The Nipigon Blueberry Blast festival was established in 2002 under the auspices of the Land of the Nipigon Chamber of Commerce.
The intention was to establish an event that would:
ñ have a positive impact on existing local businesses
ñ make Nipigon a destination during the event
ñ have a positive impact on community spirit by involving both interest groups and businesses
ñ be a morale booster through entertainment, activities, food, fun, music and dance
ñ encourage participation and interaction of all age groups
ñ be family-oriented and focused
ñ encourage awareness of and respect for the environment
ñ make visitors aware of and attracted to Nipigon
ñ encourage repeat visits to Nipigon
The Blueberry Blast was turned over to an independent committee of volunteers in 2007, and in 2008 the committee became a sub-committee of the Township of Nipigon recreation committee.
This year (2016) will be the 15th annual Blueberry Blast.