Snofest 2024

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Peterborough Snofest - February 16 to 19, 2024

Show us how you celebrate winter!

Welcome to the City of Peterborough's Snofest Activity Guide. Stay busy this Family Day long weekend with fun activities that you can do with your friends and family to get active outside! 

The events and activities will run from February 16 to 19, 2024 during the Family Day long weekend. 

2024 Snofest Activity Guide

Snofest Family Swim: Friday, February 16

WherePeterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

When: Friday, February 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Who: All ages

Sign Up: FREE drop-in program; no registration required. First come, first served.

Bring your family and friends for a free fun swim!

Please remember:

  • Swimmers aged 15 and under are required to wear wrist bands for Fun Swims. 
  • Children under 10 must be supervised in the water by an adult age 16+ (maximum of 3 children to one adult).
  • Swimmers must be 42” tall and are required to pass swim test to use the slide.
  • The maximum capacity for this swim is 175 (therapy pool 44 persons max); access cannot be guaranteed if capacity is met. 
Youth Drop-in Sports: Friday, February 16

WherePeterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

When: Friday, February 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Who: Youth ages 12 to 16 years old

Sign UpFREE drop-in program; no registration required

Get active indoors! Try out a selection of indoor sports, such as volleyball, basketball, badminton and more.

Snowsuit Story Time: Saturday, February 17

Where: Peterborough Museum & Archives - Heritage Pavilion

When: Saturday, February 17 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Story Time. Visit the Museum between 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Who: Families with children ages 2 to 4 years

Sign Up: FREE drop-in program; no registration required

Get out and play in the snow with us! Let's meet outside in the Heritage Pavilion for a snowy Story Time in the Park. Bring your singing voices and be sure to dress for the weather, we will be outside for the entire story time.

After stories with Kelly and Karen from the Peterborough Library, warm up inside the Peterborough Museum & Archives. Do a simple craft, explore the gallery, check out the exhibit and take a peek at the Museum Gift Shop. 

Snofest Frosty Fun Craft: Saturday, February 17

Join us at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre to escape the cold by registering for their craft program.

When: Saturday, February 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Who: For participants aged 3 and up

Sign Up: Free - Registration is required, closes when full.

Set aside the morning to craft with us! 

Snow Much Fun! at Quaker Foods City Square: Saturday, February 17

Join the Peterborough Youth Council as they celebrate free fun in the snow, with games, skating on the rink, activities and free hot chocolate. D.J and face painters will be on site. Visit with Snofest Pete! 

WhereQuaker Foods City Square

When: Saturday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Who: All ages

Sign UpFREE drop-in event; no registration required

Free toques from Snofest Sponsor ‘Call2Recycle:’ Drop off your used batteries in the collection bin for recycling.

Pancake Breakfast with the East Peterborough Lions Club: Sunday, February 18

Hosted by Mayor Jeff Leal.

Bring family and friends to enjoy a free pancake and sausage breakfast. Visit with Snofest Pete and join in on family activities and crafts.

WherePeterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Sunday, February 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Who: All ages

Sign UpFREE drop-in event; no registration required.

Snofest Family Sunday: Sunday, February 18

Where: Art Gallery of Peterborough

When: Sunday, February 18

Who: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sign Up: FREE; no registration is required.

To celebrate Snofest, the Art Gallery of Peterborough is hosting an extra special, Family Sunday, with author and illustrator, Eugenie Fernandes.

Explore our current exhibitions and then head up to the studio for drop-in art making activities from 1 p.m. to  4 p.m. Eugenie will be doing readings of her newest books, When Rabbit was a Lion (written and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes), and Frogness (written by Sarah Nelson and Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes) in the Main Gallery at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Adaptive Sport Drop-In: Sunday, February 18

Where: Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre - Gym A

When: Sunday, February 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sign Up: FREE drop-in event; no registration required.

Drop-In Chair Basketball: Sunday, February 18

Where: Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre  - Gym A

When: Sunday, February 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sign Up: Free, wheelchairs provided

Drop-In Sports: Monday, February 19

Where: Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

When: Monday, February 19

  • Pickleball 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Badminton 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Basketball 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Who: Ages 12+

Sign Up: $5 each for non members, included for members. Drop-in program; no advanced registration required.

Family Day Public Skate with Snofest Pete: Monday, February 19

Where: Healthy Planet Arena

When: Monday, February 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sign Up: FREE drop-in event; no registration required. 

In addition to the great events taking place from February 16 to 19, get outside and try something new this winter with some of the fun activities below:

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Contact Us

Ellen Stewart, Program Coordinator
City of Peterborough | Recreation Services Division 
775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, ON K9K 0B8
Phone: 705-742-0050 ext. 1805  

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