The Kingston Public Market operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays April through November and is the heart of the action in downtown Kingston. Market hours are from 9 am - 6 pm although some vendors arrive earlier and leave earlier.

Kingston Public Market Events

While it is an event in itself to stroll through the Market Square, chat with our friendly vendors and take in some music from one of the great local buskers, the Market also hosts a number of special events during the year. These events are a fabulous way to have some fun with the whole family and shop the market at the same time!

Event Calendar


Sunday Antique Market – Every Sunday,  April through October

Come down to Market Square on Sundays to browse the many unique antiques that can be found at the antique market. Check out their website for more information.

Chef Cooking Demos! 

Every Saturday, starting July 2 through August 27, there will be free chef cooking demos at the Kingston Public Market. The demos will happen in the courtyard of Spring Market Square at 11am. Samples are $2 while supplies last!

The cooking demos are all about Kingston’s best chefs sharing their knowledge and passion for local food with the public. There will be a different local chef every Saturday talking about what’s in season in our area, how to pick the best products and demonstrating a simple local food recipe that people can make at home.

The Kingston Market is the largest one stop shopping spot for local food in Kingston and all of the products featured in the demos will come straight from the Market’s producers. The public can watch the demo, and then turn around and buy all the ingredients to make the recipe at home, right there on Market Square.

The demos are being organized by our Local Food Local Chefs initiative.

Chef Cooking Demo Schedule

Saturday, July 2, 2016 to Saturday, August 27, 2016

July 2 Eric Brennan Le Chien Noir Bistro

July 9 Paul Dubeau Dianne's Fish Shack & Smokehouse

July 16 Grace Knight Atomica

July 23 Ian Arthur Chez Piggy

July 30 Sam Eddahi Windmills Casual Fine Dining

Aug 6 Stev George Olivea

Aug 13 Monica Nguyen Stone City Ales

Aug 20 Ryan Pitt Grizzly Grill

Aug 27 Daniel Cholewa & Andrew Smyth Tango Nuevo


To find local restaurants and more visit the Downtown Kingston! website here!