Sudbury Festivals Listing

Sudburians love festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout the year, over 30 different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups. There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival.

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Feb (early)

Snowflake Hockey Tournament

mid Feb - mid Mar

Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury
Various venues

Come out at hear over 1,600 talented students perform in this years Festival! Everything from Strings,fiddling, Piano, Vocals, Intrumentals, Bands and Speech Arts! 705-522-5080

end April

Kiwanis Dance Festival of Sudbury
Various venues

Kiwanis Sudbury proudly presents the 26th Dance Festival featuring amatuer dance students from Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie & Iroquois Falls. Students perform for adjudications and awards. 705-522-5080

June (late)

Blues for Food
Memorial Park

6,000 people come to enjoy the Blues, food, childrens activities and games, to support the Sudbury Food Bank.705-674-5115

June (late)

Craft Fest 99
Bell Park, Sudbury

This is Northern Ontario's largest outdoor craft festival. 705-673-5588

July 1

Canada Day
Sudbury Arena, Memorial Park, Science North

Annual Canada celebration of Canada and our Canadian identity. The day ends with fireworks at Science North. 705-522-3700

July (early)

Northern Lights Festival Boreal
Bell Park

This bilingual multicultural outdoor festival includes music., visual arts, crafts, dancing and storytelling. 705-674-5512

July (mid)

Blueberry Festival
Memorial Park, Hnatyshyn Park

This 13th annual festival celebrates the blueberry harvest with bake sale, teas, and displays of local arts & crafts. 705-674-4030

July (mid)

Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show
Carmichael Arena, Bancroft Dr

This show provides an impressive display of precious stones along with a swap meet and field trips. 705-522-5140

July (late)

Greek Festival
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (Ester Road)

Celebrate Greek culture, cuisine, dance, music and tradition.

July (late)

Whitefish Lake First Nation Traditional Gathering
Whitefish Lake

This annual gathering is held on Whitefish lake at the band's Sacred Grounds. Traditional music and dancing, including splendid beaded costumes, are performed by natives from various parts of Canada. A wide range of Native crafts and food are available for purchase. There is also camping and swimming.

July Aug

Ontario HOG Rally
Laurentian University

11th Annual Harley Owners Group rally, Co-hosted by Nipissing (North Bay and North Channel (Espanola) chapters.

mid August Manitoulin Country FestTHis festival is sponsored by Radio Station 100.7 "The Island" and features major country acts. Little Current, Manitoulin Island (705) 368-1419 See

August (late)

Canadian National powerboat Championships
Whitewater Park, Azilda

Powerboat races in a number of classes. 705-855-9061

August (late)

Canadian Garlic Festival
Hnatyshyn Park

This 7th annual festival honours the humble but savoury edible bulb, and features foods, music and dance. Locally grown garlic will be sold, and activities include a Garlic Pyrohy Eating Contest and a Garlic Clove Hunt for the kids. 705-673-7404.


Cavalcade of Colours
Onaping Falls

Celebrate the brilliant and changing colours of fall leaves. 705-855-9521

Sept (late)

Cinefest - Sudbury Film Festival

Canada's fourth largest film festival with over 100 screenings of films from Canada and around the world. 705-688-1234

October (late)

Big Nickel Hockey Tournament

Sudbury Arena, 240 Elgin St. 705-522-5209

November 11

Remembrance Day Ceremonies<

Ceremony to honour and remember Canada's war dead.
Sudbury Arena, 240 Elgin St

November (mid)

Santa Claus Parade

This parade celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season for children and shoppers. Downtown Sudbury. 705-674-3141 ext 2333

November - January

Festival of Christmas Lights
Science North

Christmas lights display at Science North to brighten up the darkest months. 705-522-3700

Early December

Silver Stick Hockey Tournament

Held since 1969. For information phone Phone: (705) 524-1024, Fax: (705) 524-1034

December 31

New years Eve Family Festival
Science North

An alcohol-free family celebration of the new year and the new millennium. Fireworks at midnight