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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 event guide

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

Movie Nights in the Park - Late Night Series & Family Series

Dates: Summer/Fall Family Series starts on Thursday, August 13 and continues for the next four Fridays, August 21, August 28, September 4 and September 11.  The Late Night Series has concluded for 2015.
Time: Around 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 - A gathering with a youthful flavour!

Check back for more information on the 2015 event. 

Exploring Our Routes - Trail-based outdoor fun

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.