North Grenville to host Sunday Downtown Promenade


The Municipality of North Grenville and the Old Town Kemptville BIA are opening a section of Prescott Street in Downtown Kemptville to feature local artisans and vendors, and offer an open street experience as part of its inaugural Sunday Downtown Promenade event.

A portion of Prescott Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Reuben Cres. South to Reuben Cres. North on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to visit the area from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Traffic will be re-routed along Reuben Crescent.

The section of Prescott Street identified will be converted to open space with picnic tables for patrons to sit and enjoy treats from a local café, restaurant or the Kemptville Farmers’ Market. Additionally, artisans from the area will have their work on display, and there will be demonstrations by local businesses.

Visitors will be equally encouraged to check out one of several nearby restaurants on Clothier Street with great patios. “Our Downtown Sunday Promenade event is designed to encourage people to re-discover Kemptville’s unique and scenic downtown in a more relaxed environment,” says Deron Johnston, Executive Director of the Old Town Kemptville BIA. “Visitors to Kemptville’s successful weekly Farmers’ Market are also invited to take a few extra steps to Clothier and Prescott Street to get to know some wonderful restaurants and cafes located near our beautiful Kemptville Creek, as well as some talented local artisans,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Residents can arrive by foot or on bike, or alternatively park anywhere on Clothier Street, at the local Library, Riverside Park, or the B&H Parking Lot which hosts the Kemptville
Farmers’ Market”.

The Municipality of North Grenville is working in partnership with the Old Town Kemptville BIA to ensure public health guidelines and measures are in place. Visitors are to follow the public health safety guidelines including maintaining a two metre distance and wearing a mask when entering covered indoor areas and whenever sufficient social distance cannot be maintained. A reminder to stay home if sick.

“Our local businesses have worked really hard to innovate and serve the public in new and different ways,” added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman. “We encourage everyone to see what downtown Kemptville has to offer.”

To participate as an artisan or to inquire about performing a demonstration during the promenade, please contact

For more information:

Matt Gilmer , Economic Development Officer Municipality of North Grenville, at 613-258-9569 ext. 153.

Deron Johnston, Executive Director Old Town Kemptville BIA,, 613-878-4738.


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