Welcome to Kingston Unplugged!
For the 6th consecutive year, Kingstonians are invited to Springer Market Square for a free family event and concert during Earth Hour. The Kingston Unplugged Concert with Rueben deGroot and The Rhythm Haints is powered fully through solar and wind charged batteries during “Earth Hour”.
Participants can also enjoy FREE hot chocolate, a silent auction and the opportunity to learn how to go “beyond the hour” with sustainability displays and local vendors starting at 6:30pm.
- Sustainability Displays and Vendors will be set up starting at 6:30pm; bring the family down and learn how you can go beyond the hour!
- There will be Free Hot Chocolate available and an exciting program with activities and entertainment for the whole family!
- At 8:30pm the lights go out at City Hall and across town for Earth Hour and a wind and solar powered concert will start.
- Come join Earth Hour 2013 with this free family event
What: The 6th Annual Kingston Unplugged Concert.
Where: Springer Market Square, Kingston ON.
When: March 23rd 2013 from 6:30-9:30pm.
Why: To help Kingstonians celebrate Earth Hour together while raising awareness of environmental issues.
How: The off-grid concert (8:00-9:30) is powered by solar and wind charged batteries.
We encourage you to walk, bike, take local transit or, if you have to drive, to car pool downtown for the concert...Click here to get Transit directions to Market Square!
Be part of the event as vendor, exhibitor or sponsor
There are lots of opportunities to be part of this event. There are possibilities to becoming a vendor, exhibitor and/or sponsor. Promoting your business or not-for profit organization during this event is a great marketing opportunity with and anticipated crowd of almost 2000 visitors over the lenght of the evening. Contact us for more info.
In 2007, 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour in Sydney, Australia. By 2010, the event became a global sustainability movement, involving 1.3 billion people in 128 cities.
Last year, Earth Hour 2011, more than 5200 cities, towns and municipalities across 135 countries, took part of the event, including 89 national capitals and 9 of the world’s 10 most populated cities, but also many many more of the world’s biggest cities in a truly global action that took place in major metropolises on every continent. More than 1700 landmarks also went dark for Earth Hour 2011, including some of the world’s most iconic: Eiffel Tower in Paris, The Las Vegas Strip, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, The Acropolis in Athens, The Coliseum in Rome, Empire State Building and the Table Mountain in Cape Town.
Kingston Unplugged, our community’s official Earth Hour event, has grown from a small gathering of 60 in 2008 into a full-on educational exhibition and concert with attendance in the Thousands in 2011 and 2012