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  • 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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    Polar Bear Plunge


    Take a New Years Day plunge at the Canoe Beach Dock. Canoe Beach Dock, Salmon Arm 250-832-0269

    Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet

    mid Jan

    Various distances and routes for a wide range of skiers. Larch Hills Ski Area, Salmon Arm Pauline833-0325

    Falkland Stampede And Parade

    mid June

    Pro rodeo, calf scramble, heavy horse pull, parade, pancake breakfast, entertainment, dancing, beer garden, concessions, camping. Since 1919. Falkland Stampede Grounds 250-379-2221

    Shuswap Music Festival

    late May

    Music and speech arts workshops. Various Locations, Salmon Arm 832-6724

    Shuswap Lake International Writers Festival

    late May

    The Shuswap Lake International Writers Festival brings together poets, writers, publishers and storytellers over a three day festival. Two evening events (readings and storytelling), plus a day and a half of workshops. Prestige Harbourfront Resort & Convention Centre and Okanagan College, Salmon Arm. 250-832-4831

    Beat the Train Triathlon

    late June

    Enter Salmon Arm's Team Triathlon. Race course includes; 35 km bike race, 10 km run & a 8 km canoe/kayak paddle from Canoe Beach to Salmon Arm Bay wharf. When possible, separate categories created for recreational & competitive participants. Blackburn Park, Salmon Arm 250-832-0998

    WOW! Summer Concerts

    June - Aug

    Wednesday on the Wharf WOW summer concerts starts the first Wednesday in June and continues thru August. Salmon Arm Marine Park Gazebo

    Shuswap Lake Accordion Festival

    mid June

    Hear the versatility of accordion players. Competitions, jams, dancing. Sorrento Centre, Sorrento 250 675-2531

    Summer Solstice Beach Party

    June 21

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    Aboriginal Day Celebration

    late June

    First Nations archery, crafts, drumming, dancing, stick games, food, demonstrations, tours. Little Shuswap Lake Rd, North Shuswap 679-3203

    Bluegrass Country Jamboree

    end June

    Shuswap musicians, beverage garden, concessions, activities, RV parking, camping. Since 2000. Falkland Stampede Grounds 379-2155

    Falkland Torchlight Parade

    Jun 30

    Parade down the mountain at midnight to celebrate Canada Day. Gypsum Hill to Downtown Falkland 379-2687

    Shuswap Dragon Boat & Childrens Festival

    end June

    This very popular Salmon Arm mini Dragon Boat Festival features 16 teams made up of either mixed or all women. We are pleased to include our Festival partners who organize amazing entertainment for children & families for the day. Salmon Arm Marine Park 250-675-5277

    Shuswap Festival of the Arts

    end of July

    Judged exhibition of paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, fabric arts. Demonstrations, workshops, art walk, tea room. About 5000 people attend this function. Since 1989. Sorrento Memorial Hall, on Passchendaele Rd 955-6401

    Annual Salmon Arm Classic Triathlon

    end July

    Participants will be required to swim 1.5 km, run 10.5 km & cycle 40 km. With a variety of terrain, it promises to be a challenging course. Since 1983 Salmon Arm 250-832-0998

    Feel The Rhythm

    July & Aug

    Every Monday & Thursday enjoy live music & street entertainment. Watch for it at various locations in the downtown area. Various Locations around downtown Salmon Arm 250-832-5440

    Forestry/Pioneer Day

    mid July

    Heritage displays & vendors related to antique equipment in agriculture & forestry industries, pancake breakfast. Salmon Arm Museum, 751 Hwy 97B NE, Salmon Arm 50-832-5291

    Canada Day in Falkland

    Jul 1

    Lighted parade down the mountain. Parade of flags, pancake breakfast, community market, games. 12:00 to midnight 379-2360

    Canada Day in the Shuswap

    Jul 1

    Parades, pancake breakfasts, children's activities, music, entertainment, games, races, loggers show, crafts, beer gardens, Strawberry Socials, concessions, and/or fireworks. various venues 675-4553,

    Forestry Day/Pioneer Day

    mid July

    Log house and canoe building demonstrations, along with a collection of historical equipment and demos throughout the village involving the forestry, agriculture and construction industries. RJ Haney Heritage Village, Salmon Arm 250-321-5243

    Skwlax Pow-Wow

    mid July

    First Nations cultural day with traditional singing, dancing, drumming, lessons, food. Little Shuswap Indian Band Arbor, Little Shuswap Lake Rd, North Shuswap 679-3203

    Switzmalph Cultural Day & Pow-Wow

    late July

    First Nations pow-wow, archery, atlatl, stick games, hand drum contest, village tours, storytelling, native theatre, live entertainment and concessions. 1 pm - 7 pm Switzmalph Cultural Centre, 1st Ave SW, Salmon Arm 803-0395

    Squilax Music Festival/Tribal Funk Festival

    late July

    The Squilax Pow Wow attracts tourists annually on the 3rd weekend of July. The Pow Wow celebrates the traditions of 3 local bands. An array of dances, including the jingle dress dance & the grass dance are performed. Squilax Pow Wow Grounds, approx 7 km E Of Chase 250-679-3203

    Chase Festival

    end July

    Concerts, Art Walk, Parade, Beer Gardens, Quilt Show, Entertainment, Golfing with celebrities, Fireworks and much more. Chase 250-679-8432

    Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

    mid August

    Six Stages of Roots, Blues and World Music. Children's Activities, Food and Crafts. Salmon Arm Fair Grounds 250-833-4096

    Neskonlith Traditional Pow Wow

    late Aug

    This annual First Nations celebration includes dancing, singing, crafts, food concessions & traditional foods such as bannock. The grand entry takes place at noon on both days. The public is welcome and there is no charge. Since 2000. Neskonlith Reserve, Chase 250-679-8584 or250-835-8492

    Chase Centennial Celebrations

    early Aug

    Come & join the citizens of Chase as we celebrate 100 years as a community in 2009. There are many free events & activities planned including guided history tours, music in the park, quilt show, art walk & vendors. Chase 250-679-8432

    Chase's Annual Corn Festival

    end Aug

    The annual corn festival is a family fun event. This years line-up includes wakeboarding demos & lessons, tube/boat rides, skate boarding competition, traditional first nations games, bannock, bocce, horseshoes, music & of course our world famous corn. We will also be announcing the winners of our Annual Salmon Fishing Derby. So come on down with your family & picnic blanket & join us as we celebrate the end of another great summer. Chase 250-679-8432

    Market Day Street Party

    mid July

    Market vendors, artisans, childrens activities, entertainment, barbecue. 100 Block Of Hudson Ave, Salmon Arm 250-832-5440

    Paint the Town

    early Aug

    Watch local artists painting on Hudson Ave during the Paint the Town annual outdoor painting & drawing event. Evening reception will be held at the Saga Public Art Gallery. Hudson Ave, Salmon Arm 250-832-1170

    Switzmalph Cultural Day & Pow-Wow

    early Aug

    Pancake breakfast, flea market, sales of baked goods, crafts, plants, and books, children's activities. Eagle Bay Hall

    Waterway Family Fun Day

    early Aug

    Beach volleyball and wakeboard competitions, sandcastle contest, concessions. 9 am - 11 pm Sicamous Public Beach 2550-836-3313

    Sicamous Moose Mouse Sandfest

    early Aug

    Various activities including laser tag, horizontal bungee, jousting, clown show, T-shirt and face painting, concessions. Sicamous Beach ParkWaterway Houseboat Vacations 833-5276

    Sorrento Bluegrass Festival

    end Aug

    Performances by well-known swing and bluegrass musicians. Beer garden, concessions. noon - 10 pm Sorrento Centre 675-2421 or 866-694-2409

    Harvest Celebration

    mid Sept

    RJ Haney Heritage Village, Salmon Arm 250-832-5243

    Salmon Arm Fall Fair

    mid Sept

    This popular, friendly, small town fair is attended by thousands of people from throughout the Shuswap & outlying regions. Visitors & exhibitors from other communities are charmed by the fairs unique atmosphere. Salmon Arm Fairgrounds 250-832-0442

    Wild Mushroom Festival

    late Sept

    Mushroom identification, cooking, workshops, tours, wine tasting, exhibitors, car show. Sicamous Beach Park 836-2220

    Adams River Sockeye Run, Chase


    Come and witness the miracle for yourself, as thousands of huge red sockeye salmon spawn. A fun event filled with kids sports, artisan display, music. Popcorn & soft drink booth. Dance at the Hall 9pm - 1 am. Roderick-Haig-Brown Provincial Park, Scotch Creek 250--851-3000

    Shuswap Wine Festival

    late Oct

    Sponsored by the Rotary, the Shuswap Wine Festival is taking place at the Salmon Arm Community Centre from 7 - 10 pm. Salmon Arm Community Centre 250-804-5380

    Remembrance Day Parade And Service

    Nov 11

    Cenotaph, Salmon Arm

    Falkland's Annual Christmas Heritage Lightup

    start Dec

    Heritage Park and Museum, Falkland 250 379-2262

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