Events in Fort Frances and Rainy River District

All Events

Please note these are subject to change. For the most up-to-date events, visit the EVENT CALENDAR

You may also be interested in the powwows in our area. The Grand Council Treaty 3 Facebook page is the best place to keep up to date with powwows going on in the Treaty 3 territory.


  • Lion's Club Polar Plunge
  • W. Derksen Open Squash Tournament
  • Ice Box Days & Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run (International Falls, MN)


  • Family Day Activities (FFPLTC)
  • Valentine's Day Bake Sale (FFPLTC)
  • Ladies Curling Bonspeil
  • Fort Frances Community Chest Fundraiser
  • Nordic Ski Club Candlelight/Moonlight Ski
  • Big Grassy First Nation Fish Derby


  • Nestor Falls Winter Carnival
  • Snoasis (Fort Frances Museum)
  • Snowmachine Poker Run
  • Bridal Show (Northwoods Gallery & Gifts)
  • Church Curling Bonspeil
  • Big Island First Nation Live Release Fish Derby
  • Men's Curling Bonspeil


  • Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts
  • Badminton Club Junior/Adult Tournament
  • Border Figure Skating Club Ice Show
  • Downtown Scott Street Easter Egg Hunt
  • Emo Spring Fever Days
  • Business Community Expo


  • Market Thursdays on Downtown Scott Street - Season Opens
  • Borderland Racing Association - Season Opens
  • Sioux Narrows Spring BBQ
  • Shrine Circus
  • Fort Frances Business & Community Expo
  • Fort Frances Gun & Hobby Show
  • Beat the Band 1K & 5K walk/run
  • Purina Walk for Dog Guides
  • Spruce Creek Golf Course - Season Opens


  • Relay for Life
  • Scott Street Show N' Shine Car Show
  • Emo Walleye Classic
  • Strawberry Social
  • Mini-King & Mini-Queen Contest
  • Teddy Bears' Picnic (FFPLTC)
  • Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival
  • Walk for Alzheimers
  • Pride events


  • Canada Day Parade, Fireworks & Festivities
  • Pulling for Peace - International tug-o-war
  • Ken Pentney Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Sioux Narrows Christmas in July
  • Riverfest (International Falls, MN)
  • Harmony of Nations Music Festival
  • Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
  • Quest for the Best
  • Bobby Mainville Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Rainy Crest's Garden Party
  • Bass Lake Park's Children/Youth Fishing Tournament
  • Nestor Falls Softball Tournament


  • Sioux Narrows Arts Festival
  • Bears Pass Fish Fry
  • Lake of the Woods Bass Tournament
  • Pig Roast at Bass Lake Park
  • Sioux Narrows Paradise Triathlon
  • Moose n' Fiddle Music Festival
  • Bassin' for Bucks Tournament
  • Barn Concert season opens at Cornell Farms
  • Men's Classic Golf Tournament
  • Emo Fall Fair
  • Morson Bass International
  • Nestor Falls Softball Tournament
  • Culturama


  • Triple P Sport Race (Bass Lake Park)
  • Tour de Fort Concert Series begins
  • Fort Frances Lakers SIJHL Hockey starts
  • Splash and Dash Aquathlon
  • Terry Fox Run/Walk
  • Rainy Lake FallĀ  Bass Classic
  • Rainy River Walleye Tournament
  • Crow Lake Classic Bass Tournament
  • Musky Cup (Sabaskong Bay)
  • Sticks & Stones Bonspiel/Golf Tournament
  • Rainy River Giant Pumpkin Festival
  • Rainy River Family Day & Safety BBQ
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events


  • Life Chain
  • Fort Frances Zombie Walk
  • Great Canadian Chili Cook-off
  • Kids & Company season begins
  • Fall Walleye Classic (Naicatchewenin First Nations)
  • Kids' Halloween Scavenger Hunt


  • Friends of the Museum's Fall Wine & Cheese Fundraiser Gala
  • FFHS Musical Review
  • Remembrance Day Services
  • Remembrance Day Tea
  • UNFC's Remembrance PowWow (Couchiching Multi-Use Facility)
  • East Indian Supper
  • Fine Line Art Gallery's Christmas Extravaganza
  • Ski/snowshoe trails open
  • Moonlight Madness (Downtown Scott Street)
  • Festival of Frost (Downtown Scott Street)
  • Alberton Christmas Bazaar


  • OPP's Stuff-A-Cruiser
  • Emo's Holly Daze
  • Community Christmas Dinner
  • Santa Lucia Supper
  • Christmas Cantata
  • Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club's Family Day

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