Feast Fest Sudbury returns to Bell Park June 15-17. The 2018 edition includes food, beverages, and treat vendors, a kids’ zone, multiple exhibitors, daily activation activities, all-day entertainment and evening headliner concerts. The Friday night country headliner is Tebey. Saturday night enjoy The Trews. Festival details are available at FeastFest.ca.
Official first day of summer. The Summer Solstice begins at 6:07 am.
Canada Day Celebrations at Sudbury Arena, Science North and the Northern Ontario Railway Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol.
Running to July 8 at Bell Park, Northern Lights Festival Boréal features Lisa Leblanc, Jane’s Party, Mama’s Broke and more. Info and ticket information at nlfb.ca.
River & Sky Music and Camping Festival, now in its 10th year, takes place from July 19 to 22 on the grounds of Fishers’ Paradise in the community of Field (West Nipissing). Headliners include Born Ruffians, Toronto power-pop rockers Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs, Chad VanGaalen, and Montreal’s enigmatic Land of Talk. For ore info and tickets, visit riverandsky.ca.
Continuing to July 22, 36th annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show at Carmichael Arena on Bancroft Dr. This is Northern Ontario’s largest gem, mineral, fossil, jewelry, beads and lapidary items show featuring dealers, displays, demonstrations, door prizes, kids’ activities, free parking and more.
The Sudbury Horticultural Society’s Open Garden Weekend takes place July 21 and 22, 10 am – 3 pm. Passports go on sale three weeks before the event at Azilda Greenhouses, Holla’s, Southview Greenhouse Growers, Backyard Birder, and Green and Clean.
Capreol Days celebrates the town’s 100th birthday with a week-long party.
Free live music with the Wild Geese at Anderson Farm in Lively, 7 pm.
Downtown’s Up Here festival of music and murals runs to Aug. 19.
The annual traditional Pow Wow at Wahnapitae First Nation at the Pow Wow Grounds just past Rocky’s on Lake Wanapitei.
The Sudbury Poutine Festival runs all weekend at Bell Park.
2018 Canadian Marathon Canoe Championships, 7 am to 5 pm, hosted by the Sudbury Canoe Club at the Northern Watersports Centre off Ramsey Lake Rd.
The 2018/19 school year for Sudbury students begins Wednesday, Sept. 5 There is a Professional Day planned for Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labour Day.
Jazz Sudbury Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary Sept. 5-9 at the Bell Park Amphitheatre, as well as eight downtown venues, and in a parade escorted by a Dixieland Jazz Band. The festival features main-stage headliner performances. Jazz in the Park is an accessible free concert for families. ([email protected] or 705.673.7770)
Valley East Days at Hanmer Shopping Centre runs Sept. 7 to 9.
Cinéfest, Sudbury’s International Film Festival runs from Sept. 15 to 22 at Sudbury SilverCity Cinemas. ([email protected], 705.688.1234)
Summer’s over. Today is the first day of fall. The Fall Equinox begins at 9:54 pm.