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What's Poppin': Markets, Dog Man, and the Witches Walk

There's plenty to do this weekend in Thunder Bay
What's Poppin'

Saturday, September 24


The Thunder Bay Country Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition: 425 Northern Ave. head on down to buy local groceries, crafts, and gifts from the talented, hard-working local people who created them.

It's time for the Autumn Rendezous third Annual Show. Take a drive out to 4485 hwy 61 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy the fall colours and see what this years artists are creating. Artisans include Joyce Seppala Designs, Early Snows Pottery,Fablewood Homestead, Lunor Moose, Katy Poitier Ceramics, Hocklycrest Spoon Company, and Burnt Out Pyrography.

Head out to the CLE Coliseum to learn all about electric cars and bicycles, vehicle charging, active transportation, safe cycling and more at the Electric Vehicle Show. Listen and talk with electric vehicle owners from Northwestern Ontario for a true Northern perspective from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event also features a Family Bike Swap hosted by Community Spokes. Bring your bike for a quick tune up, diagnostic session, DIY repair support, or trade it in.

The Oliver Road Community Centre is holding an indoor yard sale from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free Admission. Canteen Will Be Open with Onion Rings, Fries, Hot Dogs, Sausages, Tea & Coffee for Sale.

Children's Events:

Dog Man is coming to Toy Sense from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Head down to 447 May St. N. to meet the titular character from Dav Pilkey's popular graphic novel about a dog-headed cop protecting the city he resides in with his friends called Dog Man.


Today is Thunder Bay's second annual Witches Walk. 661 Hwy 130 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. head down for a fun evening full of spells potions and broom rides. there will be vendors and prizes for best witches hat, best witches broom, and best witches cackle. get your tickets here ($10)

Live Music:

After 965 long days, The Cover Show is back! head downtown as the Thunder Bay music scene comes together to pay tribute to some of the biggest names in rock, pop, metal and punk! Doors open at Black Pirates Pub at 9 p.m. show starts at 10 p.m. 19+ (valid ID required) $20 at the door.

NV is hosting a Traffic Light Party, a hip-hop/dance party. Drop everything and come out to Thunder bay’s biggest Saturday night party! Ladies get in free until midnight. Rules: wear red if you are taken, wear yellow if it’s complicated, and wear green if you're single. $3 drink specials 

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Justin Hardy

About the Author: Justin Hardy

Justin Hardy is a reporter born and raised in the Northwest.
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