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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

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16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
705-526-7838 http://www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca
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June 2018

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
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National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) is a time for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of Indigenous peoples, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Canada chose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Indigenous groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage. In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Sainte-Marie will offer Indigenous singing, drumming and dancing. Indigenous displays and demonstrations include kid’s heritage crafts, waterway and lacrosse demonstrations, Indigenous…

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September 2018

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre POW WOW

September 8 - September 9
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
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Sainte Marie among the Hurons

This annual POW WOW, presented by the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre at Sainte-Marie Park, is open to the public. It features Native dancing, traditional crafts and foods, and much more.

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October 2018

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

October 6 - October 7
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
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Sainte Marie among the Hurons

Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities and outstanding artisans and crafters. The event is a regional favourite and typically includes both new and returning artisans. The wide variety of new products includes: • Original acrylic artwork on slate and canvas • Wildlife wood carvings • Birch-bark greeting cards • Glass and crystal ornaments • Unique wreaths and centerpiece arrangements with natural materials • Exquisite purses…

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November 2018

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November 22 @ 5:30 pm - November 24 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
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First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

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First Light

November 23 @ 5:30 pm - November 25 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
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First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

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First Light

November 24 @ 5:30 pm - November 26 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

Find out more »

First Light

November 25 @ 5:30 pm - November 27 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

Find out more »

First Light

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - December 1 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

Find out more »

First Light

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - December 2 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

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December 2018

First Light

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - December 3 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

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First Light

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - December 4 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

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First Light

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - December 8 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

Find out more »

First Light

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

Find out more »

First Light

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - December 10 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

Find out more »

First Light

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - December 11 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 9, 2018

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K8 Canada
+ Google Map
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Now in its 19th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission.  Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods and cookie…

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Featured Ontario Festivals

This is it! These are them!

Our annual list of Best Festivals, or as we call it around the office “The Bestivals” list.

We pick a new list each year, some are hosted by our advertisers, some festivals we have sponsored and well, some we think are just plain pretty cool.

The list has been assembled keeping in consideration current trends and what people out there really seem to be seeking out. We’ve tried to include events and festivals that might be family focused, adult focused, or both!

Kawartha Beer Festival 2018
Jun 08

Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

June 8 - June 9
Millenium Park
Peterborough Ontario
Cottage Country Comic Con
Jun 23

Cottage Country Comic Con

June 23 - June 24
Rotary Place
Orillia Ontario
Haliburton Soap Hockey Championship
Jul 06

World Soap Hockey Championships

July 6 - July 8
Head Lake Rotary Park
Haliburton Ontario
Haliboo MusicFest
Jul 06

Haliboo MusicFest

July 6 - July 8
Head Lake Rotary Park
Haliburton Ontario
Festival du Loup 2018
Jul 12

Festival du loup

July 12 - July 14
Lafontaine
Lafontaine ON
Muskoka Yoga Festival
Jul 14

Muskoka Yoga Festival

July 14 - July 15
Annie Williams Park
Bracebridge Ontario
Classic Music, Parry Sound, Northern Ontario, Music Festival, Summer Festival, Festival of the Sound
Jul 20
Muskoka Pride Festival
Jul 20

Muskoka Pride Festival

July 20 - July 29
Muskoka
ON
North Bay's Summer in the Park Festival
Aug 03

Summer in the Park Festival

August 3 - August 5
Coldwater Steampunk Festival
Aug 11

Steampunk Festival

August 11
Coldwater
Coldwater ON
Great-Canadian-Kayak-Challenge-Festival
Aug 24

Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

August 24 - August 26
Timmins
Timmins ON
Rama Pow Wow 2018
Aug 25

Rama First Nation Pow Wow

August 25 - August 26
5884 Rama Rd
Orillia ON
Hike Haliburton Festival
Sep 20

Hike Haliburton Festival

September 20 - September 23
Oct 04

Pumpkinferno

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - October 30 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour
Penetanguishene ON