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

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Ok, summer, we are ready for some fun! Check out the family-friendly events going on in Thunder Bay in June 2019.

June 1

Children’s Garden Planting Afternoon, Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Go on, dig in the dirt. Come help plant carrots, potatoes, onions and more at the Children’s Garden. 1-3pm, free. Rain date June 2.

More info Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory on Facebook

June 1-16

Thunder Pride, various locations

There are a number of family-friendly events at Pride, including the Canada Games Complex pool party on June 2, Pride Night at the Border Cats game June 5, and the block party, church service and parade June 15 and 16.

More info Thunder Pride on Facebook

June 9

Kite Festival, Chippewa Park

Watch expert kite flyers fly giant structures, bring your own kite to fly, get your face painted, listen to music, bounce on the inflatables, try a giant hamster ball, make your own Japanese koi flag, kite or rainbow wand, ride the rides and more. Noon-4pm, free, although some activities have a fee.

Soapbox Races, Waverley Hill

Head to one of TBay’s largest hills to cheer on the racers as they zoom by. 9am start, free.

June 15

School Bus Road-eo, CLE Grounds

If your littles are fascinated by the big yellow buses, then this is the event for you. Watch local school bus drivers compete for the title of top driver. 10am-noon, free.

More info Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay on Facebook

June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day, Marina Park

Take part in the celebrations with music, dancing, feasting and more.

5am-10pm, free.

More info Indigenous Peoples Day Thunder Bay on Facebook

June 22

Mining Day

Learn more about mining, rocks and big machines at this event geared towards families and young children. 10am-4pm, free.

More info Mining Day Thunder Bay on Facebook

Don’t miss out! Visit or follow us on Facebook for info on family-friendly events in Thunder Bay every month.

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