We offer many great events hosted by the City throughout the year. You can also explore our Online Community Events Calendar to see what's coming up. You can even subscribe to the events calendar to get notified when there are events that interest you.

Planning on hosting your own event? The City offers services for event organizers and we encourage you to add your event to our Community Calendar.

Visit the Online Community Events Calendar

2019 Call for Talent - Annual Summer Events

The City is inviting performing artists to apply to participate in our annual summer events series. Performance opportunities include over 15 event days, including two single-day events and two event series. All events are free to the public and collectively draw thousands of attendees.

2019 Call for Talent Applications (including tech riders and stage plots), are due by 4:00pm on February 27, 2019

2019 Call for Food Vendors, Event Vendors, Artisans/Artisans, and Community Groups

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting food vendors, product and service vendors, artists/artisans, and community groups to apply to participate at the City’s annual events series.

Upcoming annual City events

Winter Fundays

Participate in Winter Fundays and enjoy the outdoors with a different free winter activity every Sunday - then warm up with a craft in the Baggage Building Arts Centre.


SnowDay features fantastic sculptures as the focal point of this one-day celebration of all things winter - at beautiful Marina Park.

Annual City summer events

The City offers a diverse line-up of award-winning free events designed to inspire, engage, activate and delight all ages. Don't miss these fun filled summer events - Canada Day on the Waterfront, Teddy Bears Picnic, Live on the Waterfront and Movie Nights on the Waterfront.

Check out the 2018 Summer Events Guide!

Be sure to mark your calendars so you don't forget to attend all of the amazing events scheduled throughout the summer!

Kite Festival

Kite Festival is an award-winning event that brings professional kite flyers, demonstrations and activities for all ages to Chippewa Park every June.

Canada Day on the Waterfront

Canada Day is Thunder Bay's biggest annual event - celebrate Canada's birthday at Marina Park!

Live on the Waterfront

Live on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay's premier free performing arts series! Wednesday evenings at Marina Park through the summer.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Children, parents and teddy bears are invited to the annual Teddy Bears Picnic to enjoy an afternoon of free crafts, activities and entertainment in July at Vickers Park.

Movie Nights on the Waterfront

Movie Nights on the Waterfront is a series of free outdoor film screenings that take place on Friday and Saturday nights at Marina Park.

Volunteer opportunities

Looking to become a volunteer? Find out how you can get involved in outstanding events.

Events Advisory Committee

The Events Advisory Committee provides advice, input and assistance to the Events Supervisor of Cultural Development & Events Department for the development of the City Events including Live on the Waterfront which runs from July to August, Canada Day on the Waterfront, Teddy Bears Picnic, Kite Festival, SnowDay and Movie Nights on the Waterfront.

The Events Advisory Committee meets as required.


These outstanding businesses contribute to our community's creativity and vitality through their support of City-produced events - we thank and salute them for their commitment:

Presenting sponsor

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Add your business to this distinguished list - become an event sponsor!

If you would like to give your brand a boost, consider our region's most popular and well-attended special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for the City of Thunder Bay's award-winning events, please email our Cultural Development Supervisor or call 625-2487.

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