Children's Water Festival

Children's Water Festival

The Sudbury Children’s Water Festival is a free, fun and educational event for students in grade 3 to learn about the importance of water in their daily lives. It features activity stations based on different water themes such as conservation, protection, science and technology.

Check back in early September for 2024 festival details.

Each year, more than 700 Grade 3 students participate in the Water Festival over the course of two days.

The Greater Sudbury Children’s Water Festival relies extensively on volunteer and financial support from the community. 

How the festival works

The festival is outdoors and will be held rain or shine.

Groups of approximately ten students per teacher or supervisor will move from booth to booth, seeing about 25 booths during their visit.

A large canopy tent will be set up for students to have lunch under. Students, teachers and chaperones must provide their own lunches and are strongly encouraged to pack a litterless lunch.

Bathroom breaks should be done during the break period or lunch.

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Lunch and a reusable water bottle
  • Name tags for each student, teacher and adult supervisor
  • Class list
  • Site maps and scheduler for each supervisor

Additional Materials

What the water gave us, by Chloé LaDuchesse, Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate 2018 (PDF 233 KB)

We greatly appreciate the contribution from Chloé LaDuchesse to the 2018 Children’s Water Festival. As Greater Sudbury’s Poet Laureate, Chloe wrote this poem which may help us think of what water brings to our lives and to remind us to enjoy our 330 lakes in a respectful way.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

City of Greater Sudbury
Environmental Planning Initiatives
200, Brady Street
PO Box 5000, STN A
Sudbury, Ontario
P3A 5P3