The 48th Annual Migration Festival honours the legacy of Jack Miner as it celebrates migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario on October 19-22, 2017.
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 19, 2017 and continue through until Sunday, October 22, 2017.
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 Celebration of Migration and Canada’s 150th Birthday”
Opening Ceremonies, Thursday, October 19 at 6pm
Merli’s Coffeehouse & Eatery
Wine & cheese reception
Anything Goes at Migration Hall, October 20-22
Migration Hall Productions and Music Express present Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at Migration Hall. Get ready to set sail across the Atlantic and journey back to the golden age of Broadway with Anything Goes in Concert.
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Migration Fest Parade, Saturday, October 21
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 21 & 22, 11am to 4pm
Kingsville Arena 1741 Jasperson Lane
Admission is free, canned food donations being accepted in lieu of admission. Shop local artisians, unique art, woodworking, jewelry and much more! Enjoy lunch featuring Canadian BLT or Poutine Baked Potato.
Events at Lakeside Park, Saturday, October 21
Kingsport Environmental Birds of Prey Show, 12:30pm & 3:00pm
Sarah Parks Horsemanship Pony Rideds, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
In the lower bowl
Sailor Sue Facepainting, 2pm to 4pm
Zoology, 1pm to 3pm
Medieval Village, All Day
Children & Family Activities
Games, facepainting, train rides, entertainment and more. Plus Poppers Popcorn
Events at Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Open Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Art & Photo Competitions & Sales, Noon to 4pm
Celebrating Canada 150
Free admission. Have a say! Judge the People’s Choice Award on Saturday.
Kingsport Environmental Birds of Prey Shows
Sunday, October 22 from 11am-3pm
Kids’ activities from 10am-3pm
Kingsville Lions Club Kingducky Derby
Sunday, October 22, 2pm
Kingsville Lions Club 2nd Annual Kingsducky Derby at Mill Creek, Lakeside Park, Rubber Duck Race and Best Dressed Decoy Duck contest.
Tickets $5 and $25 respectively. 1st prize $500.
Children’s games with prizes. Fun event.
For ticket information, go to https://www.facebook.com/KingsduckyDerby/
For more information visit Kingsville Migration Festival On Facebook.