THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – Are you set for Canada Day? The Recreation & Culture Division on Thursday announced details of the upcoming Canada Day festivities, which are scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, at Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park.
With past attendance estimates of over 20,000, Canada Day remains Thunder Bay’s largest annual single-day event. The celebration begins at 5:30 pm with entertainment and activities for people of all ages.
“Come out and celebrate our great nation,” said Laura Montgomery, Recreation & Culture Programmer. “There will be fabulous music, exciting activities and delicious food! Show your Canadian colours by dressing in red and white.”
There will be a variety of programming throughout Prince Arthur’s Landing until 11 pm when the night finishes with a spectacular fireworks show. The OLG Main Stage and the Waterfront Plaza Stage will host a variety of performers – a line-up complete with top-notch local artists guaranteed to provide great entertainment. Numerous performances and demonstrations by local community groups will also take place at various locations throughout the park.
Activities such as paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking, and dragon boating will be available to try. Other activities for the whole family include art workshops at the Baggage Building Arts Centre, face painting, yoga, inflatable play structures, games and activities and the Youth Move Tie Dye Station. Don’t forget your bathing suit so you can cool off and play at the Splash Pad, and be sure to stop by the Open Air Photo Booth to get your very own Canada Day souvenir.
Food vendors will be on-site. bight Restaurant will be open from 11:30 am to midnight and Breakwater Taphouse will be open from 4pm to midnight.
Admission to the Canada Day celebrations at Prince Arthur’s Landing is free. Free parking is available at the Court Street Parkade (18 N. Court St) and free shuttle buses will be running from the Intercity Mall and the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre (400 River Street) from 4:30 pm to 12:30 am. There is no general public parking in the park on July 1, and no personal fireworks or alcohol permitted on the grounds.
For more information, visit www.thunderbay.ca/canadaday