The Sioux Mountain Festival is a two-day festival that showcases the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Sioux Lookout region. The festival features: music, workshops, booths, food and more, and a mixed audience actively engaged in the diverse cultural offerings of the region. 

Features of the Fesitval


A showcase of local and regional talent presented at the town beach. Spread over a weekend, the Saturday sees an exciting line-up of mostly local bands playing for an enthusiastic audience from noon to midnight. Sunday includes everything from children's theatre to African drumming. 

Taste of Sioux Lookout

An opportunity to taste the best of Sioux Lookout's cuisine. There is a new dish featured every hour throughout the weekend that reflects the cultural diversity of the community. Last year's festival featured Chinese, Scottish, Lebanese, and traditional Anishnawbe meals.

Artist and Artisan Workshops

Again a reflection of the community's diversity, this aspect of the weekend's programming provides an opportunity for local artists and artisans to display their work and to offer instruction to interested festival goers. The 2008 festival featured the art of internationally renowned artist Ahmoo Angeconeb. Ahmoo spent part of 2008 presenting his prints in Switzerland. The workshops are free of charge, about an hour long and range from belly dancing and bead working to storytelling and song writing.