Okanagan-Shuswap Area's Kamloops and Thompson Festivals Listing

There are over 100 year-round festivals and events in the Okanagan-Shuswap Region each year. You can can see all the events by community (from north to south):

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Okanagan Icewine Festival

mid Jan

This unique wine festival offers wine lovers the opportunity to sample spectacular wines during the the Sun Peaks Progressive Tasting and attend wine masters dinners and educational seminars. The Icewine Festival offers two and three night packages including hotel accommodations, skiing and icewine events Sun Peaks Resort 250 861-6654

Kamloops Cowboy Festival

Early March

BC Cowboy Heritage Society presentation includes a western trade show, western art, western music and cowboy poetry. Calvary Temple 250-828-8772 or 1-888-763-2224

Kamloops Spring Classic Hunter/Jumper Show


Approx 250 entries from all over BC, Alta & USA. FREE admission. Kamloops Exhibition Associaton (KXA). 250-314-9645

Mother's Day Delight


A popular family event at the Kamloops Wildlife Park. Kamloops Wildlife Park 250-373-3242

Team Roping Event


Team ropers from all over Western Canada & the USA come to Kamloops to compete. FREE admission. Concession & beer garden. 708-674-5288

Heritage Day

Late May

Kamloops Wildlife Park 250-373-3242

Music in the Park

July & August

Evenings in Kamloops just got a bit more beautiful. Sit and relax with your family and friends while you listen to the array of performers.

Cattle Drive


The sound of 1,600 shod hooves on the asphalt, as the entire group made the triumphant ride through downtown Kamloops. The Cattle Drive is for vacationers from all over the world, fulfilling a dream of being a "cowboy" for a week 800 288-5850

Annual Palmers Gulch Cowboy Action Shoot

early July

Provincial Championship Cowboy Action Shoot. Enjoy, relax, have fun & be safe. Camping unlimited. Since 1993. Palmers Gulch 250-994-3332

Canada Day Celebrations in Kamloops

Jul 1

Ethnic entertainment with music & dancing, food booths, games, Youth Award, arts & crafts displays/sales, tree planting. Riverside Park 250-828-3695

Annual Kamloopa PowWow Days


A three-day event held annually which attracts approximately 1,300 performers, competitors, arts and crafts people, and more than 15,000 spectators. Tickets may be purchased at the entrance of the powwow grounds during powwow weekend. (250) 828-9700 Yellowhead Highway Kamloops 250 828-9700

Kamloops Pow Wow

end July

The Pow Wow is a spectacular expression of the Secwepemc heritage here in the Kamloops area & boasts a vibrant display of storytelling, song & dance. Pow Wow Grounds 250-828-9700

The RiversAnnual Family Festival

late July

Family Fun, since 1994. Riverside Park 250-372-2197

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