The inaugural Bay Days go this weekend.

Tourism North Bay Director Steve Dreany says the grassroots event includes everything from live music at the Kiwanis Bandshell to the children’s festival at the Capitol Centre, museum events, Helicopter rides, a charity car show, activities on Main Street, a beach party on Sunday and so much more.

“All of these different groups and organizations are all doing their own thing and bringing their own ideas to the weekend,” he says. “What we’re doing is marketing it all together as a community festival.”

He also says planning for next year is already underway.

“There were some other people that wanted to participate this year but because their events, we couldn’t get them organized quick enough, I think already we’re thinking about next year as being something that’s going to be even bigger and better and is going to expand,” Dreany says.

North Bay’s own Cory Marks, who is just back from Nashville, closes out tonight’s entertainment at the Kiwanis Bandshell with Jake And The Fundamentals the headliner tomorrow night.


Here’s a list of events:

Friday June 14, 2019 – North Bay Museum
10AM: Dionne Quints Museum – Free Admission
10:30AM: Ablaze: Firefighting in North Bay – Exhibit
4PM: Heritage Railway and Carousel

Friday June 14, 2019 – Trinity Church
12PM: Art Merge

Friday June 14, 2019 – Kiwanis Bandshell
4PM: Don and Friends
5PM: Josh Dimmel Band
6PM: Jennifer Plummer
7PM: Terror Birds
8PM: Cory Marks

Saturday June 15, 2019 – Main St
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 June 15, 2019 – Capitol Centre
9AM: 4th Annual Children’s Festival – tickets available at

Saturday June 15, 2019 – North Bay Museum
9AM: Charity Car Show with Pascoe Playland ($15 wrist band or $2 per ticket)
North Bay Museum – Free Admission sponsored by Red Path Canada Limited and Rebuilt Resources
Dionne Quints Museum – Free Admission
Heritage Railway and Carousel
1PM: Heritage Railway and Carousel – Unveiling of new train

Saturday June 15, 2019 – Trinity Church
10AM: Art Merge

Saturday June 15, 2019 – Waterfront
10AM: Helicopters Canada – Helicopter Rides

Saturday June 15, 2019 – Kiwanis Bandshell
3PM: North Bay Pipes and Drums
4PM: The Rodents: Tragically Hip Tribute
5:30PM: North Facing Folk
630PM: Manchester Creek
730: Jake and the Fundamentals

Sunday June 16, 2019 – Marathon Beach – Family Day at the Beach: Sponsored by HGS in support of the North Bay Food bank accepting non perishable items for donation)
8AM: Sandcastle contest
9:30AM: Inflatable Park
10AM: Gold panning with the Rock and Gem club, Sungazing with the North Bay Astronomy Club, face painting and so much more
11AM: Treasure Hunt, Prizes
12:30PM: North Bay Pipe & Drums
North Bay Ukulele Band
Emergency Services Display
Northern Axperts
Ultimate Frisbee

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – Waterfront
10AM: Helicopters Canada – Helicopter Rides

Sunday June 16, 2019 – Kiwanis Bandshell
8PM: Silent Dance Party in support of the North Bay Museum (all ages)


(File photo by station staff)

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