With the first six weeks of 2020 under our belts, now is the perfect time to look ahead with excitement at all that the next 30 days holds. There is a lot happening in the North along with some major calendar milestones! First, a long weekend with Family Day followed by a bonus day thanks to the Leap Year. Next up is International Women’s Day and then for many of us March Break. Whether you are looking for an event to celebrate these special dates or something for a day in between, you will find it here. Check back often for more of the latest and greatest!

Spring is Coming Handmade Vendor Market
When: February 15
Where: 207 Ferguson St. North Bay

We have a huge unique space within a unique industrial vibe that we are looking to turn into an amazing venue to display local hand made products at a reasonable cost at our one day vendor market.

Annie The Musical
When: February 15 & 16
Where: Sudbury Theatre Centre

Theatre Cambrian and The Sudbury Theatre Centre are coming together for a special partnership to bring to life the classic story of Little Orphan Annie.

Ice Follies
When: February 15 – 29
Where: Lake Nipissing, Off Marathon Beach, North Bay

Ice Follies is a biennial festival of contemporary art on frozen Lake Nipissing, which sits at the heart of our communities and becomes an accessible site for a short period of time in winter. On a canvas as tranquil as it is volatile, the works are placed in direct harmony with light, water, wind, ice and snow. 

In 2020, this event unique to North Bay opens on February 15, including sculptural, video, and performance-based installations and interactions. Artists exhibited from across Canada include Destiny Swiderski, Jon Sasaki, Emily Pelstring, Christine Negus, Aanmitaagzi, Megan Feheley, Jenna Dawn Maclellan, and more.

Family Day Weekend Sleigh Ride Fun!
When: February 15 – 17
Where: Wagon Wheel Ranch, Hanmer

Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through picturesque trails! The 1.5 hour sleigh ride including a 40 minute bonfire stop in the stunning snowy forest. Then, enjoy complimentary access to the petting zoo, where you’ll meet the friendliest furry friends! Daily rides at 11 am and 1 pm every day during Family Day Weekend (reservations required)

National Ice Fishing Day
When: February 16
Where: 1886 Lake-house Bistro, Callander

Free fishing on the lake for everyone – join us after for complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate for the kids. No takeout. Come cozy up with us!

Mom Daughter Snowshoe/Yoga
When: February 16
Where: Rustic Yoga & Fitness Studios, Val Caron

This special event is reserved for moms and daughters. Enjoy a guided snowshoe through the forest. Then gather inside for cleansing refreshments and a fun rejuvenating Yoga session. Spaces are limited. 

Family Fun Day!
When: February 17
Where: North Bay Museum

Come join us at the North Bay Museum on Monday, February 17th for Family Day!đź’Ą
Try our museum scavenger hunt or our STEAM activities upstairs (1:00pm – 4:00pm)!
Family Day museum admissions & activities are by donation. All proceeds will go to the North Bay Warming Centre

When: February 21 and 22
Where: Main St, Huntsville

After cheering on the Nordic Ski Teams at the provincals on February 21, grab your winter gear and head to the fun at SnowFest from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Main Street will be a back-lit winter wonderland where you can play all night long or break up the fun with unique shopping and dining opportunities. Try skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and skating on Main Street at this free and family-friendly event which continues for a full day of fun on February 22. Adults can also partake in a pub crawl at 6 establishments.

Night on the Town in Your Gown
When: February 22
Where: Grande Event Centre, North Bay

Grab your wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, little black dress, ANY dress and your best girlfriends and get ready to eat, drink and dance the night away for a great cause. Proceeds from NOTT 2020 will be 100% in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Bringing Back the Pour
When: February 25
Where: Gateway City Brewery, North Bay

Back by popular request, we’re bringing back the pour… the acrylic pour that is!

Come enjoy a fun night of paint pouring at the wonderful Gateway City Brewery! The price of your ticket includes two poured canvasses, a pour from the bar and all materials! Extra canvases will be available for purchase at the event (cash only). I will supply a variety of tools for customizing your canvas a wide array of paint colours and all pouring mediums.

Please plan to bring canvases home wet (sheet cardboard etc. To protect your vehicle.

This is an event that focuses on the art and social interaction so come and have some fun and get messy with us!

Cost: $70/person payable via e transfer or credit card at time of reservation.

A Comedy of Errors
When: February 26-29
Where: Widdifield Secondary School, North Bay

The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most hilarious comedies, with a major part of the humor coming from slapstick and mistaken identity.

COACHES CAFÉ: Presented by Sudbury School of Fitness
When: February 27
Where: Salute Coffee Company, Sudbury

Bring a friend. Grab a tea. Get educated. Be inspired. Listen to our knowledgeable coaches as they share how you can get motivated and improve your mental and physical wellness in 2020.

WHO: Todd Gagnon
WHAT: Mindset and finding your centre.

DONATIONS at the door will go to Kivi Park Affordability Fund.

Junction North International Documentary Film Festival
When: February 27 – March 1
Where: Indie Cinema, Sudbury

Junction North brings non-stop screenings over 4 days to Northern Ontario of the year’s outstanding stories from Toronto’s Hot Docs International Film Festival, TIFF, and Sundance, plus current Oscar nominated and shortlisted docs.

Five Dollar Friday ft. Cassidy Houston
When: February 28
Where: La Fromagerie, Sudbury

Join us on Friday, February 28th for #FiveDollarFriday! Where we feature $5 bar rail, $5 domestic beer and our $5 drink special!

We’ll have amazing live music with no cover from Sudbury’s own, Cassidy Houston! With a presence as large as her vibrant red hair, Northern Ontario based, singer-songwriter Cassidy Houston captivates hearts with her soulful yet candid performances. With her distinct, New Folk sound, Cassidy gives listeners an honest and open-hearted look into her life through her music.

Take a Leap! Adult Night
When: February 29
Where: Laurentian Ski Hill, North Bay

Make Leap Year a memorable one at Laurentian Ski Hill! This adults only ski and night is February 29, 5pm-9pm. Lift tickets are $25.
*Live band at the lower lodge
*Licensed upper lodge and lower lodge
*More details to follow, just mark it on your calendar.

10% Off all Bridal Dresses
When: March 1-30
Where: Elliot + Olivia, North Bay

Enjoy 10% off all Bridal dresses in the month of March including samples. Book your appointment today!

She&Her: International Women’s Day Celebration
When: March 6
Where: Sudbury Theatre Centre

She&Her’s International Women’s Day Celebration is a chance to showcase the women changing the dialogue in our community. Join She&Her for an evening of thought-provoking, inspiring and empowering conversation with a few of Sudbury’s leading females. Hear from our dynamic panel, keynote speaker and enjoy a relaxed evening of food, drinks, photos and fun!

Ticket includes 1 glass of wine, apps and a chance to win one of MANY door prizes!

We’re all about creating a relaxed, welcoming environment for EVERYONE. You don’t need to identify as female, you don’t need to be in a leadership role. She&Her is a safe space for all to enjoy.

Panelists and Keynote speaker to be announced in the coming weeks!

Living with Intention: Women Inspiring Women
When: March 6-8
Where: Northern College, Haileybury

Living with Intention is a 3 Day International Women’s Day Conference & Celebration.

The weekend is filled with featured speakers, facilitators, evening socials, catered meals, engaging activities and mindfulness practices. You will be surrounded with like-minded women, gaining insight, inspiration, and just Live, Love, Laughing fun.

This is our 3rd Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference which has created positive change in the personal and professional lives of many women both individually and collectively.

The goal this year’s Women Inspiring Women Conference is to contribute towards funding a Youth Self-Esteem Weekend for 50 local teenage girls to attend at no cost.

March Break Day Camp
When: March 9-13
Where: Nordic Ski Club, North Bay

Open to Ages 4-11. Participants will have the opportunity to cross country ski, snowshoe, build snow shelters, play in depth nature games in the snow, track animals, do snow experiments, and do winter crafts. articipants are expected to bring their own nut-free lunch. Additional snacks will be provided. The camp is run by Nature & You Outdoor Education staff, who have many years of experience working with children in an outdoor setting.

North Bay Pop Up Wedding Dress Sale
When: March 14
Where: Best Western North Bay Hotel & Conference Centre

1 Day only pop up Bridal Sale selling only New Wedding Dresses and accessories (veils, belts, tiaras etc) for the bride. Up to 90% off the MSRP. Over 500+ Designer Wedding Gowns from size 2-28. All priced between $199 – $999.


Show runs from 9am – 4pm with last admittance at 2:30pm

North Bay Farmers Market
When: Saturday’s, Oct 19-April 25
Where: North Bay Mall, 300 Lakeshore Drive

Visit our winter location for produce, preserves, cheese, meat, artisans, crafts, bath & body, baking and more!

Sudbury Market
When: Saturday’s, November 2-May 30
Where: Southridge Mall

Enjoy wholesome foods and unique locally made products. Meet local farmers, crafters, artisans, food vendors, and entertainers.

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