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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. 

2017 summer events guide

View the Interactive Publication - Canada 150 Summer Events Guide below!



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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!

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.

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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.

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

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