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Call for Artists, Artisans and Community Groups 

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting artists, artisans, and community groups to apply to participate in the City’s annual events series.

Various participation opportunities include over 22 event days, with two major single-day events and two event series. All events are free to the public and collectively draw thousands of attendees. 

Application documents and deadlines are below.

Call for Artists, Artisans and Community Groups     
*All applicants are required to submit forms and supporting documentation electronically to (Attachments can not exceed 10 MB. If your attachments are larger than this size, please send through in multiple emails.)  
Call  Form  Deadline 
Call for Artists and Artisans*  PDF Adobe PDF, 4 pages, 446 KB April 28, 2017 
The City of Thunder Bay is inviting artists and artisans* to apply to participate in Artist Markets at the City's annual summer events series. Artist Market opportunities include 9 event days, including one major single-day event and one event series.         *Please note that food vendors and individuals/businesses selling non-artisan products or services are required to apply through separate processes. See above for forms and deadlines. 
Call for Community Groups*  PDF Adobe PDF, 4 pages, 507 KB April 28, 2017 
The City is seeking community groups to add value to City events by providing activities of interest to event patrons. The City of Thunder Bay strives to promote our events and present participating groups in a professional manner. 


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. 

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Live on the Waterfront 
Thunder Bay's premier free performing arts series! Wednesday evenings at Marina Park through the summer.
Canada Day on the Waterfront 
Thunder Bay's biggest annual event - celebrate Canada's birthday at Marina Park!

Food Frenzy
Thunder Bay's only event dedicated to young foodies - feed your creative appetite at Food Frenzy!

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Kite Festival
This award-winning event brings professional kite flyers, demonstrations and activities for all ages to Chippewa Park every June.

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.

Movie Nights on the Waterfront 
A series of free outdoor film screenings that take place on Friday nights at Marina Park.
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Exploring Our Routes
Spend a fun-filled fall afternoon discovering a park you may never have visited before - or experience a familiar park in a whole new way!
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.
Fantastic sculptures are the focal point of this one-day celebration of all things winter.
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Volunteer Opportunities
Click here to find out how you can get involved in outstanding event programming.
Click here to find out more about our sponsors - and how your business can get involved.
For Event Organizers
Click to see Event Services for Organizers of Events offered by the City of Thunder Bay.


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