Tuesday, July 9, 2019

12pm - 4pm

Location: Vickers Park

Calling all teddy bears and owners! We are proud to host the popular annual Teddy Bears Picnic again this year! Teddy Bears Picnic is presented by Ontario Power Generation!

Children, parents and teddy bears are invited to enjoy an afternoon of crafts, activities and entertainment. Highlights of the day include the Teddy Bear Parade and Boo Boo Bear Station to bandage much loved teddy bears.

This is a free family orientated event with lots of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Event admission is FREE but make sure to bring some cash for the food concessions and bouncy castles.

Highlights of the 2019 Teddy Bear’s Picnic include: 

  • Teddy Bear Parade
  • Boo Boo Bear Station
  • Performances by Rodney Brown
  • Comedy Juggling Show by Greg Tarlin
  • Face Painting and Ballooning with the Thunder Bay Clown Club
  • Inflatables with Fun-Tastic Castles
  • Bubbles Station
  • Giant Checkers, Connect Four and Jenga
  • Rabbit Petting Zoo – Ashley's Little Rabbitry
  • Interactive Games and Activities
  • Reading Tent for Children And Youth
  • Gymnastics Try It Zone
  • Arts and Craft Activities
  • Sponsor Booths
  • Community Groups
  • Food Concessions
  • Plus much, much more!

Award-Winning Festival

Thousands of events are held every year in Ontario but only a select few are named to the 'Top 100 Ontario Festivals' list. Teddy Bears Picnic has been named to this prestigious list two times - most recently in 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities

Be a part of making the Teddy Bears Picnic a great festival!

For volunteer opportunities, please email.




Presenting Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation

Signature Sponsors: Subway, Porter Airlines, 99.9 The Bay/Country 105, CBC Thunder Bay

Featured Sponsors: TD Bank, LU Radio

Patron Sponsors: Maverick Entertainment Group, Qwantech, The Waterfront BIA, Hertz, TB Shows, Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Contributing Sponsors: Pepsi, National Car Rental, Destination Thunder Bay, Club culturel francophone de Thunder Bay, Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay, Recreation World RV, Best Buy, Tbaytel

Make an impact in our community - consider sponsoring the region's most popular and well-attended special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for this award-winning event, contact email our Cultural Development & Events Supervisor or call 628-5250.       

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