The City of Thunder Bay is excited to announce the annual call for participation today for the 2024 Community Events series.

Food vendors, event vendors, musicians, artists/artisans, buskers, street performers and community groups are invited to apply and become part of the vibrant celebrations. The 2024 line-up of events spans over 12 dates and includes the Live on the Waterfront event series.

To contribute to an enhanced event experience and festive atmosphere, vendors offering culturally diverse and engaging activities and opportunities, including face painting, balloon artistry, temporary tattoo artists, and a variety of other captivating, family-friendly offerings, are encouraged to apply.

All events are free to the public and draw tens of thousands of attendees looking for interactive and memorable experiences. The 2024 Community Event series includes:

  • Quest: Tech & Gaming – May 10 and 11
  • Kite Festival –  June 9
  • Canada Day – July 1
  • Teddy Bears Picnic – July 9
  • Live on the Waterfront – Wednesday evenings from July 17 to August 21
  • Live on the Waterfront – Summer Send off – August 28 and 29
  • Culture Days – September 20 through October 13

Application forms can be found at and are due by February 29, 2024.

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Contact:       Karen Kadolph, Special Event Developer at (807) 684-2060 or by email at