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.
Harbourfest is distinguished as one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals and Events. As the largest music festival in northwestern Ontario, Harbourfest anchors the summer’s busiest weekend with nightly concerts, day-time family entertainment, classic car show, wooden boat parade and much more. Harbourfest also features a smashing pyro-musical firework show, over the harbour, Sunday night at dusk. Visit the Harbourfest website to see what’s happening this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the spirit of reconciliation, the City of Kenora acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Metis of Treaty #3. The City of Kenora was originally the land base of one collective First Nation community, which was separated into three communities now known as Wauzhushk Onigum, Niisaachewan, and Washagamis Bay First Nations. Kenora now sustains many others, all of whom have been welcomed to peacefully share and care for these ancestral Lands and Waters.
To support stewardship of the land, the City recognizes the importance of a strong relationship with our Treaty #3 partners. The City of Kenora acknowledges that our economy greatly benefits from the Anishinaabe and Metis that live in and around the city.Back to top