Welcome to Sault Ste Marie’s Festival hub page! Here you’ll find featured programming, related articles and an ON Culture Guide for the city.

As a natural highway into the Great Lakes, the Soo is forever linked to its river, the “Bawating” as named by the Ojibwe people. And as a gateway to the further-north, the city is a vibrant hub for arts and culture in Northern Ontario, including a rich Indigenous artist community.

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Sault Ste Marie Featured Events

Ontario Culture Days


Part of Culture Days

Art Gallery of Algoma Open Studio. Photo: Art Gallery of Algoma.

Celebrate Ontario Culture Days with Northern Hubs and Organizers

From hands-on art experiences, to cultural meet-ups and markets, folk dancing, language arts and more – these events showcase Northern Ontario’s cultural richness.

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ON Culture Guide: Sault Ste Marie

Sault Ste. Marie is forever linked to its river, “Bawating” or “place of the rapids”, named by The Ojibwe people. Discover the Soo’s vibrant arts and culture community by travelling along its river banks, with galleries, museums and street art rolling along the river.

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Sault Ste. Marie Festival Hub

Ontario Culture Days


Part of Culture Days

The Art Gallery of Algoma is the proud partner of this Ontario Culture Days 2023 Festival Hub.

The Sault Ste. Marie Regional Hub is sponsored by Destination Northern Ontario.

The Ontario Culture Days Regional Hub program is sponsored by OLG.

The Thunder Bay Regional Hub is sponsored by Destination Northern Ontario.