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This month’s hot tips were provided by our own OG, Cool Kid, Serena



Kingsville is one of those places that, once you visit, you’ll ask yourself, “why have I never been here before?” (if you have, thank you so much for coming back!). This area is always the perfect stop for the food-lovin’, wine-sippin’, beer-drinkin’, bird-watchin’, outdoor traveler. Touting the honour of being Canada’s “most-southern town” comes with some great perks – milder temperatures, amazing local produce all year long and, Lake Erie, of course. Less than an hour from Windsor and only a couple hours from Toronto, we honestly can’t think of a better place to spend a night or two, or more – right now! 


Looking for a place to soak up all this glorious sun this month? Cocktails just hit differently on a patio, don’t they?! Well, here is our list of top “must-go” patios: 

Jack’s Gastropub

Jacks Gastropub 

You can’t go wrong with this place – well-known and established in our community, they bring you a great restaurant and brewery with amazing offerings. Enjoy locally sourced and creative dishes, paired with craft cocktails or a pint of their craft beer. 

 Taphouse 127  

Located right on Main Street in Kingsville – this restaurant is by Kingsville Brewery and specializes in creating exciting dishes designed to pair with their many delicious craft beer offerings.  

 Beach House Grill

The Beach House

This place is FUN for the whole family! From their chicken and waffles to the mini donuts, everyone will be happy dancin’! Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and exciting drink specials. Not to mention their incredible patio with views of Lake Erie. 

 Mettawas Station Italian Mediterranean Grill 

This beautifully restored historic train station provides a wonderful fine dining atmosphere, with a beautiful patio to boot. We highly recommend the arancini, clams, and any of the homemade cheesecake of the month! 

NEXT UP – OUR LOCAL BEACHES ARE THE BOMB…life is better in flips flops anyways! 

This list is for the beach bums, and sun soakers.  Here is our list of top local beaches: 

Cedar Island Beach

 Cedar Island Beach

This beach is the best kept secret in the area – much less busy than the other beaches. Equipped with washrooms, playground, and new for June 2023, a MOBI mat for easy mobility access! The views of Lake Erie are picture-worthy! They will also be having fun “Play at the Beach” days on June 16th & 30th from 2pm-4pm. Kids, or any treasure-hunting fan can dig up gems, bones, gold, and build the biggest sandcastle! 

Colchester Beach

Colchester Beach 

This beach area has it all…not to mention it is walking distance to our new MOTEL being built (est. opening Aug 23). Pirate playground, splashpad, washrooms, concession stand, and a beach volleyball court. This is the place to be if you want to have fun in the sun!  



Here is a list of some of the many fun events happening around Kingsville and area: 

  • LIVE MUSIC MONDAYS – where? CREW Winery – when? Every Monday from 1-4pm. Sip on some wine, grab some delicious eats, and enjoy the music! What a way to start off the week! 
  • SLIDER MONDAYS – where? Banded Goose Brewery – when? Every Monday from 4-9pm. $5 sliders, $5 pints of beer, glasses of wine, and well drinks. Life is just better with burgers…am I right?! 
  • CORNHOLE FRIDAYS– where? Oxley Estate Winery – when? Every Friday from 12-6pm. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, relax in a Muskoka chair with your fave beverage, and have some fun while playing cornhole!  
  • SUNDAY SOUNDS – where? Oxley Estate Winery – when? Every Sunday from 1-5pm. Find a cozy spot, grab a glass of Rose, and let the music play! 
  • SUMMER NIGHT MARKET – where? Cindy’s Home and Garden – when? June 9th from 4-9pm. Live music, local vendors, food trucks, and classic cars. How fun does that sound?! 
  • LIVE MUSIC SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS – where? Banded Goose Brewery – when? Every Saturday from 6-10pm, and Every Sunday from 1-5pm. Grab a pint of their refreshing beer, order some fantastic food from their food truck, and get your ears ready for some sweet beats! 
  • KINGSVILLE HIGHLAND GAMES – where? Jacks Miner Bird Sanctuary – when? June 24th from 8am-5pm. This event takes place in Ty Cobb field, and includes events such as Highland Dancing, Tug of War, Pipes and Drums, and Haggis Hurl! Lots of parking, vendors, and so much more. Tickets are $20, children 14 and under are free! Get your tickets here. 


So that’s it…hopefully it’s enough to convince you that Kingsville is the best damn place in the whole wide world to visit!  BOOK A ROOM, gas up your car, grab a cooler, and get ready to enjoy unsticking-your-thighs-from-a-chair season!

See you soon!  xox