Festivals & Special Events

Kearney Dog Sled Races

An annual winter tradition for over 30 years, the races draw mushers and teams from all over the world. Kearney hosts more than 90 competitive and novice mushers. The event takes place the second weekend in February.


Creative Changes Art Show

Showcasing the talents of the Almaguin Highlands, with unique works of arts and crafts from photography, paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculptures. The annual Art Show takes place the first weekend in July.

Kearney Regatta

The Summer Regatta has been a long standing tradition in Kearney for 100 years and takes place on the Civic Holiday weekend in August. Some festivities include: Water Sports, Vendor Market, Kids Sports, Canoe Races, Parade, the beautiful Fireworks display and so much more!


Santa Ski Show

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, their elves and even the Grinch come together on Mirror Bay to put on one fabulous Waterski Show in support of the Kearney Lions Food Drive. We look forward to seeing you in November!


Christmas Begins in Kearney

Christmas Begins in Kearney occurs on the first Saturday of December. The festivities include: Tree lighting, hot chocolate, cookies, and even a visit from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and his head elf.