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March 2018: Things to do with kids in Thunder Bay (including March Break and Easter too!)

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From March Break to Easter, and everything in between, there's lots going on for families in Thunder Bay! Check out the details below about ice motorbike racing, movies, arts and crafts, skating and much more.

March 4

Winter FunDay, Cabane a Sucre, Marina Park

Learn how maple toffee is made and of course, get a yummy free sample. 2-4pm, free.

More info Thunder Bay Culture and Events on Facebook

Month of March

Various exhibits, Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Check out artwork featuring our own Porphyry Island lighthouse by a variety of local artists. "At Pelican Falls" features the contemporary work of some young Indigenous artists until March 11, then switches to work created by LU students at the Student Juried Exhibition.

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March 10-11

Battle on the Bay 2018, Shuniah

Motorcycles racing on a frozen stretch of Lake Superior? Pretty sure some bike-happy kids are going to think it’s way cool. Racing 1-4pm.

More info Ice Racing Motorcycles, Thunder Bay and Area on Facebook

March 11

Winter FunDay, Winter Science, Marina Park

It’s the last FunDay event of winter 2018! Learn about the science of winter, plus try a free creative activity indoors at the Baggage Building Arts Centre. 2-4pm, free.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

March 12-17

Various events, Thunder Bay Public Library

The TBPL delivers a huge amount of family programs over March Break: Harry Potter and Indiana Jones movie marathons, mega Lego builds, pirate stuff, a concert with the Grumpy Grandpas, a unicorn dance party, rock art, making a fairy jar, a St. Patrick's Day puppet show and more.

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March 14

Art Workshop, Rosslyn Library

Make a beautiful all-ages spring blossoms craft at Rosslyn Library, hosted by CAHEP. Free, 1-4pm.

More info Oliver Paipoonge Library on Facebook

March 16 and March 25

Free public skate

Lace up your skates for a free session at Delaney, 7:15-8:45 pm on March 16. Then on the 25th, it’s held at Grandview, 1:15-2:45pm.

More info City of Thunder Bay Arenas and Stadia on Facebook

March 17

St. Urho’s Bay Street Parade and Variety Show, Finlandia

It’s not exactly a St. Patrick’s Day event…but how about the Finn tradition of St. Urho? The parade starts at noon from the Hoito, followed by variety show until 4pm. $5 admission for the show.

More info Finlandia Association on Facebook

March 18

Spring into Life, Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Get a jump on spring and warmer weather with a visit to the Conservatory. The event includes music, refreshments and a kids’ activity. 2-4pm, free.

More info Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory on Facebook

March 24 and 31 Meet the Easter Bunny, Toy Sense

Take the littles to visit the Easter Bunny and shake a furry paw. Free, 11am-3pm.

More info Toy Sense on Facebook

March 25

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Moose Hall

For 22 years, TBay families have been enjoying pancakes with the Easter Bunny! 9-1pm, admission required.

More info Fort City Kinettes on Facebook

Dummy Downhill 2018, Loch Lomond Ski Area

Say goodbye to ski season with dummies mounted on skis and pushed down the mountain. 12-5pm. (Launch begins at 3pm.)

More info Loch Lomond Ski Area on Facebook

March 31

Easter Festival & Egg Hunt, Gammondale Farm

From an egg hunt and an Easter slingshot to visiting farm animals, a jelly bean count and a scavenger hunt, there's plenty of Easter-themed fun for kiddos at Gammondale. 11am-3pm, admission required.

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