2023 Dorset Snowball Events

Robinson's General Store Snow Sculpture

Muskoka Chair by Bowes & Cocks Real EstateReeve Rabjohn's Snow Sculpture

On Friday evening starting at 6 p.m. there is a fun family skating party at "The Dorset Ice Palace" with music that will appeal to all ages. This event has become a tradition as a family outing for several residents of Dorset. Great music - great skating! There will be hot chocolate and a campfire around the rink for those who want to warm up after all that skating. DJ KJ Chris is providing music not to be missed! In the event of bad weather and poor ice conditions we will have a Community Dance party in the parking lot of the Centennial Lions Park. So be sure to attend to skate or dance ... according to Mother Nature. Be assured, we take our "no matter the weather" statement seriously and all events are a go!

Saturday's events, gates will open at 10:00am with lots of outdoor activities planned, great food and vendors as well. Be sure to pick your spot for the Parade that will be taking place at 10:30am. Come out and see the Great Canadian Lumber Jack Show, Junk Yard Symphony, Wild Life Caller, try your hand at Archery, sign up for the Cardboard Toboggan races and or the Snow Shoe Race and much more. Visit our Schedule of events for more information.

Snowball ParadeThe Dorset Snowball parade will take place at 10:30am. Anyone can be in the parade and they all meet at the designated time :(10:15 a.m.) at the Dorset Garage. Organizers are challenging all local businesses to enter a float in the parade - no float is too big - no float is too small! This years theme is "Winter Wonderland", preregistration is available by contacting the Dorset Recreation Centre at 705-766-9968. The parade proceeds down Main Street, over the single lane bridge, past Robinson's General Store and on to the Dorset Recreation Centre where the parade wraps up. The official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting then takes place where the parade ends.

Penguines in the Snowball Parade getting ready for the Snowball Parade