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

Call for Talent, Food Vendors, Event Vendors, Artists/Artisans, & Community Groups

The City of Thunder Bay is inviting performing artists, food vendors, product & service vendors, artists/artisans, and community groups to apply to participate in  the City’s annual events series. In response to Provincial orders and physical distancing mandates, it is anticipated that the City’s summer programming will look different than previous years. With public safety being the top priority, events staff are planning innovative ways of delivering events without encouraging the large gatherings that typically occur with events of this scale.

As the City events team continues to plan for various scenarios dependent on the Ontario Government regulations in place at the time of the event, opportunities have the potential for both virtual programming and smaller scale in-person programming.

Frequently Asked Questions

All applications are due by 4pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 and must be emailed to culture@thunderbay.ca.

Annual Winter Events

View the Winter Fun Guide 2021

Winter FunDays

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

SnowDay on the Waterfront

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


Annual 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 - Quest: Tech & Gaming Event, Kite FestivalCanada Day on the Waterfront, Teddy Bears Picnic, Live on the Waterfront and Movie Nights on the Waterfront. Mark your calendar to attend all of the amazing events scheduled throughout the summer!

Quest: Tech & Gaming Event

Quest is Thunder Bay's First Annual Tech & Gaming Event that offers eSports tournaments, tech and gaming activities, entertainment, concessions and fun for the whole family!

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.

Virtual Canada Day

Canada Day is Thunder Bay's biggest annual event in celebration of Canada's birthday! In response to Provincial orders and physical distancing mandates, the City’s Canada Day celebrations will be delivered virtually this 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.

Virtual Live

Virtual Live is Thunder Bay's premier free performing arts series! Happening Wednesday evenings through the summer in July and August. In response to Provincial orders and physical distancing mandates, the Live on the Waterfront concert series will be delivered virtually this summer.

Movie Nights on the Waterfront

Movie Nights on the Waterfront is a series of free outdoor film screenings that take place in August.


Community Centre Events

Discover what's happening at your local community centres.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Sponsorship

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 & Events Supervisor or call 628-5250.

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