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 Summer Events Guide

Discover all of our Summer happenings, with insights into the artists, events, and opportunities that will make your summer unforgettable!

 Interior Image of Summer Events Guide Publication

Click on the links below to download your digital copy of our 2024 Summer Events Guide! 

2024 Summer Events Guide 

Text Only Version - 2024 Summer Events Guide


Get Involved!

We've re-opened our calls to allow for new additions throughout the year! 

*Those who have submitted before our original deadline of February 29 will have first consideration. 

Are you an artist or artisan looking to sell at one of our events? Apply now: 2024 Call to Artists/Artisans

Do you belong to a community group that would like to participate in our events? Apply now: 2024 Call to Community Groups

Would you like to enhance our events with a product or service? Apply now: 2024 Call to Event Vendors

Food vendors are always popular at our events! Apply now: 2024 Call to Food Vendors

Are you a musician? Part of a band that would like to play on a bigger stage? Apply now: 2024 Call to Talent

Do you have talent but aren't a band? Dance/theatre groups, buskers, comedians, master of ceremonies, etc, we need you too! Apply now: 2024 Call to Talent - Other  


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 kite flying, outdoor games, crafts, and activities for all ages to Chippewa Park every June.

Canada Day - July 1, 2024

Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of Canadian confederation, sometimes referred to as “Canada’s Birthday”.  The City of Thunder Bay offers Canada Day programming at Marina Park.

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 - September 20 - October 13, 2024

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


Thank You to Our 2024 Event Sponsors and Funders!

Presenting Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation

Volunteer Program Sponsor: tbaytel for good

Signature Sponsors: 91.5 ckpr, 99.9 The Bay, Rock 94, Country 105, Roundtable, and CFNO 93.1/100.7/107.1

Patrons: Delta Hotels, Community Economic Development Commission Tourism Development Fund and Visit Thunder Bay, Impala Canada, and OLG

Contributors: Waterfront District, Spadoni Used Car & Truck - Sales & Leasing, Thunder Bay Airport, and Viva Dental


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! 

Facebook - Thunder Bay Culture & Events

Instagram - Thunder Bay Culture

Newsletter - Culture & Events Newsletter 

YouTube - Thunder Bay Culture & Events 


 

The City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division recognizes that a vibrant and liveable community has many unique needs.  We value the contributions of residents and visitors of all backgrounds, abilities, and diverse identities.  We are committed to providing inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible processes, programs, and services.  We strive to identify and address barriers by questioning our ideas, beliefs, and biases, and by acknowledging the historical perspectives that contribute to systemic barriers.  We encourage submissions and participation from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized communities, newcomers, women, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.  We aspire to improve access and service where needed and welcome constructive feedback.

 

 

 

 

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