Okanagan-Shuswap Salmon Arm-Shuswap Lake 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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Polar Bear PlungeJan1Take a New Years Day plunge at the Canoe Beach Dock. Canoe Beach Dock, Salmon Arm 250-832-0269
Reino Keski-Salmi Loppetmid JanVarious distances and routes for a wide range of skiers. Larch Hills Ski Area, Salmon Arm Pauline833-0325
Falkland Stampede And Parademid JunePro 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 Festivallate MayMusic 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 Triathlonlate JuneEnter 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 ConcertsJune - 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 Festivalmid JuneHear the versatility of accordion players. Competitions, jams, dancing. Sorrento Centre, Sorrento 250 675-2531
Summer Solstice Beach PartyJune 21 Seymour Arm, BC
Aboriginal Day Celebrationlate JuneFirst Nations archery, crafts, drumming, dancing, stick games, food, demonstrations, tours. Little Shuswap Lake Rd, North Shuswap 679-3203
Bluegrass Country Jamboreeend JuneShuswap musicians, beverage garden, concessions, activities, RV parking, camping. Since 2000. Falkland Stampede Grounds 379-2155
Falkland Torchlight ParadeJun 30Parade down the mountain at midnight to celebrate Canada Day. Gypsum Hill to Downtown Falkland 379-2687
Shuswap Dragon Boat & Childrens Festival end JuneThis 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 Artsend of JulyJudged 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 JulyParticipants 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 & AugEvery 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 Daymid JulyHeritage 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 FalklandJul 1Lighted parade down the mountain. Parade of flags, pancake breakfast, community market, games. 12:00 to midnight 379-2360
Canada Day in the ShuswapJul 1Parades, 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 Daymid JulyLog 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-Wowmid JulyFirst 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-Wowlate JulyFirst 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 Festivallate JulyThe 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 Festivalend JulyConcerts, 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 Festivalmid AugustSix Stages of Roots, Blues and World Music. Children's Activities, Food and Crafts. Salmon Arm Fair Grounds 250-833-4096
Neskonlith Traditional Pow Wowlate AugThis 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 Celebrationsearly AugCome & 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 AugThe 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 JulyMarket vendors, artisans, childrens activities, entertainment, barbecue. 100 Block Of Hudson Ave, Salmon Arm 250-832-5440
Paint the Townearly AugWatch 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-Wowearly AugPancake breakfast, flea market, sales of baked goods, crafts, plants, and books, children's activities. Eagle Bay Hall
Waterway Family Fun Dayearly AugBeach volleyball and wakeboard competitions, sandcastle contest, concessions. 9 am - 11 pm Sicamous Public Beach 2550-836-3313
Sicamous Moose Mouse Sandfestearly AugVarious activities including laser tag, horizontal bungee, jousting, clown show, T-shirt and face painting, concessions. Sicamous Beach ParkWaterway Houseboat Vacations 833-5276
Sorrento Bluegrass Festivalend AugPerformances 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 SeptThis 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 Festivallate SeptMushroom identification, cooking, workshops, tours, wine tasting, exhibitors, car show. Sicamous Beach Park 836-2220
Adams River Sockeye Run, ChaseOctoberCome 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 Festivallate OctSponsored 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 ServiceNov 11 Cenotaph, Salmon Arm
Falkland's Annual Christmas Heritage Lightupstart Dec Heritage Park and Museum, Falkland 250 379-2262

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