The City of Thunder Bay is inviting performing artists to apply to participate in the City’s annual summer events series. 

Various participation opportunities include over 15 event days, with two major single-day events and two event series. All events are free to the public and collectively draw thousands of attendees. Annual summer events include:

  • Canada Day on the Waterfront: Monday, July 1 (evening) – approximately 20,000 attendees
  • Teddy Bears Picnic: Tuesday, July 9, afternoon – approximately 4,000 attendees
  • Live on the Waterfront: July 10 to Aug. 28, (Wednesday evenings) – approximately 4,000 attendees per week
  • City Hall Sounds: Aug. 1 to 29 (every Thursday)

Applications must be emailed to by the deadline of 4 pm, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

For more information, and to download an application form, visit:, or email

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Contact: Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor, 628-5250 or