Annual Events

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Annual Events

Annual events are celebrated in every Columbia Valley community. From the smallest hamlet to the largest town or city, we have our favorite annual celebrations that bring our communities together to just have fun. There are festivals, sporting events, markets, arts and cultural events, galas, music concerts, celebrations of our environment, national holidays and more – always something to look forward to.

Here are some of the annual events celebrated in Columbia Valley communities. Large or small, they draw friends and neighbors together to celebrate the uniquely beautiful tapestry that is East Kootenay culture.

If you see an event showing last year’s date, it means that the upcoming year’s dates have not yet been confirmed.

Fairs & festivals

Birthday & New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 2018
The Birthday and New Year's Eve Celebration is an annual free family event in Radium Hot Springs. There's hot dogs, chili, hot chocolate, cake and fireworks!
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New Years Eve Fireworks in Fairmont

December 31, 2018
The night skies above the Fairmont Indian Baths at the resort will be alight on New Years Eve with a magnificent fireworks display to usher in 2017.
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Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade

Decembert 24, 2018
The Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade at the Fairmont Family Ski Hill is a FREE family event. Dozens of skiers light the dark with torches. Fireworks! Santa!
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Christmas Eve Service at the Stolen Church

December 24, 2018
Everyone is invited to join with us Christmas Eve in the Stolen Church, Windermere, BC, for our annual celebration of the eve of this holy season.
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Edgewater Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2018
Our Edgewater Christmas Eve service will be held at 8 pm in the little All Saints Church. Individuals and families are welcome to join us in our celebration.
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Fireworks

Christmas Eve Fireworks an annual Wilmer celebration

December 24, 2018
Christmas Eve fireworks ia an annual tradition at Conrad Kain Park in Wilmer, with bonfires and hot chocolate and a spectacular display for everyone. Join the fun.
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Oktoberfest in Kimberley, the city of Festivals

October 7, 2017
Oktoberfest in Kimberley's downtown Platzl happens the first Saturday in October, combined with the last of the First Saturdays events of the summer, it's a grand splash!
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Downtown Invermere Oktoberfest

Downtown Invermere Oktoberfest

September 29, 2018
Downtown Invermere Oktoberfest is an all-day event that takes place every year on 13th Street in front of the Invermere Legion. This is a super fun event for the whole
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Kootenay Country Fair 2017

Kootenay Country Fair

September 9, 2018
Celebrate the harvest season in style - Kootenay Country style! Join hundreds and enjoy all the excitement, the fun, the food, the prizes - and much more!
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Motion Notion, Golden BC

Motion Notion is back!

August 23-27, 2018
Motion Notion is returning to Golden this summer with a festival of electronic music, art, nature in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Get tickets early!
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Kimberley Kaleidoscope

August 18-25, 2018
Kimberley Kaleidoscope is an annual 8-day arts and cultural festival through concerts, puppet theatre, poetry readings, exhibits, workshops, food and fun for the whole family. You're invited.
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Flats Fest

Flats Fest

August 18, 2018
Flats Fest, Canal Flats' first ever music festival will host a line-up of great country musicians onstage at the Civic Centre ball diamond. Please join us!
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Invermere Music Festival

Invermere Music Festival

August 17-18, 2018
The 2018 Invermere Music Festival covers 2 glorious days of great food & drink, fantastic musicians. Hear the best of the best. Tickets on sale now.
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Golden Sound Festival

Golden Sound Festival – Summer Edition

July 27-28, 2018
The Golden Sound Festival is a twice-yearly music event held in different downtown locations and highlighting quality up and coming western Canada artists.
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Valley Appreciation Day

Valley Appreciation Day

July 21, 2018
Everyone's invited to come and celebrate all the reasons why we love the Columbia Valley! Pancake breakfast, live music, farmers market, bouncy castle, kids games etc.
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Kimberley Julyfest

Kimberley Julyfest

July 20-22, 2018
Julyfest is an annual weekend-long summer festival in Kimberley BC. Thousands enjoy the live music, pancake breakfast, beer gardens, artisan vendors, food, soccer and bocce, bocce, bocce!
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Steamboat Mountain Music Festival, Edgewater

Steamboat Mountain Music Festival

July 6-8, 2018
The well-loved annual Steamboat Mountain Music festival in Edgewater brings musicians and music lovers together to experience an outdoor, all-genre musical gala in the shadow of Steamboat Mountain.
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Canada Day Celebrations in Invermere

July 1, 2018
Invermere's Canada Day Celebrations start with fireworks at midnight. In the morning, there's a parade and the Mountain Mosaic Festival with music, fun and birthday cake!
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Canada Day in Golden

July 1, 2018
Canada Day in Golden is always a smash hit as everyone gathers to wish our country a Happy Birthday. Multi events end with a giant fireworks display.
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A ‘Happy Birthday Canada’ party in Fairmont

July 1, 2018
You and your family are invited to the a Happy 150th Birthday party celebration at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Cake, live music by L8, puppets, fireworks!
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Canada flag

Celebrate Canada Day in Radium Hot Springs!

July 1, 2018
Celebrate Canada Day in Radium Hot Springs with a 150th birthday party for Canada. Enjoy Music and Market on Main plus s piece of birthday cake.
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Fireworks

Canada Day in Canal Flats

June 30, 2018
Canal Flats Canada Day celebration takes place at the Civic Centre, with refreshments, birthday cake and fireworks! Everyone's invited to the party. Bring the whole family!
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Radium Days 2018

Radium Days

June 16, 2018
Everyone's invited! Help us celebrate all the many reasons why we love Radium Hot Springs. There's a pancake breakfast, a parade, Brits Best Car Show and more!
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Sam Steele Days

Sam Steele Days

June 14-17, 2018
Sam Steele Days in Cranbrook is a weekend-long event in June each year. There are dozens of fun activities, including the largest annual parade in the Kootenays
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Coal Miner Days, Sparwood

Coal Miner Days: community celebration in Sparwood

June 7-10, 2018
Coal Miner Days is an annual community event in June, celebrating the mining heritage of the area & highlighting the great amenities Sparwood has to offer.
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Canal Days

Canal Days

May 30 - June 3, 2018
Join Canal Flats folks as they celebrate their community. Pancake breakfast, parades. beer garden, ball game, bingo, lots more.
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Shred Kelly

Fernie Stoke Fest in downtown Fernie

March 24, 2018
Fernie Stoke Fest is a party for everyone with Fernie band, Shred Kelly. A show for all ages and one for adults only. Retro music with an upgrade!
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Jay Gilday

High Notes Music Festival

March 23-25, 2018
The High Notes Music Festival opens with Big Eli Blues Band, local music legends, sharing the spotlight at the T-Bar & Grill Friday evening! Tickets at the door.
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Fernie Griz Days

Fernie Griz Days celebrates winter in the Elk Valley

March 2-4, 2018
The downtown area and Fernie Alpine Resort are the venues for Fernie Griz Days, the community's annual 3-day winter festival, honoring the legendary "Griz". Fun for everyone!
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Snowflake Festival

January 19, 2018
Invermere's annual Snowflake Festival is a real family affair with live music, fantastic food, drink, ice skating, fire pit and fireworks as a grand finale.
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Kimberley Alpine Resort

ULLR Dag Fest

January 13, 2018
The ULLR Dag Fest is a huge free Viking-style community celebration at Kimberley Alpine Resort to honor ULLR, Norse god of snow. It's a tradition! Join us!
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Cranbrook Santa Claus parade

Santa Claus is coming to Cranbrook!

November 25, 2017
The 2017 Cranbrook Santa Claus Parade is coming to town with its theme of 'Flannel & Frost'. There will be colorful floats, Christmas music and Santa himself!
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Invermere Light Up Celebration & Santa Claus Parade

November 18, 2017
The annual Light Up Celebration in Invermere is the official kick-off for the holiday season. Santa Claus Parade, Snowball Drop, lighting of the Christmas Tree, shopping specials.
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Canal Flats Fall Fair & Artisan Market

October 21, 2017
The Canal Flats Fall Fair and Artisan Market is going to top the charts this year! Great fun to put happy faces on everyone. Contests, prizes, market.
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Kimberley Community Fall Fair

Kimberley Community Fall Fair

September 23-24, 2017
The Kimberley Community Fall Fair is a great family celebration of the autumn season, With music, entertainment, booths, food and kids games, it's fun for everyone!
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Windermere Fall Fair & Scarecrow Festival

September 17, 2017
Celebrate the coming autumn season at the Windermere Fall Fair and Scarecrow Festival! There's live music, exhibits, demos, kids zone and great food! Mark your calendar!
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Golden Mountain Festival

May 19-22, 2017
The annual Golden Mountain Festival celebrates everything that makes the town of Golden BC a great place to live. There are Art exhibitions, speakers, films, musicians.
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BC Day Celebration at Ft. Steele

July 31, 2016
BC Day celebration at Fort Steele Heritage Town is an annual event on the mid-summer long weekend. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to be here.
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Canada Day Party at Panorama

July 1, 2016
There's a Canada Day party coming up at Panorama Mountain Resort and everyone's invited. Come early for the pancake breakfast. Fire department barbecue at noon. Kids fun too.
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Radium Harvest Festival

October 25, 2015
The Radium Harvest Festival is a grand celebration of autumn and the harvest season. It's a fun-filled family event with a pumpkin carving contest. Fun for all.
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Recreation & sports
Ram Into Fall golf tournament

Ram into Fall Fundraising Golf Tournament

September 24, 2018
The Ram into Fall Fundraising Golf Tournament in support of the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce is a Texas Scramble. Register yourself or your team now!
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Columbia Valley Rockies golf tournament fundraiser

CV Rockies Golf Tournament Fundraiser

September 22, 2018
The Columbia Valley Rockies golf tournament is a fundraiser for the hockey team. This is the fifth year for this event and it will take place again at Copper Point,
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Show & Shine

Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show and Shine

September 14-16, 2018
Enjoy a delightful trip down Memory Lane at Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show and Shine, held each year at The Springs Golf Course, Radium Hot Springs.
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Loop the Lake | Invermere BC

Loop the Lake 2018

August 11, 2018
Run, jog or walk at your own pace and comfort level. It's great exercise in the fresh air, fun for every age and ability. It's Loop the Lake!
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Lakeside Event| Invermere BC Event

Lakeside Event

August 11, 2018
The Lakeside Event is a summer's Tradition. Bring lawn chairs, blankets & refreshments to James Chabot Park to watch the show! After-party with live music!
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Lake Windermere Open Water Swim

Lake Windermere Open Water Swim

July 29, 2018
The annual Lake Windermere Open Water Swim offers participants a choice of a 2km or a 5km swim in the warm and magical waters of the lake.
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Willi XC Challenge

July 27 - Aug 6, 2018
It's at Golden's Mount 7 and is one of the premier hang gliding and para gliding events of the summer. pilots from all over the world compete!
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Kimberley Julyfest

Kimberley Julyfest

July 20-22, 2018
Julyfest is an annual weekend-long summer festival in Kimberley BC. Thousands enjoy the live music, pancake breakfast, beer gardens, artisan vendors, food, soccer and bocce, bocce, bocce!
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Bull riding in the Rockies

Bull Riding in the Rockies

July 20, 2018
Come on, y'all! It's Bull Ridin' in the Rockies time of year. Dust off your cowboy hat and shine up your spurs! Get ready for some fun!
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Triathlon winner

Invermere Heart of the Rockies Triathlon

July 8, 2018
Invermere Heart of the Rockies Triathlon welcomes all athletes of both novice and accomplished levels to participate in this challenging annual event at James Chabot Park.
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Gran Fondo

Invermere Heart of the Rockies Gran Fondo

July 8, 2018
The Invermere Heart of the Rockies Gran Fondo will take place in and around Lake Windermere and between Invermere and Canal Flats. 60 km and 100km distances.
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Duathlon

Invermere Heart of the Rockies Duathlon

July 8, 2018
The Invermere Heart of the Rockies Duathlon inaugural event will be in tandem with the Triathlon, open Run Races and Gran Fondo at James Chabot Park, invermere.
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Invermere Heart of the Rockies Aquathon

Invermere Heart of the Rockies Aquathon

July 8, 2018
Invermere Heart of the Rockies Aquathon Individual Standard event includes a 1500 m swim in Lake Windermere & a 40 km bike race from James Chabot Park.
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Invermere Heart of the Rockies Run Event

Invermere Heart of the Rockies Run event

July 8, 2018
The Invermere Heart of the Rockies Run is in tandem with the other events at James Chabot Park.. There's a 10 km and a 5 km race.
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Lotsa kids on bikes

Invermere Young Hearts Triathlon

July 7, 2018
Hey Kids! The Invermere Young Hearts Triathlon is about doing your best and having lots of fun. You'll win an award when you cross the finish line.
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Horsethief Hideout Bike Rally

Horsethief Hideout Memorial Rally

July 5-8, 2018
The annual Horsethief Hideout Memorial Rally brings motorcycle enthusiasts to the Columbia Valley for a jam-packed weekend, both for those who have wheels & those who don't.
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Team Golden Redline Car Show

July 1, 2018
The annual Team Golden Redline Car Show in Golden BC is part of the town's Happy Birthday celebration on Canada Day. FREE to the public!
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Round the Mountain Community Trails Festival

Round the Mountain Festival

June 24, 2018
The Round the Mountain Festival is one of Kimberley BC's really fun annual events. 7 challenges to choose from. All ages. Something for every fitness level. Register now.
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Hike for Hospice

Hike For Hospice

June 24, 2018
The pledge-based Hike for Hospice, a fundraiser for the Hospice Society, is at the historic K2 Ranch this year! Everyone's welcome and kids hike FREE!
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British car show and picnic

Brits Best Car Show

June 15-17, 2018
The Brits Best Car Show during the annual Radium Days festival is a celebration of all things both British and mechanical. Come on down. View these beauties!
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Lions fun golf day

Golf Fun Day at Coy’s

June 9, 2018
The Golf Fun Day at Coy's Par 3 Golf Course is an annual fundraiser sponsored by Fairmont District Lions Club. Proceeds go to support the club's projects.
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Wasa Lake Triathlon

Wasa Lake Triathlon

June 9-10, 2018
The Wasa Lake Triathlon at Wasa Lake BC features 11 races in the TriKids, Super-Sprint, Sprint & Standard triathlons for both individuals and relay teams. Register now!
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Canal Days Cruise In 2017

Canal Days Cruise In and Burnout Pit

June 2, 2018
View all makes and models of vehicles, including motorcycles at the Canal Days celebration's Canal Flats Cruise In. Spin your wheels at the burnout pit this year too.,
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Panorama Hare Scramble

Panorama Hare Scramble 2018

June 1-3, 2018
The Panorama Hare Scramble is an action-packed weekend of off-road dirt bike racing, presented by the Windermere Valley Dirt Riders. Races for PeeWees up to Pros.
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Kootenay Krusher mountain bike race

Kootenay Krusher Mountain Bike Race

May 27, 2018
The 7th annual Kootenay Krusher mountain bike race is a family-friendly, single track mountain event at Nipika Mountain Resort, Radium Hot Springs. All abilities welcome. Register online.
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Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run

Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run

May 26, 2018
The Crazy Soles Nipika Trail Run 2018 will be celebrating it 10th anniversary this year at Nipika Mountain Resort.. Select from several distances and categories. Register now!
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Rocky Mountain Rally 2018

Rocky Mountain Rally

May 25-27, 2018
The Rocky Mountain Rally in Invermere and Radium Hot Springs areas is a performance-based event, pitting the drivers and co-drivers against the road and the clock.
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Wings Over the Rockies, 2018

Wings Over the Rockies Festival

May 7-13, 2018
Celebrate the biodiversity of wildlife in the Columbia River wetlands. Join people from all over the world at the 22nd annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival.
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Children's Festival, Wings Over the Rockies 2018

Wings Over the Rockies Children’s Festival

May 5, 2018
Wings Over the Rockies Children's Festival was so popular last year that it's back in the 2018 line-up. Billed as "time for some fun and games", this part of the
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Bicycles

Columbia Valley Cycling Society gear swap

April 28, 2018
Ready to upgrade your gently-used biking gear? Sell it at the annual Columbia Valley Cycling Society Bike Swap and find tons of bargains for yourself.
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Columbia Valley Junior Golf Tour

April 25 - May 30, 2018
Columbia Valley Golf Junior Tour kicks off! It's open to school kids under 13 years and can develop a love for the game and build new skills.
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Fat biking

The Cross River Ripper Fat Bike Race

February 24, 2018
The Cross River Ripper Fat Bike Race promises to be a popular annual event at Nipika Mountain Resort. BBQ and awards ceremony to follow. Register early.
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Winter recreation

Fernie Winterfest

February 18, 2018
The Fernie Winterfest is a fun, family-friendly ski event on the scenic trails at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre, near Mt. Fernie Provincial Park. Everyone's invited!
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Huckleberry Loppet

February 3-4, 2018
The Huckleberry Loppet is the Nordic Ski Club's main event of the season, two days of fun on the trails with races suitable for all ages and abilities.
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Nipika Toby Creek Nordic Loppet

Nipika Toby Creek Nordic Loppet Weekend

January 27-28, 2018
The annual Nipika/Toby Creek Nordic Loppet is a spectacular weekend of Nordic racing with classic and skate races for every age and ability, a barbecue and prizes.
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Kinsmen Fishing Derby

Kinsmen Fishing Derby

January 27, 2018
Catch the biggest fish and win big cash prizes in the annual Fishing Derby. Entry fees help Kinsmen Club to serve the community.
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Cross-country skiing

Teck Kootenay Cup Race #5

January 27-28, 2018
Teck Kootenay Cup Race #5 is hosted by the Toby Creed Nordic Ski Club at the Nipika Mountain Resort. This event will be followed by BBQ & prizes
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Columbia Valley Rockies pond hockey team

BC Pond Hockey Championships

January 26-28, 2018
Columbia Valley Rockies Pond Hockey Championships shaping up to be a fantastic weekend on Lake Windermere. Two divisions with 6-player teams get minimum of 5 games.
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Bonspiel on the Lake | Invermere BC

Bonspiel on the Lake

January 19-21, 2018
For over 30 years, the Invermere Curling Club has hosted the annual Bonspiel on the Lake, a unique 3-day curling event on the ice of Lake Windermere.
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Snow golf on Lake Windermere

Snow Golf Tournament

January 13, 2018
The annual Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley Snow Golf Tournament is a fundraising event with great prizes to be won and a whole lot of fun for the players.
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Cross-country skiing

Teck Kootenay Cup Races #3 & 4

January 13-14, 2018
Teck Kootenay Cup Races #3 & 4 in the race series is at the Kimberley Nordic Centre, This event is one of the key events of the season.
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Annual Sleigh Ride Day at Fort Steele

January 1, 2018
Fort Steele's Sleigh Ride Day is a great way to celebrate the New Year making family memories . Bundle up, come for the day. Sleigh Rides by donation.
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Cross-country skiing

Teck Kootenay Cup Races #1 & 2

December 30-31, 2017
Teck Kootenay Cup Races #1 & 2 of the annual race series at Elk Valley Nordic Centre, Fernie.is for skiers of ll ages and abilities. Club affiliation not necessary.
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Annual WVSC Ski & Gear Swap

October 7, 2017
The annual WVSC Ski & Gear Swap is the place to sell last year's ski gear and get fantastic bargains on just what you've always wanted!
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Show & Shine

Show & Shine Car Show dance

September 16, 2017
The annual Car Show Dance tops the charts every year! There is always a live band so you can dance your bobby socks off the whole night!
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Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

September 8, 2017
The Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo provides cyclists an opportunity to participate in a world-class Fondo and ride or race with other cyclists. Three course distance options.
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Summer Splash

Lake Windermere Summer Splash!

August 6, 2017
Join the fun at James Chabot Beach! Summer Splash is an annual celebration of Lake Windermere and everything we love about it. Competitions, live music, learning.
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Bed race

Kimberley Bed Race

August 5, 2017
The annual Kimberley Bed Race consists of 18 teams of 5 fun-loving people each. This is one event you definitely don't want to miss this summer! Be here.
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Funspiel 2016

Annual Canal Flats Curling Funspiel

March 17-19, 2017
Curling is the game but it's really about a fun weekend for everyone. Spectators, too! So come on down to the arena and cheer on the teams!
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Charity Ski Day

March 4, 2017
Charity Ski Day is an annual event at the Fairmont Ski Hill, with fun planned for everyone. Great prizes, discounts, live musical entertainment & lots more.
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Link to Rink | invermere Curling Club

Men’s Skin Spiel

February 17-19, 2017
The Men's Skin Spiel at the Invermere Curling Centre is back with cash prizes to be won by 20 teams. Saturday evening Banquet. Register today!
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Fat biking in the Columbia Valley

Celebrating Global Fat-Bike Day

December 2-3, 2016
A 2-day Global Fat-Bike Day celebration is being hosted by Invermere's Crazy Soles and Nipika Mountain Resort. Learn about the sport, enjoy a group ride and potluck.
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Junior Fun Spiel

November 18-20, 2016
The annual Junior Fun Spiel is always a great way to get the local youth excited about the sport of curling. Junior & Advanced pools. Register now.
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Link to Rink | invermere Curling Club

Autumn Link to Rink Bonspiel

October 14-15, 2016
Link to Rink is a great 2-day opportunity to get one last ball down the fairway before packing up the clubs and starting the curling season.
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Headbanger Trail Challenge

Headbanger Trail Challenge

September 24, 2016
The Headbanger Trail Challenge is an annual running event on the Sinclair Canyon trails around Radium Hot Springs BC. Choose the 1K, 3K, 5K or 10K.
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Lorne Rowe Memorial Golf Tournament

August 22, 2016
All golfers are invited to play in the Lorne Rowe Memorial Golf Tournament. It's a fundraiser for the Canadian Diabetes Association and it's always fun. Join us.
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Invermere ball diamond

Ballfest Slo-Pitch Tournament

July 22-24, 2016
The Ballfest Slo Pitch tournament is a great summertime weekend of FUN FIRST! There's cheering crowds, prizes and a licensed concession. All ability levels welcome. Register your team!
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Mountain bike race - Canada Cup - Panorama

Canada Cup/BC Cup Mountain Bike Races

July 16-19, 2016
The annual Canada Cup/BC Cup Mountain Bike Races are a great summer tradition at the Panorama Mountain Resort. Join Brent Tippie to cheer on the competitors.
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Ram into Summer Golf Tourney

July 9, 2016
The annual Ram into Summer Golf Tourney at Radium Resort golf course is a laughter-filled fundraiser for Tourism Radium and the Radium Chamber. Great prizes!
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Education & business
Poppies

Remembrance Day in East Kootenay

November 11, 2018
Remembrance Day in the East Kootenay is observed in many communities with solemn parades, commemoration ceremonies and laying of wreaths. Here's a list of the various events.
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Headbanger Festival, Radium Hot Springs

The Headbanger Festival

November 2-4, 2018
Join us to celebrate the annual return of the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep from the higher elevations to their winter campground below in Radium Hot Springs.
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Summer Suitcase Theatre Camps at Key City Theatre

Summer Theatre Camp for 6 to 13 years

August 13-20, 2018
Kids play theatre games and work on voice while creating their own show at summer Theatre. Camp Live performance for family and friends on the final day.
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Summer Reading Club’s got ‘Motion Commotion’

July 4 - August 30, 2018
The Summer Reading Club at Invermere Library is for kids from grade 1 to 5. Have fun with crafts, activities and books.
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Ride with librarians

Ride With Librarians event at Fernie Heritage Library

May 31, 2018
Ride with Librarians invites you to hop on your bike and join the librarians for a ride around town, part of Bike to Work and School Week.
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Wings Over the Rockies, 2018

Wings Over the Rockies Festival

May 7-13, 2018
Celebrate the biodiversity of wildlife in the Columbia River wetlands. Join people from all over the world at the 22nd annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival.
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Children's Festival, Wings Over the Rockies 2018

Wings Over the Rockies Children’s Festival

May 5, 2018
Wings Over the Rockies Children's Festival was so popular last year that it's back in the 2018 line-up. Billed as "time for some fun and games", this part of the
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Wildsight Invermere AGM film night 2018

Wildsight Invermere AGM and film night 2018

April 14, 2018
Wildsight Invermere AGM film night 2018 will feature a screening of The Messenger, an award-winning documentary about the worldwide disappearance of songbirds.
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Invermere Coffee Fest

March 2-4, 2018
The Invermere Coffee Fest is a 3-day celebration of coffee and tea, with workshops, tastings,, even a trade fair! Learn how to make the best cuppa ever!
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Wedding

St. Eugene Wedding Fair

February 3, 2018
Calling all Brides and Grooms! You're invited to the 2018 St. Eugene Wedding Fair. Get inspired! Make your wedding a dream come true! Fashions, food, decor, etc!
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Jay

Annual Christmas Bird Count events

December 27-30, 2017
Join tens of thousands of birders worldwide in the annual Christmas BIrd Count in the Golden, Cranbrook and Kimberley communities. You don't have to be an experienced birder.
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

November 25, 2017
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, touring 150 communities in North America, will feature several fantastic films that cover topics of environmental concern to our local population.
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Columbia Salmon Festival

Columbia Salmon Festival

September 9, 2017
Visitors and the Ktunaxa people will have the chance to learn about the history and also the future of salmon in the Columbia River at Kinsmen Park.
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Summer Splash

Lake Windermere Summer Splash!

August 6, 2017
Join the fun at James Chabot Beach! Summer Splash is an annual celebration of Lake Windermere and everything we love about it. Competitions, live music, learning.
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Meeting

Lake Windermere Ambassadors AGM

March 15, 2017
The Lake Windermere Ambassadors AGM is open to the public. Please join us to hear about what our team has been up to over the past year.
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Meeting

Columbia Valley Arts AGM

March 9, 2017
The Columbia Valley Arts AGM at Pynelogs Cultural Centre is your opportunity to review last year's accomplishments and look forward to this year's plans. A FREE event.
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Windermere Valley Museum Children

Windermere Valley Museum Children’s Program

July 19 - August 23, 2016
The Windermere Valley Museum Summer Children's Program is for kids from 6 to 10 years. They'll learn through various activities such as stories, games, crafts and adventures, etc.
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March Against Monsanto

May 21, 2016
March Against Monsanto is one of the largest annual protests in the world. Millions will march simultaneously. Please join us to march in Cranbrook on May 21st.
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Emergency Preparedness Fair

May 7, 2016
The Emergency Preparedness Fair - get a chance to meet Columbia Valley first responders. Learn about the area's emergency plan. Put your plan in place.
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Christmas Bureau AGM

April 14, 2016
The Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley is holding its annual general meeting at Christ Church Trinity. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
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Shopping & services
Book sale

The BIG Book Sale

July 14, 2018
The BIG BOOK SALE is your once-a-year opportunity to find books you've want to read - for the price of a donation! Thousands of books on sale!
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Crafts & Collectibles Market at Home Hardware, Invermere

Crafts & Collectibles Market

June 9, 2018
The Crafts and Collectibles Market in the parking lot at Home Hardware is to help raise funds for the local Cadets. Everyone's invited. There's a BBQ too!
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Wedding

St. Eugene Wedding Fair

February 3, 2018
Calling all Brides and Grooms! You're invited to the 2018 St. Eugene Wedding Fair. Get inspired! Make your wedding a dream come true! Fashions, food, decor, etc!
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Snowman

Edgewater’s Christmas Craft Market

December 17, 2017
The Christmas Craft Market at the Edgewater Community Hall features hand-crafted gift items, home baking and lots more . Enjoy a hay ride with Santa!. Lunch available.
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Canal Flats Christmas Fair

December 16, 2017
The Canal Flats Christmas Fair is the place to be to find great gifts for everyone on your list. Santa will be there for the kids too!
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Christmas craft sale, Invermere

The BIG Christmas Craft Sale

December 1-2, 2017
The BIG Christmas Craft Sale in Invermere is a favorite annual tradition for holiday shoppers who are looking for unique gift items they won't find anywhere else.
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Winter Wonderland Market

November 18-19, 2017
The Winter Wonderland Market in Invermere is an annual festival of hand-made crafts and artisans. Buy gifts for everyone on your list plus home decor, baking, etc.
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Handmade Market

Handmade Market in Windermere

November 11, 2017
Handmade Market at the Windermere Community Hall is a great opportunity to find beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family members. Everything crafted locally.
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Canal Flats Fall Fair & Artisan Market

October 21, 2017
The Canal Flats Fall Fair and Artisan Market is going to top the charts this year! Great fun to put happy faces on everyone. Contests, prizes, market.
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Annual WVSC Ski & Gear Swap

October 7, 2017
The annual WVSC Ski & Gear Swap is the place to sell last year's ski gear and get fantastic bargains on just what you've always wanted!
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Kimberley Community Fall Fair

Kimberley Community Fall Fair

September 23-24, 2017
The Kimberley Community Fall Fair is a great family celebration of the autumn season, With music, entertainment, booths, food and kids games, it's fun for everyone!
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Spring Artisan market

Spring Artisan Market

May 19-20, 2017
Coming soon! A spring artisan market at the Columbia Valley Centre in Invermere. Featured will be items by valley artisans. See local honey, home baking, hand-blown glass, baking. FREE admission.
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Radium Holiday Market

December 11, 2016
The annual Radium Holiday Market is coming up, with tons of great gift ideas for everyone on your list this season. Even for the frustratingly-impossible-to-shop-for people!
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Social & community
Mountain al Fresco

Mountain Al Fresco

July 7, 2018
The annual Mountain al Fresco is an elegant flash-mob-style dining affair at a secret outdoor lColumbia Valley location. Delicious food, fine wines, dancing and everything is white.
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Lobsterfest

Lobsterfest 9

June 23, 2018
Lobsterfest VII is an annual fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Kimberley. Delicious, fresh marine lobster! The event's a sell-out every year so order your tickets online now!
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Mountain of Hope Cocktail Gala

Mountain of Hope Gala

June 22, 2018
Mountain of Hope Gala in the Great Hall and out-of-doors at Panorama is an annual fundraiser to help the Mountain of Hope Society help needy Columbia Valley people.
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Coal Miner Days, Sparwood

Coal Miner Days: community celebration in Sparwood

June 7-10, 2018
Coal Miner Days is an annual community event in June, celebrating the mining heritage of the area & highlighting the great amenities Sparwood has to offer.
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Annual Pooch Plunge

May 5, 2018
Bring your furry 4-footed family member for a romp in the natural mineral hot spring and help raise funds for the work of ICAN and GALS.
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Feed the Town

Copper Point ‘Feed the Town’

December 3, 2017
The 14th annual 'Feed the Town' Christmas feast is coming to Copper Point Golf Club. The event is FREE. Everyone s invited. Bring a food bank donation.
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Butterfly Barn Dance

August 26, 2017
The 5th annual Butterfly Barn Dance at Coy's is a fundraiser for the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. Live music, roast-beef-on-a-spit, live and silent auctions. Adults only.
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Music

Big Band Dance

April 29, 2017
It's hard to believe it's the 34th year for the DTSS Big Band Dance! Fantastic music by the school stage band. Get your tickets now!
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Radium FEASTival – Village Dinner

December 25, 2016
The Radium FEASTival is a community Christmas dinner for residents of, and visitors to, Radium Hot Springs. Dinner served from 4:30-6:30 PM. Purchase your tickets in advance.
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Invermere Operation Christmas Child

November 14-18, 2016
Operation Christmas Child offers you a way to brighten the heart of a child in need this holiday season. Pack a shoebox - change a life!
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Box City at Pothole Park

October 8-9, 2016
Box City at Pothole Park is the Summit Youth's challenge to the community. Live for one night in a cardboard box. Experience the plight of the homeless.
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‘Coats for Families’ keeps everyone warm

October 3-24, 2016
Coats for Families accepts donations of men's, women's and children's winter coats, boots, hats and mitts, clean and in good repair & distributes them to needy families.
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Annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast

July 8, 2016
The Radium Hot Springs Fire Department's holding their annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast at Fire'D Up. It's a fundraiser for the department. C'mon down! Grub's great!
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Columbia Valley Volunteer Appreciation event

April 14, 2016
Say thank-you to all your organization's volunteers at the Columbia Valley Volunteer Appreciation party at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Live music, appetizers and gifts. Meet other volunteers.
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Arts & entertainment

Oktoberfest in Kimberley, the city of Festivals

October 7, 2017
Oktoberfest in Kimberley's downtown Platzl happens the first Saturday in October, combined with the last of the First Saturdays events of the summer, it's a grand splash!
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Motion Notion, Golden BC

Motion Notion is back!

August 23-27, 2018
Motion Notion is returning to Golden this summer with a festival of electronic music, art, nature in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Get tickets early!
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Kimberley Kaleidoscope

August 18-25, 2018
Kimberley Kaleidoscope is an annual 8-day arts and cultural festival through concerts, puppet theatre, poetry readings, exhibits, workshops, food and fun for the whole family. You're invited.
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Flats Fest

Flats Fest

August 18, 2018
Flats Fest, Canal Flats' first ever music festival will host a line-up of great country musicians onstage at the Civic Centre ball diamond. Please join us!
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Invermere Music Festival

Invermere Music Festival

August 17-18, 2018
The 2018 Invermere Music Festival covers 2 glorious days of great food & drink, fantastic musicians. Hear the best of the best. Tickets on sale now.
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Summer Suitcase Theatre Camps at Key City Theatre

Summer Theatre Camp for 6 to 13 years

August 13-20, 2018
Kids play theatre games and work on voice while creating their own show at summer Theatre. Camp Live performance for family and friends on the final day.
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Wapiti Music Festival, Fernie

Wapiti Music Festival

August 10-11, 2018
The Wapiti Music Festival is an annual truly Canadian summertime music event in Fernie's Annex Park. There's spectacular scenery, great music good food, lots of dancing.
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Golden Sound Festival

Golden Sound Festival – Summer Edition

July 27-28, 2018
The Golden Sound Festival is a twice-yearly music event held in different downtown locations and highlighting quality up and coming western Canada artists.
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Kimberley Julyfest

Kimberley Julyfest

July 20-22, 2018
Julyfest is an annual weekend-long summer festival in Kimberley BC. Thousands enjoy the live music, pancake breakfast, beer gardens, artisan vendors, food, soccer and bocce, bocce, bocce!
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Kimberley's First Saturdays

First Saturdays in Kimberley

July to October, 2018 - first Saturday of month
The First Saturdays Arts and Culture Series is a monthly summertime event that celebrates the arts, culture and heritage of the Kimberley BC community. You're invited!
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Steamboat Mountain Music Festival, Edgewater

Steamboat Mountain Music Festival

July 6-8, 2018
The well-loved annual Steamboat Mountain Music festival in Edgewater brings musicians and music lovers together to experience an outdoor, all-genre musical gala in the shadow of Steamboat Mountain.
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Summer Reading Club’s got ‘Motion Commotion’

July 4 - August 30, 2018
The Summer Reading Club at Invermere Library is for kids from grade 1 to 5. Have fun with crafts, activities and books.
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Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts

July 1, 2018
Follow the Canada Day Parade to the Mountain Mosaic Festival at Kinsmen Park. FREE family fun. Live music, dance, magic, kids activities, food & boat-building contest.
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Radium Days 2018

Radium Days

June 16, 2018
Everyone's invited! Help us celebrate all the many reasons why we love Radium Hot Springs. There's a pancake breakfast, a parade, Brits Best Car Show and more!
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Vibrant Music Festival

The Vibrant Music Festival rocks again!

June 1-3, 2018
The Vibrant Music Festival is back again for the 3rd year at an unknown location in the Invermere area. An unforgettable audio/visual experience for the festival goers.
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DTSS REACH art show

REACH DTSS Student Art Show

May 29 - June 10, 2018
The REACH DTSS Student Art Show features the best work of the Columbia Valley high school art students. See it at Pynelogs Art Gallery. Open daily 11am-5pm. The REACH DTSS
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Shred Kelly

Fernie Stoke Fest in downtown Fernie

March 24, 2018
Fernie Stoke Fest is a party for everyone with Fernie band, Shred Kelly. A show for all ages and one for adults only. Retro music with an upgrade!
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Art From the Heart

Art From the Heart is back!

March 24 - April 28, 2018
'Art From the Heart' features the artwork of the Columbia Valley elementary school kids with a sneak peek at Copper Point Resort & the main show at Pynelogs.
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Jay Gilday

High Notes Music Festival

March 23-25, 2018
The High Notes Music Festival opens with Big Eli Blues Band, local music legends, sharing the spotlight at the T-Bar & Grill Friday evening! Tickets at the door.
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Masque Parade

Snow King’s Masque Parade – 12th Anniversary

February 17, 2018
The Snow King's annual Masque Parade, for the 12th year, brings a joyous celebration of their culture and history to the community of Golden, BC. Please join us!
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CPR Holiday Train celebrates 19th year!

December 11-13, 2017
The CPR Holiday Train stops in several East Kootenay communities each year, heralding the arrival of the season with a FREE live music concert and Santa.
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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

November 25, 2017
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, touring 150 communities in North America, will feature several fantastic films that cover topics of environmental concern to our local population.
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Show & Shine

Show & Shine Car Show dance

September 16, 2017
The annual Car Show Dance tops the charts every year! There is always a live band so you can dance your bobby socks off the whole night!
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Butterfly Barn Dance

August 26, 2017
The 5th annual Butterfly Barn Dance at Coy's is a fundraiser for the Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley. Live music, roast-beef-on-a-spit, live and silent auctions. Adults only.
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Art in the Park | Pothole Park | Invermere BC

Art in the Park

August 6, 2017
Spend a lovely Sunday in August at Pothole Park visiting Art in the Park, a FREE outdoor art show and sale of the work of local artists.
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Art Walk

Art Walk

July 7 - August 25, 2017
Art Walk is one of summer's favorite cultural pleasures in Invermere. Visit participating local art galleries as you take a pleasant Friday evening stroll around town.
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REACH Student Art Party

June 20, 2017
Everyone's invited to the REACH Art Party. Come and meet the gifted high school students whose works are featured in the annual show at Pynelogs Art Gallery.
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Pynelogs art show

Wings Over the Rockies Art Show

May 2-14, 2017
The Wings Over the Rockies Art Show is a showcase for the theme-related artwork of many local artists. It's free and runs at Pynelogs during the festival
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Music

Big Band Dance

April 29, 2017
It's hard to believe it's the 34th year for the DTSS Big Band Dance! Fantastic music by the school stage band. Get your tickets now!
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Fireman’s Ball

October 22, 2016
The annual Firemans Ball has been the Invermere Fire Rescue Services's largest fundraiser for more than 4 decades. Great food, dancing, silent auction, door prizes, Balloon Pop.
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Columbia Valley Volunteer Appreciation event

April 14, 2016
Say thank-you to all your organization's volunteers at the Columbia Valley Volunteer Appreciation party at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Live music, appetizers and gifts. Meet other volunteers.
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