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Kingsville Migration Festival – 50th Anniversary

Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20

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Thurs 6 – 8pm
Fri 5 – 7pm
Sat 10am – 10pm
Sun 9am – 5pm

The 50th anniversary of the Kingsville Migration Festival runs October 17 – 20, 2019.  Join in this celebration of migration, heritage, conservation and Jack Miner!  Jack Miner was a hunter who knew the value of conservation of the natural environment and the wildlife.  His efforts started the conservation movement and began the waterfowl refuge management system in Canada.  In 1909, Jack Miner began banding ducks, followed by Canada Geese in 1915.  The Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary started in 1904 and continues its work to this day.

The Kingsville Migration Festival offers fun for the whole family – a parade, photography competition, marketplace, children’s events and more!

Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremonies will take place  on Thursday October 17th at 6pm at Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary.  Join in for a wine and cheese reception to kick off the 50th Golden Anniversary Celebration.

The parade takes place on Saturday October 19th at 10:30am.  You can enjoy the parade from anywhere on the parade route!  The route begins at Main Street and Spruce Street and travels south on Division Street to Erie Street.  This year’s theme is golden 50th Anniversary and you can enjoy bands, floats and entertainers.

The Marketplace takes place at the Kingsville Arena Saturday October 19th from 11am to 4pm and Sunday October 20th from 11am to 3:30pm.  Come out and enjoy local vendors.  The arena has lots of parking and is fully accessible.  Admission to the Marketplace is free.

Children’s Events
Children’s events take place at Lakeside Park following the parade.

Venue: Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary

360 Road 3 W.
Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2E5 Canada

Phone: 519.733.4034