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North of the Border Events August 2017

The Live on the Waterfront Concert Series will continue every Wednesday throughout the month of August. Held from 6-9 p.m. at Marina Park, performers include Kardinal Offishall, Magic!, The Roosters, Milton Shushack, the Thunder Bay Community Band, La Reese, Cold Lake Sun and The Dead South.

Festa Italiana will be held August 6-7 at the Italian Cultural Centre on Algoma Street. Enjoy home-cooked, traditional Italian food like lasagna, ravioli, gnocchi and more at the various food booths. Learn about the city’s Italian heritage, view art displays, and hear live music by international and local performers on the outdoors stage. There will also be kid’s activities and fireworks each night at 11 p.m. Don’t forget to enter the prize drawing Monday night; you could win a trip for two to Italy.

The CLE Summer Family Fair will take place August 9-13, held from noon to midnight daily. Activities include Midway rides and concessions, main stage entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a petting zoo, Kid’s World, the baby boom contest and creative arts contest. The fair will be held at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition. Ticket information can be found online.

The BrewHa Craft Beer Festival will take place at Prince Arthur’s Landing, August 11-12. There will be food vendors, live music, educational talks and demos, and of course, beer tastings. This year’s breweries include Lake of the Woods Brewing Co., Dawson Trail Craft Brewery, Nickel Brook Brewing Co., Muskoka Brewery, Highlander Brew Co., Brickworks Ciderhouse and more. Tickets to attend can be purchased online.

Hosted by the Lakehead Canoe Club (LCC), the annual Family of Dragons Festival (photo above) is set for Saturday, Aug. 12 on Boulevard Lake. Join a race team and pledge to raise money for a community charity. Or sign up for one of the individual relay races involving canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. Registration information can be found online.

Movie Nights on the Waterfront are a free series of outdoor film screenings that take place at Marina Park. Movie Nights include the summer Family Series every Friday and Saturday, starting Aug. 18 and continuing into Sept. Movies start after sunset (roughly between 8-9 p.m.) and each movie opens with a locally-made short film. Bring warm clothing, a blanket and lawn chair, and enjoy the show on the big screen overlooking Lake Superior. Concessions will be available.

The Red Lion Smokehouse will host Celtic Night at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the month of August, as well as live music every Friday and Saturday. Other events include a rock, paper, scissors tournament at 8 p.m. on Aug. 2, arts and craft beer on Aug. 16, game night on Aug. 23 and a quiz night on Aug. 30. Then, enjoy an 8-course summer inspired meal at the Red Lion Smokehouse at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28; tickets are available on EventBrite.

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