Bay of Quinte Tourism

Things to Do in August in Bay of Quinte

Crowd of people standing in the streets of downtown Belleville, Bay of Quinte

Photo: Belleville Downtown Improvement Area

The last month of summer brings new things to do and explore in the Bay of Quinte.

Belleville Poutine Feast in Bay of Quinte

Poutine Feast 2019

Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4
West Zwick’s Park

Why not kick off the month with some great food by the water? Join the poutine contest on Sunday as a participant or as a judge, or spend your time sampling this classic Canadian dish from a variety of food trucks and restaurants. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

Poster for a pizza making workshop in Brighton, Bay of Quinte area

Pizza Making Workshop

Monday, August 5 @ 10 am – 2 pm
13 Popham Lane, Brighton

Would you like to spend your Friday afternoon  making wood-fired pizza from scratch at a beautiful lakefront garden? You have a chance to learn every step of making a mouth-watering pizza, as well as bring home a few recipes with the leftovers to share with family and friends!

Advance registration only. Call Annie to register and for more details: 613-243-1118 or [email protected] 

Eagle and the Condor Film Screening in Tyendinaga, Bay of Quinte

Food and Film – The Eagle and the Condor

Thursday, August 8 @ 7 pm
Kanhiote Library, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Filmmaker Paulette Moore invites you to a free film screening of The Eagle and the Condor. Enjoy the film, sample some heirloom popcorn and berry drink and meet the filmmaker!

The movie tells how in the aftermath of the 2016/17 Standing Rock action camps, Water Protectors rely on ceremony to resist the violence of resource extraction and heal the modern world.

Poster for midsummer night's dream in Quinte West, Bay of Quinte

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Musical)

Thursday, August 8 @ 7:30 pm
Trent Port Marina, Quinte West

Driftwood Theatre presents Shakespeare’s most famous comedy as part of their 25th season of the Bard’s Bus Tour. Stay after the show for an exclusive Late Night Chat with the show’s creative team. The performance is pay-what-you-can (suggested $20 – $30 per person).

Three people standing in a winery for Taste and Tour event at Sandbanks Winery

Winemakers’ Taste & Tour

Friday, August 9 @ 4 – 7 p.m.
17598 Loyalist Pkwy, Wellington

Visit Sandbanks Winery for a complimentary taste and tour of the vineyard. Learn the process of wine-making, enjoy live music and have a great time! Tours start at 4 pm & 5:30 pm, with live music from 4 – 7 pm.

Poster for Quinte ribfest in Bay of Quinte


Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11
12 Couch Crescent, Quinte West

For all meat lovers out there Quinte West invites you for a fun, family celebration. Try your abilities in a team rib-eating contest or enjoy live performances by Ambush Friday at 8 pm, Cruisin’ on Saturday at noon or The Decades Band on Saturday at 8 pm. 

Show your support for local vendors and Big Brothers and Sisters of HPEC. At the festival’s entrance, $2 donations or $5 for a family of 5 will be collected, and 100% of the donations will proceed towards Big Brothers and Sisters programs.

Poster for Around the World wine tasting at Closson Chase Vineyard

Around the World 

Saturday, August 10 @ 10:30 am
609 Chase Road, Hillier, Prince Edward County

Closson Chase Vineyard and winemaker Keith Tyers invite you to a blind tasting of 6 – 8 wines. You’ll get a chance to compare international Chardonnays and  Burgundy to Prince Edward County wines, and have an al fresco lunch at a beautiful patio. Get your tickets at for $65.

Traditional dancers at the Tyendinaga Pow Wow, Bay of Quinte

Tyendinaga Traditional Pow Wow

Saturday, August 10 + Sunday, August 11 @ 8 am – 4 pm
Tsi Tkerhitoton Park

Enjoy delicious food, shop with local craft vendors and dance your heart out at the 32nd Tyendinaga Pow Wow. Bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and a good appetite and enjoy the show!

Logo for FLW canada cup quinte west

2019 FLW Canada Cup

Thursday, August 15 – Saturday, August 17
1 Fraser Park Drive, Trenton

Do you love fishing? Then join us at 2019 FLW competition! Participants have a chance to win amazing prizes and compete as a team and weigh in the best five bass per boat. Register your team or come cheer and enjoy the excitement on the beautiful Bay of Quinte.

Poster for spicy food contest in Belleville, Bay of Quinte

Spicy Food Contest

Sunday, August 18
Belleville Market Square 

Do you like your food spicy? Taste delicious dishes from over a dozen local restaurants while listening to Latin music. The doors open at noon and the judging ceremony begins at 3 pm. Can’t join the contest? Stop by the participating restaurants August 16 – 18 to try their dish!


Poster for Quinte Exhibition Fall Fair in Bay of Quinte

2019 Quinte Exhibition

Thursday, August 29 –  Sunday, September 1
Belleville Agricultural Society 

For the 198th time, the Quinte Agricultural Society brings fun activities for the entire family! Come and enjoy featured exhibits and fun events such as a Demonstration Kitchen, Little Ray’s Reptile Show and Livestock Shows. 

You can participate in Laser Tag, Horse Shows as well as Truck and Tractor Pulls! Enjoy Rob Waite’s Band, Quinte X-Factor, a silent auction and many other activities including food from local vendors.

Live Music

2019 Summer Concert Series

Quinte West hosts live music performances Thursday through Sunday all summer long. Grab a chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy the show! Find the 2019 Summer Concert series on our events calendar.

Music in the Park

Brighton presents its’ midweek concert with local bands performing a mix of Celtic and folk songs, traditional Irish tunes, classic rock, country and more. Join every Wednesday at 6:30 pm on Main Street.

Be sure to check out our events calendar, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and sign up for our newsletter for more of what happens here in the BoQ.

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.