Skip to content

PHOTOS: Thousands flock to Bell Park for NLFB 2017

The otherwise wet summer Sudbury has endured so far seemed to take the weekend off — just in time for the 2017 edition of the Northern Lights Festival Boréal

The otherwise wet summer Sudbury has endured so far seemed to take the weekend off — just in time for the 2017 edition of the Northern Lights Festival Boréal.

Canada's longest continuously running outdoor music festival invaded Bell Park and several downtown venues for four days of music, arts, crafts, food, beer and (mercifully) sun July 6-8.

Thousands flocked to the festival, an annual tradition spanning generations of Sudburians.

Headliners included Buffy Sainte-Marie, Whitehorse, A Tribe Called Red, Yukon Blonde and beloved children's entertainer Fred Penner.

Additionally, festival-goers were treated to three additional stages of local and emerging acts, dozens of craft vendors, and the usual food truck fare of hot dogs, ice cream, beaver tails and fresh squeezed lemonade.

And all the while, not a single umbrella could be spotted.

Northern Lights Festival Boréal continues today until 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Tonight's headline act, blues/folk band Whitehorse, takes to the mainstage at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park at 10 p.m.

For the full schedule, visit nlfb.ca.