3 Days of Music, Fun and Kids Activities in Downtown Timmins


BIA hosts the first Streetfest in the Urban Park this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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The forecast for Timmins calls for mostly clear skies and sunny days Wednesday through Friday.

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If this prediction from Environment Canada is confirmed, it’s great news for downtown Timmins, which is hosting its first Streetfest in the urban park during these three days and three nights.

There will be children’s activities, buskers, food vendors and live musical entertainment on all three nights.

“The thinking behind Streetfest was a celebration of a community; how well we’ve all weathered COVID, and the support everyone’s given to businesses in downtown Timmins and our way of giving something back as a way of saying “thank you, we really got it appreciated,” said Cindy Campbell, Downtown’s General Manager. Timmins Business Improvement Association which organizes this three-day event.

A stage will be set up at the intersection of Third Avenue and Cedar Street South for live musical performances.

For this special event, the Summer Concert Series is taking place downtown rather than its usual location at the Hollinger Park Pavilion.

The artists scheduled for that evening are Lisa Froment (6 p.m.), Blue on Black (7 p.m.), Carole Reid (7:50 p.m.) and Coldwater (8 p.m.).

“Thursday night we have two country bands, so we’re having country line dancing and a country night in downtown Timmins,” Campbell said. “And Friday night is a pop street party with Paul Sebalj and Lisa Froment.”

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is not only incorporated into this event, but extended for an additional day. In addition to its usual Thursday slot, it is also held in the urban park on Fridays.

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Campbell said he brought in additional street performers for the event.

One of the buskers they have lined up is Bex in Motion.

“She’s a gymnast, fire artist/juggler, and she’ll be doing shows at noon, 5 p.m., and after the evening entertainment. Because of the fire, it should be great to see in the dark.

As for street food vendors, Campbell said the Northeastern Beaver Tail trailer will be set up in the city park and several local businesses plan to host barbecues.

“So it’s really going to be a street carnival.”

Another special event scheduled for Friday is a “boss challenge where the people of downtown Timmins nominate their boss to complete a little obstacle course for bragging rights to be the best boss in downtown Timmins. Timmins,” Campbell said.

This event will take place at noon.

As is the case whenever the City Park is developed, there will be no east-west vehicular traffic on Third Avenue between Pine and Balsam streets.

And on this occasion, with the stage located in the middle of the intersection of Third and Cedar, there will naturally be no north-south automobile traffic allowed to pass through.


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