Sault Ste Marie Ontario and Michigan's Festivals information, listings and links

Everybody loves festivals, and this goes for the people of Sault Ste. Marie also. Throughout the year, many festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups. Some of these are on the "other side" of the border. There's no better way to enjoy yourself than to take in a festival.

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Searchmont Winter Carnival

This carnival has many fun winter activities including bungy skiing and bungy bar run. (705) 781-2340


Steel City Hockey Tournament

Watch Sault's up and coming hockey stars showcase their skills in this exciting tournament. (705) 246-2773

ealy February

Ontario Winter Carnival Bon Soo

A 10 day long festival filled with fun for every one in the family. Features an amazing fireworks display on the waterfront. (705) 759-3000

early Feb

Snowflake Hockey Tournament


I-500 Snow Machine Race

oldest and fastest snow machine race in the world (since 1969), takes place in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan where I-75 and Easterday Avenue intersect. (906) 632-1302 The Snow Jam is held the night before the big race. (906) 632-3301 or (705) 949-7152.


Pink Panther Ski and Snowboard Fun Day

Visit with Pink Panther as he spend s the day at Buttermilk Ski Resort. (705) 649-3124


Snowarama for Timmy

Everyone is welcome in this fun snowmobiling experience for disabled children. (705) 759-5432


Little Pro Hockey Tournament

One of the Region's premier events in minor hockey. (705) 759-1723


Canadian Spring Break

Days of fun and activities such as beach volleyball, outdoor barbecue and jelly jumps! (705) 781-2340


Maple Syrup Days

Psncske breakfast, Northern Ontario Maple Syrup, other maple syrup products as well as guided tours. (705) 946-8530


Midwest Mountain Bike - Slip, Slop and Slither

Held at Searchmont Resort, there's mountain biking fun for the whole family. (705) 781-2340


M.S. Norgoma Museum Ship

Season opener, with many marine exhibits. (705) 942-6984


International 24 Hour Relay and Summer Festival

A fun event for everone to get involved.


Agawa Bay Sea Kayak Symposium

See paddling experts and journey on guided paddling tours. 1-888-463-5957


Soo Locks Festival

This 2 week festival includes music every day at the Locks, the opportunity to walk across the Locks, carnival rides, livestage concerts and performances, laser light show. Sports events include softball and volleyball tournaments and a three on three basketball tournament. (906) 632-3301 or (705) 949-7152

mid July

Soo Rotary Club Community Days

Celebration of the Sault's history and community spirit. (705) 945-1279.

July -August

Superior Concert Series

The Superior Concert Series continues on stage every Wednesday evening at Soo Locks Park, where music lovers can enjoy sea shanties, voyageur ballads, northern folk, Celtic,barbershop and traditional country swing and bluegrass while enjoying spectacular views of the huge ocean-going and Great Lakes freighters. (906) 632-3301.


Canada Day Celabration

Many historical Displays of music, dance and theatre. Incredible fireworks display too. (705) 759-5310


International Bridgewalk

Join in a 2 kilometre walk across International Bridge to commemerate the friendship between the two Sault cities. (705) 942-2919


Great Tugboat Race and Parade

Enjoy a pancake breakfast aboard a tug, the parade of tugs, and the tug races. (705) 253-3038


Shoot Out at Sault

An exciting weekend of boat racing including hydroplanes runabouts and OMC 45 superstock tunnel boats. (705) 949-9067


Rotary Fest

This Festival includes the largest th largest parade in Northern Ontario, a concert series, "Wheels on the Water" car show and its all for charity. (705) 945-1279


Eric Nystedt Memorial Foot Race

This 10 kilometre foot race is in memory of OPP officer Eric Nystedt. (705) 253-3775


Sugar Island Old Time Music Fest

Take a five-minute ferry boat ride, follow the posted signs to the festival area and enjoy two full days of old time music. No pets, motorcycles or all terrain vehicles admitted. (906) 632-8750 or (705) 759-1852.


29th Annual Sault Summer Arts Festival

Outdoor juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts at the Soo Locks Park, Portage Avenue, on the waterfront in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. (906) 635-5170


Italian Soccer Tournament and Festival

An Italian cultural festival with an exciting soccer tournament. (705) 942-5556

mid August

Manitoulin Country Fest

THis festival is sponsored by Radio Station 100.7 "The Island" and features major country acts. Little Current, Manitoulin Island (705) 368-1419 See www.theislandfm.com.


Salmon Derby & Festival

Either fish as a serious angler in the Chinook Salmon Team or as a family of anglers in the PinkmSalmon Derby, followed by activities at Roberta Bondar Park. (705) 254-3899


Chippewa County Fair

This week-long fair includes midway, amusements, commercial displays and Grandstand Shows that include car racing, demolition derby, tractor pulls, mud drags, three days of harness racing, horse and pony pulls. (906) 632-0452


Annual House Tour

An interesting tour of some of the most beautiful homes in the area, provided by the Art Gallery of Algoma


Fall Colour Train Tour

Take a ride on the famous Agawa Canyon Tour Train. It takes you 114 miles into the colourful northern Ontario forest. (705) 946-7300

Late Septembr

Bush Plane Days

Come out and celebrate the end of another summer season with Bushplane Days 2008! BUSHPLANE DAYS HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 100 EVENTS IN ONTARIO FOR 2008! Exhibits from all areas of aviation will be represented. Look out for another fantastic CL-415 waterbombing demonstration (subject to availability) as well as chartered flights with Air Dale. Call 945-6242 for more info


Algoma Fall Festival

Celebrating the arts with an array of music and dancing entertainment from Canada. (705) 949-0822


Early Bird Hockey Tournament

The first tournament of the year for skilled youth players. Held at all arenas in the city. (705) 759-5432

late November

Rotary Santa Claus Parade

A parade of many floats, bands, clowns and of course Santa. (705) 945-1279


Steel Blades Hockey Tournament

A tournament showcasing the skills of children from ages 7 to 13. (705) 254-2915

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