Buskerfest returns to Kemptville in May


by Deron Johnston,
Old Town Kemptville BIA

Brace yourselves for an electrifying event that will ignite your spirit and make your heart beat to the rhythm of pure excitement! We are thrilled to unveil the official date for the 2024 Kemptville Buskerfest; get ready to experience the magic on Saturday, May 18, 2024, during the May Long Weekend.

Last year, the 2023 Kemptville Buskerfest Presented by Urbandale Construction welcomed over 3,500 attendees coming all the way from Toronto, Montreal, and the greater Ottawa valley! The 2024 Kemptville Buskerfest Presented by Urbandale Construction promises to be an even more extravagant spectacle, featuring a diverse lineup of street performers, musicians, artisans, and delectable food vendors. 

Prescott St. will be open to pedestrians, letting people of all ages experience Downtown Kemptville in a carnival‑like atmosphere with a wide array of performances, surprises, and live entertainment. We are proud to call Kemptville’s historic downtown our home ‑ with local shops, restaurants, and greenspace to explore as you stroll the festival grounds. We invite anyone interested in visiting to keep planning simple: come with an open mind and an open schedule, and just wander!

Mayor Peckford welcomed the return of the festival: “North Grenville’s Buskerfest is a one‑of‑a‑kind, signature, made‑in‑Kemptville event ‑ a free, family‑fun street festival that takes place in the heart of downtown with easy, centralized access for North Grenville’s surrounding heritage rural hamlets.We are so proud to host such a fun, vibrant, and joyfully noisy celebration of the arts, culture, heritage and character of our community and hope everyone comes out again this year to enjoy this colourful day!”

We’re excited to have our local talent take center stage, showcasing the incredible artists who call our community home with the return of Kemptville’s Got Talent, the area’s top talent show. Learn more and get involved by following #KGT2024.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram accounts (@KemptvilleBuskerfest) for exciting announcements and sneak peeks, including the lineup of phenomenal street performers, the mouth‑watering food vendors, and the local talent that will steal the show. Mark May 18, 2024, on your calendar, and get ready for a day filled with jaw‑dropping entertainment.

For more information, to get involved, or to explore sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.kemptvillebuskerfest.ca or contact either Deron Johnston at [email protected], or Megan McDonald, Kemptville Buskerfest, at [email protected].


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