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
(October 6-7, 2018)
Celebrate the colourful Fall Season with Sainte-Marie’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival and Arts and Crafts Show and Sale on October 6-7. A family favourite, the event features pumpkin decorating, seasonal displays, and over 35 exceptional artisans.
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.