Fireworks on March 1st? Here’s why..


Another major event is coming to Sault Ste. Marie. Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) is holding its 2017 conference here from March 1 to 3. With a waterfront fireworks display set for the evening of Wednesday, March 1, the public will have an opportunity to be a part of the celebration. Citizens can view the spectacle along the John Rowswell Hub Trail at Clergue Park or behind the former hospital site.

The 2017 FEO conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn from industry-leading experts, share ideas, collaborate with colleagues and celebrate successes. There are a few spaces left for local and regional groups to participate in the forum. For registration and other information, please visit

“When we share our experiences, explore innovative thinking and work together, new ideas, solutions, and possibilities emerge,” said Kathrin Delutis, CEO of Festivals & Events Ontario. “It is time to harness our collective knowledge, share our stories, learn from each other and grow our much loved festivals and businesses. We are thrilled to be able to bring FEO’s annual conference to Sault Ste. Marie as we mark our 30th anniversary. Let’s celebrate how far we’ve come and plan for the future.”

Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, which works to attract events and visitors to the city, partnered with Tourism Northern Ontario and FEO to host the 2017 conference. The three organizations are now focused on planning and marketing the forum, which is taking place at Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre.

“Hosting the 2017 FEO conference is a great opportunity for our community,” said Ian McMillan, Executive Director of Tourism Sault Ste. Marie. “Not only will the conference attract hundreds of visitors to our city, it also allows us to showcase the Sault’s attractions and visitor-friendly attributes to event organizers from across the province.”

Established in 1987, Festivals & Events Ontario is devoted to the growth and stability of the festival and event industry in the province. The non-profit organization consists of an 18-person Board of Directors representing events and communities across Ontario. Online: