Artsweek – annual celebration of the arts in Peterborough, held in September
Peterborough Folk Festival – three-day music, arts and community festival, featuring free all-day outdoor event with five stages, traditionally held last weekend in August
Festival of New Dance and Performance by Peterborough Area Artists – festival held in late March/early April, produced by Public Energy and Peterborough New Dance
The Ontario municipal holiday (held on the first Monday in August) which is called Simcoe Day in Toronto and Colonel By Day in Ottawa is called Peter Robinson Day locally
Little Lake MusicFest was formerly known as the Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights and is a free concert series on Wednesdays and Saturdays from June to August in Del Crary Park on George Street South
Peterborough Pride Week and Parade – spanning the last week of September with nightly events. Parade occurs on Saturday afternoon followed by attractions in Del Crary Park and a dance in the evening.
Peterborough Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade – first Saturday of December at 5:00 pm.