Summer is all about good company, sangria and of course, memorable moments along the way. And what better way to create some lasting memories with some of your closest friends than a road trip?\nRoad trips are SO much fun and Canada has tons of amazing, unique places to visit and discover. And one of those mindblowing Canadian places just happens to be approximately 3 hours away from Toronto.\n@kingston_onembedded via\nOf course, that place is none other than Kingston, Ontario! If you’ve never been to Kingston, then this summer is the perfect time to go on a little road trip with your friends. There's honestly so much to discover in this hidden gem of a town, including the famous Kingston Penitentiary - a Canadian World Heritage site that was once home to some of Canada's most famous criminals.\nBut Kingston is a lot more than its infamous prison! Kingston is a hub of culture, events, exploration, adventure and fun and unique things to discover! In fact, from July 19 to August 12, Kingston is hosting the Kick & Push Festival which is an innovative and immersive, performance festival that happens every single year in the city.\nVia Kick and Push Festival\nThe festival itself is dedicated to Canadian theatre and features Canadian performers and international award-winning theatrical work across different venues in downtown Kingston.\nThis festival is truly unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s a fully immersive festival and every single year, they try and push the envelope in terms of what theatre is. You might even get asked to join some of the actors on stage!\nHere a sneak peek of the shows you can expect at the Kick & Push Festival this year:\nVia Kick and Push\nShow: SwordplayBy: Sex T-RexStarring: Conor, Bradbury, Julien Frid, Kaitlin Morrow, Seann Murray and Jon BlairWhen: July 19th @ 8:30 pmWhere: Regina Rosen, Grand TheatreBuzz: 2017 BC Touring Council Award - Pick of the Fringe - 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival2016 Atlantic Fringe Festival Best Comedy and Fringe Hit Awards Five Stars - "Exhilarating. Madcap video-game inspired comedic romp" - Torontoist.Five Stars - "Proves that theatre is still the perfect medium for creating the impossible" - TWISI Blog*This is the launch event for the Kick & Push, as well as the Storefront Fringe\nShow: The FlickBy: Anne BakerDirected by: Charlotte Gowdy & Liam KarryCompany: Single Thread TheatreWhen: July 24th - 27th @ 8:15 pm; July 27th & 28th @ 7:30 pm; July 29th @ 6:30 pmWhere: The Screening RoomBuzz: Received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the 2013 Obie Award for Playwriting\nVia Kick and Push\nShow: Agokwe - UnpluggedWritten and Performed by: Waawaate FobisterWhen: August 2nd, 3rd, 4th @ 8 pmWhere: Baby Grand Studio TheatreBuzz:"Agokwe is a magnetic plea for tolerance and action" - Georgia Straight"Agokwe is a powerful tale about gay love on the rez" - Vancouver Observer\nVia Kick and Push\nShow: Space HippoBy: Daniel Wishes (Canada) and Seri Yanai (Japan)Company: MochinoshaWhen: August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th @ 7:30 pm, with a matinee on August 4th @ 2:00 pmWhere: Regina Rosen, Grand TheatreBuzz:5 Stars - "Funny Delightful, surprisingly touching and beautifully executed" - CBC\nShow: Beta's BabyCreated by: Nick Bottomley, Vanessa Smythe and Outside the March Artistic Director: Mitchell Cushman.Company: Outside the MarchWhen: August 10th @ 6 pm - 10 pm; August 11th @ 10 am - 6 pmWhere: Mystery Location Downtown\nShow: Rosalynde or "As you Like it"By: William ShakespeareCompany: DriftwoodWhen: August 7th @ 7:30 pm.Where: Springer Market Square AmphitheatreAdditional Information: Tickets only available at the Door.\nVia Kick and Push\nShow: Flashing LightsCreated collaboratively by: award-winning theatre artists Adam Paolozza (Dora Award Spent & The Double), Guillermo Verdecchia (Governor General’s and Chalmers Award Winner), Ken MacKenzie (Kim’s Convenience, Brantwood), Dan Watson (This is the Point, Ralph + Lina), Liz Peterson (Performance About A Woman, Capitalist Love Duets) and Miranda Calderon (Butcher, Taking Care of Baby) Company by: Bad New Days & Ahuri Theatre When: August 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th @ 7:30 pm, August 11th @ 2 pmWhere: Regina Rosen, Grand TheatreBuzz: Nominated for eight 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards\nThis is the theatre event that promises no ordinary theatre and which features unconventional performances in really unique venues! You definitely won’t be disappointed or bored. And trust me when I say this, the festival will have you hooked from the get-go.\n@visitkingstonembedded via\nAnd while you're there, it's the perfect chance to discover all there is to offer in this charming Ontario town! Stay a couple of nights in a Kingston hotel to really immerse yourself in all the city has to offer; explore the Kingston Pen; discover cafes, restaurants, and tons more - besides the Kick & Push Festival, Kingston is full of unique and historic downtown landmarks that are worth a visit!\nFor more information on the Kick & Push Festival, visit their website, Facebook and Instagram pages!