Seven Successful Years of Neighbourhood Fun

By Melanie Larson

This past weekend saw the Bay & Algoma Festival kick off its seventh year of talent to the very warm reception of over 7,000 attendees on its first day. The two-day festival, presented by Toy Sense, had an impressive turn out on the Sunday portion as well.

With eight sponsored stages, the lineup of over forty presenters filled the Bay & Algoma district with all the diverse sights and sounds that our community and many welcome visitors have to offer. Among the talent were local music favourites like Chris Talarico and the Bay Street Bastards, the latter having been involved in the festival since its inception. The lineup also featured an eclectic mix of performers from the Kaminari Wan Taiko Japanese Drummers to the Mental Floss Sideshow and everything in between.

Aside from entertainment, the festival also hosted an array of food vendors who kept attendees full and happy. Whether festival-goers were crunching kettle corn at Poppin Hut or cooling down with Epic Cones, there was no shortage of delectable treats to try.

For those who couldn’t make it to this year’s Bay & Algoma Buskers Festival, check out the photos of this truly unique event below, courtesy of Jacey-Lynne Graham.