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Passport to Unity Festival
Passport to Unity, Sault Ste. Marie's only annual multicultural festival, aims at bringing our community together in celebration and discovery of the many diverse cultures and traditions that exist within our city. Hosted by the Sault Community Career Centre, the event brings together many local cultural groups, performers, artists, individuals and families. Our efforts are embraced through a 2-day event devoted to awareness of cultural diversity; indulgence in delectable food dishes from around the world; a captivating selection of traditional music, dance, and recreational performances; and the showcasing of art and craft booths which feature local handmade creative pieces. Included are activities to engage and delight both the young and old, and the 2014 Passport to Unity festival will continue to encapsulate the ever-growing cultural diversity in Sault Ste. Marie.
May 2-4 2014
SSM Kennel Club Dog show
May 17-19 2014 Soo Curling Arena
Lilac and Lavender Festival
Spend an afternoon at a Victorian Garden party showcasing the culinary uses of lilacs and lavender. Also participate in Victorian games and crafts. Tickets for the Victorian High Tea must be purchased in advance.
May 31 to June 1 2014
Relay for Life in Sault Ste Marie ON
June 20 2014 7pm to 7am John Rhodes Community Centre
The Great Tugboat Races and Pancake Breakfast
The pancake breakfast is held onboard the barge "Nostalgia" which is docked in the Roberta Bondar Marina in Soo,ON. A pancake breakfast is served aboard a barge at the Roberta Bondar Marina, Sault Ontario on June 26 June 28 from 7am 11am and on June 29 and June 30 from 7am 11am on a barge at the George Kemp Marina, Soo, MI. On Friday, June 27, the Tugboat rendezvous can be viewed from both the US and Canadian Locks from either side of the St Marys river Starting at the Roberta Bondar Marina 6:30 PM to 9 PM On Saturday, June 28th, the Parade of Tugs at Noon and Tugboat Races follow!
Jun 26-30 2014
Cloverland Hydro Plant Open House Sault Ste Marie MI
Location: Cloverland Hydro-Electric Plant 725 E. Portage Ave.Once a year, in conjunction with Engineer's Day, the public is invited to tour the Hydro-plant
Jun 27 2014 9am to 4pm
Soo Locks Engineers Day Sault Ste Marie MI
SAULT STE. MARIE - A Michigan landmark will open its doors to the public, when the Soo Locks hosts its annual open house Soo Locks Engineers Day on Friday June 27, 2014. The day celebrates the engineers who built the Soo Locks along with the men and women of the past and present who maintain the Locks.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite people of all ages to come explore the Soo Locks and avail themselves the rare opportunity to walk across the Lock walls. These walls make it possible for freighters to traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. To gain a real understanding of how this engineering marvel works only a visit will do.
Jun 27 2014
International Bridge Walk
Young and old, physically fit or fitness challenged, all enjoy the fantastic views and the resultant pictures that will last a lifetime. Best of all, theres no admission fee, no long waits, and no sweltering heat to contend with, since the walk steps off at 9am. Sponsored by the International Bridge Authority and the Chamber of Commerce from both cities, organizers remind walkers to bring a passport or other approved I.D. found at the Soo Area Info, International Bridge Customs section of this site Bus transportation is available to bring walkers from Ontario to the starting point or, afterward, return those with vehicles waiting to the Norris Center for a small fee of $2. Visitors will find plenty to do back on the Michigan side, with a full offering of museums, boat tours, beaches, parks and more open to the public. For more information please e-mail the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (906)632-3301
Jun 28 2014
Canada Day celebrations
Come celebrate Canadas 147th Birthday at Roberta Bondar Park & Pavilion. Enjoy family entertainment and childrens activities. Join us at the Tent Pavilion to enjoy a variety of free entertainment. Attractions include multi-cultural displays, face painting, balloon animals, and of course, cotton candy.Opening Ceremony begins at 2 p.m. followed by afternoon and evening entertainment and Fireworks Presentation along the waterfront at dusk.
July 1 2014
Sault Tribe Pow Wow and Summer Gathering Sault Ste Marie MI
Join us for exciting dance and drum competition, handmade crafts authentic food and more awaits. The Pow-Wow, or Jiigtamok, has historical, social and spiritual value to the American Indian people. People participate in traditional dance and song, visit with family and friends, make new acquaintances and trade arts and crafts.
Jul 10-13 2014
Motorcycle Ride for Sight Rally
Northern Ontario Ride for Sight Rally in the Soo July 12-13 2014
Held at Clergue Park, the Sault's summer festival, ROTARYFEST 2014 "Feel da Fun!" Anchor attractions include the free, non-stop musical entertainment all three days on The Stage; the PlayZone where families have fun with hands-on, creative activities; The Tenaris Second Stage featuring all original music; face painting; inflatable gamescapes, the "Wheels on the Water" Car Show, the largest special interest vehicle display in the area; Homeniuk Rides, the 90th Annual Rotary Community Day Parade, with the theme Caribbean Carnival on Queen, and many more activities for each member of the family."It will make you feel like a kid again!"HOURS OF OPERATION Thursday and Friday: noon - 11:00 pm Saturday: 11:00 am - midnight
Jul 17-19 2014
Arts at the Dock
Algoma District's most diverse and prestigious multimedia art show. Arts at the Dock features forty or more of the district's most gifted artists and a variety of art, with something new every year. Works for sale include painting, photography, stained glass, woodworks, handmade jewellery, pottery and much more. Located at the Hilton Beach Waterfront and Community Centre from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jul 20 2014
Hilton Beach Summer Festival Car Show
This annual classic car show features about 50 original, restored and special interest cars. Held along the waterfront and up Marks Street, admission to this enjoyable and family-friendly event is free. The afternoon also features a Coureurs de Bois encampment and arts & crafts vendors.
July 26 2014
Rendezvous in the Sault (MI)
Rendezvous in the Sault is a living history event that will take place along Historic Water Street at the City Hall Grounds and at the Historic Homes. In addition to local participants, over 115 visiting historical re-enactors, musicians, entertainers and merchants will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life in the period of 1668-1840. Food, music, dancing, cannon firing, drum and fife corps, puppet shows, storytelling, crafts and games will be just some of the fun things to see and do on Saturday and Sunday of the last full weekend of July. Among the many items of special interest are presentations by the Michigan Surveyors Reenactment Group who will display early surveying equipment and maps and discuss the methods used to survey Michigan.
Hilton Beach Community Night
As old as this community itself, the annual Community Night has been operating for as long as anyone can remember. The event starts with a cold plate supper at the Community Hall at 4:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. sharp, the parade, which features marching bands, floats and kids in costume, starts to move through the streets. After the parade, the large crowd enjoys the games of chance and great food on Marks Street until dark. Its carnival-fun for the whole family.
Aug 2 2014
Algoma 1812: The final event
Come celebrate the final event, and the taking of the U.S. 1812 ships, Tigress and Scorpion. Algoma 1812's closing event for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Experience heritage performers, encampments and the Ghent Tent. Located at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site. Call: 705-759-5443
War of 1812 Rendezvous and Fur Trade
The British are coming! Join the troops as they muster up and drill visitors with muskets and perform cannon demonstrations. Fur trade re-enactors will be set up in an encampment on the front lawn as they help visitors experience the life of those involved in the fur trade and War of 1812. Food, music and dance are all part of the Festival.This event will be held at the ErmatingerClergue National Historic Site.
Sept 18-21 2014
Come out and celebrate the end of another summer season with Bushplane Days! Exhibits from all areas of aviation will be represented. Look out for another fantastic CL-415 waterbombing demonstration (subject to availability) as well as chartered flights with Air Dale. Other past exhibitors have included local artists Cher Pruys and Steven Daly, Sault Search & Rescue, the SSM Fire Department, and much more! Face painting, crafts, carnival games and train rides with the Algoma Model Engineers Society for kids of all ages! Special admission rates will be in effect. Check out www.bushplane.com for more details as they become available! The Bushplane Museum : where adventure takes off!
Sept 19-21 2014
Sault International Marathon (MI)
Join up to 500 runners as part of the 4th Annual Sault International Marathon on Saturday, September 27, 2014! Now in its fourth year, the Sault International Marathon provides runners with a unique opportunity to traverse the Sault Ste Marie International Bridge and run alongside the St. Mary's River all set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures.
Algoma Fall Festival
Every year throughout the month of October, the Algoma Fall Festival presents a range of programming that includes music, theatre, dance, visuals arts exhibitions, workshops and an extensive arts outreach program.