First Light (November 22-24, November 29-December 1 and December 6-8, 2018)
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 22-24, November 29 to December 1 & December 6-8, 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.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
(June 21, 2018)
The Huron Wendat people are integral to the Sainte-Marie story, and the historic site continues to share aspects of Indigenous culture today. Join us on National Aboriginal Day June 21 as we pay tribute to Canada’s Indigenous people with drumming, dancing, singing, special on-site activities, and displays.
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival
ARTISANS / CRAFTERS / ARTISTS GOURMET FOOD / FARM PRODUCTS
October 6-7, 2018
10 am to 5 pm
$8 admission fee (children 5 and under are free)
Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale is a fun family event, with lots of on-site activities for the family, access to the historic site and museum and outstanding artisans, crafters, local artists and food vendors.
The event is a regional favourite and includes both new and returning vendors.
Come meet this year’s vendors! Click her for the complete list
Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre POW WOW
September 8 & 9, 2018. Stay tuned for event details
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.
Exhibits and Museum
A great way to conclude your visit to Sainte-Marie, the interpretative Sainte-Marie Museum puts the Sainte-Marie story in a global context, with interactive displays and themed galleries. Special exhibits may also be featured throughout the year.