Mark your calendar for an amazing 2024 event season - with a collage of event photos

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 events! Mark your calendar to attend all of the amazing events scheduled throughout the year!


2024 Calls - NOW OPEN!

Be a part of our events! We need people with special skills and talents to come out and help us deliver quality events to our community!

Apply now to be a part of the 2024 season!  Calls close February 29, 2024. 

For more information, contact culture@thunderbay.ca 


2024 Events Schedule

Winter FunDays - January 7 - March 17, 2024

Participate in Winter FunDays and enjoy some winter fun with a different free activity every Sunday from January through the end of March!

SnowDay on the Waterfront - February 19, 2024

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

Quest - May 10 & 11, 2024 

Quest is Thunder Bay's annual tech and gaming event that offers tech related educational workshops and programming at Fort William Gardens.

Kite Festival - June 9, 2024

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

Maamawe Summer Festival - TBD

The 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. 

Canada Day - July 1, 2024

Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of Canadian confederation, sometimes referred to as “Canada’s Birthday”.  Many Canadian citizens, newcomers and visitors choose to recognize and celebrate Canada Day.  The City of Thunder Bay offers Canada Day programming at Marina Park for those who wish to participate, and respects the perspectives and wishes of those who do not.

Teddy Bears Picnic - July 9, 2024

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.

Live on the Waterfront - July 17 - August 29, 2024

Live on the Waterfront is Thunder Bay's premier free concert series! Happening Wednesday evenings throughout the summer in July and August at Marina Park. Don't forget to join us for the Summer Send Off on Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29! 

Culture Days - Fall 2024

Culture Days is an annual national celebration that has become one of the Country's largest participatory cultural events. Dates to be determined.


Community Events

The City of Thunder Bay hosts many great events throughout the year. You can also explore our Online Community Events Calendar to see what's coming up. We invite you to subscribe to the events calendar, to be notified when there are events that interest you.

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

Community centres often host events; discover what's happening at your local community centres!


Stay Up-to-Date! 

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Newsletter - Culture & Events Newsletter 

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FAQ

Below you will find answers to some of our most common event questions! 

If you still have any questions, please email us at culture@thunderbay.ca

What are the costs to attend your events? 

City of Thunder Bay events are FREE to attend! 

How can I sponsor an event? 

Interested in making a difference in our community, enhancing your brand or being a part of a meaningful initiative that positively impacts the community in many ways? To explore sponsorship opportunities, email or call, 807-628-5250 - Louisa Costanzo, Supervisor, Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events to learn more. 

How can I be part of an event? 

Check out our Call to Artists web-page here!

Keep an eye on our social media platforms as well for updates & opportunities. 

Where do I park during an event? 

Events take place all over the city and will have different parking depending on location and road closures. 

Check out the specific event web-page (listed at the top of the page) to see event specific parking. 

If you require accessible parking, please email our Special Events Developer to arrange accomodations. 

How can I get to an event? 

Various transportation options are available to get to our events. You can utilize the transit app,  downloadable to your smartphone, use Nextlift to get real-time information on when the bus will arrive at your stop, or plan your trip using Google Maps. Additionally, walking or biking are alternatives; for those driving, please refer to the parking information above; carpooling with friends or family is encouraged!

 How can I volunteer for an event?
Looking to become a volunteer with our events? Check out our Volunteer Page or check out the Volunteer Application! 
How do I find out the latest information? 
"Like" Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook, "Follow" Thunder Bay Culture on Instagram, and Sign-up to our Culture & Events Newsletter to keep up to date on the local arts and culture scene!

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, email our Municipal Accessibility Specialist @ accessibility@thunderbay.ca.

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