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Don't Miss These Sudbury Food Festivals This Summer!

From ribs to blueberry pie to international fare, food culture is thriving in the Nickel City.

Any local can tell you that the City of Greater Sudbury is a community that loves great food, whether it’s internationally-influenced fare, or classic Canadian favourites. Showcased through incredible food and cultural festivals, visitors and locals alike in the Nickel City have access to a spread of food-focused events throughout the summer months.

Make sure to check out at least one of these summer festivals in Sudbury this year!

Feast Fest Sudbury

June 15-17
3pm on Friday
11am on Saturday and Sunday
Grace Hartman Amphitheatre, Bell Park (900 Paris Street)

Feast Fest returns to Sudbury for a weekend of great food and music. Admission is free for children 12 and under and $2 dollars for other guests. Vendors will be on-site selling an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, arts, crafts, and of course, food. Plenty of it.   

Music is also a major part of the experience! Even if you’re not here for the food, come on down to the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre for evening concerts (19+ after 8 pm). Headlining acts Tebey and The Trews will have you rockin’ out on the Lake Ramsey waterfront Friday and Saturday nights respectively, from 8 pm to midnight. A reserved seating upgrade is available.

Visit their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

151 Canada day celebration

July 1
Sudbury Community Arena (240 Elgin Street)
Events Begin at 10 am 

Join us in taking a trip around the world while we celebrate Canada Day at the Sudbury Arena with great food and live performances.

Celebrate the culutal diversity that helps make Canada the country that we know and love!  Perfectly melded together achieving a balance between Canadaian and various countries culture.

Attendees will enjoy sampling a variety of multicultral fare at the Food and Craft Booths starting at 11 am.  

Admission is $2 per person and children under the age of 12 come in for free. 

See the event listing on the Sudbury Tourism website.

46th Annual Italian Festival

July 12-15
The Caruso Club (385 Haig Street)

Join the Caruso Club and the community of Greater Sudbury as they celebrate their Italian heritage, culture, and food for the 46th year running! A highlight of the event is the Human Foosball game which will be taking place on Saturday the 14th!

See what's in the works on their Facebook page.

33rd Annual Blueberry Festival

Photo provided by the Sudbury Blueberry Festival.

July 15 – 22
Events Around the City

This festival is a Sudbury favourite, and a true northern staple. Firing up the pans and ovens for a 33nd season, the Sudbury Blueberry Festival is a local tradition.

As the fest is not restricted to one location, make sure to check out their website and Facebook page for events, which take place throughout the city over the course of the week. Fill up on blueberry pancake breakfasts, a pie eating contest, and much more. Entertainment includes garden parties, blueberry hikes, concerts, and children’s events. Kids will love getting their photo taken with Sud-berry and Sudbrina Bear, and everyone will love tasting the tiny, blue lowbush berries our region is renowned for.

26th Annual Greek Festival

July 27-29
4 pm on Friday
11 am on Saturday and Sunday
Sudbury’s Hellenic Centre (486 Ester Road)

Join the Sudbury Greek Community as they celebrate Greek culture, hospitality, food, and desserts! Greek or not, everyone is welcome at this annual celebration, celebrating its 26th year at the Hellenic Centre on St. Charles Lake. Celebrations in past years have included food, music, dancing, and games for the kids. Experience some of the best that Greece has to offer without leaving the province!

This is a free admission event, but please note that this is a cash only festival.

Visit the Sudbury Greek Community website. 

Sudbury Poutine Fest  

August 24– 26
Downtown Sudbury

We are thrilled that Poutine Fest is returning to Sudbury for the second year in a row to celebrate fries, cheese curds, and gravy in all their beauty. Admission is $2 per person and children 12 and under get in for free all weekend long in Downtown Sudbury. Similar to Feast Fest, the festival will include a dining court, vendor area, and entertainment gardens.

Each night will feature live performances with reserved seating available and the concerts will be 19+ after 8:00 pm.  The festival is putting on a Caesar Sunday where they are going to be serviing up delicious classic Caesars for $5 all day.  

Follow this festival on Facebook.

9th Annual Sudbury Ribfest

August 31- September 2
Downtown Sudbury
Opens at 11 am

For the 10th year in a row, Ribfest is setting up shop in Downtown Sudbury on the Labour Day long weekend. Get your fill of finger-licking ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and sauces. Try as many offerings as you can, and vote for your favourite out of six teams in the competitions for best Chicken, Ribs, and Sauces.

This event truly has something for everyone, and is one of your last chances of the season to get your fill of outdoor music, entertainment, vendors, and food stands on the street! Motorists will enjoy taking in the Car and Motorcycle show on Durham Street. There will also be children’s activities on Saturday and Sunday, including inflatables, clowns, face painting, and wagon rides. Admission is free!

Check out Ribfest on Facebook

About Jordan Nicksy

Jordan is a writer, digital marketer, amateur photographer, and experiences severe wanderlust. After backpacking parts of Southeast Asia, she knew she wanted to work in travel and tourism, and joined Northeastern Ontario Tourism. She is passionate about food & culinary arts, history, spending time outdoors, photography, and travel.

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