Admission Prices

Adult 18+, Students 13 - 17, Seniors 65+, Children 3 - 12

Day Passes:  Adults $10, Student / Seniors $6, Children $5

Weekend Passes:  Adults $20, Students & Seniors $12, Children $10




Nickel Days dance tickets for the 2016 year $40 each. Available NOW at the Thompson Regional Community Centre front desk or Don Johnson Jewellers in the City Centre Mall. 

Happy Hour at the Nickel Days dance is from 8:00 - 9:30pm. Drinks $3 during Happy Hour!



The parade starts at the Museum, going west past Thompson General Hospital, continuing full loop of Thompson Drive back to Princeton & Station Road.  (Parade will dismantle at Princeton & Station Road). 



Recent News

It's About You

Its that time of year again where Nickel Days Volunteers are busy putting together the festival for Thompsonites and our surrounding neighbours.  The Nickel Days Committee is looking forward to a great event.



2017 Headliner:  


Parade Theme:  TBC

WHOA!!!  Jr Talent Contest 

Saturday, June 24th - 2:30 pm

Thompson's Got Vocal Talent Contest

Sunday, June 25th - 2pm

THE SHEEPDOGS to headline 2016 lineup!

Thompson, MB - Nickel Days is thrilled to announce this year’s Nickel Days Dance headliner as The Sheepdogs. Known for their pure, simple, good time rock-n-roll style, The Sheepdogs are currently touring in support of their newest and fifth album Future Nostalgia. The album features leading track “Downtown,” which became the top added song on Canadian Rock Radio. The new single “I’m Gonna Be Myself” has already climbed into the Top 5 within the Active Rock Charts.

“We’re so proud to bring The Sheepdogs to Northern Manitoba,” notes Nickel Days President Wendell Fitzpatrick. “They’re a rock band with many claim-to fames including gold and platinum records, sharing the stage with rock icons and a great new album, we have no doubt this is going to be the event of the summer in Thompson!”

The Nickel Days Dance happens this year on Saturday, June 25th. Doors open at 8:00 pm and it’s happy hour pricing ($3 a drink!) until 9:30. The dance will also feature some amazing local talent to open up the show, keep an eye on the Nickel Days social media for further announcements (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Tickets ($40) will go on sale in April.

Nickel Days is a summer fair in Thompson, MB, held annually in June and includes a midway & fairgrounds, parade, the National King Miner Contest, softball tournament, talent contests, family stage show and Saturday evening social. Nickel Days is a non-profit corporation. For further event information visit and follow Nickel Days on Facebook and Instagram.


We are pleased to welcome you to the website. Please feel free to browse our site, including our Events, Schedule and Sponsors pages.  Check out our Gallery page, where you can share photos from your Nickel Days experience.

  • Select Shows looking for workers

    Select Shows is looking for people to staff the midway (operate rides, work at food booths and games) at NIckel Days.  If interested go down to the TRCC / Nickel Days fairgrounds Tuesday morning to see Michelle or Jim Mills.  
  • FAMILY GAMES, Sunday June 26th

    Join us for some fun on the TRCC field with the Nickel Days FAMILY GAMES!  It all gets started Sunday, June 26th at 12:00 noon.  Fun for all ages AND cash prizes for the kids!  Admission is a Nickel Days bracelet.

  • Friday Stage Show Theme: CELEBRATING 60 YEARS!

    There's always something to look forward to at the Nickel Days Stage Show, but this year will be particularly exciting with the addition of the Friday Night Theme: CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF MINING!  That's right, mining has been front and centre in our region for 60 years!!  We're pleased to present live performances by some awesome local bands (TIMEPIECE and 5 MINUTES FROM EVERYWHERE) as well as a tonne of information on the mining industry in Thompson, several free draws (valued at $200 each!!) and a whole lot more mining themed fun!  Many thanks to Vale for helping build this theme night.  Admission to the Stage Show is a Nickel Days bracelet.  

  • NEW THIS YEAR!! Paint Lake Package

    We're trying something new this year!! For our friends who live at Paint Lake or are planning to camp at Paint Nickel Days weekend we've got you covered! Greyhound has generously donated a bus and driver to provide transportation to and from the Saturday Night Dance!  Packages are $50 each and must be purchased ahead of time. Package includes transportation to the TRCC from the Marina (return), dance ticket and drink token.  Purchase your package at Paint Lake Lodge (CASH ONLY!) and for each package sold $10 goes towards the Paint Lake Cottage Association.  Space is limited and the folks at the Marina are planning on some fun festivities before the bus departs. Join us at the Thompson Regional Community Centre Saturday June 25th for an amazing time with awesome live music!  The Richard Farrow Band will open the show, followed by the Nelson Little Band who will no doubt have the crowd geared up for this year's Headliner - THE SHEEPDOGS!  


  • Dance Tickets on sale now

    Tickets for the Nickel Days Dance are on sale at Don Johnson's and the TRCC.  $40...get yours now!  It's going to be a great show!

  • Proud to Support Our Community!

    We are proud to support community groups in fundraising efforts by hiring for a variety of jobs throughout the festival weekend. It's estimated that Nickel Days has contributed in excess of $100,000 over the last five years alone (Nickel Days has been operating for 40+ years!) into local groups that directly assisted youth initiatives, recreation clubs and social programming.

  • We're on Instagram!

    Share your Nickel Days pics with us!  Tag @NickelDays in your pics and use #NickelDays2016.

  • 2016 Nickel Days Dance Tickets

    Dance tickets will be sold at $40 each.  Tickets will soon be available at Don Johnson Jewellers in the City Centre Mall and the reception desk at the Thompson Regional Community Centre. 


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King Miner Registration


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Theme: 60 Year's Proud!



Entries must be on site at 9am.  Late entries may not be judged

Parade begins at 10am


  2016 Application

-Please take note of new policies & changes that took affect in 2014.

All booth applications must be approved in writing prior to confirmation of participation.


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