Welcome to the 2014 Norseman Festival
Red Lakeʼs Norseman Festival continues to evolve. Itʼs never quite the same, and yet thereʼs always something to make you feel you still belong there. This yearʼs mix of activities will extend over 10 days from Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 27 and from Red Lake Airport in Cochenour to several sites in Red Lake. It promises to be more laid back, but still have lots to do.
Opening with a big screen family movie at the Red Lake Airport on the 18th, it stays at the airport in Cochenour on Saturday where there will be an aviation memorabilia exhibit and a static aircraft display, including a C130 and a Harvard II. Pitt Special aerobatic rides and a variety of on-the-ground activities will accompany them. In the evening, the scene morphs into the annual Rock the Runway Concert. This yearʼs event features up and coming Manitoba artist Nelson Little and band with their particularly catchy country and altcountry sound and lyrics.
Catch your breath before the next weekend and get ready for the annual slo pitch tourney at Dan Kucheran Field in Red Lake – a three day event from July 25 – 27, accompanied by an outdoor Beer Garden.
Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, the 27th are traditional Norseman Festival downtown on the shores of Howey Bay. Howey Street will be closed off and taken over by a mix of vendors, buskers, and stage entertainers competing with active games and contests for all ages, alongside inﬂatable activity centres and the Festivalʼs signature “Norseman Express” childrenʼs ride.
Norsemans and other ﬂoatplanes on display at the docks, Norseman rides at a bargain price, and a mixed ﬂy-by of wheeled and ﬂoat planes will add a twist to the usual air trafﬁc on Howey Bay.
Thereʼs hope that the ﬁre season will allow for a helitak and CL415 to be part of the July 19 static display at the airport, to be followed up the next week on the 26th by a water bombing demonstration downtown over Howey Bay.
Come evening, Much Music will set up their screens and sound systems for a Family Street Dance with music genres changing as time goes by. At nightfall, everything stops for ﬁreworks over Howey Bay. Then the youngsters head for home and itʼs back to dancing on the street.
Sunday will be a more relaxing day, staged around a Family Brunch and family activities theme downtown and the Slo-Pitch ﬁnals at the ball park.
Norseman Festival 2014 Booth Information
The Norseman Festival has three opportunities for vendors and info providers to set up booths during the Norseman Festival.
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Norseman Festival Fireworks Donation – Help to “Light up the Sky” this year at the Norseman Festival
The Norseman Festival has always put on a fireworks show for all those attending the event. This year we are faced with the need to pay for a new electronic firing board to keep up with safety requirements and technological advances. If you would like to help to keep this tradition alive in Red Lake, please check this out. Donate to the Fireworks Fund