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Summer Special Events

Thunder Bay is the city for events and festivals! 'Summer Special Events' are coordinated by the Recreation & Culture Division.

2015 summer events guide

Check out some of the great events hosted by the Recreation & Culture Division this summer:

Movie Nights in the Park - Family Series

Dates: Spring series starts May 22, 2015, Summer/Fall series starts in mid-August.  
Time: After 9:30 p.m. (once it is dark after sunset)
Location: Prince Arthur's Landing
Admission: Free
First held in 2012, this event returns in 2015 with a stellar line-up voted on by YOU!  

Kite Festival - Come Fly with Us!

Date: Sunday, May 24
Time: 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Chippewa Park
Admission: Free
First held in 1981, the Kite Festival is one of Thunder Bay's favourite events with fun for the whole family.

Summer in the Parks - Concert series featuring local favourites & up-and-comers

Dates: Wednesdays in July and August (July 8 to August 26)
Times: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Location: Prince Arthur's Landing Festival area
Admission: Free
Featuring fabulous local talent. Bring a lawn chair or blanket! Food concessions available, as well as face painting and games for the kids.

Canada Day - Celebrating Canada's birthday with friends and visitors
Date: Wednesday, July 1
Time: 5:30 - 11:30 pm
Location: Prince Arthur's Landing
Admission: Free
Includes Thunder Bay's largest annual fireworks display, live music, crafts, games and more!

Teddy Bears Picnic - Fun for youngsters and the young-at-heart in Vickers Park
Date: Tuesday, July 14
Time: 12 noon - 3 pm
Location: Vickers Park (corner of Arthur Street & Selkirk Avenue)
Admission: Free
Bring a blanket, picnic lunch and a teddy bear!

Superior Youth Festival - Outdoor concert featuring local youth performers and national headliners
Check back for more information in 2015. 
Location: TBD

Exploring Our Routes - Trail-based outdoor fun in Northwood
Date: Check back for the date, time and location of this event in 2015!
Admission: Free
Exploring our Routes is a new community event started in 2014 designed to promote active living, outdoor recreation, local food and family fun by exploring the walking/biking paths with a host of family activities along the trails and at a nearby park. 

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