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March 2020: Fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay

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Looking for stuff to do with the kids? Families in TBay have got lots of variety in March 2020, including a pow wow, live music, Easter-egg-decorating and, by some scheduling quirk, four separate magic and illusion shows. And of course there are March Break happenings too. Check it out!

March 1

Winter FunDay-Cabane à Sucre, Prince Arthur's Landing

Enjoy a sweet traditional maple syrup treat outside, plus a comic book and marker card craft inside at the Baggage Building Arts Centre. 2-4pm, free. More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Rock Painting, Toy Sense (Bay Street location)

Colourful, creative and fun! Drop in to paint a rock with your kiddo. 11am-3pm, free (one rock per child).

More info Toy Sense on Facebook

March 6

Experience the Magic, Finlandia

TBay’s own Mackinley Oliver offers magic, mentalism and illusion all in one exciting show. 7pm, tickets required.

More info Mackinley Oliver on Facebook

March 8

Winter FunDay-Winter Science Stations, Prince Arthur's Landing

Discover science activities, winter-style at Science North's science stations. Inside, you can try some comic book and card art. 2-4pm, free. (This is the last FunDay of the winter!)

More info Thunder Bay Culture & Events on Facebook

March 13-15

LUNSA Pow Wow, LU Field House [cancelled]

Lakehead University Native Students Association hosts this 32nd annual event, filled with music, regalia, feasting and dancing. Grand entry Saturday and Sunday at noon.

More info LUNSA on Facebook

March 14

Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanky) Workshop, 211 Robertson Street

If your big kid has ever wondered about making these gorgeous eggs, this is your chance! Experienced instructors will guide your way and materials are included, as well as light snacks. Fee required, registration suggested. Two sessions: 10am and 2pm.

More info League of Ukrainian Canadians-Thunder Bay on Facebook

March 15

Celtic Illusion, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium [cancelled]

This high-energy performance combines contemporary Irish dancing, illusions and plenty of music. 7pm, tickets required.

More info

March 16

Snolympics, Dease Park [cancelled]

Head to Dease Park for outdoor games, activities, snow painting and hot chocolate. 3-6pm, free.

More info Dease Park Programming on Facebook

March 16-20 (March Break)

March Break @Kamview, Kamview Nordic Centre

Go snowshoeing, sip on cider, dress in wacky costumes, get a group rental rate and more during March Break. Various days and times, trail pass purchase required.

More info Kamview on Facebook

Library events, various branches [cancelled]

In addition to the usual fun library stuff, there are special March Break events going this week. Choose from a variety, including Dog Man Day (March 16, County Park, 10:30), Science North Imagineering (March 17, Brodie, 2pm), Science North Animal Extravaganza (March 18, MJLB, 2pm), Grumpy Grandpas concert (March 19, County Park, 10:30) and a Samson and Piranha puppet show (March 20, Waverley, 10:30)

More info and click on Events

March 17

Masters of Illusion, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium [cancelled]

Billed as a “21st century magic show unlike anything you have seen before,” performed by a variety of experts in illusion. 7:30pm, tickets required.

More info

March 19

Ryan Joyce, World-Class Illusionist, CLE Coliseum Building

This family-friendly show features magic and mentalism, with proceeds to the Children’s Wish Foundation. 7pm, tickets required

March 21

Spring into Life, Centennial Conservatory [cancelled]

Soak up some warm temps and gorgeous tropical foliage at the Conservatory, along with live music, snacks and a kids’ activity table. Free, 1:30-3:30

March 28

Snowshoe Day, Dease Park

Give snowshoeing a try at this family activity that includes games, hot chocolate and crafts. 12-4pm, free.

More info Dease Park Programming on Facebook

March 29

Dummy Downhill, Loch Lomond Ski Area

Watch homemade dummies careen down the ski hill. Why? Why not? 3pm, free.

More info Loch Lomond on Facebook

TBSO Family Concert, Grassroots Church

At this special kid-friendly performance of Peter and the Wolf, kids can hear how each animal in the classic story has their own instrument and sound. 3:30, admission required.

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