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Nickel Days weekend kicks off June 23rd after two years of shutdowns

The Nickel Days festival is back following two years of pandemic-related shutdowns.


Bruce Krentz, one of the Nickel Days committee members, explains what the Nickel Days weekend means for our city.


“In a lot of other places, the end of June isn’t necessarily a kick off to summer but for us in Thompson, it is the kick off to summer. School is ending and summer holidays are about to start and it’s really something to look forward to all year. It’s our biggest festival and it’s been going so long that it’s such a tradition and a feel good thing. There is a long running joke in town that it always rains on Nickel Days weekend and it maybe even snowed a couple of times but that still doesn’t take away from any of the fun and excitement. It’s really something for us all to look forward to after what is often a pretty cold winter, including this past one.”


Some of the attractions residents can look forward to include the midway fair, the Nickel Days social on Saturday night, as well as karaoke.


Thursday night is when the Nickel Days weekend kicks off.


Catch Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon for more on Nickel Days.

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