Matiowski Farmers Market

Northwestern Ontario’s largest market, the Matiowski Farmers’ Market, is back this summer. Featuring your favourite food vendors, follow the flow to a variety of fresh meats, locally grown fresh produce and delicious baked goods, dips and spreads. The market takes place every Wednesday under the Whitecap Pavilion during the summer months.

Hundreds of shoppers meander between stalls under the Whitecap Pavilion.

Shake the Lake

We’re turning it up to ELEVEN and hosting an August Long weekend party that you are not going to want to miss. With world class entertainment, food trucks, classic car shows, and much more, we are truly ready to SHAKE THE LAKE, like never before. Visit the Shake the Lake website, Instagram feed or Facebook page to see what’s happening this year.

Fireworks explode in the night sky above Coney Island during Harbourfest.

Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada Day in Kenora. The harbourfront will be abuzz with kids games and play areas around the tent, and a market teeming with handmade goods, baking, clothing and jewellery. The Lake of the Woods Museum offers free admission during the day, and the evening skies will light up with a fireworks display over the harbour. Check out Tourism Kenora’s social media to learn more.

Kids in the bike parade on Canada Day.

Coney Island Music Festival

Not your typical day at the beach. The Coney Island Music Festival is a day for the whole family with several live acts performing on the Coney Island stage. The day includes live music, refreshments at the snack shack, prizes for the kids, shade, one of the nicest beaches on the lake, and features works and crafts by local artists. The event is free-of-charge for the entire family; you just need to get there.

Boat transportation and shuttles are always available. Check out the festival site for details.

A crowd in front of the outdoor stage at Coney Island Music Festival.

Kenora Bass International

The largest bass fishing tournament on Lake of the Woods features three days of fishing, the Big Bass Bash with live music and entertainment, and the top-ten boat parade.

The KBI also features an event for children aged 4-13—a free fishing tournament on the Harbourfont docks. All little anglers will receive a t-shirt and loot bag, and all those who catch a fish win prizes. For detailed information, please visit the KBI website

Truth & Reconciliation Day

Reconciliation is a priority in Kenora, and education is a positive step in building these relationships and understanding the journey that has affected so many. On Truth & Reconciliation Day, visit the Muse and the Douglas Family Art Centre to discover traditional indigenous culture and learn about the history of the Cecilia Jeffrey and St. Mary’s residential schools in our region. Follow the Muse on Facebook for detailed event information.

A crowd of women during a powwow in traditional ceremonial dress.

A full list of events and festivals throughout the year can be found on the City of Kenora website.