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

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 & GamingKite FestivalCanada Day on the WaterfrontTeddy Bears PicnicLive 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

Quest is Thunder Bay's annual tech and gaming event that offers Esports tournaments, as well as tech related educational workshops and programming.

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of respect for Indigenous communities across Canada who are grieving, the City of Thunder Bay will not be holding a large, in-person Canada Day event this year. There will be no fireworks this year. Instead, event organizers will be offering a variety of self-guided Canada Day activities for residents to participate in virtually.

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 in the Parks!

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

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.

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.


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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