Written by Denise Deby.

Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival poster image

Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival poster image

The Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival & Competition Pow Wow is here again. The free outdoor festival runs Friday, Jun. 19-Sunday, Jun. 21 in Vincent Massey Park.

It’s a great place to experience Aboriginal music, dance, art and more, with an  impressive line-up of performers. Other highlights include living culture and traditional games pavilions, a sports-themed family fun zone, an Ontario endangered species show with Little Ray’s, and a Colour Run with proceeds to Odawa’s drop-in centre.

This year the festival is partnering with Solar-on-Site (solar energy), Aquaholics (water refill station) and Greyhound (shuttle); there’s a new bike parking station, too. Kudos to the festival, too, for providing free education programming to thousands of elementary school students every year.

 

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