Kingsville's 48th Annual
Migration Festival
October 19 - 22, 2017


Jack Miner

Opening Ceremonies

Wood Carving Show

Festival Parade

Art & Photography Competitions


Children's Events

Other Events & Attractions


Local Links & Accommodations

Contact Us

Kingsville invites you to its 48th Annual Migration Festival traditionally held on the third weekend of each October. This year's festivities commence on Thursday, October 19, 2017 through Sunday, October 22, 2017.

The Kingsville Migration Festival celebrates migration, heritage and conservation in Kingsville, Ontario. You are invited to join its residents in their quaint historical atmosphere to celebrate the legacy of its' most famous descendant, Jack Miner, whose conservation work with the Canada Goose and other waterfowl and winged creatures is internationally acclaimed.

This year's festivities will kick off with a wine & cheese celebration of the second installment of the Jack Miner Drivethru Art Gallery submissions at Merlis' Coffeehouse and Eatery. Enjoy a glass of fine local wine while celebrating what promises to be another great year for the Kingsville Migration Festival.

Don't forget to join us at all our main event locations throughout Kingsville.

Bring the family to Lakeside Park for our Children's Activities. Enjoy pony rides, miniature train rides, falconry shows and much more.

There is always something for everyone at the Migration Market! A free event hosted at the Kingsville Arena that sees 40+ vendors selling homemade baked goods, handmade jewelry, pottery and so much more make for a wide variety of goods available for purchase. It is a great place to get started on your holiday shopping!

Tours of the home and grounds at the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary will be happening all weekend along with our Fine Art and Photo Shows & Competitions. Have a say and vote for your favorite submissions in our People's Choice Award portion of the competition.

Plan your itinerary to see everything!

Enjoy Kingsville's hospitality by staying overnight, eating at our restaurants, shopping and enjoying our wineries.

The Migration Festival Committee is hard at work finalizing the plans for this year's festival and the website is regularly updated so check back for more information!!

The Town of Kingsville is located on the north shore of Lake Erie, approximately forty minutes by car southeast of the Windsor/Detroit border. Kingsville's population is approximately 21,000.


Volunteers play an important role for the Migration Festival. This community event happens every year because of dedicated volunteers like you. Students - get up to 20 hours of community hours in one weekend! If you want to get involved then call our Volunteer Organizer, Tara Brown at 519-996-8187.