YGK Craft Beer Fest Returns to Fort Henry June 11, 2022

Tickets on sale now for annual waterfront festival celebrating local and Ontario craft beer, music and the scenic views at Fort Henry National Historic Site in Kingston

Kingston, ON — Local beers and bands will again be celebrated at Fort Henry this year as YGK Craft Beer Fest returns June 11, 2022. Starting today, April 21, guests can book their tickets online for this summer waterfront festival that pairs the impressive heritage and history of Fort Henry with Kingston’s dynamic cultural life.

The event’s entertainment will include all-day live music, lawn games and photo ops, while guests peruse and partake from gourmet food truck vendors, artisan vendors and a wide selection of beverage vendors serving up craft beer, cider and other special offerings.

YGK Craft Beer Fest is an all-ages event. As an organization that has put health and safety at the forefront of everything it does, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is committed to ensuring the safe service of alcohol at Fort Henry. Attendees must have their ID ready upon entry. Coloured wristbands will be used to identify those of legal drinking age.

Beers and bands will be announced soon. Visit for updates.

What guests need to know

YGK Craft Beer Fest runs on Fort Henry’s back hill on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 12 pm-8 pm. Tickets are available now for purchase online at

  • The event will open to Cannonball Crush participants at 11:30 am. Guests can arrive at their leisure, but once checked in, there is no re-admission. The event closes at 8 pm.
  • Tickets are $20 per person ($12 youth).

About Fort Henry

Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1837, designed as the key site in a network of fortifications for the defense of the Rideau Canal and the Kingston harbour. British soldiers were garrisoned there until 1870, followed by Canadian troops until 1891. In 1936, the Fort underwent restoration and opened as a living history museum in 1938. Now a National Historic Site, Fort Henry has seen millions of visitors pass through its gates, entering the realm of 19th century military life. Guests experience self-guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard, a highly disciplined group of student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867.

About St. Lawrence Parks Commission

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.

To learn more, visit

Media Contact

Heather Kearney
Manager, Guest Relations and Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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