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It's Always an Eventful Summer

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It's Always an Eventful Summer

Our Top 10 Summer Festivals and Events

If you're traveling through Northwestern Ontario in the summer check out these events.

It's warming up in Sunset Country, and as it heats up so do the summer events.


Here's a list of the Top 10 Events and Festivals in Ontario's Sunset Country this summer listed in the order that they occur. Please click the event for more information. Follow our Facebook page dedicated solely to Northwest Ontario Events or go to the Sunset Country Events Calendar for a complete list of events year round.

Border Days in Fort Frances & International Falls

Peaceful Border Days

Location: Fort Frances, ON/International Falls, MN
Date:  June 26-July 5, 2014
Highlights: Peace Pull, Canada Day Events, Dragon Boat Races, Bathtub Races, Music Concerts, 4th of July Events and more
Facebook: Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce

Moosefest in Dryden, Ontario


Location: Dryden
Date:  June-July
Highlights: Dryden Triathlon, Canada Day Events, Canoe Races, Days of Summer, Northern Lights Quarter Horse Show, Soap Box Derby, Children's Pageant/Fashion Show, Teddy Bear Picnic
Facebook: Moosefest

White Otter Days in Ignace, Ontario

White Otter Days

Location: Ignace
Date: June 
Highlights: Hockey Tournament, Agimak Lake Fish Derby, Annual Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament, and the Children's' Festival
Facebook: Town of Ignace

Railroad Daze Races in Rainy River

Railroad Daze

Location: Rainy River
Date: July 18-20, 2014
Highlights:  Bike Rodeo, Scavenger Hunt, Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament, Family Movie Night, Fun Fly, Kids Games, Farmers Market, Dance, Cardboard & Duct Tape Race and more
Facebook: Town of Rainy River

See the Norsemen planes at the Fetival in Red Lake

Norseman Festival

Location: Red Lake
Date: July 
Highlights: Family Movie Night, Rock the Runway (aviation memorabilia exhibit, static aircraft display, Pitt Special aerobatic rides, concert), Howey St. activities, Slo-pitch tournament, Norseman rides, fly-by of wheeled and float planes and more.
Facebook: My Red Lake

Kenora Harbourfest concert


Location: Kenora
Date: August Long Weekend
Highlights: Concerts under the tent are the main attraction with some big name performers. Children's activities including bouncy castles, pony rides, and a petting zoo, Classic Car Show & Shine, Wooden Boat Parade and more.
Facebook: Harbourfest

Blueberry Bert at the Blueberry Festival

Blueberry Festival

Location: Sioux Lookout
Date: August 
Highlights: Over 100 events including a Farmers Market, Show n Shine, Johnny's Rib Gate, Wagon Rides, Golf Volleyball, Slo-Pitch and Tennis Tournaments, fish fry, Trade Show, Blueberry Bingo, Duathlon, Triathlons, float plane tours, Sioux Mountain Music Festival and more.
Facebook: Blueberry Festival

Sioux Narrows Arts Festival

Sioux Narrows Arts Festival

Location: Sioux Narrows
Date: August 
Highlights: Local artists as well, as well as other Canadian and American artists, or the Saturday and Sunday of the August Long Weekend for an exhibition and sale. Look for carving, jewelery, paintings, furniture and more.
Facebook: Sioux Narrows Arts Festival

Trout Forest Music Festival

Trout Forest Music Festival

Location: Ear Falls
Date:  August
Highlights: 3-day outdoor Music Concert featuring a variety of name and lesser known folk artists. Three days of fun for sure!
Facebook: Trout Forest Music Festival

Emo Fair

Emo Fair

Location: Emo
Date:  August 14-16, 2014
Highlights: Mini King and Queen Contest, Midway, Parade, Go Cart Racing, Exhibitions, Horse Show, Stock Car Races, Bingo and more.
Facebook: Emo Fair


There are plenty more events in Northwest Ontario, check out our events calendar for more information on the many other events in Sunset Country.


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Fun times at the Blueberry Festival in Sioux LookoutFun times at the Blueberry Festival in Sioux Lookout

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