The Sioux Mountain Festival is a two-day festival that showcases the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Sioux Lookout region. This year's festival features: music, workshops, booths, food and more, and an actively engaged a mixed audience in the diverse cultural offerings of the region. We are currently looking for musicians to play on Saturday, July 30th and artists to display their work or host workshops on Sunday, July 31st. Please contact the SLARC office at 737-1501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Volunteers are also needed throughout the day day festival.
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.
An opportunity to taste the best of Sioux Lookout's cuisine at a cost of $2. 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.
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.