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53rd Annual Migration Festival Starts Thursday

Tuesday October 11th, 2022, 11:00am


Lakeside Park where many events will take place.

The annual Migration Festival returns from Thursday, October 13th, to Sunday, October 16th, 2022, in Kingsville.

The Great Migration Paint Out begins Thursday, October 13th, 2022. This four-day en-Plein-air (outdoor) painting competition attracts artists from all over Canada.

Opening Ceremonies happen at Lion’s Hall at 6:30pm on Friday, October 14th, 2022, followed by a Family Movie Night around 7:00pm featuring Fly Away Home. The 2nd Kingsville Scouts will provide free popcorn.

Lakeside Park and Lions Park will host various activities throughout the day on Saturday, October 15th, 2022

Lakeside Park activities:

  • Pet parade: Dress up your pet, kids, bike, stroller, wagon or tricycle – anything goes
  • To walk the parade: Meet at Lakeside Park’s cobblestone bridge at 9:00 am to register.
  • To watch the parade: Gather in the lower bowl at 10:00 am. Bring a chair and blanket.
  • Train rides
  • Pony rides
  • Face painting
  • Birds of Prey demos
  • 2nd Kingsville Scouting BBQ
  • Natural Pathways Learning Centre: Make stick necklaces, work with clay, create art with nature, practice mapping skills, and explore what fall has to offer!
  • Music and Fun with Clinton Anderson
  • And more!

Lions Park activities:

  • Balloons from Jangles the Clown
  • Nature Crafts
  • Music and Games
  • Kingsville Lion’s Club BBQ
  • Kingsville Fire & Rescue on site
  • Creative Mode Arts Centre: Join the team from Creative Mode for some musical fun! Play exciting instruments, play some freeze dance, and more!
  • The “Nearly World Famous” Dufflebag Theatre Presents Robin Hood!
  • And more!

As well, join the Kingsville Community Policing Committee on the front lawn of the OPP Station for some pumpkin carving from 11:00am to 2:00p. Browse unique gifts and crafts at the Migration Festival Marketplace at Lakeside Park from 11:00am to 4:00pm and join Bike Windsor-Essex for the Honkin’ Round Town Bike Tour; meet at the Carnegie at 2:00pm.

Another Migration Festival Marketplace happens Sunday, October 16th, 2022. You can also enjoy the Town on Pigeon Bay Historical Walk or hop on your bike for the Jack Miner & Harvest Bike Tour. The Great Migration Paint Out competition also finishes Sunday with a reception at the Grovedale Arts & Culture Centre. Meet the artists, enjoy Windsor Symphony’s String Quartet music, and hors d’oeuvres from the Kingsville Lions’ Club, and watch the awards presentation.

Please find all the details, including times and locations for each activity, on our website, at


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