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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
pexels-boris-pavlikovsky-5498344 Sized runs a weekly list of things that are going on locally, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, exhibit, fundraiser, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to so we can spread the word.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal 

July 7-10

Tickets are now on sale for the July 7-10 festival in Bell Park, Northern Lights Festival Boréal’s 50th edition. The festival has announced headliners including The New Pornographers, Judy Collins, Bombino and more. Passes are available online at

Comedian Russell Peters at Sudbury Community Arena

July 8 

After four years away, Russell Peters returns to his home and native land with his Act Your Age World Tour. After sold-out shows in Chicago, New York, DC, Cairo, Amman, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Russell is bringing his new act back to Canada with shows from Victoria to St. John’s. Peters has been awarded a Gemini, Peabody, Emmy and Canadian Screen Award. He was also the first comedian to have a comedy special on Netflix. Peters brings his show to the Sudbury Community Arena July 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets available online here

Sudbury Performance Group presents Chanelle Albert & The Easy Company

July 9

Chanelle Albert & the Easy Company is an independent and psychedelic folk-rock band based out of Sudbury. The group is fronted by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chanelle Albert, who is accompanied by Andrew Gagnon on drums, and Jacob Tyler on Bass. Their craft is greatly influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Janis Joplin, & Fleetwood Mac. Catch their show July 9 at Thorneloe University. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Purchase them online here. Show is presented by Sudbury Performance Group as part of their La Musique Fest.

Sudbury Ukrainian Picnic

July 10 

Enjoy Ukrainian food and entertainment. Hosted by St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Divine liturgy at 10 a.m. Barbecue lunch starts at 12 p.m. Available for purchase will be pyrohy, kielbasa, holobsti, kapusta, chicken kabobs, hamburgers and hot dogs. Raffle and prizes. Fun and games for all ages. Event takes place at Camp Villa Maria (2646 Richard Lake Dr.). 

Pride Week 2022

July 11-17

Take part in Greater Sudbury’s 25th annual pride celebration July 11-17. Events include opening ceremonies, a clothing exchange, open mic night, speed friends, trivia night, pool party, movie night, kink education night, youth games night, pride breakfast, youth pride prom, pride day in the park and the pride march. More details here.

STC/YES Theatre present The Wizard of Oz in Concert 

July 14-17 

The classic show in all its glory, this production of The Wizard of Oz celebrates the rarely heard full score. With an astounding 20 piece orchestra and more than 20 actors, this concert is not to be missed. This heartwarming show brings you all the movie magic memories and the nostalgia for the girl in the ruby red slippers. As Dorothy takes us on the adventure of a lifetime with her friends, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, she discovers the true meaning of friendship, bravery, brains and heart. Fly over the rainbow with her as she reminds us all that there is no place like home. Runs at STC July 14-17. Purchase tickets online here.

Japan Festival 

July 16

Festival celebrating Japanese culture takes place Saturday, July 16 at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park, and runs noon to 6:30 p.m. The festival will be packed with entertainment and activities such as martial arts and taiko drum workshops hosted by professionals from Toronto and Ottawa. There will also be food vendors. 

Open Garden Weekend

July 16-17

The Sudbury Horticultural Society holds its Open Garden Weekend, rain or shine. Passports are $10 to visit six Sudbury area gardens on self-guided tours. Passports are available at Azilda Greenhouses, Southview Greenhouse Growers, Backyard Birder, Jetty’s Landscaping and Green & Clean. For more information, contact Theresa at

River & Sky Music Camping Festival

July 21-24

River & Sky Music/Camping Festival’s 14th edition is set to take place July 21 to 24 at Fisher’s Paradise, on the banks of the Sturgeon River. Pink Mountaintops, Austra, Dilly Dally, OMBIGIIZI, Murder Murder, Young Guv, Tush, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Ami Dang, Badge Epoque Ensemble, Wine Lips, Casper Skulls, Ouri, Yoo Doo Right, Bodywash and Choses Sauvages are all part of the lineup. Tickets are available on the festival’s website.

GNO presents Against All Odds exhibit

Until July 22

In the geocultural environment of Northern Ontario, the mining imaginary has long been a structuring force in stories, poetry and art. Elyse Portal, Magali Alanis Rodriguez Beaudoin, and Camille Tremblay Beaulieu, three Sudbury artists whose practices are directly informed by their milieu, seek to forge links between the various issues that take place there. Through photography, installation works, and in situ gestures, they cultivate a relationship to nature and to others based on principles of interdependence and reciprocity that work against an extractive logic. Exhibit runs until July 22. More information available here.

Kip Moore concert 

July 22 

American country music singer and songwriter Kip Moore performs at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park July 22. Purchase tickets through the concert’s promoter, Cabin Media.

Brett Kissel concert 

July 23

Canadian country musician Brett Kissel performs at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park July 23. Also performing is Kissel’s pal, Nate Haller. Purchase tickets through the concert’s promoter, Cabin Media.

Gallery 6500 presents Lost and Found exhibit 

Runs until August 

The contributions of eight artists reflect the themes associated with lost youth, lost opportunities, and in stark terms, the loss of a safe place to live and call home. This latter issue is never more relevant than it is today in our community. Featured artists include the late Ray Laporte, Trish Stenabaugh, Elizabeth Holmes, Ron Langin, Adrienne Assinawai, Judith Duncan, Nicole Poulin and Rosie Maddock. Gallery 6500 is located in the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street, and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Country tribute show

Aug. 5

A show billing itself as North America’s No. 1 Country Music Tribute has announced it will play at the Caruso Club. The Country Legends Tribute Tour comes to Sudbury Aug. 5. The show features the music of the biggest names on the country scene, including Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and the Zac Brown Band. The show provides support to Make-A-Wish Canada. Tickets can be purchased in advance here as well as at the door.

Blue Rodeo concert

Aug. 12 

In the 35 years since forming, Blue Rodeo have sold over four million albums, received dozens of Juno Award nominations and wins, played over 2,000 shows, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. And, still strong as ever! Blue Rodeo is set to perform at Grace Hartman Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Purchase tickets through the event’s promoter, Cabin Media.

Arkells concert 

Aug. 13

Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “the right kind of band for this decade,” Arkells are widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant and in-demand live bands working today. As radio mainstays, sports-sync shoe-ins and curious students of culture, Arkells have remained ever present – building awareness and personal community experiences around their live shows and new music at every turn. The Arkells are set to perform at Grace Hartman Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Purchase tickets through the event’s promoter, Cabin Media.

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls

Mondays to Fridays

Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for curb-side pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.