Fort William Fall Street Festival This Saturday

Fort William Fall Street Festival
The Samosas are fresh!
2012 Street Fair the Samosas are fresh! – A lady walking by could NOT stop raving about them.

Downtown Fort William Will Come Alive

THUNDER BAY – The annual Fort William Business District Fall Street Festival is set for Saturday September 7th. The annual event will feature music, a fashion show, food, and displays from both local groups and local businesses in the Fort William Downtown BIA.

It might be pushing the envelope a little as fall doesn’t officially arrive until September 21st, but that isn’t stopping the fun this Saturday.

Streets will be closed off on Saturday in the downtown south core so that the fun can happen.

The BIA shares, “In the plans are a full stage of entertainment with a Fashion show by Silhouette Boutique, performers from 4am in Thunder Bay Association, bands, Evolution, and much more”.

Tasty Food 

Steepers Tea
Steepers Tea will be making fresh crepes this Saturday at the Fall Festival

Inside the Victoriaville Centre, local photographer Derek Halstead Silver will have some amazing photographs on display. Derek has captured a lot of Thunder Bay over the years with his camera. His photography offers a really neat insight into our city.

As well the Thunder Bay Public Library will have their ‘Buck a Bag’ sale of books happening inside the Victoriaville Centre.

Flowers, banners and benches in the Fort William Downtown BIA
Flowers, banners and benches in the Fort William Downtown BIA

Great Classic Cars

Ford Mustang at Fort William Fall Street Festival
Ford Mustang at Fort William Fall Street Festival in 2012

New Business and New Attitudes

The downtown Fort William Business District is changing. There are several new businesses opening in the area. Since last year, NetNewsLedger, Business Solutions Group, Blue Sky Community Healing Centre have all re-located into the downtown core.

Blue Sky Community Healing Centre
Blue Sky Community Healing Centre

There is a new cafe being considered for the space where the Confederation College Learning Cafe was located.

As well, there is with many of the local business owners in the downtown Fort William area, a new and growing spirit of optimism. Business owners are realizing that if they band together and work there will be new ideas, and better days ahead. 

Visit the May Victoria Shop Local Facebook Page for more information.

Other new businesses in the area include the soon to open Victoria Antiques on Victoria Avenue East right beside Fresh Air Experience. 

Also on Victoria Avenue construction continues on a million dollar project that will house retail space on the main floor and apartments on the upper floors. Bringing more people into the downtown will help boost the area.

Along May Street, Crystal Clear Cleaning Service is new to the neighborhood They are located at 108 May Street North. You can check their website out at

Inside Victoriaville, since last year, Youth Centres Thunder Bay is now open. As well in Centennial Square, Renco Foods is now open seven days a week.

On Saturday, at City Hall, the Crime Prevention Council will host a Hip Hop Dance from 1-3PM EDT.

Make plans to be downtown in Fort William this weekend!

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