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What's Poppin': Markets, Hockey, and Santa!

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

Saturday, November 19


The Kam River Fighting Walleye are facing off against the Sioux Lookout Bombers today at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Arena, a short drive out of Highway 11/17 to Highway 588 in Stanley. Get your tickets here!


The BIG Flea-market and Craft Show welcomes you to the CLE Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find your treasures from a great variety of antiques, collectibles, jewellery, sports cards, household goods, records, Lego, NASCAR merchandise, crafts, and much more.

The Peddlers Pop-up Market is happening at the hub Bazaar on Victoria Ave East from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hub Bazaar is a business incubator with anchor vendors and pop-up peddlers every Saturday! There's a cafe eatery and even a museum!

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.

The Thunder Bay Farmers Market has moved to North End Recreation Centre 954 Huron Ave. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Head out and get breakfast early. there's something for everyone. Many Vendors and options! There are new pop ups vendors and food vendors weekly as well.

Oliver Rd Community Centre is hosting a Christmas Craft Market. Both floors will have vendors and all kinds of crafts to offer for your Christmas Shopping needs. 

The Thunder Bay Potters' Guild is hosting its Annual Christmas Sale at the Goods & Co. Market (the former Eaton's store on Court St). It's happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking.Free admission. Get a chance to visit with local artists and win a basket of pottery!

Creekside's Local Artisan's Holiday Market is two unique days of weekend shopping 40 different artisans at each. There are so many talented artisans in Thunder Bay that organizers wanted to showcase as many as possible for the holiday season. Event runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moose on May Holiday 2 Bit Auction is being held again!  The doors will open at 1:15 p.m. with bidding commencing at 2 p.m. $7 will get you entry into the auction, as well as entry into the door prize. Tickets are available in advance, as well as at the door the day of. Proceeds of this fundraiser will be donated to Dew Drop Inn in support of their holiday meals initiative. There will be prizes for everyone of all ages so gather up your quarters!

Christmas Events:

Fort William Rotary, Port Arthur Rotary, Lakehead Rotary and Thunder Bay Rotaract clubs are so happy to announce the return of the Rotary Santa Clause Parade! The parade will take place at 10 a.m. This Parade has become part of the culture and the tradition in our City, and it marks the first appearance of Santa at Intercity Shopping Centre. The Parade departs Real Canadain Superstore at 10 a.m. traveling North on Memorial Ave. to the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.

Meet Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer! Continue the fun after the Santa Claus parade at Toy Sense in Thunder Bay! Rudolph will be at Toy Sense at 447 May St N, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Frosty will be at Toy Sense on 309 Bay Street, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop in Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take your own photo with Santa at Vanderwees! Photos are free to take, however if you are able, monetary donations in support of the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society are apreciated.


The Broadway musical MAN OF LA MANCHA by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion is one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. MAN OF LA MANCHA was last staged by Magnus Theatre over 40 years ago. In prison and awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition, an actor and poet performs a play for his fellow prisoners, telling the story of an old man who sets out on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. This inspiring musical-within-a-play weaves the tale of a person who seeks decency and beauty (The Impossible Dream) in an increasingly cynical world. get tickets here!

VINO VERITAS is the first show of Cambrian Players' 73rd season. Written by David MacGregor and directed by Eva Burkowski, this is a dark comedy not to be missed! When two couples meet for drinks before a Halloween party, they are unaware that the wine they drink will cause them to spill intimate secrets and dig up dark truths. Can their friendship, and their marriages, survive the night? Get your tickets today at Tickets are $25 General Admission and $20 Senior/Student.

If you know What's poppin' on upcoming weekends, let us know by emailing us at! be sure to include as much info as possible!

Justin Hardy

About the Author: Justin Hardy

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