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Summer Special Events

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

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

Movie Nights in the Park - Family Series
Dates: May 16, 23 & 30; August 22, 29; September 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: After 9:30 pm (once it is dark after sunset)
Location: Prince Arthur's Landing
Admission: Free
First held in 2012, this event returns in 2014 with a stellar lineup!

Kite Festival - Come Fly with Us!
Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: 12 noon - 4 pm
Location: Chippewa Park
Admission: Free
First held in 1981, the Kite Festival is one of Thunder Bay's favourite events.

Summer in the Parks - Concert series featuring local favourites & up-and-comers
Dates: Wednesdays, July 9 - August 27 
Times: 6 - 9 pm
Location: Prince Arthur's Landing
Admission: Free
Featuring fabulous local talent. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food concessions available. Face painting and games for the kids. 

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

Teddy Bears Picnic - Fun for youngsters and the young-at-heart in Vickers Park
Date: Tuesday, July 15
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
Date: Wednesday, September 3
Times: 6 pm - 10 pm
Location: Prince Arthur's Landing
Admission: Free
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy some of our city's most promising up-and-coming performers, as well as national touring artists. Food concessions available. Youth organizations and community groups are also on site providing activities and programming. 

Exploring Our Routes - Trail-based outdoor fun in Northwood
Date: Sunday, September 21
Times: 12 pm - 4 pm
Location: Northwood Neighbourhood Trails
Admission: Free
Exploring our Routes is a new community event designed to promote active living, outdoor recreation, local food and family fun by exploring the walking/biking paths along the Neebing River in the Northwood area with a host of activities along the trails and at Thornloe Park.

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