Summer festival season has arrived!
Whether it is through music, food and drink, or new cultural encounters, the bustling summer festival scene in Greater Sudbury provides residents and visitors with an opportunity to travel around the world… all without leaving our city.
Outdoor concerts bring the best of Canadian and international artists to stages across the city. Northern Lights Festival Boreal is Canada’s longest continually running outdoor music festival and returns to Bell Park for its 51st year this month. Many Greater Sudbury communities host their own festivals, events, and summer carnivals that highlight their unique character, while Up Here is an ode to all of “weird and wonderful” Sudbury.
Some festivals that celebrate national heritage, language, or regional cultural groups – like the Italian Festival or Greek Festival – have been around for decades, while others, like the Japan Festival, are newer to our city. These festivals (and more!) are welcoming and inclusive events that highlight the multicultural diversity of Greater Sudbury residents, showcasing culinary delights and immersive cultural experiences.
And you don’t even need a plane ticket.
Mayor Paul Lefebvre