As a premier destination for festivals in Northern Ontario, it's promising to be a fantastic lineup of events in Northeastern Ontario this summer! Whether you're looking for a musical experience, or a more culturally uplifting exploit, there's an event planned to suit you. Plus, as we're only 3 1/2 hours from Ontario's major cities of Toronto and Ottawa (see map), we could easily become your next weekend getaway.
Events will be added as more information becomes available, so feel free to bookmark the article and check back throughout the summer!
New Liskeard Bikers Reunion
July 1-3, 2016
The New Liskeard Bikers Reunion is a fun, family-oriented weekend celebrating the sport of riding motorcycles. It also fundraises to help people who are battling cancer through the Temiskaming Hospital Community Cancer Care Unit. Last year $120,000 was donated to the Cancer Care Unit as part of their efforts!
Northern Lights Festival Boreal - Sudbury
July 8 - 10, 2016
Northern Lights Festival Boreal has been a long-standing tradition in Sudbury, and invites the global community to Bell Park to enjoy soulful music, local food and drink, and good times with family and friends. Be sure to visit their website for this year's lineup – it's sure to be an amazing time!
River & Sky Camping/Music Festival
July 14-17, 2016
River & Sky is not a folk festival, but it has a folky feel. It's a friend and family friendly festival, with a simple mission to be all about the music, camping, swimming, and hanging out. Use it as the perfect launch to your summer vacation, and BYOB/C/K (bring your own bike, canoe or kayak). Stay updated on performers on their website!
Mattawa Voyageur Days
July 22 - 24, 2016
'Rock Where the Rivers Meet' this summer with Mattawa Voyageur Days. This year brings another phenomenal lineup, be sure to check their website for updates! Watch these acts grace the stage set in Explorers Point, where the Ottawa and Mattawa Rivers converge. The community will be bustling with events and programs all weekend.
Summer in the Park North Bay
July 28 - 31, 2016
Summer in the Park promises to be three days of family fun, on the beautiful North Bay waterfront. This year's lineup is still being announced, but one act that has been announced is headliner Hedley. The whole weekend is filled with great events including the Million Dollar Hole in One!
Manitoulin Country Fest
Aug 4 - 7, 2016
Manitoulin Country Fest is a multi-day festival that features Canadian artists, and special surprises all festival long. Be sure to check out their website to see who will take over the stage this year! Enjoy your favourite artists in an intimate, and family-friendly venue just outside of the quaint community of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, ON.
Windsong Music Festival
Aug 26 -27, 2016
Windsong welcomes music fans wanting a unique opportunity to get 'up close and personal' with amazing indie-Canadian artists. Camping is available on the rural Powassan site, to complete the festival experience. To keep it a small, intimate setting only 250 tickets are available for purchase.
Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival
Aug 26 - 28, 2016
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge is only the beginning of a great weekend. Open to everyone, this festival is full of activities and events that are fun for the whole family! Participate in paddling events, enjoy live entertainment and be sure to visit the marketplace and aboriginal village!
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