Check out the great list of festivals below; many are worth planning around. Save them to your Personal Itinerary and check the SFG Event Calendar for a list of what's happening by date in Northern Ontario. You can participate in a pow wow near Thunder Bay or Manitoulin Island, watch lumberjacks compete in Kapuskasing, go to a music festival in Whitestone, cheer dragon boats in North Bay, take a polar bear swim in Sault Ste Marie or enjoy a film festival in Sudbury.

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Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival, July 21 - 23, 2017

Riverside Park, 88 Riverside Drive , Kapuskasing, Ontario
Northern Ontario


The Lumberjack Heritage Festival des bucherons celebrates the pioneer families who carved a thriving community out of the unforgiving wilderness of Northern Ontario. The festival showcases lumberjacks, our heritage, live entertainment, a live rodeo, fireworks, kid’s activities & so much more!

Ontario 150 Tour

Various Venues around the province , Multiple, Ontario
Northern Ontario

 see website

From July 1 – August 13, the ONTARIO 150 Tour will travel to 6 ports in Ontario to celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary. Bringing the West Coast Lumberjack Show, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck, Rhythm of the Nation (Rythme de la Nation), and tons of live entertainment to a waterfront near you!

Powassan Smoke 'N' Spurs Festival - Sept. 1 - 3, 2017

111 Purdon Line; PO Box 747 , Powassan, Ontario
Northern Ontario


Come out and enjoy a fun filled weekend packed full of action! Dust off those cowboy hats, shine up your boots & get ready to saddle up as the Rodeo comes to town! Demolition Derby, Professional Rodeo, ATV Mud Bogs, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Live Concert on Outdoor Stage lots of family fun to be had!

Smooth Truck Fest - Aug. 17-20, 2017

142 First Avenue, Box 249 , Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
Northern Ontario


Come & enjoy a great line-up of events for the entire family! Rated one of the top 100 Events in Ontario. Experience truck races, transport races, kids activities, concerts featuring Marianas Trench and more. Come and have a fun weekend in Smooth Rock as its THE PLACE TO BE! Tickets online NOW!

Strongman Challenge Dubreuilville - July 28-30, 2017

148 A ave du Parc Recreation Centre in Dubreuilville , Dubreuilville, Ontario
Northern Ontario

 705-884-2340 x25

The Biggest Strongman Competition In Northern Ontario! Join us for the 15th anniversary of the Dubreuilville Strongman Challenge, in partnership with the Strongman Circuit of Canada. You will be amazed! Athletes from across Canada and the United States compete. A weekend of events not to be missed!

30 King St E. - Gananoque Town Park , Gananoque , Ontario
Northern Ontario

Fun Family entertainment, kidzone, craft show & music. Free!

In >200 venues across Ontario , Ontario
Northern Ontario

2000+ hands-on arts & cultural activities. Free!

181 Harbour View Road, off Highway 6 , Little Current, Ontario
Northern Ontario

Featuring Dwight Yoakam! Get Your Tickets!

314 Bay St , Thunder Bay, Ontario
Northern Ontario
Woodbridge Fairgrounds , Vaughan, Ontario
Northern Ontario
SilverCity Sudbury, 355 Barrydowne Rd. , Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Northern Ontario
Various locations , Thunder Bay, Ontario
Northern Ontario
519-376-4440 ext 1225
Downtown Owen Sound & Harrison Park , Owen Sound, Ontario
Northern Ontario
Timmins , Ontario
Northern Ontario
Various locations , Sudbury, Ontario
Northern Ontario

Midlothian Castle , Burk Falls, Ontario
Northern Ontario
Shores of Ramsey Lake , Sudbury, Ontario
Northern Ontario
P.O. Box Kenora Post Office, Box 91 , Kenora, Ontario
Northern Ontario

Kirkland, Ontario
Northern Ontario
Eagle Lake First Nation , Ontario
Northern Ontario
599 Imperial Street North , Massey, Ontario
Northern Ontario
285 First St. , Mattawa, Ontario
Northern Ontario
PO Box 122 , Red Lake, Ontario
Northern Ontario
Bell Park Rd. , Sudbury, Ontario
Northern Ontario
Poplar Dale Road , Bruce Mines, Ontario
Northern Ontario

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