Sault Ste Marie Festivals Listing

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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January Searchmont Winter Carnival This carnival has many fun winter activities including bungy skiing and bungy bar run. (705) 781-2340
January 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
February 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.
February Pink Panther Ski and Snowboard Fun Day Visit with Pink Panther as he spend s the day at Buttermilk Ski Resort. (705) 649-3124
February Snowarama for Timmy Everyone is welcome in this fun snowmobiling experience for disabled children. (705) 759-5432
March Little Pro Hockey Tournament One of the Region's premier events in minor hockey. (705) 759-1723
March Canadian Spring Break Days of fun and activities such as beach volleyball, outdoor barbecue and jelly jumps! (705) 781-2340
April Maple Syrup Days Psncske breakfast, Northern Ontario Maple Syrup, other maple syrup products as well as guided tours. (705) 946-8530
April Midwest Mountain Bike - Slip, Slop and Slither Held at Searchmont Resort, there's mountain biking fun for the whole family. (705) 781-2340
May M.S. Norgoma Museum Ship Season opener, with many marine exhibits. (705) 942-6984
June International 24 Hour Relay and Summer Festival A fun event for everone to get involved.
June Agawa Bay Sea Kayak Symposium See paddling experts and journey on guided paddling tours. 1-888-463-5957
June-July 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.
July Canada Day Celabration Many historical Displays of music, dance and theatre. Incredible fireworks display too. (705) 759-5310
July International Bridgewalk Join in a 2 kilometre walk across International Bridge to commemerate the friendship between the two Sault cities. (705) 942-2919
July Great Tugboat Race and Parade Enjoy a pancake breakfast aboard a tug, the parade of tugs, and the tug races. (705) 253-3038
July Shoot Out at Sault An exciting weekend of boat racing including hydroplanes runabouts and OMC 45 superstock tunnel boats. (705) 949-9067
July 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
July Eric Nystedt Memorial Foot Race This 10 kilometre foot race is in memory of OPP officer Eric Nystedt. (705) 253-3775
August 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.
August 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
August 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
August 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
August 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
September Annual House Tour An interesting tour of some of the most beautiful homes in the area, provided by the Art Gallery of Algoma
September 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
October Algoma Fall Festival Celebrating the arts with an array of music and dancing entertainment from Canada. (705) 949-0822
November 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
December Steel Blades Hockey Tournament A tournament showcasing the skills of children from ages 7 to 13. (705) 254-2915