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Can't miss events in the Municipality of Kincardine!

Any time of the year, there's something happening in the Municipality of Kincardine. Whether you're a lover of music, history, food, or the holidays, book a stay, bring your people, and prepare for a great time!

Cruise Nights

Rev up your engines and cruise on down to Kincardine's Cruise Nights, where classic car enthusiasts gather to showcase their vintage rides.

From muscle cars to hot rods, to special interest vehicles and motorcycles, admire a stunning array of gleaming autos while enjoying live music, food vendors, and bonding with fellow car lovers. We’ve got prizes and trophies, too!

Join us on Queen Street in Downtown Kincardine this summer on three evenings:

  • June 28th, 2024, from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • August 2nd, 2024, from 4 to 9 p.m.
  • August 30th, 2024, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Our August 2nd Cruise Night will feature special guest and Grand Marshal Dennis Gage, host of My Classic Car

Race to our Cruise Nights webpage for more info!

A classic black car on display at Cruise Night.

Canada Day Celebrations - All Weekend Long!

Get out your red and white to celebrate our nation's birthday! Join the community in celebrating Canada Day with a weekend full of fun!

Start your long weekend fun with the first Cruise Night of the 2024 season in lakeside downtown Kincardine on Friday, June 28th from 6 to 9 p.m.

Let's go to the outdoor movies - in Tiverton!

You're invited to join us Sunday, June 30th, 2024 starting at 5 p.m. at the Tiverton Ball Diamond, for a Movie in the Park!

Come on out for some great family-fun with a touch-a-truck event, a barbecue hosted by the Tiverton and District Lions Club, food vendors, and family activities.

Children are invited to create their own Drive-In Car out of a cardboard box at the event, or arrive in style in one they created at home. Each child who has a sweet cardboard ride will receive a glowstick and be entered to win the best drive-in car!

At dusk, Shaun the Sheep, a family-friendly movie will roll with concession snacks available for purchase from the Lions.

A child plays in a cardboard car. Text: Movie Night in Tiverton - part of Canada Day Weekend Family Fun!

July 1st Celebrations

Kincardine knows how to celebrate Canada’s Day!

Festivities begin with the traditional parade at 3 p.m. Monday, July 1st, 2024, on Queen Street in downtown Kincardine, and following you can join us for some lakeside celebrations in Dunsmoor and MacPherson Parks.

Live music from Boiler Beach, food vendors, face-painting, a children’s carnival, and lots of family-friendly activities are planned for to celebrate the true north, strong and free! Invite your family, get your friends, and bring your neighbours to join in the Canada Day festivities.

The evening will finish with a fireworks show over Lake Huron at dusk.

Get the full schedule so you can celebrate Canada Day with us in Kincardine!

A family dressed in red and white celebrates Canada Day.
A Scottish flag hangs in front of a large crowd gathered at sunset for the Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Immerse yourself in our rich Scottish heritage at the Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games.

Marvel at the skill of the pipes and drummers in multiple bands and cheer on athletes as they compete in traditional Scottish highland games. This cultural extravaganza offers a glimpse into Scotland's storied past and celebrates the Municipality of Kincardine's proud Scottish roots.

Get your kilt ready and plan on heading to this year’s Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games!

A performer dances while holding her electric bass at the Lighthouse Blues Festival.

Lighthouse Blues Festival

Celebrating its 15th year, the Lighthouse Blues Festival is a premier destination - and award winning - music event in Ontario.

Featuring both local and internationally renowned artists, this annual festival transforms Kincardine into a lively hub of music, food, and fun for all ages.

With its beautiful waterfront venue overlooking Lake Huron's beaches, the harbour, and the iconic Kincardine Lighthouse, the main stage provides a magical atmosphere that's an intimate, up-close, and unforgettable experience.

Make sure your plans included being at this year's Lighthouse Blues Festival from July 12th to the 14th, 2024!

Harvest Dinner

Embrace the bounty of the harvest season at the annual Lakeside Downtown Kincardine BIA's Harvest Dinner. Local farmers, artisans, and chefs showcase the best of Kincardine's agricultural offerings. Feast on farm-fresh produce, homemade preserves, and hearty comfort food, with a five-course dinner all served with spectacular views of Lake Huron, live music, and entertainment.

Indulge in this year’s Harvest Dinner on September 26th, 2024!


This annual event will help you get in to the spirit of Halloween! This frightfully fun celebration hosted by the Lakeside Downtown Kincardine BIA is fun for the whole family.

Dress up in your spookiest costume, explore haunted attractions, and participate in trick-or-treating festivities as the town comes alive with eerie decorations and ghostly delights courtesy of our downtown business owners.

Get your spooky on at this year's Spooktacular on October 26th, 2024.

Huron Grey Bruce Community Diwali Celebration

Celebrate the triumph of light over darkness at the Hindu Festival of Lights in Kincardine.

Join in traditional celebrations hosted by the Swajan Samanvay Sanatan Centre at the Underwood Community Centre, witness a spectacular fireworks display, and savour delicious Indian cuisine as the community comes together to commemorate this cultural event. Register online or by e-mail for this event happening on November 19th, 2024 from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Hometown Christmas

Experience the magic of the holiday season at Lakeside Downtown Kincardine BIA's Hometown Christmas celebration. Marvel at the twinkling lights, festive decorations, and dazzling displays that adorn the town's streets and storefronts. Enjoy carol singers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and visits with The Big Guy as the community comes together to spread holiday cheer.

Make your holidays merry and bright on November 15th, 2024 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hometown Christmas!

Two white horses pull a covered wagon with Christmas lights on it at Hometown Christmas.

...and so much more!

These are just a handful of the events that happen across the Municipality of Kincardine, with so many more to be enjoyed!

Our community events calendar is the perfect place to find out what's going on each and every day of the year, so make sure you're checking it regularly.

Contact Us

Welcome Centre
707 Queen Street in the Kincardine Centre for the Arts 
Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z9
Phone: 519-396-2731

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