Maamawe LogoThe 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.

Join us

Saturday, June 25, 2022
12 - 9 pm
Marina Park 

Activities & Line-up

Join us for the Opening Ceremonies, a Tipi and Sacred Fire, Women’s Hand Drum Group with songs and teachings, information booths, food vendors, and crafters. Don't miss live performances from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 

View the Festival Schedule of Events

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

  • 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

About the Festival & Showcase

The inaugural event will be the start of 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.

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