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Snowfest 2023: February 17-20th, 2023

Snowfest is here , and that means it's time to get outside, shake off the winter blues and have some winter fun!  

Join us for one activity, or join us for the weekend. See our schedule below, we will continue to update the schedule as events details finalize. 

Be sure to check out the details of our Winter Wonderland Photography Contest below!

Friday, February 17th, 2023 

Fisherman's Ball & Dinner at the Bobby Orr Community Centre

  • 5:00pm Doors Open
  • 6:00pm Spaghetti Dinner- gluten free and vegetarian options available. 
  • 8:00pm Dance 
    • $25 per person (dinner & dance)
    • $15 per person (dance only)
  • For tickets, call Jim MacCoubrey (705-746-4576), tickets also available at Ritchie Insurance and from members of the Parry Sound Skating Club


Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Pancake Breakfast at the Bobby Orr Community Centre

  • 7:30am-10am
  • $8.00 per adult, $4.00 per senior/student, kids under 4 eat FREE (CASH ONLY)
  • Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, an order of sausages & coffee/tea/juice 
  • Presented by Parry Sound High School Band

CANCELLED: Ice Fishing Derby at the Inner Harbour (Champagne Street)

  • ·        8am-4pm
  • ·        Tickets purchased through Jim MacCoubrey 

CANCELLED: Learn to Fish with Kids in the Biosphere at the Inner Harbour (Champagne Street)

  • ·        10am-12pm
  • ·        Stop by and join Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere- Learn to Fish  
  • ·        All equipment is provided, with activities and resources for youth and adults

Shamrock U8 Jamboree at the Bobby Orr Community Centre 

  • 9am-5pm

Family Fun Movie at the Bobby Orr Community Centre 

  • 4:00pm: Feature Film: Abominable 
  • This comedy animation movie sees three teenagers help return a Yeti to his family, while avoiding obstacles along the way. 
  • Hot chocolate provided by the Downtown Business Association

Sunday, February 19th, 2023

CANCELLED: Ice Fishing Derby at the Inner Harbour (Champagne Street)

  • ·        9am-3pm Ice Fishing Derby
    • o   Tickets purchased through Jim MacCoubrey 
  • ·        4:00pm Award ceremony at the Bobby Orr Community Centre

 Family Fun Day at Kinsmen Park

  • 2pm-7pm
  • 2:00pm: Great Parry Sound Toboggan Races
    • In Person Registration opens at 2pm for the Great Parry Sound Toboggan Races (or Click Here to Pre-Register).
    • Races begin at 2:30pm
    • Age categories include U4, U6, U8, U10, U12, U18 & 18+ 
    • Racing categories include: DIY Cardboard Toboggan, Anything but a Toboggan & Regular Toboggan **please come prepared for all categories 
  • Family Fun Skating Party on the Kinsmen Outdoor Ice Surface (weather permitting)
  • Music by DJ Dave from Encore Entertainment 
  • Warming Centre in the Kinsmen Shack, with hot drinks 
  • Dominos Pizza & Drinks available for purchase
  • Family friendly bonfires & smores provided by Stacie & Troy's No Frills  
  • 7:00pm SHARP: Fireworks 

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Mayor McGarvey's FREE BBQ & Family Fun Day at the BOCC

  • 11am-2pm
  • Main Floor & Ice Surface:
    • Free BBQ provided by Mayor McGarvey
    • Public Skating 
  • Stanley Cup Hall
    • Face Painting & Balloon Twisting by Jady the Balloon Twister!
    • Craft corner- provided by the Downtown Business Association 
  • Hart Trophy Room: Family board games

Share your photography skills, and be entered to win an Outdoor Prize Pack! 

Submit your photo through the form on this webpage, or post it on Facebook using #SnowfestParrySound from February 13-February 20th and you'll be automatically entered in our draw! 

For full contest details, please click below: 

Snowfest Winter Wonderland Photography Contest Rules

To enter your photograph for the contest, complete the submission form below (please note: submissions will only be accepted from Feb 13-Feb 20):

Winter Wonderland Photography Contest Entry Form