Kenora Special Events and Festivals

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Kenora has a wide variety of year-round events to choose from. There's a festival for everyone. Choose from hockey or fishing tournaments to music concerts to fireworks. Children are sure to have fun all summer long while they are out of school. Canada Day Celebrations every July 1st feature many activities for kids and adults alike. Below is a summary of some of the Special Events and Festivals held in Kenora.

Kenora Winter Carnival  - Beginning of March

Enjoy driving or walking by the snow sculptures that will eventually be judged, eat some free chili, go ice skating, watch fireworks and more. 

North American First Nations Tournament of Champions - March or April 
Huge hockey tournament held at the Kenora Recreation Centre Arena on Easter weekend.

Shrine Circus - Beginning of May 
Great fun for the whole family. Held at the Kenora Recreation Centre.

Home & Leisure Show - First week of May 
Held at the Kenora Recreation Centre. For more information call the Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce at 807-467-4646.

Kenora Dog Show - Third weekend in June
Kenora District Dog Club presents its annual Dog Show at the Keewatin arena. For more information call Diane at 807-468-3791.

Canada Day Celebrations - July 1 
Celebrations include fireworks, games for the children, crafts, face painting, live entertainment, concession stands and more. Held at the Harbourfront.

Cemetery Walking Tours -July and August 
Walking tour of the Lake of the Woods Cemetery for more information call 807-467-2067.

Harbourfront Concert Series - Thursday evenings July and August. 
Performances are held at the Whitecap Pavilion at the Harbourfront.

Kenora Harbourfest - August Long Weekend (the beginning of August). 
Huge Long Weekend celebrations. Day activities include a variety of activities for the children, a Classic Car Show, an Antique Wooden Boat parade, KidZone, and vendors. Fireworks are also on Sunday night. Diamonds & Ice Tournament. Held at the Kenora Harbourfront.

Kenora Classic Car Show - August Long Weekend. 
Held the weekend of Harbourfest. Take a close look at the beautifully restored classic cars all along the green belt of the downtown Harbourfront.

Annual Diamonds & Ice - Hockey, baseball & golf tournament. Held at the Keewatin ball diamond and arena. Held during Harbourfest on the August Long Weekend. For more information call Dave at 807-468-3455. The golf tournament is held at the Beauty Bay Golf Course on Monday. For more information about golfing, call Mike at 807-548-8262.

LOWISA Sailing Regatta - First week in August. 
A week-long regatta on Lake of the Woods.

Kenora Agricultural Society Fair - Usually 1st or 2nd weekend in August. 
Held at the Kenora Recreation Centre. Come see the finest crops grown this year. Midway, exhibits, animals and displays. For more information contact Jack at 807-548-5612. 

Kenora Bass International Fishing Tournament - Week after the August Long
Teams compete for great monetary prizes. Watch the fishermen weigh in and see who the top contenders are. Beer gardens. Held on Lake of the Woods. Activities are held under the Whitecap Pavilion on the Harbourfront. Held on Thursday, Friday & Saturday after the Long weekend.

‚ÄčLobsterfest - First to the Second week in September. Visit the Rotary Club of Kenora for more information.

Visit the City of Kenora's website for a complete Calendar of Events for Kenora.