Welcome to the Norseman Festival

Bush plane Fly-By  |  Entertainment  |  Guest Speakers  |  Local Vendors and Artisans

Community Group Events  |  Family Fun Kid’s Activities  |  Fireworks and More!


To all those who participated in the 2017 Norseman Festival

The Norseman Festival Committee would like to thank all those patrons that came out to support their local festival. We are thankful that the rain didn’t seem to deter our dedicated visitors. This year we were very excited to have a large number of community groups participating, their involvement has allowed the festival to grow by providing new and exciting activities. We are greatly looking forward to next year’s Festival and bigger and better things. The Norseman Festival was made possible by our wonderful volunteers and supporting businesses and organizations….Thanks You! 


Take a trip back to the first Norseman Festival in 1992.  Events include the Norseman Fly-by, Float Pumping and Floatplane Loading competitions.

On June 28th, 1992, CF-DRD powered up for it’s last ride, crossing Howey Bay in Red Lake and returning to the maintenance base where it was recently overhauled. Shortly after, it was mounted on a pedestal in the new Norseman Park. It continues to be the symbol of Red Lake, and a nod to our rich aviation history.

This is a home video of that day. We hope friends, pilots, Red Lakers, and Norseman enthusiasts might enjoy the nostalgia of these clips.

Vendor Application Form

The Festival Market will be open to vendors wishing to sell food products and goods that are locally/regionally/Canadian Grown or made, while Takeout Vendors will sell hot foods/ready to eat foods.   A Vendor application form will be posted to this site when available.


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The Norseman Festival Committee – P.O. Box P.O. Box 122, Red Lake, Ontario, P0V 2M0, Canada
Phone: (807) 727-3021  Toll Free: (877) 727-3021