The Fishbowl Festival of Community, Food, Arts, & Culture is turning 5!


The Fishbowl Festival organizing team is excited to announce that Fishbowl Festival turns 5 in
2020 and we are hoping to make this year’s event the most diverse and exciting yet. The
Fishbowl Festival is a celebration of Community, Food, Culture and Art and will run from
February 20th to March 20th, 2020. Unique in its community-sourced approach, The Fishbowl Festival showcases local Sault Ste Marie talent, ideas, and resources for a diverse month-long celebration that offers everything from dance parties to supper clubs, film screenings to pop-ups in a range of venues across the city. The Fishbowl Festival strives to get folks to come out, meet their neighbours, participate and share ideas and talents. The Festival also works to present and promote safe(r) and more accessible spaces and events in our community. It is truly a festival by the city for the city.

Last year, The Fishbowl Festival hosted 25 events in 16 venues, engaged with over 30 artists
and saw over 700 participants come out to enjoy all that was on offer. This year, we are hoping to grow the festival further by holding even more events and adding additional venues to our roster.

There are several ways to get involved in supporting The Fishbowl Festival:

Follow Fishbowl online to stay updated, @fishbowlfest,

Submit an event proposal for the festival
Wanna organize and/or facilitate an event that relates to community, food, art, and/or
culture during Fishbowl 2020? Send an email to [email protected] with your idea
and we’ll see if we can support it with funding, logistic, and promotional assistance.
Indigenous, racialized, LBTQ2SA+, young and low-income folks, and people with
disabilities, mental illness, addiction and substance use issues, as well as other
individuals who have experienced systemic oppression and barriers to participation are
highly encouraged to submit proposals. Priority will be given to these folks and given
labour, time, and funding, efforts will be made to mitigate, if not remove barriers for these

Donate funds to The Fishbowl Fest 2020
○ This will allow artists and event facilitators to be compensated for time/materials,
enable materials to be purchased, pay for and marketing expenses, and support
child care and other accessibility costs.

Donate a space to Fishbowl
○ Do you have access to a space that would make a great venue for the festival? A
space that would be ideal for live music, an art event, a meal or a market…?
We’d love to hear about it and try to make it worth your while to let us use it.

Participate in Fishbowl Festival events
○ We’ll be announcing festival events and information on passes and pricing
starting in January so please stay tuned to and our social media
for updates. There will be lots going on for all ages between February 20th and
March 20th, 2020

Please email [email protected] , to get more information on The Fishbowl Festival 2020.

All the best,

Nicole Dyble, Melissa Frech, Tova Arbus and Kaitlin Kazmarowski (The Fishbowl Festival 2020
organizing team)