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Head to the Baggage Building Arts Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing for the 5th annual Waterfront Artist’s Exhibition, June 2-25. Then, enjoy an art sale June 24-25, featuring one-of-a-kind gems and treasures. With 20 local creators, the annual Waterfront Art Sale has ceramics, glasswork, photography, jewelry, printmaking, clothing, woodworking, iron works, birch bark drawings, First Nation artwork, painting, sculpture and more. The sale will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Thunder Bay Mining Day will be held in Marina Park. |SUBMITTED

The 5th annual Thunder Bay Mining Day will take place at Marina Park on Saturday, June 3. This family-friendly event will feature interactive activities, games, a walking tour, exhibits and large mining equipment, such as drills, mine trucks and a helicopter. There will also be gold-panning with real gold. Mining Day will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free.

Sign up for Rhythm and Brews at Red Lion Smokehouse on June 5. Enjoy a one-hour dance class, followed by beer tasting; held from 7-9 p.m. Other events include the Pints and Poses yoga class and beer tasting on June 25, the Blue Grass Father’s Day Brunch on June 18, and live music every Saturday.

The Thunder Bay Pride Festival is June 10-17, featuring several events located in the Waterfront District. Don’t miss the 7th annual Thunder Pride Pub Night on Saturday, June 10 at Black Pirates Pub. Dance and party the night away, with special performances by Ysha Delacorte and Joey Corangie. Doors open at 9 p.m. The Pride in the Park Music Festival will be held on Saturday, June 17 in Marina Park. This family-friendly event includes live entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities and learning opportunities: from noon to 6 p.m. Other Thunder Pride events include an awareness breakfast, a drag show and a parade on June 17.

National Aboriginal Day, held Wednesday, June 21, is a day to celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Held at Prince Arthur’s Landing, activities will begin at 5:45 a.m. with a sunrise ceremony. Opening ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. and the grand entry and powwow at noon. A feast will be held at 5 p.m., followed by giveaways and an open air concert by Classic Roots. Closing ceremonies will be at 9:30 p.m.

This will be the final year for the 16th annual Canadian Celtic Celebration, held June 23-24. The festival will kick off on June 23 with the Ceilidh Dance event at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy square dances, set dances and contra dances, hosted by Merrie Klazek. Event will be held at Polish Legion Branch #219; all ages welcome. Then, enjoy the Celtic Celebration feature concert at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature performances by the Schryer Triplets, Tom Power, Joey Abarta and more.

To mark Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery will gather works by 150 artists, including 50 from their Permanent Collection, for an ambitious, contemporary art exhibition, titled The Perspective from Here: 150 Artists from the North. The exhibition will offer a glimpse of the artistic past and the present. Expect to see two and three dimensional art in all mediums, from ceramics and textiles to paintings and photography. Dovetailed with the exhibition will be a roster of public events and online opportunities to engage audiences. The exhibit will be on display from June 23 to Sept. 10.

The shops on Court Street will be open from noon to 5 p.m. in honor of Canada Day, Saturday, July 1. There will be a Children’s area, street café and a small beer garden with local craft beer. There will also be a Chairs for Charity fundraiser for the Thunder Bay Children’s Centre, featuring three Adirondack chairs painted by local artists. Try your luck winning a chair by purchasing a raffle ticket; $2 each or three tickets for $5.

Other celebrations include Canada Day on the Waterfront, held at Marina Park. Activities will be held from 5-11 p.m., culminating in the area’s biggest fireworks display.

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