Welcome to the Norseman Festival

                                               July 19, 20, 21 2019

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

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

Keep checking this website regularly… New events and entertainment being added often!




Due to the impact this year’s Fire Season is having on participating aircraft and supporting businesses, the Norseman Festival Fly Past is cancelled for this year.

The Norseman Festival Committee would like to thank the efforts of our MNRF, fire crews and supporting organizations who have been working tirelessly to protect the communities, camps, businesses and forests in our region.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to planning our 2020 Norseman Festival Fly Past.

Friday 19th – 8pm
Centennial Park

The 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. Each event’s setlist is custom designed for each performance, ensuring the best result every time. So bring your dancing shoes and your best singing voice and party all night with us!

Friday 19th- 10:0-11:30pm

Centennial Park

Leanne Pearson

She has been described by industry folk as level heade, mature, sweet, funny and very talented. This country rocker walks on stage with a pretty dress and a big smile, then shatters your expectations with her edgy stage presence.

Leanne was crowned Female Artist of the Year at the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards. Not only has she had 3 Top 100 songs, one of her first singles, “Get Outta My Heart”, hit Top 50 on the Canadian Country Music Charts; with CMT adding the quirky music video.

Leanne graduated with a B.A. from the University of Manitoba, where she is on the Dean’s Honor List. She is also one tough cookie with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Saturday, July 20th- 7:30- 9:00 pm

Centennial Park

Tribute Band to April Wine

Saturday 20th – 9:00- 10:30 pm
Centennial Park

JukeBox Heroes

is a Winnipeg based classic rock band that performs high-energy hits that helped shape Rock ‘n’ Roll from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Their live performances will take you back in time and get you up and moving with classics from Aerosmith to Queen to AC DCCollin James, April Wine, and Streetheart, Weezer, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers to name a few. If you are a fan of Classic Rock, or just Rock, and want to enjoy your favorites with added energy and passion, then you have found the right band for the job.

Saturday 20th – 3pm
Sunday 21st – 1pm

Centennial Park

Jacques Chenier

Jacques Jake Chénier has shared his songs with families for over 3 decades and has recorded 4 CDs of original tunes inspired by travels to Thailand and Latin America. His Juno Award nominated recording, “Walking In The Sun”, offers many musical styles including calypso, reggae, folk and Cajun. His spirited concerts encourage children of all ages to join in the fun, combining on stage participation and bilingual sing-along action songs with titles such as Pizza Paradise, Boom! Boom! Boom!, Dinosaurs and You’re Different Just Like Everybody Else.


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.

For more information about the Reach Ball Hockey Tournament, click some of these links…

Team Roster Sheet

Rules & Waiver

Format of Play

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