City Events

Quest: Tech & Gaming

Join us for Quest: Tech and Gaming; a FREE interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) based event presented by the City of Thunder Bay’s Cultural Development, Community Programming and Events section!

Come out for two action-packed days at Fort William Gardens on May 10th and May 11th.

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Event Informationculture@thunderbay.ca807-684-2060

Kite Festival

Kite Festival is back this year and taking place at Chippewa Park!

We can’t wait for you to join us for this FREE event!

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2024 Events Schedule

Mark your calendar for an amazing 2024 event season!

Don’t miss these award winning, free events hosted by the City’s Recreation & Culture Division

Winter FunDays – January 7 – March 17, 2024
Various Locations

SnowDay on the Waterfront – February 18 and 19, 2024
Marina Park

Quest Tech & Gaming Event – May 10 and 11, 2024
Fort William Gardens

Kite Festival – June 9, 2024
Chippewa Park

Maamawe Summer Festival
Date TBD

Canada Day – July 1, 2024
Marina Park

Teddy Bears Picnic – July 9, 2024
Vickers Park

Live on the WaterfrontJuly 17 – August 29, 2024
(Summer Send Off – Aug 28 and 29)
Marina Park

Culture Days – Fall 2024
Dates and locations TBD

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Don’t miss out on these exciting events! Learn more:

Event Informationculture@thunderbay.ca807-684-2060

Event Hosting Services

Attention: Event Organizers!

Are you organizing a local festival, sporting event or other community event?

Make Event Services your FIRST call!

Our team will guide you through municipal requirements and let you know all about the services available from various City departments.

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Learn MoreEmail Event Services807-629-7098

Calls to Artists and Funding

Calls to Artists, Artisans and Community Groups

Be part of our 2024 event season!

We are looking for people with special skills and talents to come out and help us deliver high quality events that cater to our diverse community.

If you’re one of the following, we want to hear from you!

  • Musicians/Performers
  • Artisans with goods for sale
  • Community and cultural groups
  • Service providers that enhance events
  • Food vendors
  • Non-music related talent (eg. dance/theatre groups, buskers, comedians, master of ceremonies, etc)
  • And more!

We welcome new ideas to help enhance our events and cultural programming!

Deadline: February 29, 2024

More InformationEmail


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Volunteer with us!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to our community, learn new skills, meet new friends, gain work experience and have fun!

Volunteer opportunities through Recreation & Culture:

  • One-time City events
  • Children’s camps and programs
  • Teens ‘n Training (Ages 13-16)
  • Leaders ‘n Training (Age 15)
  • and many more!


Teens 'n Training

Saturday June 8th

T’nT is a dynamic course that empowers youth volunteers through
training, leadership development and fun!

Registration is open to youth ages 13 (who are grade 8 graduates)
through 16.

This training is mandatory in order to volunteer with the following summer camp programs:

  • Playgrounds
  • Adventurers Camp
  • Kidventures
  • Chippewa Summer Camp

Course code: 24028

Registration opens March 25. For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator or follow us on social media:

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