Annual Events

Popular Annual Events

Popular 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 major annual events celebrated in Columbia Valley communities. If you see an event showing last year’s date, it means that the upcoming year’s dates have not yet been confirmed.

January

January 1, 2017
Bundle up and come to Fort Steele for some old-fashioned winter fun with your family. Admission, sleigh rides, hot apple cider & cookies by donation. Join us! Click here for Event details...
January 14, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
January 20, 2017
Bonspiel on the Lake | Invermere BC
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. Click here for Event details...
January 20, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
January 27, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
January 28, 2017
Catch the biggest fish and win big cash prizes in the annual Fishing Derby. Entry fees help Kinsmen Club to serve the community. Click here for Event details...

April

April 4, 2017
Art From the Heart
You're invited to view over 700 pieces of artwork by elementary school children of the Columbia Valley's elementary schools. It's Art from the Heart 12 at Pynelogs! Click here for Event details...
April 16, 2017
Bring the whole family to Fort Steele for the Great Easter Egg Hunt and you'll enjoy a whole day of fun for every member of the family. Click here for Event details...
April 22, 2017
Bicycles
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. Click here for Event details...
April 29, 2017
The Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley hosts the popular annual Butterfly Gala fundraiser evening at the Radium Resort. enjoy dinner, live entertainment, dancing and auctions. Click here for Event details...

May

May 22, 2016
Celebrate Victoria Day with an old-fashioned family picnic on the lawn at Fort Steele Heritage Town. Live music and games. PS - don't forget to bring the camera! Click here for Event details...
May 2, 2017
Pynelogs art show
Coinciding with the Wings Over the Rockies festival, the Lil Peeps Art Show displays the artwork of the children of the various Columbia Valley childcare groups. Click here for Event details...
May 2, 2017
Pynelogs art show
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 Click here for Event details...
May 8, 2017
Wings Over The Rockies 2017
Celebrate the biodiversity of wildlife in the Columbia River wetlands. Join people from all over the world at the 21st annual Wings Over the Rockies Festival. Click here for Event details...
May 13, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
May 19, 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. Click here for Event details...
May 20, 2017
Celebration of Artisans
Coming soon! A spring artisan market at Invermere Community Hall. Featured will be featuring items by valley artisans. See local honey, home baking, hand-blown glass, baking. FREE admission. Click here for Event details...
May 27, 2017
Rocky Mountain Rally
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. Click here for Event details...
May 27, 2017
Junk
The Crafts and Collectibles Market at Home Hardware is to help raise funds for the new Windermere Valley Childcare Society playground. Everyone's invited. There's a BBQ too! Click here for Event details...

June

June 11, 2016
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! Click here for Event details...
June 13, 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! Click here for Event details...
May 18, 2017
Glass Art
The Glass Art Show and Sale at the Radium Hot Springs pools, is themed 'Celebration' and is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday. A FREE event. Click here for Event details...
May 31, 2017
Canal Days
Join Canal Flats folks as they celebrate their community. Pancake breakfast, parades. beer garden, ball game, bingo, lots more. Click here for Event details...
June 3, 2017
Canal Flats car show
Come and view all makes and models of vehicles, including motorcycles at this brand-new feature of the annual Canal Days Celebration. See them in the parade too. Click here for Event details...
June 6, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
June 10, 2017
A trip to a Columbia Valley Farmers Market is one of summertime's highlights. Buy garden-fresh produce, home baking, jams, jellies, art, hand-made soaps and lotions, woodworking and more. Click here for Event details...
June 15, 2017
Sam Steele Days
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 Click here for Event details...
June 17, 2017
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! Click here for Event details...
June 23, 2017
Radium Days
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! Click here for Event details...
June 24, 2017
Mountain of Hope
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. Click here for Event details...
June 25, 2017
Round the Mountain
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. Click here for Event details...

July

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. Click here for Event details...
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! Click here for Event details...
July 16, 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. Click here for Event details...
July 22, 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! Click here for Event details...
July 24, 2016
Pack the kids,the sunscreen and the camera! Head to the Agri Park for a fun day at the Summer Fair. Nearly 40 booths, pony rides, waterless car-wash, more. Click here for Event details...
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. Click here for Event details...
July 31, 2016
Art in the Park is your chance to see the works of many of the Columbia Valley painters, potters, wood artisans, jewelers, etc. all in one place. Click here for Event details...
May 18, 2017
Glass Art
The Glass Art Show and Sale at the Radium Hot Springs pools, is themed 'Celebration' and is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday. A FREE event. Click here for Event details...
June 10, 2017
A trip to a Columbia Valley Farmers Market is one of summertime's highlights. Buy garden-fresh produce, home baking, jams, jellies, art, hand-made soaps and lotions, woodworking and more. Click here for Event details...
June 23, 2017
Market & Music on Main
Market and Music on Main is a Friday evening tradition in downtown Radium Hot Springs throughout the summer. Get great products. Enjoy fantastic live local entertainment. Click here for Event details...
July 1, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
July 1, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
July 1, 2017
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! Click here for Event details...
July 1, 2017
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! Click here for Event details...
July 1, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
July 1, 2017
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! Click here for Event details...
July 1, 2017
Canada flag
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 Click here for Event details...
July 7, 2017
Art Walk
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. Click here for Event details...
July 8, 2017
Lotsa kids on bikes
Hey Kids! The Young Hearts Triathlon is all about doing your best and having lots of fun. You'll win an award when you cross the finish line. Click here for Event details...
July 9, 2017
Triathlon winner
Beginners and experts alike are welcome to compete in the annual Heart of the Rockies Triathlon in Invermere. Run, bike and swim in this challenging event. Click here for Event details...
July 15, 2017
Book sale
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! Click here for Event details...
July 21, 2017
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! Click here for Event details...
July 22, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
July 28, 2017
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! Click here for Event details...
July 30, 2017
Lake Windermere Open Water Swim
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. Click here for Event details...

August

August 8, 2016
The annual Golden Senior Open is a fun summer event for golfers 50+ years. Golfers over 65 years get special bonuses! Great opportunity to eat up the fairways. Click here for Event details...
May 18, 2017
Glass Art
The Glass Art Show and Sale at the Radium Hot Springs pools, is themed 'Celebration' and is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday. A FREE event. Click here for Event details...
June 10, 2017
A trip to a Columbia Valley Farmers Market is one of summertime's highlights. Buy garden-fresh produce, home baking, jams, jellies, art, hand-made soaps and lotions, woodworking and more. Click here for Event details...
June 23, 2017
Market & Music on Main
Market and Music on Main is a Friday evening tradition in downtown Radium Hot Springs throughout the summer. Get great products. Enjoy fantastic live local entertainment. Click here for Event details...
July 7, 2017
Art Walk
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. Click here for Event details...
August 5, 2017
Bed race
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. Click here for Event details...
August 5, 2017
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. Click here for Event details...
August 6, 2017
Lake Windermere Ambassadors - Summer Splash
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. Click here for Event details...
August 6, 2017
Art in the Park | Pothole Park | Invermere BC
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. Click here for Event details...
August 12, 2017
The Columbia Basin Culture Tour is an annual weekend-long, self-directed tour of the arts, culture and heritage of the Columbia Basin area. There is no charge. Click here for Event details...
August 12, 2017
Loop the Lake | Invermere BC
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! Click here for Event details...
August 12, 2017
Lakeside Event| Invermere BC Event
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! Click here for Event details...
August 18, 2017
Invermere Music Fest | Invermere BC
The annual Invermere Music Festival covers 2 glorious days of great food & drink, fantastic local & guest musicians & interesting workshops. Click here for Event details...
August 24, 2017
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! Click here for Event details...
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. Click here for Event details...
August 17, 2018
Golden Sound Festival
The next Golden Sound Festival - Summer Edition - in 2018. We are taking a break for summer 2017. Planning a bigger and better show for 2018. Stay Tuned! Click here for Event details...

September

May 18, 2017
Glass Art
The Glass Art Show and Sale at the Radium Hot Springs pools, is themed 'Celebration' and is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday. A FREE event. Click here for Event details...
June 10, 2017
A trip to a Columbia Valley Farmers Market is one of summertime's highlights. Buy garden-fresh produce, home baking, jams, jellies, art, hand-made soaps and lotions, woodworking and more. Click here for Event details...
September 9, 2017
Columbia Salmon Festival
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. Click here for Event details...
September 10, 2017
Kootenay Country Fair
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! Click here for Event details...
September 15, 2017
Show & Shine
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. Click here for Event details...
September 16, 2017
Show & Shine
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! Click here for Event details...
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! Click here for Event details...
September 23, 2017
Kimberley Community Fall Fair
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! Click here for Event details...

October

October 1, 2016
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! Click here for Event details...
October 1, 2016
The Oktoberfest downtown block party in Invermere BC is a fun annual festival with something for every one. Contests, kids zone, market and of course, Beer Gardens! Click here for Event details...
October 8, 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. Click here for Event details...
October 9, 2016
The Thanksgiving Celebration at Fort Steele BC is a tradition for many families who return year after year for the day of fun and a great traditional meal Click here for Event details...
October 14, 2016
Link to Rink | invermere Curling Club
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. Click here for Event details...
October 16, 2016
Art Day for Kids is an annual FREE event that lets children aged 5 years and up explore their creative sides. Pre-register your child for a session. Click here for Event details...
October 22, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
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. Click here for Event details...
May 18, 2017
Glass Art
The Glass Art Show and Sale at the Radium Hot Springs pools, is themed 'Celebration' and is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday. A FREE event. Click here for Event details...

November

November 4, 2016
The Seniors Harvest Tea at David Thompson Secondary School is hosted by the Cook Training Class. Come and enjoy tea, coffee, excellent food and good conversation. Click here for Event details...
November 5, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
November 5, 2016
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! Click here for Event details...
November 11, 2016
Everyone is invited to join with the community of Invermere as, together, we remember those men and women who have sacrificed their lives in previous wars. Click here for Event details...
November 11, 2016
The community of Edgewater BC observes Remembrance Day with a solemn afternoon parade and a Roast Beef Dinner at the Legion Hall. You're welcome to join us. Click here for Event details...
November 11, 2016
A Remembrance Day community event will take place at the Civic Centre in Canal Flats. After a ceremony, wreaths will be placed at the village cenotaph. Click here for Event details...
November 12, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
November 14, 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! Click here for Event details...
November 18, 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. Click here for Event details...
November 18, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
November 19, 2016
The annual Light Up Celebration in Invermere is the official kick-off for the holiday season. Santa Claus Parade, photos with Santa, lighting of the town Christmas Tree, shopping specials. Click here for Event details...
November 19, 2016
The 2016 holiday season in Kimberley BC officially begins with the Light Up event in the Platzl. Music by the Community Choir plus a visit with Santa. Click here for Event details...
November 19, 2016
The annual Christmas Silent Auction at the Invermere Library has a fantastic display of items waiting for your bid. Come in to view them during library hours. Click here for Event details...
November 26, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
November 27, 2016
Edgewater's Christmas Craft and Gift Fair will feature locally hand-crafted items and home business products. Kids Station and a visit with Santa too. Lunch for only $2. Click here for Event details...

December

November 19, 2016
The annual Christmas Silent Auction at the Invermere Library has a fantastic display of items waiting for your bid. Come in to view them during library hours. Click here for Event details...
November 22, 2016
Find original, beautiful and affordable holiday gifts of artwork by local & regional artists at the annual Christmas Gift Show in the Centre 64 gallery. Click here for Event details...
December 2, 2016
Want to know when your favorite Ski Resort's opening for the upcoming season? See dates for Panorama, Kimberley Alpine, Fernie Alpine, Kicking Horse, Fairmont and Revelstoke. Click here for Event details...
December 2, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
December 4, 2016
Father Christmas is coming to the Lambi House at Fort Steele! Get your picture taken. Enjoy hot apple cider & cookies, sleigh ride and family skating too. Click here for Event details...
December 4, 2016
The 13th 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. Click here for Event details...
December 4, 2016
The Polar Express returning to the Wildhorse Theatre at Fort Steele! It's a Pyjama Party with cocoa and sugar cookies. Come dressed in your favorite cozy PJ's. Click here for Event details...
December 6, 2016
The National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women is being marked in Invermere with an evening candle-lighting ceremony at the Women's Centre. Everyone's invited. Click here for Event details...
December 9, 2016
Hospice Society hosts the annual Tree of Lights ceremony in 5 Columbia Valley locations this year to commemorate loved ones who will not be with us this season. Click here for Event details...
December 11, 2016
The annual Radium Volunteer Fire Department Children's Christmas Party is for kids 10 years and under. There will be cookie decorating, music and a visit from Santa! Click here for Event details...
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! Click here for Event details...
December 17, 2016
The Canal Flats Christmas Fair is a family event, featuring visits with Santa, a Kids Shopping Corner, gingerbread house contest, vendors and lots more. FREE admission. Click here for Event details...
December 17, 2016
Photos with Santa Claus at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort make great gifts for loving grandmas and grandpas, irreplaceable mementos of your child's growing years. Click here for Event details...
December 24, 2016
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! Click here for Event details...
December 24, 2016
An Invermere Christmas Eve Service will be taking place at Christ Church Trinity this year. We welcome all to join with us in this holy tradition. Click here for Event details...
December 24, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
December 24, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...
December 31, 2016
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! Click here for Event details...
December 31, 2016
Celebrate 2017 at the Black & White New Years Eve Extravaganza at the Casino of the Rockies! FREE admission! Tons of prizes. A GRAND PRIZE of $2,017! Click here for Event details...
December 31, 2016
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. Click here for Event details...