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Whether you've come by land, boat, or foot, Downtown Trenton has plenty to offer all day, every day. At our newest showpiece, the Trent Port Marina, or visiting the serene Quinte West Public Library, you can relax by the water after a busy day in Downtown Trenton.

The city shopping, dining, and entertaiment area is a quick 5 minutes walk to and from the Trent Port Marina. Enjoy shopping in our ladies and menswear clothing stores, and for home decor, salon and spa treatments, floral, jewelery, and so much more. Dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply enjoy drinks on one of our many waterfront patios. All your grocery, hardware, and banking needs can be met right in our downtown core as well.

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The Quinte West Farmers' Market is located on Front Street along the Trent River waterfront in downtown Trenton.

The Farmers' Market is held annually on Wednesdays and Saturdays of each week from the first Saturday in May until the last Saturday in October. Market hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on each market day.

Throughout the season, the Farmers' Market showcases a variety of locally grown produce, flowers, VQA wines and ciders, baked goods, crafts, maple syrup, honey, preserves and so much more.

 

 Downtown Trenton Festival on the Bay

The Festival on the Bay 2017 will take place on July 13, 14th, and 15th.

The Decades Band will be playing in Fraser Park on Friday night at 8:30pm to dusk, then Mystical Distributing will provide the biggest fireworks display in Ontario!

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo will be in Fraser Park to introduce us to slithery friends on Friday, July 14th from 4 pm - 7pm and on Saturday, July 15th from 10-1 pm.  

Also in Fraser Park, a free outdoor movie, The Secret Garden, will be playing at approximately 8:30pm on Thursday, July 13th. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the park to watch.

Kids will also love the bouncy castle, magician, and balloon animal fun.  

The popular three-day sidewalk sale will be back. This year, enjoy small acoustic music venues as you walk along the bustling street. To delight your taste buds, Squeezy's Lemonade and the Funnel Cake Company will both return to the festival, along with new food vendors offering tasty treats.

Let your senses delight in art and nature as you walk through Compass Court for the annual Art in the Park, presented by Arts Quinte West on Saturday, July 15th, between 10am and 5pm.

On the same day, Saturday, July 15th,  in Fraser Park, from 12:30am to 3:30pm, kids can also put their creative art skills into action when they create a cool snake kids craft.

Try an old-fashioned trolley train ride brought to you by the Trent Port Historical Society. Trolleys will leave from the Trenton Town Hall at 55 King Street, and rides will take place between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday, July 15th.

Or if you're a little more daring, try axe throwing on Friday, July 14th, from 9am to 3pm at Compass Court. Come out and support the Quinte West Youth Unlimited and the Peterborough Axe Club with this awesome event! What could be more exciting than getting to throw an axe? Invite friends to join!

Axe Throwing Pricing:  $5 for solo throw. $10 for a two person competition.

Don't miss the colourful, action-packed fun of the Trenton Dragon Boat Festival, hosted by the Trenton Rowing & Paddling Club on Saturday, July 15th. Dragon boat races will start at 9am at Kiwanis Park and will take place on the Trent River between the bridges.

The popular Bay of Quinte Boat Cruises are back! Cruises are hosted by the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 14th.

There will be two cruises again this year, a scenic cruise at 1pm and an evening cruise at 7pm. Each cruise is three hours in length.

On the afternoon cruise, take in the scenic views of the Bay of Quinte on the water and enjoy some background music. We will depart from Fraser Park at 1 pm and return at 4 pm.

The evening cruise will depart Fraser Park at 7 pm. On this cruise, you can enjoy live entertainment from Instant Rivalry, wine tasting, cheese and desserts. As well, on our way back in to dock, we will enjoy the fireworks by Mystical Fireworks from the water!

Get your cruise tickets today!

Scenic Cruise:                                                                                 Evening Cruise:       

$45 per person                                                                               $65 per person

$40 chamber members                                                              $60 chamber members

$35 group rate (must be 10 or more people)                    $55 group rate (must be 10 or more people)

Family rates available

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce.

You can also view events in the Festival on the Bay in our events calendar.

 

 DBIA FRASER PARK CONCERT SERIES

Join us every Friday night from 6pm to 8pm, starting June 2nd, for free concerts in Fraser Park!

Each week will showcase a different local artist. Don't forget to bring your lawn chair! Click here to see the concerts on our events calendar.

Need a relaxing lunch break in a serene space? Pay a visit to our lunch time acoustic music in Fraser Park from 12:00pm to approximately 1:00pm where you can hear instruments from guitar to harp. Concerts are held most Thursdays until September. Check our events calendar to see the artist lineup and the schedule.