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Mindemoya Homecoming

June 28 - July 1

Central Manitoulin Lions Club’s Homecoming Weekend in Mindemoya The weekend closes to Canada Day has, for over 40 years, been claimed as Homecoming Weekend in Mindemoya, organized by the Central Manitoulin Lions Club. There are several highlights this weekend but one of these is the Homecoming Parade that begins at 11 am on Saturday each year and is a signature event. There is a men’s fastball tournament all weekend, an elimination draw, sinner and dance Saturday night at the arena…

LaCloche Country Art Show

June 29 - July 7

This juried art show, held in early July at the Whitefish Falls community centre, is a testament to the natural inspiration provided by the surrounding area. From its beginning, in 1978 this show has attracted hundreds of fine artists, some famous and some lesser-known. Every year brings many delights, and we are inviting you to be part of it all.

Gore Bay International Lace Camp

July 8 - July 12

Imagine a week’s work, creating traditional lace in all its intricate patterns. For more than a quarter-century, Gore Bay has been host to its International Lace Camp where people come to do just that: make lace or learn to make lace. It is a week of learning, camaraderie, good fun and exploring Gore Bay and its environs. The Lace Camp is held annually and tours are every day from 2 pm to 4 pm. On July 8, 2019, there will…

The Weengushk International Film Festival

July 12 - July 14

Hosted by Weengushk Film Institute.  This event will be taking place on Manitoulin Island. This year’s film festival, featuring Indigenous films and artists, is July 12-14. www.weengushk.com or [email protected]

Kagawong Summerfest

July 13 - July 14

The focal point of this mid-July celebration is the village of Kagawong and features fun family activities, food and music.

Manitoulin Art Tour

July 19 - July 21

Over 30 galleries and studios situated across the towns, highways and byways of Manitoulin open their doors to the travelling public for a self-guided tour during the third weekend in July. Explore our all-embracing ART TOUR and introduce yourself to the diverse artists who reveal the secrets of beautiful Manitoulin Island. Old homesteads, rivers, lakes, Native legends and wildlife are a few things you will see on and off the canvas on this tour. Come enjoy a scenic drive and…

Ride Manitoulin Motorcycle Rally

July 19 - July 20

Celebrate our diversity and unique nature as you ride your motorcycle over the highways and biways of Manitoulin Island. All classes of motorcycles and riders are welcome. Providence Bay Fair Grounds, the 3rd weekend in July.

Manitowaning Summerfest

July 20 - July 21

This Manitowaning event takes place during the third weekend in July each year and boasts a parade, quad races, children’s activities, ball tournament, dance and everyone’s favourite, the smash-up derby.

Gore Bay Harbour Days

July 26 - July 28

Gore Bay’s sheltered harbour is an important stop for mariners cruising the North Channel so it is no surprise that the community’s major summer celebration, held annually the fourth weekend in July, is named the Gore Bay Harbour Days. It’s a weekend of fun that includes music, great community theatre, a cardboard boat race, the Big Bike ride, the famous Rotary Club fish fry and many activities for children including a soap box derby. All of the town’s service clubs…

Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic

July 27 - August 25

Begins last Friday in July and runs for four weeks, ending at noon on Sunday, August 25. $12,000 cash prize for heaviest salmon. Thousands of dollars in cash for heaviest fish per day during the tournament, second, third, fourth and fifth heaviest weights. Prizes for heaviest trout. A good time. Fish in Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the North Channel.

Haweater Weekend

August 2 - August 4

Held during the August civic holiday in Little Current, this annual extravaganza is not to be missed, with a weekend of activity including concerts, dances, sports, craft shows, markets, reunions, parades, children’s activities and a lavish fireworks display.

Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory Cultural Festival

August 3 - August 5

This event, begun in 1961, is the forerunner of all modern powwow festivals in central Canada and thus it has special status. Colonization had ended the tradition in the 1800s but the idea of traditional gatherings with dancing, drumming and singing never went away. Determining it was time to bring back the tradition to her community and make it public, Rosemary Fisher-Odjig made it part of her life’s work to rekindle the powwow spirit in her community and brought dancers…

Manitoulin Country Fest

August 8 - August 10

The second weekend in August, this event is growing in popularity each year. Sponsored by 103 CHAW FM, this outdoor country concert extravaganza brings thousands to Little Current to see their favourite stars in action. Visit www.manitoulincountryfest.com for more information.

Rockin’ the Rock

August 16 - August 17

Rock music festival taking place on the 3rd weekend in August. Featuring famous Canadian rock bands from the recent past. www.rockintherock.ca

Providence Bay Fair

August 16 - August 18

Held on the third weekend in August, the Prov Fair is one of the longest-running and largest agricultural fairs in Northern Ontario and includes a midway, live musical entertainment, parade, fair ambassador contest, horse shows and much more.

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