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Festivals and Events Lake Ontario APRIL April 22, 2017 Quinte West Hops on the Water www.hopsonthewater.ca April 28-30, 2017 The Bay of Quinte Home Show www.bayofquintehomeshow.com MAY May 5-7, 2017 Kiwanis Walleye World Live Release Fishing Derby www.kiwaniswalleyeworld.com May 20, 2017 Frankford Riverfest & Fireworks www.quintewest.ca May 27, 2017 Barks By the Bay Canine Festival & Trade Show www.barksbythebay.ca May through Oct, 2017 Front St. Farmers’ Market www.quintewest.ca JUNE June 17, 2017 Wild Card Brewing Company Family Craft Festival wildcardbrewco.com June 24, 2017 Baconfest trentonkiwanis.ca/site June -Sept, 2017 Summer Concert Series www.quintewest.ca JULY July 1, 2017 Canada Day Celebration & Fireworks www.quintewest.ca July 13-15, 2017 Downtown Trenton’s Festival on the Bay www.downtowntrenton.ca July 14, 2017 Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise & Fireworks www.quintewestchamber.ca July 15, 2017 Trenton Dragon Boat Festival www.trentondragonboatfestival.com July 22-23, 2017 Trenton Big Band Festival www.trentonbigbandfestival.com July 23, 2017 Wings & Wheels Classic Car Show www.airforcemuseum.ca AUGUST August 11-13, 2017 Quinte Ribfest www.quinteribfest.org August 20, 2017 Quinte West Road Race www.quintewest.ca SEPTEMBER September 8-9, 2017 Trenton Scottish Irish Festival www.trentonscottishirish.com September 16, 2017 Doors Open Quinte West www.doorsopenquintewest.ca Experience Quinte West Positioned at the westerly beginnings of The Great Waterway tourism region and in the heart of the Bay of Quinte Region at the mouth of the Trent Severn Waterway you’ll discover the City of Quinte West. A diverse “natural attraction” in both landscape and recreational opportunities that beckons visitors throughout all four seasons. We are located directly along the Highway 401 corridor approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa. Over 43,000 people make Quinte West their home. Quinte West’s natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland, and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family. Safe, well-planned neighbourhoods and plenty of recreational activities make Quinte West the ideal place to visit or call “home”. We are a unique city with a mix of both rural and urban experiences and have roots rich in loyalist and military history. Offering some of the best fishing, boating, watersports, golfing, cycling, and hiking in Ontario; our city features incomparable outdoor experiences and scenic vistas. Quinte West is home to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, the largest air transportation base for Canada’s Armed Forces. The Trent Port Marina serves as the perfect backdrop to sit directly under the flight path and watch the planes come and go. Not to be missed during your visit is a trip to the National Air Force Museum of 90 GREATLAKESSCUTTLEBUTT.COM March & April 2017 Canada and take a moment for reflection at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial. Check out the great skiing at Batawa Ski Hill and explore dinosaur fossils at the on-site Dino Dig. And take in the fabulous panoramic views of the city from historic Mount Pelion. Experience a vast array of cultural festivals, musical and sporting events that keep the city full of activity throughout the year. Come ashore in Quinte West to explore the new 374 slip premium class Trent Port Marina. Discover Downtown Trenton, just a short stroll from the marina where you’ll be welcomed by Quinte West’s hospitality and experience a unique selection of dining and retail offerings, groceries/supplies, liquor/beer outlets, Farmers’ Market, year-round events and entertainment. On the main street (Dundas St.), you’ll find a Shoppers Drug Mart, 5 major banks, deli’s, coffee shops, among a variety of other retail and commercial businesses. The Metro grocery store is across the parking lot. A hardware store and a variety of great dining options are on Front St. as well as the LCBO and a NAPA Auto Parts is on Division St. Just over the bridge on the east side of the river is a Freshco supermarket. The beer store and a pharmacy, is about a quarter mile or 400 metres from the bridge on the east side of the river. Within just a half hours drive, you’ll find beautiful beaches, theatres, wine tours, museums, and unique shopping, all while enjoying what Quinte West has to offer including the warm hospitality of our accommodations, unique dining & retail offerings. Visit: www.quintewesttourism.ca
Quinte West, Ont.
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