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Summer in the Parks

Summer in the Parks Bandstand and crowdGENERAL INFORMATION

Since 1904, Summer in the Parks has been an important part of the City's heritage. With the incomparable Marina Park on Lake Superior as the setting, concerts showcase performers presenting a variety of musical styles. In addition to great music, Summer in the Parks evenings feature children's activities, free draws, a variety of on-site concessions and an artisans' market. The concerts are held on Wednesday nights throughout the summer from 6 to 9 pm.

Opening Concert Night will take place on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.


We are now taking applications for the 2015 lineup for Summer in the Parks. Please complete the following application and Performer Bio to be eligible to perform on the big stage in Marina Park. Call for Talent Application deadline is Friday, April 17, 2015.

Call for Talent Application 
Performer Bio


The City of Thunder Bay is looking to feature artisans' work at this summer's special events. Please complete the attached application to be considered for Summer in the Parks and our other summer events. 

Call for Artisans PDF Document Icon Adobe PDF, 3 pages, 54 KB
Deadline for applications: Monday, June 1, 2015


If your community group/organization is interested in participating in Summer In The Parks, you can download the form here:

Call for Community Groups PDF Document Icon Adobe PDF, 1 page, 57 KB
Deadline for applications: Friday, May 29, 2015


The Summer in the Parks shuttle brings concert-goers from the downtown Court Street Parkade right to the festival area and can be flagged down anywhere along the route. Make sure to check for shuttle routes and locations in the Summer Events Guide at the beginning of the summer season.

Stay tuned for the Summer in the Parks shuttle schedule and map.

Summer In the Parks For more information about Summer in the Parks contact the Recreation & Culture Division at: 

Phone: (807) 625-2351  Fax: (807) 625-3395
Community Services Department
111 Syndicate Ave. South
1st floor, Victoriaville Civic Centre
P7E 6S4



Want to have your name and logo prominently displayed during a weekly event which draws 3,000+ people every Wednesday night all summer long? Summer in the Parks is on the verge of becoming something big, but needs help to do so. Any interested corporate sponsors should call Doug Henry at 625-2487 or email

Special Thanks to Our 2014 Sponsors


Sun Life Financial, Korkola Design, Dougall Media, Country 105, Magic 99.9, The Chronicle Journal, Musicians Union Local 591 A.F.M, Canada Safeway, OLG, Thunder Bay Hydro - Peaksaver Plus, Lowery's, Shaw, and the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.