Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

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Festivals and Events

2014 Visitors Guide Festival & Events

January 16, January 30 and February 13

SAFA URBAN SPRAWL RAIL SERIES

Urban Sprawl Rail Series #1 Thursday January 16 - location TBA

Urban Sprawl Rail Series #2 Thursday January 30 - location TBA

Urban Sprawl Rail Series Final Thursday February 13 – Sault Ste. Marie Roberta Bondar Pavilion during Bon Soo Winter Carnival.

Call: 705-781-2340 or Toll Free: 1-800-663-2546

Visit: www.searchmont.com

 

January 26, February 23, March 16

COMMUNITY DAYS AT SEARCHMONT RESORT

Come out to Searchmont Resort and discover why we love winter!

Warm up to winter with fun activities for the whole family. For more information,

Call: 705-781-2340 or Toll Free: 1-800-663-2546

Visit: www.searchmont.com


January 27 - February 1

I-500 46th Annual Snowmobile Race

Located in Sault, Michigan, USA - Races on Saturday, February 1st

Call: 906-635-1500

Visit: www.i-500.com

 

February 4

SAFA ANNUAL SNOW CHAMPS CHOMP DINNER

Algoma's Water Tower Inn

Call: 705-781-2340 or Toll Free: 1-800-663-2546

Visit: www.searchmont.com

 

February 7-16

BON SOO  

Join us as we celebrate the ‘Fifth Season’ in Sault Ste. Marie – Bon Soo! Canada’s third largest Winter Carnival begins with the Scotiabank Opening Ceremonies on February 7th; enjoy cards, dancing, great meals and the Bon Soo Spirit… Bon Soo is for You – be a part of it!

Call: 1-866-899-1607 or 705-759-3000

Visit: www.bonsoo.on.ca

 

February 8

BON SOO CELEBRATES THE NEW YORK FRIES YOUTH CONCERT

Get Your Gleek On

A great evening of music and dance – don’t miss it!

Tickets only $12 and available at the Athlete’s Foot in the Station Mall

Call: 1-866-899-1607 or 705-759-3000

Visit: www.bonsoo.on.ca

 

 

February 7 – 16

THE TIM HORTON’S WINTER PLAYGROUND

Returning to downtown – join us at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion for ten days of Play! Bon Soo welcomes you to slide, pet an alpaca or try your hand at ultimate frisbee – pause to enjoy the entertainment at the Marquee – something for everyone, don’t miss it!

Call: 1-866-899-1607 or 705-759-3000

Visit: www.bonsoo.on.ca

 

February 15,

BON SOO WELCOMES YOU TO OUR PREMIERE EVENT - A NIGHT OF ICE & FIRE 

A celebration of wine and spirits at the Bushplane Heritage Centre.  A special evening during Bon Soo set aside for adults, featuring entertainment and the best of food and drink.   

Call: 1-866-899-1607 or 705-759-3000

Visit: www.bonsoo.on.ca

 

February 13-16

SEARCHMONT SKI RUNNERS (SSR) MEALEY CLASSIC

The Mealey Classic is a 4 day alpine ski race for youth athletes (U16/U14/U12) from across Ontario and Michigan. As 2014 represents an Olympic/Paralympic year, the Searchmont Ski Runners celebrate the accomplishments of local ski racers who grew up skiing at Searchmont and have competed at the international level. In 2014, Mac and BJ Marcoux will represent Canada at the Sochi Paralympic Games. For more information,

Call: 705-781-2340 or Toll Free: 1-800-663-2546

Visit www.ssr.ca

 

February 15

CELTIC CLASSICS WITH THE O’SCHRAVES AND SPECIAL GUESTS

The Sault Symphony Orchestra presents Celtic Classics with The O’Schraves and special guests at the Central United Church at 8:00 p.m. The Sault Symphony Orchestra will be joined for this concert by special guests, The O'Schraves, a group of talented local musicians, comprised of Pat O'Gorman (bagpipes, Irish flute, tin whistle), Julie Schryer (piano), and their three talent children, each of whom also plays a variety of traditional instruments. For more information on this event,

Call: 705-945-5337

Visit: www.saultsymphony.com.

February 17

Family Day Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

Hiawatha Highlands and the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club are offering free trail use for skiing and snowshoeing a small rental fee will apply for rentals.

First come, first serve basis.  Come out and bring the family!

Located at Hiawatha Highlands -780 Landslide Road

Call: 705-256-7258

Visit: www.hiawathahighlands.com or www.soofinnishnordic.com

 

February 26 - March 2

15th annual Shadows of MIND Film Festival

Explore the Spirit of Life! Five days of film, workshops, panel discussions, video competitions, art exhibits, galas, and good times! Great opportunity to view excellent, limited release films on the big screen! See you at the movies!

Call: 705-759-0458 ext. 242

Visit: www.shadowsfilmfest.com

 

March 1 & 2

Gathering at the rapids – Community pow-wow

This weekend is a beautiful celebration of Anishinaabe peoples and culture. Witness regalia, drumming and dancing while shopping at the craft vendors and tasting fine Anishinaabe cuisine.

Email: indigenous@algomau.ca

 

March 1

SAFA SLOPESTYLE

Searchmont Resort

Visit: www.searchmont.com

 

March 8

SAFA PRIME RIB BUFFET DINNER & EVENT

Searchmont Resort

Visit: www.searchmont.com

 

March 15

SAFA BIG AIR COMPETITION

Searchmont Resort

Visit: www.searchmont.com

 

March 22 -24

2014 Spring Expo

Hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

Located at the John Rhodes Community Centre

Call: 705-949-7152

Visit: www.ssmcoc.com

April 2014

Maple Syrup Tours & Pancake Breakfasts

Maple Syrup Season is early April, call locations for additional information.

The Sugar Shack - SSM Region Conservation Authority – Fifth Line Road East

St. Joseph Island Legion - SSM 46th Annual Maple Syrup Festival, all you can eat breakfast

Gilbertson Pancake House

St. Joseph Island is located 45 km east of Sault Ste. Marie

Call: 705-246-2066 (St. Joseph Island)

 

April 3-6,

PROVINCIAL RINGETTE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Located at the ESSAR Center

269 Queen Street East

Call: 705-759-5251

Visit: www.essarcentre.com

 

April 5, 6, 12, 13

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL

Enjoy the all-day; all you can eat pancakes and sausages at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 374 in Richards Landing. Many vendors, artisans and local Maple Syrup Producers will have their goods and products on display.

Call: 705-246-2494

 

Saturday April 26

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

The Sault Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of John Williams at the Community Theatre Centre at 8:00 p.m. Join us as we wrap up our 41st season, for this celebration of John Williams, the most beloved movie theme composer of all time. This concert will be full of music from many of your favourite Hollywood blockbusters, with video clips from each movie playing in the background as the Orchestra performs each music piece live! For more information on this event,

Call: 705-945-5337

Visit: www.saultsymphony.com

 

April 11-13

2014 OHF AA ATOM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Located at the John Rhodes Arena

260 Elizabeth St.

Call: 705-759-5251

Visit: www.essarcentre.com

May 1-4

2014 ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & CONVENTION

The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that we will be hosting the 2014 OCC Meeting & Convention. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting Convention is the organization’s key policy development event of the year. It allows the member delegates attending the conference with face to face networking and learning opportunities on various subject areas. In addition it provides a forum for member delegates to debate policy resolutions that formulates the annual advocacy strategies for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Call: 705-949-7152

Visits: www.ssmcoc.com

 

May 2-4

PASSPORT TO UNITY

The Passport to Unity Multicultural Festival is an annual event in Sault Ste. Marie that welcomes, celebrates and unites cultural diversity through entertainment, food and exhibitions. The festival strives to be Northern Ontario’s largest annual self-governing 3 day celebration by inviting citizens from across the world to pay tribute to their ethnicity and values through art, culture, history and tradition.

Call: 705-759-0909
Visit: www.saultcareercentre.ca/ptu/

 

May 31 & June 1

LILAC & LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Join us for our Victorian Garden party showcasing the culinary uses of Lilacs and Lavender.  Purchase your tickets for our Victorian High Tea in advance.

Call for details.  Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site

Call:  705-759-5443

Visit:  www.ecnhs.com

 

June 8

MUSICFEST XXI; BRATWURST, BEER & BEETHOVEN

The Sault Symphony Orchestra presents Musicfest XXI; Bratwurst, Beer & Beethoven at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion all day long starting at 1:00 p.m.! The largest annual fundraiser for the Sault Symphony Orchestra, this daylong event features numerous local performers and bands, as well as vendors selling food and goods. For more information on this event,

Call: 705-945-5337

Visit www.saultsymphony.com

 

June 26-30

THE GREAT TUGBOAT RACE

Join us for Pancake Breakfast aboard the Barge “Nostalgia” at the Roberta Bondar Marina, June 26-June 30 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. and June 29 & 30 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the George Kemp Marina in Soo, Michigan. Friday June 27, starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be a rendezvous of Tugs for family and friends.  On Saturday, June 28, a Tugboat Parade (including announcement of the boats’ descriptions) will start at 12 noon with the Tugboat Races to follow.

Call: 705-759-4800

Visit: www.thegreattugboatrace.com

 

June 27

LOBSTERFEST - Royal Canadian Legion

Tickets must be purchased in advance for this popular annual event.  Come celebrate Atlantic Lobster Season with this fun and festive dinner.  Steak available upon request for landlubbers.

Call: 705-246-2494 for tickets. 

 

June 28

International Bridge Walk

The International Bridge Walk in an annual event involving members of the community from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie Ontario. International Bridge Walk celebrates the ongoing sister city relationship.

Call: 705-949-7152

Visits: www.ssmcoc.com

 

July & August

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout July & August enjoy a concert at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion (Waterfront) at 7:00 p.m.

Call: 705-759-5310

Visit: www.cityssm.on.ca

 

July 1

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Come celebrate Canada’s 147th Birthday at Roberta Bondar Park & Pavilion.  Enjoy family entertainment and children’s activities throughout the day with fireworks at dusk.   Please visit our website for details.

Call: 705-759-5310

Visit: www.cityssm.on.ca

 

July 5

CANADIAN ARTS FESTIVAL

Come view and purchase the wide variety work by local Canadian Artisans in the Cenotaph Park in Richards Landing. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit: www.artsonstjoe.com

 

July 13

ITALIAN FESTival

Celebrate the Italian Heritage and Culture with Music, Dancers and Food!

Located at the Marconi Club

Call: 705-942-5556

 

July 17-19

ROTARYFEST

The Sault’s Summer Festival!

Festival anchor attractions include The Stage and the Tenaris Second Stage, the Wheels on the Water Car Show; Homeniuk Rides, the PlayZone, and the 93rd annual Rotary Community Day Parade. And don’t forget to refresh with the great BBQ delights at our ribfest.

Call: 705-945-1279

Visit: www.rotaryfest.com

 

July 17 -20

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE HERITAGE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site

Call: 705-759-5314 or 705-949-1812

Visit: www.Algoma1812.com or www.ecnhs.com
 

July 20

27th Annual Arts at the Dock

This multimedia art show has grown into one of the largest and most exclusive shows in the Algoma District. Free transportation by tractor and wagon between the community hall and waterfront. Event located at the Hilton Beach Waterfront & Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located on St. Joseph Island, 45 km east of SSM.

Call: 705-246-2242

Visit: www.hiltonbeach.com

Email: info@hiltonbeach.com

 

July 26

Hilton Beach car show

This annual classic car show features over 85 original, restored and special interest cars. Located along the waterfront and up Mark Street, admission for the family event is free!

Arts & Crafts Vendors. Food tent. Located on St. Joseph Island, 45 km east of SSM .

Call: 705-246-2242

Visit: www.hiltonbeach.com

Email: info@hiltonbeach.com

 

August 2

Hilton Beach community night

As old as this community itself, the annual Community Night has been operating for as long as anyone can remember. The event starts with a cold plate supper at the Community Hall at 4 p.m. At 7 p.m. sharp, the parade, which features marching bands, floats and kids in costume, starts to move through the streets. After the parade, the large crowd enjoys the games of chance and great food on Marks Street until dark. It's carnival-like fun for the whole family, and you're invited to join us! Located on St. Joseph Island, 45 km east of SSM.

Call: 705-246-2242

Visit: www.hiltonbeach.com

Email: info@hiltonbeach.com

 

August 6, 13 and 20

OLD TOWN HALL CONCERTS
This series of concerts has brought in some of the best musicians and groups that Canada has to offer. With a seating capacity of just 250, these concerts allow the audience an up-close and personal musical experience, often with autograph opportunities to follow. Tickets are available for each concert or for the whole three-concert series, the go on sale in the early Spring, and they sell out very quickly.

Call: 705-246-0055

Visit: www.oldtownhall.ca

Email: info@hiltonbeach.com

 

August 10- 16

ALGOMATRAD: ALGOMA TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND FAMILY DANCE CAMP

A one-week residential camp offering workshops and concerts in traditional music, dance and art. The annual summer camp is a family affair for people of all ages and abilities featuring musician/artist teachers who are passionate about their music, dance or artisanry. Learn to play or perfect your skills on nearly any folk instrument, dance nightly to called dances in the great barn, eat fabulous meals featuring locally grown produce, enjoy the outdoors, jam, sing along, draw and much more while making new friends that you’ll keep for life.

Visit: www.algomatrad.ca

 

August 16

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND TRIATHLON/DUATHLON AND KIDS OF STEEL

The St. Joseph Island Triathlon is Northern Ontario’s premier multisport event with over 450 competitors, 100 volunteers, and close to 1500 spectators.  It features Olympic/International distance triathlon and duathlon, Sprint distance tri/du, Try-a-Tri, and 7 Kids of Steel age categories, as well as relay categories for all adult races.

Visit: www.stjosephislandtriathlon.com

Email: race@stjosephislandtriathlon.com

 

August 23

ALGOMA 1812 THE TAKING OF THE TIGRESS AND THE SCORPION, THE FINAL EVENT!

Come, Celebrate the Final Event, Commemorate the Taking of the U.S. 1812 ships: Tigress and Scorpion, and Create your memories.  Algoma 1812's closing event for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Experience heritage performers, encampments and the Ghent Tent.  Algoma 1812, True Friends, True Heritage, True Stories at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site.

Call: 705-759-5443 / algoma1812@gmail.com

Visit: www.algoma1812.com

 

August 30

JOCELYN HARVEST FESTIVAL

Food booths, fresh Island corn, live music, petting zoo, games, antique machinery, wagon rides & train rides for the kids. Mountainview Centennial Grounds 12 – 5 p.m.  There's something for everyone to enjoy!

Call: 705-246-2025

Email: jocelyntwp1@xplornet.com

 

September 18-21

1812 rendezvous

The British are coming! Join the troops as they muster up and drill visitors with muskets and perform cannon demonstrations.  Fur trade re-enactors will set up an encampment on the front lawn as they help visitors experience the life of the 1812 era.  Hear the sounds, smell the gun powder, see the red-coats – Experience the Festival.

Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site

Call: 705-759-5443

Visit: www.ecnhs.com

 

September 19 & 21

Bushplane Days

Bushplane Days are back and 3 days! Our 19th Annual Festival starts with Friday night entertainment. Saturday and Sunday see the CL-415 water bombing demonstration (subject to availability), special guests, train rides, carnival games and lots of celebrating! All day good food and great fun. Special admission rates will be in effect.

Call: 705-945-6242

Visit: www.bushplane.com

 

September 20 & 21
GROUP OF SEVEN AND GLENN GOULD TRAIN EVENT
A spectacular fall rail expedition in the footsteps of the Group of Seven and Glenn Gould.  This two day adventure is affordably priced including meals, transportation, accommodations, entertainment and workshops.
Call: 705-949-2301 ext. 4320
Visit: www.groupofseventrainevent.ca

 

September 27

A NIGHT IN OLD VIENNA

The Sault Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 42nd season by presenting A Night in Old Vienna at the Soo Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan at 8 p.m. Information will be posted once it becomes available.

Call: 705-945-5337

Visit: www.saultsymphony.com

 

October 2014

Algoma Fall Festival

Enjoy world-class, Canadian and international performing artists.

Our Festival features, music, dance, theatre and a Celtic Celebration.

Call: 705-949-0822

Visit: www.algomafallfestival.com

 

November 8

FANTASY IN STRINGS

The Sault Symphony Orchestra presents Fantasy in Strings at the Central United Church at 8 p.m. Join us as we welcome guest-violinist Wei Wei Le who will be performing several magical pieces alongside The Sault Symphony Orchestra. Information will be posted once it becomes available.

Call: 705-945-5337

Visit: www.saultsymphony.com

 

November 1

GIANT CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW

Find a handmade gift for everyone on your list!  Stained glass, copper art, knitting, sewing, baking, Christmas decorations, quilting, woodworking and more, at the Hilton Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call: 705-246-2242

Visit: www.hiltonbeach.com

Email: info@hiltonbeach.com

 

November 20

MOONLIGHT MAGIC

Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site

Call: 705-759-5314 or 705-949-1812

Visit: www.Algoma1812.com or www.ecnhs.com

 

November 20-23

FESTIVAL OF TREES

Raffles, auctions and kids activities all while enjoying a wonderland of festive decorations, wreaths and beautiful trees all located at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront & Conference Centre ballroom.

Call: 705-256-2335 Visit: www.on.lung.ca

 

December 13

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Sault Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its annual Christmas concert at the Central United Church at 8 p.m. Information will be posted once it becomes available.

Call: 705-945-5337

Visit: www.saultsymphony.com