Annual Events

  • 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.