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Summer Evening of family Fun in Downtown Sault Ste Marie!

Posted on July 31st, 2019

Looking for a place to spend an evening of family friendly fun? Look no further than downtown Sault Ste. Marie! From delicious eats to mini-golf, your evening will be full of making memories.

Ashmun Street Adventure!

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie provides a very unique shopping experience! From music to locally made goods to food, the whole family will be happy to spend the evening together.

If you find yourself downtown on a Thursday night this summer, you will be lucky enough to catch Ashmun Alive! It is a weekly event held each Thursday evening until 9 p.m. in the summer where participating local shops and vendors stay open late and line the streets for a unique and exciting shopping experience.

Soo Theater

Make it a point to check the schedule for the historic Soo Theater! Restoration efforts are ongoing, but in the meantime, it is a creative space for the community! Catch a local production by the Soo Theater Company!

Farmers’ Market

Plan your evening downtown on a Wednesday and catch the Farmers’ Market under the pavilion on the corner of Ashmun Street and Portage Avenue! Local growers and craftsmen will be there selling their locally grown and crafts produce. If you miss the Farmers’ Market Wednesday night, you can still catch it Saturday morning, too!

Mini Golf

One activity that the whole family will agree on is putt-putt at Lockside Mini Golf ! There is nothing like 18 holes of good mini golf with the Soo Locks as your view to bring a family together with some healthy competition and good-natured laughs when the less golf inclined keeps hitting the ball into the water traps!

Good Eats

Everyone knows that the hardest part about an outing with the entire family is picking a place to eat. Luckily, downtown Sault Ste. Marie has something for everyone when it comes to family dinner and dessert! Check for rumbling tummies and grab a bite to eat! Check out our list of local restaurants and eat in to enjoy the unique ambiance of any of the local restaurants or take out and eat as you explore!

Soo Locks Park

Boat traffic is 24/7 in the Soo Locks, but watching a freighter isn’t the only thing you and your family can do at the Soo Locks. After grabbing a sweet treat and perhaps an after dinner coffee, head in to the Soo Locks Park and enjoy an evening of free entertainment! Every Wednesday night in the summer you can kick back and attend the Music in the Park Summer Concert Series.

Music in the Park

As the sun sets in Sault Ste. Marie, the beautiful maritime sunset will be the perfect night cap to your evening of family fun.

At dusk the fountain in the park stays bright with lights to compliment the dancing waters. Between that amazing sight and the passing of a gigantic freighter, the Soo Locks park will be an experience your family will never forget!

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie really has something for everyone! You really can’t beat a place that has activities, food, and sights that makes for an evening that the whole family can enjoy! Be sure to tag your photographs with #ilovethesoo on your social media so we can share in all of your Sault Ste. Marie adventures! For more on local happenings and beyond follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.