They say all the world’s a stage, but in Prescott, we live for festivals, performances and events. From celebrations of food and culture, live music and transformative theatre, to annual events and more, you’ll find your kind of fun in Prescott.
Read on to discover just a few of our flagship events below and bookmark this page so you don't miss out on finding your future fun in Prescott!
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St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival>
The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival fulfills a key role in the artistic life of the region. The unique riverside setting amidst the stunning backdrop of the Kinsmen Amphitheatre, combined with the high quality of professional outdoor theatre performances, has set the Town of Prescott apart for its ability to offer a truly unique theatrical experience.
Join us in the summer months of July and August to enjoy an artistic experience like no other!
Working with our local community, we aim to provide diverse audiences with an inspirational and accessible theatre experience of the highest professional standard.
The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival seeks to achieve the highest possible standards of artistic excellence by producing professional productions in magnificent natural surroundings while encouraging the greatest possible level of community involvement. It aspires to provide a creative summer home for artists with a passion for the classics and the talent to speak to audiences in such a way that their quality of life is enriched and their understanding of the human condition enhanced.
Upper Canada Folkfest>
The Kinsmen Amphitheatre has been home to the Upper Canada Folkfest since 2020, where a day of live music featuring folk artists offers an environment of fun and talent.
Folk music is about storytelling through music and words. It is about sharing an experience, not only from the storyteller to their audience but through the experience that the audience shares together. Our vision is to provide an event to celebrate and promote the folk music community of and in Eastern Ontario while being inclusive and respectful of cultures, genres and heritage. To recognize the established contributors as well as provide a venue to introduce and encourage new artists.
Summer Concert Series>
For over 30 years, a dedicated group of volunteers have hosted the Summer Concert Series.
With support from the Town of Prescott, this organization has hosted a large variety of musical genres and talent from all over the region. Every Sunday in the months of July and August, many from the community and tourists alike, gather at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre to enjoy great music and a riverfront ambiance.
A partnership between the Town of Prescott and the Downtown Prescott BIA, the RiverWalk Promenade was piloted on the Canada Day and Civic Holiday long weekends in 2022!
Attractions included buskers like Fire Guy, street artists like Chaulky, special Farmers' Markets, live music and more!
Stay tuned for 2023 announcements for future Promenade events.
Farmers’ Market Musicians & Entertainers>
A talented roster of local musicians and entertainers bring a wonderful complement of sounds and sights to Prescott's weekly Farmers' & Crafters' Markets.