What's Happening on Route 97

Route 97 has something happening in every season. In the spring the blooms, blossoms and greenery come out to play. It’s a great time for you to come out and play too. We celebrate spring on our mountains, down in the valleys, by rivers and lakes and everywhere in between. Join us as we celebrate ale and wine, birds and the earth, music and more. Come celebrate spring on and around Route 97.

Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival

June 30 – July 15, 2017. The 23rd annual festival returns to deliver musical experiences brought to you by world-class artists.

Sun Peaks Alpine Blossom Festival

July 28 – 30, 2017. The village will be host to entertainers and activities, including a free Outdoor Concert featuring Jesse Roper. The kid zone will be open all weekend. Be sure to bring the kids to see Tickles the Clown on Sunday. This time of the summer season is when the alpine wildflowers are at the height of their bloom. Be sure to take a scenic ride on the Sunburst Express chairlift for access to hiking and biking trails. The wildflower meadows on Tod Mountain can be reached by a leisurely stroll to more challenging hikes.

Manning Park – Lights on Lightning Lake Lantern Festival

August 5, 2017. Lantern building workshop at Lightning Lake Day Use Area. Build your own floating lantern to launch it on Lightning Lake that evening! This incredible event is a highlight of the summer and is not to be missed!

Year Round Fun

Choose from a wide variety of festivals that celebrate music, fruit, wine or art. There are Pow Wows, rodeos, and agricultural events. There’s also long weekend celebrations on both sides of the border. Plan ahead so you fit as much as possible into your road trip.

Must-attend events in British Columbia include the IPE (Interior Provincial exhibition) in Armstrong, the Kamloopa Pow Wow in Kamloops. There’s also seasonal wine festivals throughout the area. Other fun events include: Feast of Fields in the Okanagan and the Stan Thompson Memorial Rodeo in Princeton. We celebrate music too! Funtastic in Vernon has a music festival and the Elvis Festival in Penticton will get you all shook up. 2017 is also the 25th Annual Salmon Arm, Roots and Blues Festival.

In Washington State, plan to attend the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival, the Omak Stampede and Indian Encampment and Pow Wow. Maifest and Kinderfest in Leavenworth are always enjoyable as is the Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree. The Wenatchee area has several events including the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival and the North Central Washington District Fair. There’s also the Chelan County Fair, Wenatchee Wine and food Festival and Fiestas Mexicanas.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening around Route 97 right now.

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Salmon Arm Art Gallery: “The Blue Trail” Multi-Media Exhibition Exploring Canada’s Waterways

June 3/17 @ 10:00 am - July 15/17 @ 4:30 pm
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Salmon Arm BC

Seven artists explore Canada's waterways in multi media. Opening Reception:  Friday, June 2 at 7pm Exhibition:  June 3, 2017 to July 15, 2017 ATC Trader Tuesday:  Tuesday, June 13 from 3pm to 4pm Coffee Break: Thursday, June 15 from…

The Original Hungarian Gulash Party

June 24/17 @ 4:00 pm - September 30/17 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 30/17

Oliver,B.C. British Columbia

      The Original Hungarian Gulash Party....a Super Fun evening in Oliver                    The Wine Capital of the British Columbian Okanagan We invite you to immerse…

Original Wooden Dragon Boat Celebration

June 26/17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salmon Arm BC

Original Wooden Dragon Boat Celebration - Festival Celebration JULY 3rd to JULY 16th 2017 Quaaout to Canoe Community Paddle Monday July 3, Squilax at Quaaout Lodge 10 am - 2 pm Tuesday July 4, Scotch…

Wine Talks

June 26/17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Penticton BC

Wine Talks, An International Perspective on Wine Marketing, takes place June 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okanagan College’s Penticton Campus (583 Duncan Avenue West). Five international experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities…

Farm & Vineyard Culinary Tour

June 27/17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Oliver BC

This personally guided 1 - 1.5 hour tour is an educational and entertaining experience. Breathtaking landscapes of our 650-acre property combine scenic beauty with teachable knowledge about sustainable farming. The passion, humour, and individual approach of…

Alpine Blossom Festival

June 28/17 - June 30/17
Sun Peaks BC

The village will be host to entertainers and activities, including a free Outdoor Concert featuring Jesse Roper. The kid zone will be open all weekend.  Be sure to bring the kids to see Tickles the Clown…

Naramata Community Market

June 28/17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 6/17

Naramata British Columbia

The beautiful village of Naramata hosts a great little Farmers and Crafters Market every Wednesday afternoon in scenic Wharf Park.  Local produce, honey & baking, arts and crafts and wine sales add to the charm…

Made In Canada

June 28/17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kamloops BC

To help celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary the Chamber Musicians Of Kamloops is hosting a Made in Canada concert. This concert features 100% Canadian content with world-premiere orchestrations from Imant Raminsh and Doug Jamieson. Performances by…

3rd Annual Ribfest Penticton

June 29/17 @ 4:00 pm - July 2/17 @ 9:00 pm
Penticton BC

Rotary Ribfest will bring Okanagan Lake Park alive with a full weekend of fantastic family fun. We will offer a rib cook off between four champion barbecue teams from across Canada, music throughout the entire…

Canada 150 Special Events in the Shuswap

June 30/17 - July 2/17
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There’s nearly always something interesting taking place in our region. This year there are many events celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. Take a look at our listings below. We look forward to sharing in this special…

Feel Good Friday: David “Boxcar” Gates

June 30/17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oyama, BC BC

Aromas rising from ‘Gaia’ the Wood Fired Pizza Oven, LIVE MUSIC pouring forth from the Big Blue Stage and beverages of choice, announce that the Party starts at 5p. FGF season at…

Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival Concert I

June 30/17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leavenworth WA

The 23rd annual festival returns to deliver musical experiences brought to you by world-class artists. Schubert, Rondo in A Major for Piano Four Hands, D. 951 (Oksana Ezhokina, Christina Dahl) Dutilleux, String Quartet (Avalon String…

ELVIS RETURNS TO ENDERBY!!

June 30/17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Enderby BC

Adam Fitzpatrick, award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, performs in the Splatsin Community Centre at 7 pm on June 30. Venue seats 600. Admission is by donation taken at the door. Don't miss this concert! No tickets…

Canada 150 Celebration

July 1/17
Sun Peaks BC

Iconic Canadian band 54.40 will perform in Sun Peaks as part of the Summer Concert Series for 2017. 54.40 will help us celebrate Canada Day 150 right with a free concert. If you grew up in…

4th Annual Penticton Scottish Festival

July 1/17 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Penticton BC

We are very pleased to be able to keep the historic Penticton Highland Games calendar date of the first Saturday in July on the Highland Games circuit that extends not only throughout BC, Alberta and…

Penticton Scottish Festival

July 1/17 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Penticton BC

Scottish Highland Games and more. A one day outdoor festival featuring bagpipes, drums, and highland dancers in competition, music, clans and Scottish heavy events like the iconic caber toss. Family friendly event held on the…

Conconully Independence Celebration

July 1/17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Conconully WA

Please join us for our annual Independence Day Celebration Always on the 1st Saturday of July. This year Conconully Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our event on July 1st. We start the day with…

Canada 150 Celebrations

July 1/17 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Manning Park BC

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with this special event at Lightning Lake Day Use Area. Barbecue, kid’s crafts, face painting, Canadian music, community partners, and historical entertainers. Free Canada Day cupcakes!

Canada Day at Big White

July 1/17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada! To celebrate, Big White will be throwing a birthday party at the top of the Bullet Chair at 1pm - but that’s only the beginning! Big White knows that its not…

Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival Concert II

July 1/17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leavenworth WA

The 23rd annual festival returns to deliver musical experiences brought to you by world-class artists. Schubert, Rondo in A Major for Piano Four Hands, D. 951 (Oksana Ezhokina, Christina Dahl) Lutoslawski, Partita for Violin and…

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