/Detroit border. Kingsville’s population is approximately 21,000.

This year’s Migration Festival Theme is “The Colours of Fall”

Events Schedule

Opening Ceremonies, Thursday, October 18 at 6pm
Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary
Wine & cheese reception

Migration Hall Productions Opens Mary Poppins Jr. October 19-21
Migration Hall Productions presents Disney and Cameron MacIntosh’s Mary Poppins Jr., as part of the annual Kingsville Migration Festival, at Migration Community Hall in Kingsville on October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28, 2018.
Click here for more details

Migration Fest Parade, Saturday, October 20 at 10:30am
The parade features bands, floats and entertainers. Parade starts at Main Street & Spruce and travels west on Main to Division and travels south on Division to Erie Street.

Migration Fest Market, October 20 & 21, 11am to 4pm
Kingsville Arena 1741 Jasperson Lane
Admission is free. Shop local artisans, unique art, woodworking, jewelry and much more! The Arena has lots of parking and is fully accessible.


Events at Lakeside Park, Saturday, October 20

Kingsport Environmental Birds of Prey Shows at 12:30pm and 3pm
Sarah Parks Horsemanship Pony Rides 12:30pm until 3:30pm
Mad Science 2:00pm until 4:00pm
Scouts BBQ 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Sailor Sue Face Painting 12:30pm until 2:30pm
Brad Toulouse Magic Show 2:45pm until 3:45pm
Zoo to You 12:00pm until 2:00pm
Jangles the Clown 1:00pm until 3:00pm
Medieval Village 12:00pm until 4:00pm


Events at Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Open Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 4pm

Photo Competitions & Sales, 11am to 4pm
The Wild and Wonderful Nature Photography competition and sale will take place at the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary from 11:00am until 4:00pm on October 20, 2018 and October 21, 2018. You can stop by on October 20, 2018 and put in your vote for the People’s Choice award.

Kingsport Environmental Birds of Prey Shows
Sunday, October 21 from 11am-3pm


Other Events

Kingsville Lions Club Dress a Decoy Contest, October 10 to 20
Vote for your favourite Dress-A-Decoy entry, the one with the most votes will be crowned with the 2018 People’s Choice Award! This year’s entries are on display at The Carnegie Arts & Visitor’s Centre where you can place your ballot. When you cast your vote you’ll be entered into a draw for giving you the chance to win prizes + a free entry to the 2019 Kingsducky Rubber Duck Derby. The voting deadline is noon, October 20, 2018. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/dressadecoy


For more information and the latest information about the Kingsville Migration Festival please visit http://www.migrationfestival.ca/



October 18 @ 6:00 pm
October 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Locations Throughout Kingsville
Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 1P3 Canada