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Parry Sound Ribfest 2023

Ribfest is Back June 30 - July 2!

Join us from June 30 - July 2, at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound for a Canada Day weekend-long party! Parry Sound Ribfest is the place to be to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend with mouth-watering BBQ ribs, ice cold beers, and live music!

**This is a pet friendly event- please ensure all animals are leashed. 

For more information check out the drop downs below.

Friday, June 30

  • 11 AM - 9 PM: Ribfest and vendors open.
  • 1 - 9 PM: Beer Garden open
  • Live performances: 
    • 1pm to 3pm - Jessica Sole 
    • 4pm to 6pm - Cabin Fever
    • 7pm to 9pm - Neon Cactus 

Saturday, July 1 - HAPPY CANADA DAY!

  • 11 AM - 9 PM: Ribfest and vendors open.
  • 11 AM - 4 PM: Canada Day Celebrations! Kids' Zone activities including inflatables, Hands on Exotics, Parry Sound Scouts Midway Games.
  • 1 - 9 PM: Beer Garden open
  • Live performances:
    • 1pm to 3pm - Terry Little and the Rhythm Boys 
    • 4pm to 6pm - The DeuxDads
    • 7pm to 9pm - LEASH: A Tribute to Pearl Jam

Sunday, July 2

  • 11 AM - 4 PM: Ribfest and vendors open.
  • 1 - 4 PM: Beer Garden open
  • Great Canadian Lumberjack Show at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Fat Boys Barbecue

Mississippi Smokehouse

Award-winning ribbers Fat Boys Barbecue and Mississippi Smokehouse will be on the grill all weekend serving up some mouth-watering, southern-style BBQ. Be sure to try them all and judge for yourself!

The Town is currently seeking Food and Craft Vendors to be a part of this exciting event. Please see the information criteria and application forms below!

Food Vendor Application

Craft Vendor Application

Single Day Craft Vendor Application

Friday, June 30

Saturday, July 1

Sunday, July 2

  • The Great Canadian Lumberjack Show! 
    • Shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

July 1 from 11 AM - 4 PM at the Stockey Centre

Celebrate Canada Day alongside the Parry Sound Ribfest ! Come by from 11 AM to 4 PM for games and activities in the Stockey Centre parking lot.

  • Midway Games in support of the Parry Sound Scouts*
  • Hands on Exotics animal display show
  • Bouncy Castles and other Inflatables

*Additional fees for activity apply

Canada Day activities are free unless otherwise noted. Be sure to drop by from 11 AM - 4 PM to celebrate Canada's birthday.

Come visit us at the Stockey Centre, where all the activities are taking place!


Parking is available throughout the downtown, and limited parking is available at the Town Dock. For a copy of the downtown parking map, click the link below:

Parry Sound Downtown Parking Map