Festivals and Events

Banner for New Year's Eve Family Frolic event at Fort William Historical Park

New Year's Eve Family Frolic

December 31, 2022 • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ring in the new year and help kick-off Fort William Historical Park's 50th anniversary at New Year's Eve Family Frolic! Enjoy an evening filled with a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities. Fort William Historical Park will be celebrating 50 years of bring life to history in 2023! 


Banner for Star of Bethlehem astronomy program at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem

Friday, December 2nd and 9th & Thursday, December 15th • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The origin of the Star of Bethlehem has been mystifying star gazers for millennia. What produced such a bright object in the night sky – a new star, a supernova or something else? With our programmers as your guides, the most popular theories about the origin of the Star of Bethlehem. 

Voyageur Winter Carnival

February  18-20, 2023

Enjoy a weekend of fun, family-friendly activities, contests and entertainment at Voyageur Winter Carnival on Family Day Weekend. Stay tuned for more details.

Fort William Historical Park's 50th Anniversary 

Throughout 2023 we'll be hosting a variety of programs and activities for this landmark event. Stay tuned for more details.

Great Rendezvous Celebration • July 8-16, 2023

Enjoy a variety of exciting programs and activities that celebrate the people who helped build Fort William Historical Park and its fur trade history, culminating in a weekend re-enactment.

Great Rendezvous Historic Re-enactment • July 14-16, 2023

Historic re-enactment participant packages will be available fall 2022.