The tenth annual Ontario Culture Days event runs in Thunder Bay this Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday Sept. 29. With more than forty activities registered in the Thunder Bay district, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Culture Days is an annual national event that has become one of the nation’s largest participatory cultural events. There are over 3,000 activities registered nation-wide, and over 2 million people are expected to attend these events across the country.

“The weekend is an opportunity to celebrate local culture and to bring attention to the large impact that culture has socially, economically and on the growth of individuals in a community,” said Louisa Costanzo, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor. “This year, the City has created a passport program to support and promote attendance at community events organized for Culture Days around Thunder Bay. This passport can be accessed online and used as a transit pass for the weekend. One lucky winner who attends at least two local Culture Days events and gets their passport signed will take home a Culture Days prize package!”

Local businesses, artists, community groups and cultural institutions have created over forty engaging activities across our community for everyone to participate in this weekend.  Events are either completely free, or pay-what-you-may. Featured events this year include the ‘Re-Wilding for Wellness Walk’ presented by Seek Adventure and Tours in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay, and the ‘Waterfront Arts Fair’ presented by Creative Arts Northern Network and the Baggage Building Art Centre. Magnus Theatre will also be hosting a Sunday matinee pay-what-you-may performance of their latest show ‘Shout! The Mod Musical’. It will be a busy weekend for cultural activities in Thunder Bay.

For a full list of activities happening locally, visit: To download your local Culture Days passport visit More information can also be found on the Thunder Bay Culture and Events Facebook Page.

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Contact:   Louisa Costanzo, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor, 628-5250,