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The Maamawe Summer Festival and Showcase is a community festival that promotes inclusion, diversity and well-being for the Thunder Bay community and all visitors to the region. The Festival showcases local talent with a focus on Indigenous artists to share elements of Indigenous contributions like music and art.

The focus of the Maamawe Summer Festival and Showcase is to bring the community together in a good way and provide an event that we can all share and celebrate Our Community Maamawe – All Together.

2023 Maamawe Summer Festival & Showcase 

We are pleased to present the 2023 Maamawe Summer Festival & Showcase! Celebrating community all together!

Join us: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 12 - 9 pm at Marina Park


  • Shy-anne Hovorka
  • Frankie T
  • B-Wiz (hip hop artist)

Line-up includes:

  • Local band/groups: Animki-n-makoom, OC & Company
  • Hip hop artists: Gnarky, JT Thunder, CC
  • Traditional flutist: Kyle Councillor
  • Local Anishnawbe Musician: George Cook

This event is supported by NOHFC and the City of Thunder Bay.

View the Maamawe Festival Poster

About the Festival & Showcase

The event is our own hometown festival and the vision is to have it grow and encompass fashion, crafts, education, film and all the other elements our diverse community has to offer. This has been a vision for 10+ years in the making and we are pleased to launch it this year.

The Maamawe Summer Festival and Showcase was formed based on the input of community artists and music producers, the City's Indigenous Relations Office,  and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. With the support of the City of Thunder Bay, community partners and the Thunder Bay community the festival has the makings to become a premier event that invites all people to celebrate with us for many years to come.

Past events

 2022 Maamawe Summer Festival

The 2022 Maamawe Summer Festival was held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 12 - 9 pm, at Marina Park. 

Activities & Line-up

Events included the Opening Ceremonies, a Tipi and Sacred Fire, Women’s Hand Drum Group with songs and teachings, information booths, food vendors, and crafters, as well as live performances from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

View the Festival Schedule of Events

This year's line-up of amazing local talent included: 

  • The Scott Van Teeffelen Band
  • Sara Kae
  • B the Wiz
  • The Ira Johnson Band
  • Orville Councillor and Company
  • Indigenous Flutist – Elmer Atlookan
  • Renowned Artist – Arden Bruyere and his Two Man Trio

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