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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.


Wednesday July 8

Bottom of the Barrel


James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution

Wednesday, July 15

Roy Coran Band

Private Eyes

Loose Cannon

Wednesday, July 22

Matt Sellick & Tony Agostino

Dr. Buck and the Bluesbangers

Robert Lem & the Westfort Wedding Crashers

Wednesday, July 29

Thunder Bay Community Band

The Difference

Southern Comfort

Wednesday, August 5

Sean Ashby

Harper & Midwest Kind

Greenbank Trio

Wednesday, August 12

Michael Monroe

The Cajun Country Rock Band

The Chain

Wednesday, August 19

Jean Paul De Roover

Rebel Spirit

Rodney Brown & the Derailers

Wednesday, August 26

John Booth & the Southside Band


James Boraski & MomentaryEvolution

smoke-free events

The City of Thunder Bay events are now smoke-free!  There will be cigarette waste recycling units on-site just outside of the event area to keep cigarette butts off the ground.  No smoking will be allowed within the event area. Click on the poster below to see more smoke-free events!

For more information about Smoke-Free Ontario Regulations and proper disposal of cigarette litter, please visit our following supporters:

Thunder Bay District Health Unit


The Call for Talent, Artisans and Community Groups deadline has now passed for 2015. Thanks to all those that submitted applications! 


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

For the Summer in the Parks shuttle schedule and map, click here: Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 182 KB

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 Dave Mossman at 625-2487 or email

Special Thanks to Our 2015 Sponsors


Sun Life Financial (Presenting Sponsor), Korkola Design, Dougall Media, Magic 99.9, The Chronicle Journal, Canada Safeway, OLG, Thunder Bay Hydro - Peaksaver Plus, Shaw, and the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.