2020 Snofest Calendar of Free Events

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Woman and two children at Snofest

Snofest logoPeterborough, ON – The 2020 Snofest Committee is pleased to announce a schedule of free events to embrace the beautiful winter season.

“Snofest is a great opportunity for residents to be active and social in January,” remarked Mayor Diane Therrien. “I hope everyone can join us for the Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast and other activities throughout the week.”

Snofest 2020 kicks off on Sunday, January 19 at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre with the Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast hosted by the East Peterborough Lion’s Club, followed by activities, arts and crafts. The week has some traditional events and some new ones to help us all enjoy the winter. Please dress for the weather conditions for outdoor events.

Snofest Events Schedule
Date & TimeEventLocationDetails

Sunday, January 19

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast and Family Day

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Dr.

Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast, activities and crafts

Monday, January 20

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fun Swim

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Dr.

Free swim for all ages

Slide & therapy pool open

Tuesday, January 21

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

History Walking Tour

Meet at Confederation Square, 499 George St. N.

Join Don Willcock for a downtown walking tour (registration required)

Wednesday, January 22

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunchtime Winter Walk

Meet at City Hall,

500 George St. N.

Enjoy a walk along London Street footbridge and Rotary Trail - 2 or 4K

Wednesday, January 22

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Craft Time for Kids

Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N.

Drop-in craft session with Pete and Patch

Wednesday, January 22

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Craft Time for Teens/Adults

Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N.

Paint your own pair of snowscape mugs, hot chocolate (registration required)

Thursday, January 23

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Lumberjack Bash

PACE@PCVS Downtown Youth Space and lower level gym, 201 McDonnel St.

Floor hockey, Dohjo Mauy Thai kickboxing demo, inflatable axe throwing and photobooth

Thursday, January 23

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art Mingle

Art Gallery of Peterborough, 250 Crescent St.

Tour exhibits and Art Gallery of Peterborough vault, refreshments

Friday, January 24

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Word on the Hill

Peterborough Museum and Archives, 300 Hunter St. E.

Historical storytelling by Dennis Carter-Edwards and tea

Saturday, January 25

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Skate

Peterborough Memorial Centre, 151 Lansdowne St.

Skate, popcorn and hot chocolate


A full schedule of events is available on our website at www.peterborough.ca/snofest.

Pick up your guide to Snofest at City Hall, Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, Peterborough Public Library, all our arenas and other local facilities.


For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Kelly Elliott, Recreationist

Recreation Division

City of Peterborough

210 Wolfe Street

Peterborough, ON  K9J 2K9

705-742-7777, ext. 1826

Toll-Free: 1-855-738-3755 ext. 1826