Organizers say the inaugural event will bring family-friendly activities and a slate of homegrown entertainment – with no wristband required – to North Bay’s downtown and waterfront today through Sunday.

The three-day festival is a grassroots, not-for-profit event run by a collective of community groups, including Tourism North Bay, North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, Downtown North Bay (formally DIA) and Creative Industries.

Friday – North Bay Museum

  • 10:00am: Dionne Quints Museum – Free Admission
  • 10:30am: Ablaze: Firefighting in North Bay – Exhibit
  • 4:00pm: Heritage Railway and Carousel

Friday – Trinity Church

  • 12:00pm: Art Merge

Friday – Kiwanis Bandshell

  • 4:00pm: Don and Friends
  • 5:00pm: Josh Dimmel Band
  • 6:00pm: Jennifer Plummer
  • 7:00pm: Terror Birds
  • 8:00pm: Cory Marks

Saturday – Main Street


  • Downtown North Bay: Garage and Sidewalk Sale
  • D&J Custom Woodcrafts
  • Martial Arts Demonstration
  • The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area Information Booth
  • Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure
  • Canadore College
  • Clean, Green, Beautiful
  • Pinty’s Grand Slam Curling
  • Ontario Power Boat Racing Association
  • Northern Axperts Summer Mobile


  • Cheapskates Mayhem on Main 7


Saturday – Capitol Centre

Saturday – North Bay Museum

  • 8:30am: North Bay Farmers’ Market
  • 9:00am: Charity Car Show with Pascoe Playland ($15 wrist band or $2 per ticket)


  • North Bay Museum – Free Admission sponsored by Redpath Canada Limited and Rebuilt Resources
  • Dionne Quints Museum – Free Admission
  • Heritage Railway and Carousel


  • Heritage Railway and Carousel – Unveiling of new train

Saturday – Trinity Church

  • 10:00am: Art Merge

Saturday – Waterfront

  • 10:00am: Helicopters Canada – Helicopter rides

Saturday – Kiwanis Bandshell

  • 3:00pm: North Bay Pipes and Drums
  • 4:00pm: The Rodents: Tragically Hip Tribute
  • 5:30pm: North Facing Folk
  • 6:30pm: Manchester Creek
  • 7:30pm: Jake and the Fundamentals

Sunday – Marathon Beach

Family Day at the Beach: Sponsored by HGS in support of the North Bay Food bank accepting non perishable items for donation)

  • 8:00am: Sandcastle contest
  • 9:30am: Inflatable park
  • 10:00am: Gold panning with the Rock and Gem club, Sungazing with the North Bay Astronomy Club, face painting and so much more
  • 11:00am: Treasure Hunt, Prizes
  • 12:30pm: North Bay Pipe & Drums


  • North Bay Ukulele Band
  • Emergency Services Display
  • Northern Axperts
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Sunday – Waterfront

  • 10:00am: Helicopters Canada – Helicopter rides

Sunday – Kiwanis Bandshell

  • 8:00pm: Silent Dance Party in support of the North Bay Museum (all ages)