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October 2017: Things to do with kids in Thunder Bay

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We’re pretty much back to our routines by now, but there’s still family fun to be had, especially on the weekends. Here’s what’s going on in Thunder Bay in October—including fireworks, a community Halloween party, visiting NHL players, Halloween music and pet-friendly mini golf!

And if you’re looking for pumpkins, corn mazes and more, here’s info on fall farm fun.

Month of October

Fashion and Tattoos exhibits, Thunder Bay Museum

Until November 22, you can explore 150 years of TBay fashions (including dress-up options for the kids) at the Thunder Bay Museum. There’s also a visiting photography exhibit until October 22 that tells the stories behind tattoos, if your family is interested in ink.

Month of October Haunted Holes Mini Putt, Boulevard Lake For the month of October, Aly's has the whole mini golf course decorated for Halloween. Open weekdays 5:30-9pm and weekends 1-9pm.

More info Aly’s Mini Putt and Fun Centre on Facebook

October 7

Canada 150 Fireworks, Neebing

Just can’t just get enough of fireworks displays? Here’s your October fix!

More info Municipality of Neebing on Facebook

October 15

Exploring Our Routes, James Street Fields

Check out a battle of the bands, local food, kid-friendly events and more at this free community event.

October 15

Fall Colours Tour, Kamview Nordic Centre Grab your camera and your hiking shoes and go on a guided or self-guided walk of Kamview’s trails, featuring plenty of gorgeous fall colours.

More info Kamview Nordic Trails on Facebook

October 20

Thunder Bay Celebrity Hockey Classic, Tournament Centre

Cheer on TBayers playing with retired NHL hockey players (including Wendel Clark, Wayne Primeau and Al Iafrate) in this three-game charity tourney.

October 23

Family Halloween Party, West Arthur Community Centre

Get into the Halloween spirit a little early with a costume contest, colouring, crafts, games, balloon animals and more.

More info West Arthur Community Centre on Facebook

October 27

Movie Night on the Waterfront, Marina Park

The last outdoor movie of the year is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Dress warmly and get ready to see Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest of the Hogwarts crew on the big screen.

October 29

Symphony Spooktacular, Grassroots Church

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra playing spooky versions of Halloween songs—what a cool way to spend a Sunday afternoon (and the musicians are in costume, of course).

More info

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