Skeleton Park Arts Festival, well known for building community and presenting world-class performers, will be celebrating its nineteenth edition June 22-23 2024.

This year’s festival will feature the rhythms of reggae, Caribbean, country, folk, Celtic, Anishinaabe-Canadian among many other genres from local, national, and international musicians.

Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF) will celebrate its nineteenth edition on June 22 and 23 in McBurney Park and surrounding areas in conjunction with the summer solstice weekend.

SPAF is a free neighbourhood festival that brings together diverse audiences and has generated a reputation for promoting community building through the arts.

The headliners for this year’s festival includes the JUNO-nominated group Kobo Town, Anishinaabe-Canadian alt-rock band, Status Non Status, Kingston-Iranian Santur player, Sadaf Amani, reggae band, The Human Rights, the alt-country singersongwriter Justin Rutledge, the Undertow Brass Band, who will lead the annual Porch Jazz Parade through the Skeleton Park neighbourhood, and the Department of Illumination, who will lead family activities in the park including a giant boxtopia pirate ship!

Saturday and Sunday’s programming will also feature local food vendors, community organization information booths, and the new partner arts organization, The Fat Goose Collective, who is in charge of the Artisan Market from 10am-5pm on June 22, 23.

To help SPAF continue with the year-round programming, including the wildly popular free community newspaper, The Skeleton Press, please consider making a charitable donation (tax receipts auto-generated via Canada Helps) by visiting web link

Skeleton Park Arts Festival is a free, grassroots, multi-disciplinary art experience that happens in Kingston on the summer solstice weekend, and at pop-up events around the neighbourhood all year round.

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival runs June 22 & 23, 2024 in McBurney Park, just north of downtown Kingston.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Greg Tilson, SPAF Artistic Director
[email protected]
613-888-5983 Posted: May 7, 2024
In this Article Artist(s) Justin Rutledge, Kobo Town, Sadaf Amini, The Human Rights, Status Non Status, Undertow Brass Band Resource(s) Skeleton Park Arts Festival