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City-Organized Events

The City of Thunder Bay's Recreation & Culture Division produces a diverse lineup of award-winning free events designed to inspire, engage, activate and delight all ages. Find out more below - or pick up a copy of the Summer Events Guide, available soon!

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Movie Nights on the Waterfront 
A series of free outdoor film screenings that take place on Friday nights at Marina Park.

Kite Festival
This award-winning event brings professional kite flyers, demonstrations and activities for all ages to Chippewa Park every June.
Live on the Waterfront 
Thunder Bay's premier free concert series for over a century! Wednesday evenings at Marina Park through the summer.
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Canada Day on the Waterfront 
Thunder Bay's biggest annual event - celebrate Canada's birthday at Marina Park!

Teddy Bears Picnic
Children, parents and teddy bears are invited to enjoy an afternoon of free crafts, activities and entertainment in July at Vickers Park.

Exploring Our Routes
Spend a fun-filled September afternoon discovering a park you may never have visited before - or experience a familiar park in a whole new way!
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Food Frenzy
Thunder Bay's only event dedicated to young foodies - feed your creative appetite at Food Frenzy!

Fantastic sculptures are the focal point of this one-day celebration of all things winter.
Winter Fundays
Enjoy the outdoors at beautiful Marina Park, with a different free winter activity every Sunday - then warm up with a craft in the Baggage Building Arts Centre.
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Volunteer Opportunities
Click here to find out how you can get involved in outstanding event programming.
Call for Artisans
Download the Call for Artists & Artisans here: Adobe PDF, 4 page(s), 145 KB
Deadline: Friday, May 13

Call for Community Groups
Download the Call here: Adobe PDF, 4 pages, 168 KB
Deadline: Friday, May 13
For Event Organizers
Click to see Event Services for Organizers of Events offered by the City of Thunder Bay.


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