Sun Peaks Ski Resort is the venue for this annual festival of wine, where attendees can taste local wines and foods. Many of the resort’s outstanding restaurants take part in the festival, and a menu of festival events offers something for everyone, from a bartender face-off and progressive tasting parties to special buffets, brunches and dinners.
Choral, dance, guitar, instrumental piano, speech arts, strings and voice are just some of the disciplines represented at the KFPA. The arts competition is held at several venues throughout the city.
This multi-day fest gets things started with pre-fest activities in downtown Kamloops and at The Horse Barn. There’s a kick-off party at Kamloops Convention Center, too. Festival highlights include live entertainment at The Horse Barn; downtown Kamloops offers open mic performances at several venues – look for cowboy musicians, poets and storytellers to do their thing. There are dinner theatre shows, and don’t miss Cowboy Church on Sunday - it’s cool. Workshops, seminars and tons of exhibitors all make this a festival worth attending!
From the opening reception to the closing party and all the showings in between, this film fest brings films to Kamloops that you might not see otherwise!
Eight days of plays comprise Mainstage 2012, when community theatre groups from all over British Columbia come together to present dramas for festival attendees. Performances are held at the Sagebrush Theatre; morning Coffee Critiques take place at The Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.
Celebrate the national holiday at Riverside Park where you will find family-friendly arts, music and festivities plus great fireworks.
Motorcycle enthusiasts, this event is for you! It’s held in Merritt, BC, about an hour southwest of Kamloops and features a wide variety of vendors at a Street Mall as well as a plethora of live entertainment.
Prince Charles Park hosts this Kamlooops Street Road Association’s annual event.
Enjoy live music at the bandshell in Riverside Park, summer evenings in August.
Shop for local and sustainable foods during the months of July through September, every Sunday at the Sun Peaks Ski Resort. You can also peruse a selection of arts and crafts, beauty products, meats and seafoods.
This popular pow wow is located in Kamloops, at the Secwepemc Pow Wow Grounds on the river.
For finger-lickin’ good BBQ, head to Riverside Park for a family-friendly festival offering a rib cook-off, live music and entertainment, a Kids’ Zone, and a great Refreshment Center. Admission is free!
Dress up in your favorite costume and bring your kids to BC Wildlife Park to celebrate the spookiest of all days, Halloween. Visit a scary haunted house and miniature train, a haunted maze and graveyard. Prizes for the best costumes make this a fun evening, which tops off with a nice fireworks show.
Held annually during the holiday season at BC Wildlife Park, this festival features an amazing lazer light show, clown shows and photos with Santa Claus. Don’t miss the train ride!