September Is About Mud and Music: Your Guide Where To Find It In Sault Ste. Marie

September in Sault Ste. Marie is a time to witness vibrantly coloured leaves in crimson reds, golden yellows and fiery oranges as you drive north of the city toward Searchmont, and a time to enjoy festivals and venues alive with music! Here are some highlights just for you!

September 5th

Texas King is performing live at Sault College of Arts and Applied Technology
Website: www.saultcollege.ca
Location: 443 Northern Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6B4J3
Tickets Presale - $5.00 or at the door- $7.00
Time and Date: Friday September 5th at 8:00pm

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September 6th

Kalle Mattson is perforeming live at Cafe Natura
Website: www.cafenatura.ca
Location: 75 Elgin, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A2Y4
Tickets at the door $10.00
Time and Date: Saturday September 6th, doors open at 9pm and show beings at 10pm

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September 7th

Sault Pride is hosting the 1st Sault Pridefest
Website: www.algomaarts.wix.com/sault-pride
Location: 65 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, P6A2A2
Directions: Roberta Bondar Pavilion
Cost: Free
Time and Date: Sunday September 7th from 11am-6pm

Event Details: Art & Craft Show, Live Music, Great Food, Children's Activities

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Mark your calendars for two exciting events happening at Searchmont Resort this September.

September 13th

The Muddy Moose Charge Logo

The Canadian Cancer Society Muddy Moose Charge on Saturday September 13th is the first event of its kind in our community. This isn't your average charity run. In support of childhood cancer research, this fun 5KM run features 10+ obstacles and of course, mud! It demands endurance to trek through hills and valleys, courage to overcome uncompromising obstacles, and a complete lack of shame to sludge through dirt and mud all in the name of a great cause.

Register a team of five ($60 per person) with a minimum fundraising goal of $500 in pledges ($100 per team member). Or register as an individual ($60) and raise a minimum of $100 in pledges and enjoy a day filled with fun, mud, and laughs. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to participate or watch as you cross the finish line! End the day with music, food and festivities. Register online at www.cancer.ca/muddymoose

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Designed and laid out by experienced racers, The Muddy Moose Charge will feature obstacles such as the Huffing Haystacks, Moose Trap, Moose Trot and the Slippery Calf to name a few. A 1KM Muddy Calf Charge course for kids 13 and under will also be offered with a $20 registration fee, and no fundraising requirement.

The Muddy Moose Charge is a perfect complement to the Canadian Cancer Society's mission: promoting health, celebrating life and fighting back. It is a roller coaster ride of fun, excitement and physical and mental toughness that is anything but ordinary.

Supporting this exciting and inspiring event strengthens a proud community of people striving to reach a common goal—to beat childhood cancer and fight back. The event's goal is to raise as much money as possible for childhood cancer research that will benefit families in our community by helping to fund the most promising research Canada has to offer.

Start times will be assigned for the Muddy Moose Charge course - start times will begin at 9 am to 1:30 pm (heats begin every 1/2 hour); the Muddy Calf Charge course (kids 13 and under) will take place in 2 waves, 3:30 pm start for ages 4-7 and 4 pm start for ages 8-13.

Join The Muddy Moose Charge – register as a team or individual, pledge a participant, volunteer, become an event sponsor or come and watch the fun!

September 19th, 20th, 21st

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The mountains of Algoma will once again be alive with the sounds of the Searchmont Music Festival. The fourth-annual event will run September 19-21 at Searchmont Resort with 40 performances scheduled by over 70 individual musicians over the 3 day event.

Opening night attractions on Friday September 19 include accomplished musical family The O'Schraves, Algoma's swamp-stomp rockabilly band The Wild Turkeys, and the Sault's own R&B/Motown sensation The Reptiles.

A full lineup is slated on two stages Saturday September 20, including Sudbury acts JoPo & The Rize, John Kelly of the band Pagan Mary, and first Algoma appearance of Canadian country singer/songwriter Ginny McIlmoyle.

Vendors will showcase their merchandise and kid's activities will be available throughout Saturday.

The festival weekend includes Searchmont Resort's "Our Mountain Adventure" event, which will offer activities for the whole family on September 20 including yoga, hiking and a kid's bike rodeo. The Resort offers on-site accommodation, camping, and a licensed bar and restaurant.

Searchmont Music Festival: Friday Sept. 19, 5-12pm; Saturday Sept. 20, 10 am to 12:30 am; Sunday Sept. 21, 11 am to 3 pm. Tickets Friday $20, Saturday $30, Sunday $10. Weekend pass $50. Advance ticket sales at Stone's Office Supply, Case's Music, and The Rad Zone.

More information about the festival is available on-line at www.searchmontmusicfestival.com and www.searchmont.com

Friday September 26th

George Canyon "Decade of Hits" Tour is coming to and performing live at the Kiwanis Community Theatre
Website: georgecanyon.com/george-canyon-celebrates-a-decade-of-hits-with-upcoming-album-extensive-cana
Location: 1007 Trunk Road, Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario, P6A5K9
Tickets $47.50
Date and Time: Friday September 26 at 8pm

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Visit www.saulttourism.com for more information about packages and things to do and see in Sault Ste. Marie!

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About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at dionne@digdeep.ca—she’d love to hear from you!

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