Festivals and Events
Every July, Peterborough puts on a Canada Day parade. The parade is followed by the Multicultural Canada Day celebration in Del Crary Park. The celebration showcases cultural performances and international foods from local vendors.
Reframe Peterborough International Film Festival screens films from all over the world that explore cultural, social justice, and environmental issues.
Curve Lake First Nation hosts an annual Pow Wow where you can learn more about First Nations dance, food and culture. The Peterborough Petroglyphs, Centre for Indigenous Theatre, and the Ode'min Giizis (Strawberry Moon) Festival also highlight Aboriginal communities in the region.
Peterborough also celebrates diversity at the annual One World Dinner, which includes a dessert auction, live music and cultural performances. The event raises money for the New Canadians Centre, Kawartha World Issues Centre, Jamaican Self-Help and the Trent International Student Association.
The Havelock County Jamboree is a 4-day outdoor festival with Country Music Live Performances. The Norwood Fall Fair is a fun-filled Thanksgiving tradition in the town of Norwood, a short drive east of Peterborough.
For more information on local attractions and events see Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism.