Peterborough's 44th Annual Snofest goes online January 16 to 24, 2021

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Get active, have fun and stay safe!

Peterborough, ON – The 2021 Snofest Committee is pleased to present an Online Activity Guide to embrace the beautiful winter season.

Stay busy this Snofest season with fun activities for families and households, featuring contests and challenges for everyone. Post and share your pictures on Facebook by following and tagging us @ptbosnofest and using #PtboSnofest2021 for a chance to win great prizes. The contests and challenges will run from January 16 to January 24, 2021.

The Snofest Committee reminds residents to follow all provincial public health regulations during the province-wide shutdown and stay at home order. Peterborough Public Health has up-to-date information about restrictions and safety guidance.

“The online Snofest activity guide is full of great ideas for residents to have fun safely with your household,” remarked Mayor Diane Therrien. “Though we may not be gathering in-person, I encourage people to connect online by sharing your Snofest activities on social media. I hope everyone can find time to get active and stay safe this month.”

Activity Guide

Participate in the wide variety of activities listed below. Full details are available at

Snofest 2021 Activity Guide
Colouring Contest

Visit our Snofest webpage to download a fun winter-themed colouring page and submit your masterpiece for a chance to win a cool prize.

Hot Chocolate Party

What better way to celebrate winter than with a mug of hot chocolate. Share a picture of your household enjoying winter’s best celebratory treat! 

Build a Snofest Pete!

Join the Art Gallery of Peterborough online and build your own Snofest Pete. Dress him in winter gear and bring him with you on all your Snofest adventures. 

Snow Fort & Ice Sculpture Contest

Get creative with the winter elements! Build a unique fortress of snow, or design a super cool ice sculpture.

Family Story Time

Join the Peterborough Public Library for a Snofest Family Story Time online with wintry tales, rhymes, songs and a special visit by Patch! 

Crafternoons with the PMA

Visit the Peterborough Museum & Archives YouTube channel and complete an activity from the Crafternoons with the PMA channel. Choose between a pinecone bird feeder, a clay coil pot, or a DIY dinosaur fossil. All activities can be done with material found around your home! 

Let's Build a Snowman

Get creative and show off your snowman building skills! Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, and most original snowman. 


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

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636