Thunder Bay Weekend Offers Lots For All

Comic lineup
Early AM - Life on the streets for comic fans to harvest the deals
Comic lineup
Early AM – Life on the streets for comic fans to harvest the deals

THUNDER BAY – Saturday starts early in Thunder Bay for comic fans. Outside of Kool Collectables and Comic in the May and Victoria Shop Local district, there are nine fans crashed out this morning. The first fifty people will get a deal with their fifty dollar purchase. There is lots going on across the region this weekend. From the Dragon Boat races, to the Lake Helen Pow Wow, to Celtic Fest at Fort William Historical Park.

Tonight the iconic Irish Rovers will take to the stage at Fort William Historical Park. Check out the interview with George Millar and the  full schedule click here.

The Irish Rovers
The Irish Rovers in Concert

Dragon Boat Races are set for Current River. The boats are at Boulevard Lake. Read more at Paddles Up! Thunder Bay.


Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival is offering huge fun for paddlers and fan. Photo by Nicole Baxter

At Marina Park today, from 2PM-5PM there is action at the Skate Park.

Come see some of Canada’s best skateboarders perform at the Marina Skateboard Plaza this Saturday July 20 from 2-5pm. 

Hosted by the Ecl-ec-tic Skateboard Shop and sponsored by the City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division, friends from SK8 Skates are making the trip from Winnipeg to throw down at the Plaza!

Watch the pros in action, enjoy the DJ music and try some skateboarding yourself.

If you want to experience Aboriginal Culture today, head up to the Pow Wow at Lake Helen. The Helen Lake First Nation are hosting the Opwaaganisiniing 23rd Annual Pow Wow. The Helen Lake First Nation is located approximately ¼ mile from the junction of TransCanada Highways 11 & 17. The Red Rock Indian Band is 120 kms east of the city of Thunder Bay and 2 kms east of the Town of Nipigon.

The Grand Entry gets going at about noon.


Helen Lake Pow Wow
The Dance begins at the Helen Lake Pow Wow – Photo by Naomi Esquaga.

There is always lots to do in Thunder Bay on a summer weekend.

A really big lake deserves a really big celebration and this year, Lake Superior Day welcomes the Norwegian Tall Ship Sorlandet! Since 2008, EcoSuperior has organized Lake Superior Day, a free, fun, family event that includes displays and activities for the whole family. In the past, the festival area at Marina Park has hosted Lake Superior Day but this year it takes place at Thunder Bay’s Pool 6 Cruise Ship Dock to accommodate the tall ship on Sunday, July 21 from 10 am to 5 pm.  

The tall ship Soerlandet is headed to Thunder Bay for Lake Superior Day
The tall ship Soerlandet is headed to Thunder Bay for Lake Superior Day

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 19c or 67f. The UV index is 7 or high so make sure you are sunscreened up.

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