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!


WHAT WAS NEW at  2018 Norseman Festival

Friday 20th – 5pm
Over Centennial Park

Opening Ceremony

The Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre presents a Traditional Opening Ceremony and Women’s Drumming Circle,

Friday 20-6:30pm
Over Centennial Park
Saturday 21 – 8pm
Over Centennial Park
Sunday 22 – 5pm
Over Howey Bay


Michael Tryggvason – A veteran and top trophy winner of the International Aerobatic Club Competitor circuit since 2011 – Mike’s high performance aerial stunts are sure to thrill the crowds at the Norseman Festival this year.

Friday 20th 6pm – 8pm
Heritage Centre

Family Movie Night

Early Man (FREE ADMISSION) – Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. At the Heritage Centre. Popcorn, drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Sunday 22nd – 2pm to 4pm
Centennial Park

Teakle Family Circus

The “Teakle Family Circus” is made up of three super talented, Winnipeg-based siblings that will both entertain and and inspire!  They bring their unique brand of sibling antics combined with truly world class skills to every performance!


Friday 20th 7-9pm
Centennial Park

Sean Taylor Band

The Sean Taylor Band is an energetic, 6-piece party band that loves nothing more than making great music for our listeners to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for country, rock, or pop; our wide array of music will keep you singing all through the night. So bring your dancing shoes and your best singing voice and party all night with us.

Saturday 21st – 8:30 – 10:30pm
Centennial Park

Canada’s Best Journey Tribute

Ultimate Escape is a Canadian band, based out of Winnipeg MB., with a show dedicated to the band Journey. Showcasing hits such as “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”, “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin'”, “Lights”, and “Don’t Stop Believing”. The band has also gone deep into the vaults and have picked not only the hits, but some of their personal favourite “deep” tracks.  Ultimate Escape has performed for thousands of people, and has always left audiences begging for more. If you have a passion for live music, you don’t want to miss seeing this band in concert…You’ll love it!!!!!

Friday 20th – 9:30pm
Saturday 21st – 7pm
Centennial Park

Black River Drifters

BRD serves up Americana roots rock, deep dark ghost stories, big harmonies and down-to-earth and at times unhinged guitar work.

Leo Kopelow (lead guitar) Ryan Cyr (vocals, drums) Don Norman (vocals, guitar) Kevin Morin (bass)

Black River Drifters draw on the past but are reinventing the leading edge of alt-country/roots rock. Often compared to Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams and The Old 97s, BRD’s debut album Hearts Gone Cold received praise from local and national press when it was released in 2015. In the words of the Winnipeg Free Press’ Jeff Monk the hard folk sound and darker lyrical subject matter reveals a mature feel… a whole new realm of listenability. The album earned four stars from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, who described it as Very good, very low-down”, while Exclaim called them “back-road ramblers that deliver a good swift punch to the ears”.

Saturday 21st – 2pm
Sunday 22nd – 1pm

Centennial Park

Corin Raymond

Toronto songwriter Corin Raymond is a troubadour whose robust veracity appeals to older folks and children alike. Raymond’s songs are covered by Dustin Bentall, The Good Lovelies, The Strumbellas, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, and a far flung community of roots musicians and enthusiasts. Raymond’s latest JUNO nominated album, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams (released March 3rd, 2016) is “a hypnotic, literate collection of dark tall tales…. Romantic, immediate, and narcotic.” (Acoustic Guitar).


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 is now available for download.


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The Norseman Festival Committee – P.O. Box P.O. Box 122, Red Lake, Ontario, P0V 2M0, Canada