Beat the Winter Blahs at the Fourth Annual Fishbowl Festival

Fishbowl Festival 2019

Looking for something to do to beat the winter blues? Look no further.

The fourth annual Fishbowl Festival of Community, Food, Arts and Culture is currently underway.

This month-long event, which runs from Feb. 20 – Mar. 20, is a DIY, community sourced festival with a plethora of events that take place all over the Sault.

Nicole Dyble, the coordinator of the festival, told ONNtv’s Tim Murphy that she came up with this event four years ago, while she was still running the Gore St. Cafe.

“We kind of looked around one day and realized that the cafe was full of Pisces’ and the room was surrounded by windows, so someone was like ‘oh, it’s like a fishbowl,'” she explained.

Dyble, a Pisces herself, even turned her birthday party into one of the events for the festival.

She said this festival has “morphed” every year since it started.

“It’s been a month long each year, and just different events each year,” she said.

Every year, there have been a few different venues, as well as some consistent ones, such as Shabby Motley and Cafe Nutura, who each have been involved right from the start. A new venue added to this year’s festival is Maker North, who is holding a vinyl listening party/crowdsourced vinyl trivia night on Mar. 10 from 1p.m. – 6p.m.

Dyble said she thinks this festival is a good way to help people beat the winter blues after a long season.

“It’s good to get people out,” she said “I think a lot of people get kind of down this time of year.”

For more information and a full list of events, click here.

Click here to watch the full interview.