Festivals

 

Sudbury hosts many culturally diverse and high calibre events
celebrating a combination of art, music, food, the city's heritage and
so much more year-round. Discover why Greater Sudbury is a
premier destination for festivals and events in Northern Ontario.

 

 

 - MAY - 

 

 


Sudbury Gardening Festival  
Saturday, May 25    |    9:30 am - 3:00 pm   
YMCA


Gardening enthusiasts are welcome to join in a celebration of gardening with gardening-related vendors, exhibitors, and speakers, as well as the Society's spring plant sale and juried horticultural show.

 


 

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Friday, May 31    |    5:30 pm   

Dynamic Earth

Catch 15 award-winning films about nature, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, agriculture and indigenous cultures at one of the world’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals.

 


 

 

 - JUNE - 

 


 

Downtown Rotary Blues for Food
Saturday, June 8
    |  11:00am-8:00pm
Downtown Sudbury

Trade a non-perishable food item for an afternoon of live music, festival food, vendors, kid’s activities, refreshments and more! 

 

Graphic-Con Sudbury
Saturday, June 8    |  10:00am-6:00pm
Sudbury Community Arena

Celebrate the contributions of comic books, graphic novels, film, and other media in our community with cosplay and comradery at this annual fan convention.

 


 

 - JULY - 

 

Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Thursday, July 4-Sunday, July 7
Grace Hartman Ampitheatre & Bell Park

Canada’s longest consecutively running outdoor music festival is back with even more talented emerging and acclaimed artists than ever before.
 

 

Semain de la Fierté Sudbury Pride Week
Monday, July 8-Sunday, July 14
Various Sudbury Locations

Support and celebrate your LGBTQIA+ community with a variety of exciting events taking place all week throughout the city of Sudbury.
 

 

Sudbury Italian Festival
Thursday, July 11-Sunday, July 14
The Caruso Club -Società Caruso

Celebrate Italian heritage and culture in Sudbury with live music, delicious food, and friends all weekend long.

 

Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, July 13    |     9:00am-5:30pm
Bell Park & Ramsey Lake

Take in the beautiful sights of Ramsey Lake while learning about the Chinese tradition of Dragon Boat Racing and supporting a local charity, NEO Kids.
 

 

Sudbury Blueberry Festival
Sunday July 14- Saturday, July 21
Various Sudbury Locations

Celebrate one of Sudbury’s tastiest and plentiful resources, the blueberry, with a blueberry pancake breakfast, pie eating contest, garden parties, and family events all week long.
 

 

Festival of India
Tuesday, July 16    |    6:00-8:30pm
Bell Park

Celebrate Indian culture, arts, music, and food in Sudbury with a delicious vegetarian dinner, music and traditional dancing at Sudbury’s beautiful Bell Park.
 

 

Sudbury Gem & Mineral Show
Friday, July 19- Sunday, July 21
Carmichael Arena

Northern Ontario's largest minerals, gems, rocks, fossils, jewelry, and lapidary show is back with even more demonstrations, vendors, and kid’s activities. 
 

 

Sudbury Greek Festival
Saturday, July 27- Sunday, July 28
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Celebrate Greek heritage and culture in Sudbury with a weekend of authentic food and desserts, live music and traditional dancing, raffles, and tours of the beautiful St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

 


 

 - AUGUST - 

 

Afrofest Sudbury
Saturday, August 3    |    12:00-4:00pm
Grace Hartman Amphitheatre

Celebrate Afro culture while enjoying live performances by local talent and shopping African inspired vendors.
 

Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival
Friday. August 9-Saturday. August 10
The Towne House Tavern

Head over to the Towne House Tavern for this annual beer-lover’s festival! Sample craft brews and take in local musical inspired by the 1969 Woodstock concert.

 

Up Here Festival
Friday, August 16- Sunday, August 18
Downtown Sudbury

Musicians, muralists, and installation artists return to transform Downtown Sudbury into an urban art gallery.
 

Sudbury Poutine Fest
Friday, August 23-Sunday, August 25
Bell Park & Grace Hartman Amphitheatre

Enjoy a weekend of family fun and food! With multiple poutine vendors, a kids-zone, arts & crafts, axe throwing, beer gardens, face painting and live music, there’s something for everyone!
 

Downtown Sudbury Ribfest
Friday, August 30- Sunday, September 1
Downtown Sudbury

Spend the Labour Day weekend sampling lip-smackin’ ribs and pulled-pork with friends and family while listening to live talent in Downtown Sudbury.

 


 

 - SEPTEMBER - 

 

Jazz Sudbury Festival
Wednesday, September 3- Sunday, September 8

Various Sudbury Locations

Take in a fine blend of established, acclaimed artists nationally and internationally, mixed with a strong range of local emerging artists at Northern Ontario's premier destination for live jazz music.
 

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
Saturday, September 14- Sunday, September 22
Various Sudbury Locations

Enjoy approximately 135 first-class films, including full-length features, shorts, documentaries and animation throughout the week while supporting Canadian and International artists. 
 

Le French Fest
Tuesday, September 24- Thursday, September 26
Various Sudbury Locations

Celebrate 400 years of French culture in Ontario with live music and performances, French-Canadian food and more! Don’t forget to check out their FREE family fun day for face painting, family yoga and more!