Summer festivals and fun on the agenda for the Sault

The city of Sault Ste. Marie has released this summer’s calendar of events, including multicultural festivals, arts extravaganzas and culinary delights.

The full schedule is available on the City’s website and will be updated as the season progresses.

For more information, please see the press release below.

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie is delighted to announce a glittering summer of exciting events in 2022. Fabulous festivals, adrenaline-filled boat rides, inspiring art exhibitions, cruises, counters, carnivals, crazy trains and more. Moreover !

Get out your calendars and start planning now. Keep checking the Events page of our website for all the latest info.

May 14 – Sault Ste. Marie Beer Festival “A New Hop”

  • Let’s celebrate Ontario’s craft brewing with over 100 different beers, ciders and sodas.

May 19-29Carnival Soo Pee Wee

  • Carnival rides, games and meals for all ages at the annual Campbell Amusements Carnival.

June 3-5Lilac and Lavender Festival

  • Enjoy the pleasure, fragrance and flavor of tea with your friends and family. Advance tickets required for an afternoon of delicious treats, fun and good company.

June 4Rally at Rapids Powwow

  • A time to gather, dance, sing and honor Indigenous traditions. Powwow tours are available with Prosperous Towers.

June 5 Run the Great Lakes

  • A race where you don’t have to be fast. Support local charities with 5K and 10K distances. Open to all ages to run, jog or walk.

June 11the shit

  • 11 outbuildings. 12 hours. No route. You choose your own adventure! Run or ride.

June 17-18Queen Street Cruise

  • Celebrate nostalgia for what has been. Fast cars, good friends and rock and roll.

June 18-19Science North Great Northern Road Show

  • Delicious food, local vendors, amazing music, and an exciting science twist.

June 21-26Summer Moon Festival

  • A multicultural festival featuring the creation of large-scale murals, live performances and daily art workshops.

June 24Strong Community Festival

  • A variety of races over the weekend as well as many family activities including a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k color run to raise funds to support physical and mental health.

June 30 – July 3Poutine party

  • Fries, sauce, cheese and much more. Tempt your taste buds at the largest traveling poutine festival in the world.

1st of July – Canada Day

  • Fireworks and festivities in the city center under the Roberta Bondar pavilion.

2 JulNerdCon

  • Calling all nerds! Enjoy comic books, video games and all things pop culture.

Jul 10Italian Giovanni Festival

  • Celebrate Italian culture with delicious food, prizes and entertainment.

July 14-16Rotary Day

  • 100 years strong! Enjoy live bands, ribbers, vendors, a parade and fun for the whole family.

July 15-25Upper Sail

  • Check out the St. Marys River or Lake Superior and explore Sault Harbor beyond the boardwalk views. Take an exciting excursion with the ocean class 500HP Hurricane Zodiac 920.

July 17-24Sault Pride Day

  • Sault Pridefest is a celebration of LGBT2SQIA+ unity, diversity, inclusion and vibrant creativity.

July 21-23Marconi meets the world

  • A three-day cultural festival, organized by the Marconi Cultural Event Center with live bands, delicious food and local vendors.

July 23Inauguration of the Crazy Train/ Algoma Trail Network

  • Kicking off the grand opening of the gnarliest new trail in Hiawatha. ALL ABOARD HA HA HA… CRAZY TRAIN! Cycling or running, the competitors will cover a 2 km loop with a lot of gain. The goal? How many loops can you do in 4 hours?

July 30 – August 1throw the shield

  • A multi-day point-to-point adventure you don’t just ride, you conquer! This demanding 130 km cycling odyssey takes you through Ontario’s beautiful Algoma country and the Canadian Shield.

August 11-13Blueberry Party

  • Blueberry Binge at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site! Advance tickets required.

August 18-22North Fringe Festival

  • Live Meets Digital – A multi-arts experience. Fringe North provides a platform for independent artistic expression with proceeds going directly to artists. Join as a performer or spectator and celebrate the performing arts at Fringe North.

August 20-21Garden River Powwow

  • Participate in a cultural gathering and party open to all. At the powwow, visitors will experience a diverse culture through drumming, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, demonstrations, and some of the best food.

More events to be announced which include the 2022 Summer Concert Serieswhich takes place at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent Pavilion every Tuesday and/or Thursday evening in July and August.

To stay up to date on all events or to submit your community event, visit the tourism events page at

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