Festivals, Events & Celebrations

Festivals, Events & Celebrations

Wawa residents are always on the go. It’s in our nature. Whether we are trying to keep active and warm during the long winter months, or we are just naturally a social community, the residents of this town have busy calendars all through the year.

From hockey tournaments and bonspiels, to fishing derbies and farmer’s markets there is something for everyone. Small towns like Wawa seem to be home to energetic citizens who use their creativity, imagination and skills to organize and host a variety of events, festivals and celebrations that are uniquely ours.

While some of us might like to complain that there is nothing to do here, I would argue that those same folks would make the same argument no matter where they lived. Northerners know that cooperation, collaboration and community are the components that make us who we are and give us strength…to get through those long, cold, winter months!

Below is a list of all the amazing activities, events, and celebrations that magically seem to fill our local community calendar year after year. Some of these events have been around for years and are an integral part of the rich Wawa culture. Other events have been a bit more extraordinary but no less exciting and provide opportunities for new ideas and building blocks for the next generation of event organizers and participants.

This list of festivals and events in the Wawa area was compiled through during the Wawa Cultural Mapping project which operated between September 2011 and April 2012.

Click on the locator pin for more detailed information on each cultural event.  Click on the “Collected Resource” tab to see the full list of festivals, events and celebrations submitted during this project. If you see anything missing and have any additional items you want to see on this list, please send an email to culture@wawa.cc or enter them on our Wawa Cultural Map Facebook page.

The Wawa Cultural Mapping project was sponsored by the Town of Wawa and the Province of Ontario.

Mapped Resources

Collected Resources

Atom Hockey Tournament
Bantam Hockey Tournament
Canada Day celebrations and fireworks
Christmas Bird Count
Columbia Restaurant Open Mic Night
Curling Bonspiels
Defined Movement Dance Recital
Ducks Unlimited Dinner
Farmer’s Market
Focus on Learning Spring Fling
Gales of November Photography Workshop
Group of Seven and Glenn Gould Tour Train
John Haight Memorial Hockey Tournament
Ladies Hockey Tournament
Lady Dunn Hospital Foundation Wine-Tasting Fundraiser
Lake Superior Day
Legion Fish Fry
Legion Golf Tournament
Lobster-fest
Michipicoten First Nations Pow Wow
Michipicoten First Nations Youth & Elders Gathering
School concerts
Moonlight Ski
NOHA Championships
Northern Drag Races
Novice Hockey Tournament
Ontario Parks Day
Peewee Hockey Tournament
Superior Paddlefest
Rock Island Lodge House Concerts
Rotary Radio Auction
Wawa Black Fly Run
Wawa By-Hand Festivals
Wawa Community Christmas
Wawa Defined Movement Dance Recital
Wawa Fall Artisan Tour
Wawa Fall Fair
Wawa Figure Skating Carnival
Wawa Goose Golf Tournament
Wawa Ice-Fishing Derby
Wawa Salmon Derby
Wawa Winter Carnival
Wawapalooza