No matter what time of year you find yourself in the “City with a Heart of Gold” its beauty, history, and our legendary “Northern Hospitality” will fascinate you.
The city has developed a reputation as a first class host for major national caliber events and is also known for the various seasonal and cultural festivals held by various groups throughout the city. See our events calendar for a complete listing of events in Timmins.
STARS AND THUNDER TIMMINS INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
The City of Timmins is excited to present what promises to be one of the biggest festivals across the country in celebration of Ontario and Canada’s 150th birthday!
The 8-day Stars and Thunder – Timmins International Fireworks Competition and Music Festival will see a spectacular lineup of Canadian and international music stars including Keith Urban, Johnny Reid, Hedley, Simple Plan, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, April Wine, Cold Creek County, The Washboard Union, David Wilcox, Michel Pagliaro, Lights, Sass Jordan, Alyssa Reid, Alan Frew, Meghan Patrick, Sons of Maxwell, Le Groupe Swing, Scarlett Jane, Cindy Doire, Celeste Levis, The Box, JJ Shiplett, Joel Plaskett, and Blackie Jackett Jr.
These performances will be followed by international fireworks displays by teams representing France, Italy, Finland, Ukraine, China, Brazil, United Kingdom, in addition to the host team from Canada. Stars and Thunder kicks off on June 24, leading up to the performance of international country music icon Keith Urban on July 1.
The open-air, all-ages event will take place in the Hollinger Park at the heart of Timmins, hosting up to 23,000 spectators. During the day, there will also be free activities at multiple festival locations for the entire family to enjoy, celebrating the culture and history of the regions. These include free kids’ activities such as inflatables, face painting, live show, and local entertainment.
800.387.8466 | starsandthunder.com
Timmins Hiking Day
The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority and the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation invite residents and visitors to come out to the Hersey Lake Conservation Area to help celebrate Timmins Hiking Days and to enjoy the great outdoors. The event is held twice a year, once in the fall around the beginning of October and again in the winter, towards the end of February. The hike is designed to highlight our community trail system and the many health benefits associated with walking and cycling. Volunteers will be on hand to lead several guided hikes of differing lengths while describing some of the unique plants and animals we have here in Northern Ontario. Various outdoor groups including Timmins Search and Rescue, the Timmins Naturalists and the Ministry of Natural Resources will also treat hikers to special presentations. Trail maps and brochures will be available and refreshments will be served.
705.360.2660 | http://mrca.timmins.ca
Timmins Comedy Festival
Timmins Comedy Festival is a fundraising initiative created by local personality Constable Rick Lemieux. This hilarious 3-day event will be taking place March 31 – April 2, 2016.
Northern Ontario Expo
Northern Ontario Expo returns for their sixth year this May 7 and 8, 2016 at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex and Arena! Northern Ontario Expo showcases over 30 exhibitors and programming. 2016 will introduce the Northern Ontario Expo Kid’s Zone, Cosplay Corner, photo booth and the return of Artist Alley, the Vendors Market and celebrity autograph and photo sessions. Also returning will be the annual Cosplay contest and Gaming Zone. Make sure you check out the most detailed and up to date information on the Northern Ontario Expo official website
Timmins Multicultural Festival
The Multicultural Society of Timmins hosts the annual Multicultural Festival. This year’s festival will take place on June 5, 2016 from the McIntyre Arena. The first Festival was in 1972 and continues to grow in popularity. The Multicultural Festival features: an in-door walking parade, multicultural booths where food is sold and displays of costumes and artifacts. There is an Opening Ceremony followed by entertainment by the multicultural groups participating. There is a Coin Collection at the door so the Festival is accessible to all.
Click on the photo below for more information for the 2016 event
Summer Concert Series
A hugely popular event that attracts thousands of people every year, the 2013 outdoor Summer Concert Series takes place from the TH&VS Pavilion located at Hollinger Park every Wednesday from June 26th to August 28th. A wide variety of musical talent will be featured, from blues, rock and country to jazz, swing, symphony and French pop. The free concerts take place from approximately 6pm to 9pm every Wednesday evening.
For schedule and roster please see the Summer Concert Series schedule.
Summer Science Expedition
Founded in 1969, Science Timmins Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers and governed by a community-based Board of Directors. Through our founding activity, the Northeastern Ontario Science Fair, we developed a reputation for promoting science and technology throughout Northeastern Ontario. Since then, Science Timmins has successfully initiated, developed and operated more than 15 diverse, bilingual science programs.
Contact us for our 2016 itinerary for this year’s summer science camp!
The Downtown Timmins BIA proudly presents the Annual Urban Park for eight weeks, from July to August every Wednesday Thursday & Friday.
The Urban Park will be along Third Avenue, between Cedar and Pine every Wednesday Thursday & Friday*** and The Urban Park Market will be between Pine and Spruce along Third Avenue every Thursday only. Those blocks of Third Avenue will be closed to cars on the designated days. Pine, Cedar, and Spruce will remain open to traffic. The Urban Park Market will be open from 11-3 on Thursdays. The Urban Park will be open from 9-3 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday***. The BIA has invested in patio tables and chairs to encourage customers to come out to the streets and enjoy.
We are always looking for musicians and artists. We are partnering with the community to bring some wonderful events downtown to involve the downtown worker. If you are a non-profit organization, or know someone who has talent, contact us at the office for more information.
There are tables and tents for rent on a first come first serve basis. They are not available on Thursdays as they are reserved for the Farmer’s Market.
705.264.8733 | www.downtowntimmins.com
Stars and Thunder- Music Festival and International Fireworks Competition
June 24th to July 1st, 2017 in Timmins, Ontario. 8 countries competing in an International Fireworks Competition!
Concerts every night of festival from 6pm to 10pm
Fireworks to be launched after nightly after concerts
Tickets will be $200.00 for a week long all entry pass and on night by night basis (varying prices). Great price for 8 days of international fireworks competition and concerts!
Concert line up to be announced shortly!
Tickets to go on sale following line up announcement!
Click here for more information.
Canada Day Celebrations
Plans for the City of Timmins celebration of Canada Day 2017 are well underway. This year the celebration is again being coordinated by Tourism Timmins
More information will become available and can be found HERE
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival
The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. It was launched in 2009 to coincide with the City of Timmins’ Centennial Celebrations where 4 milestones were being recognized and celebrated by the residents. Having a kayak challenge was a natural. After all, the Mattagami River wound its way through the city and the sport of kayaking was taking off like wild fire, throughout North America, Europe, Latin America… and showed promising growth. It was also an opportunity to draw attention to the positive contributions that the Mattagami River had provided for the residents of Timmins over the last 100 years or so: fur trade route, city’s drinking water, logging operations, hydro electric production and of course recreation.
There is something for everyone at the 8th Annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival. This non-gated event is a showcase of kayak & stand up paddleboard challenges, seminars & workshops, arts & culture exhibitors & vendors, live performing arts which include free admission to live concerts both Friday & Saturday night, an interactive Aboriginal village, fireworks, and children’s activities. This end of summer celebration occurs in Timmins, Ontario August 26, 27 and 28th 2016.
Here are some of the highlights you can expect from one of the best and popular kayak competitions in Canada and Ontario in particular.
- Cruising the Mighty Mattagami Pontoon Ride.
- Family Leisure Paddle & Shore Lunch.
- Stand-up Paddle Board Demonstration and Fun Challenge.
- Arts, music, dance, kids fun, leisure tours and firework
For more information contact Guy Lamarche,
Manager Tourism Events & Communications 705-360-2640,
visit thegreatcanadiankayakchallenge.com or check out
Timmins Fall Fair
Established in 1952, the annual fall fair weekend is a volunteer-run, family-oriented event that promotes, educates and celebrates northern agriculture. Home-grown culinary projects, animal husbandry, crafts and farming culture add to the experience. There are interactive displays with animals, pony rides, many contests, live music, booths, agricultural displays, horse show, tractor pull, bouncers, and baby contests. The Timmins Fall Fair occurs the weekend after Labour Day.