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May 2019: Fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay

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Who’s ready for spring? Here’s your round-up of family-friendly activities in Thunder Bay this month.

Month of May

Thunder Bay Public Library, various locations

In addition to their regular kids’ programming, there are lots of fun, free events at the TBPL this month. Consider: a mom-themed storytime and card-making (May 3, 10:30am, County Park), author visit (May 4, 10am, Waverley), movie and craft (May 4, 2:30pm, Waverley), bath bombs (May 8, 6:30pm, County Park), and drag queen storytime (May 11, 2:30pm, Waverley).

More info and click on Events

May 2-4

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR, Paramount Theatre

A classic musical about a flying car, presented by the young performers at Paramount Live!

7pm, tickets required.

More info Paramount Live on Facebook

May 3-5

Youth Art Show, Kinsmen Northwood Centre

Celebrate National Youth Arts Week by taking the kids to see work by local artists aged 12-20. Free, Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 1-8:30pm, Sunday 1-6pm.

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

May 4

Free Comic Book Day, various locations

Dress up as your fave character and head to Hill City Comics & Cards or Comix Plus Music Exchange to choose two free comics (with the option to get two more with a donation to charity). 9am-5pm, while supplies last.

More info Comix Plus and Hill City Comics on Facebook

May 4-5

Folklore Festival, Fort William Gardens

It’s the 46th annual Folklore Festival! Great food, music, dance, children’s activities and more. Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-7pm, admission required.

More info Thunder Bay Multicultural Association on Facebook

May 9-11

The AristoCats Kids and Ann & Andy, Paramount Theatre

The young performers at Paramount Live present two cute, upbeat productions. 7pm, tickets required.

More info Paramount Live on Facebook

May 10

2019 LitFest Reading and Conversation with Deborah Ellis, Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Do you have a kiddo that loves to read or dreams of becoming an author? Award-winning children’s author Deborah Ellis is in town as part of the Northwestern Ontario Writers’ Workshop LitFest. She’ll be discussing her international bestseller The Breadwinner, the story of a girl and her family in Afghanistan. 7-8:30pm, free.

May 12

A Celebration of Mom, Centennial Conservatory

Celebrate mom with time together in beautiful surroundings at the Conservatory, plus music, snacks and children’s activities. 1:30-3:30pm, free.

More info Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory on Facebook

May 25

Public Works Open House, 410 Mountdale Ave.

If your littles love to see the city excavators, garbage trucks and more, they can see them up close at this National Public Works Week celebration. There will be kid-friendly activities including face painting and bouncy castles, music, a BBQ and ice cream. 11am-2pm, free, rain or shine.

More info City of Thunder Bay on Facebook

May 28-29

Border Cats home opener, Port Arthur Stadium

Let’s play ball! The Cats play the Duluth Huskies in these season openers. 7pm, tickets required.

May 30-31

Beauty and the Beast JR., Redwood Park Church

“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme…” The young performers at All the DAZE present a Disney favourite. 7:30pm, tickets required.

More info All the DAZE on Facebook

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