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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

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16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada

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June 2017

National Aboriginal Day

June 21
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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Sainte Marie among the Hurons Pow Wow

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

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Bagattaway Lacrosse Festival

June 24 - June 25
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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Lacrosse Festivals at Sainte Marie Among the Hurons

First played by Indigenous People as a test of physical fitness and even as a means to settle disputes, lacrosse has a strong historic connection to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.  “Bagattaway”, meaning “lacrosse” in Ojibway was aptly chosen as the festival moniker.  Undoubtedly, the highlight of this fast-paced, family event will be demonstrations by National Lacrosse League (NLL) players, Stephan Leblanc and Dhane Smith.   Leblanc currently plays for the Toronto Rock and was a gold medal winner at the 2015…

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July 2017

Sainte-Marie by Candlelight

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2017
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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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

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2017
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON Canada
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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

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day 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-logo

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

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day 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-logo

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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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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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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Weekly on the same day 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-logo

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
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day 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-logo

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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Weekly on the same day 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-logo

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
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day 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-logo

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 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day 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-logo

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’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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Weekly on the same day 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
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day 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.

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December 2017

First Light

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day 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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Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

June 9 - June 10
Millenium Park Peterborough Ontario
Jul 13

Festival du loup

July 13 - July 16
Lafontaine Lafontaine ON
Jul 21
Jul 22

Santafest

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Bracebridge Bracebridge ON
Jul 28

Mattawa Voyageur Days

July 28 - July 30
Mattawa Mattawa ON
Aug 04

Summer in the Park Festival

August 4 - August 6
Aug 10

Steampunk Festival

August 10 - August 12
Coldwater Coldwater ON
Aug 18

Farm Fresh Food Fest

August 18 - August 19
Farm Fresh Food Fest Tiny Township Ontario
Aug 19

Rama First Nation Pow Wow

August 19 - August 20
5884 Rama Rd Orillia ON
Aug 25

Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival

August 25 - August 27
Timmins Timmins ON
Sep 21

Hike Haliburton Festival

September 21 - September 24
Sep 28

Pumpkinferno

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - October 27 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour Penetanguishene ON
Oct 05

Pumpkinferno

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - November 3 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour Penetanguishene ON
Oct 12

Pumpkinferno

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - November 10 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour Penetanguishene ON
Oct 19

Pumpkinferno

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - November 17 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour Penetanguishene ON
Oct 26

Pumpkinferno

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - November 24 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour Penetanguishene ON
Oct 30

Pumpkinferno

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - November 28 @ 10:00 pm
Discovery Harbour Penetanguishene ON
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