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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

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16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada

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July 2017

FEAST: Culinary and Craft Beer Festival

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A celebration of the French, Huron-Wendat and regional food that influence much of the historical and regional cuisine of today.  From Huron-Wendat corn bread to roasting bannock and learning the legend of “Three Sisters Soup”, this event is a taste of our heritage that also includes significant Francophone culinary references.  Includes craft brewing and cider experiences throughout the historic site as well as entertainment.

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August 2017

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in the Longhouse with a traditional First Nations story which is a memorable experience and not to be missed. Please, no pets are allowed.  Recommended for ages 10 and up. - Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors…

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Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in the Longhouse with a traditional First Nations story which is a memorable experience and not to be missed. Please, no pets are allowed.  Recommended for ages 10 and up. - Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors…

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Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in the Longhouse with a traditional First Nations story which is a memorable experience and not to be missed. Please, no pets are allowed.  Recommended for ages 10 and up. - Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors…

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Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
+ Google Map
Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in the Longhouse with a traditional First Nations story which is a memorable experience and not to be missed. Please, no pets are allowed.  Recommended for ages 10 and up. - Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors…

Find out more »

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 31, 2017

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
+ Google Map
Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A guided tour of Sainte-Marie that highlights French and First Nations stories and the people who lived here from 1639 to 1649. Individuals such as Master Carpenter Charles Boivin and Blacksmith Louis Gaubert will be highlighted. The evening concludes in the Longhouse with a traditional First Nations story which is a memorable experience and not to be missed. Please, no pets are allowed.  Recommended for ages 10 and up. - Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors…

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September 2017

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre POW WOW

September 9 - September 10
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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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 2017

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival

October 7 - October 8
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON 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 2017

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 Thursday, repeating until December 9, 2017

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

Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 23-25 and November 30 to December 2 & December 7-9, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more.

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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 Thursday, repeating until December 9, 2017

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

Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 23-25 and November 30 to December 2 & December 7-9, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more.

Find out more »
December 2017

First Light

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 9, 2017

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

Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 23-25 and November 30 to December 2 & December 7-9, as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more.

Find out more »
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Featured Ontario Festivals North of Toronto

Each month we feature picks for events and festivals on our Travel North of Toronto Blog.  Long holiday weekend links can be found at special Featured Holiday Dates. If you are having trouble finding the event you are looking for, try searching the Ontario resort destinations and travel associations page for the geographic destination that is most familiar to you.  Visitors may also visit the Ontario section Ontario Travel A-Z member section or resorts, attractions, inns, hotels, lodges and B&B’s.

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Oct 05

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Oct 12

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Oct 19

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Oct 26

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Oct 30

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Nov 23

First Light

November 23 @ 5:30 pm - November 25 @ 9:00 pm
Nov 30

First Light

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - December 2 @ 9:00 pm
Dec 07

First Light

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm