What's Happening on Route 97

Route 97 has something happening in every season. During the summer the days are sunny, the lakes are warm, and you’ll find an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies in season. It’s a great time to get outside, embrace a little adventure, and be curious. We celebrate summer on our mountains, down in the valleys, by the water, and everywhere in between. Join us as we celebrate good food, delicious wine, and the great outdoors. Celebrate summer throughout Route 97.

Huckleberry Festival at Big White

August 12, 2017. No summer would be complete without a festival or two, and here at Big White, we feel that the delicious huckleberry deserve its very own festival!

The Huckleberry Festival stretches over two days in the Village Centre. Join us for fun summer activities, the Huckleberry Hunt, live entertainment and pie – lots and lots of pie. This year, Big White will attempt to make an even bigger huckleberry pie than last year.

Don’t miss your chance to taste the biggest pie in BC!

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

August 18 – 20, 2017. Heading into it’s 25th year, the Salmon Arm ROOTS&BLUES festival long ago established itself as one of the summer destination spots for fans and lovers of music ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Celtic to Cuban and Americana to Afro-beat.

From humble beginnings of stand alone folk shows in Salmon Arm community halls, ROOTS&BLUES grew into a major western Canadian outdoor event that has played host to patrons from all over western Canada and the Pacific North West.

Located in the picturesque setting Shuswap Lake, ROOTS&BLUES is a three-day event offering audiences, multiple stages and diverse choices of musical styles. Daytime workshops are renowned for delivering high voltage performances.

Pentastic Jazz Festival

September 8 – 10, 2017. “The best Jazz Party in the Northwest,” this three day event brings the smoothest jazz bands and performers to Penticton!

10 World class bands 5 great venues Food and beverage Dance floors Shuttle bus between venues and sponsor hotels/restaurants.

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 are 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 are 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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Grist Mill Concert Series: Mission Hill Family Band

January 1/70 @ 12:00 am - August 24/17 @ 9:00 pm
Keremeos BC

Fresh from their urban family farmstead located on Mission Hill in the Comox Valley, Mission Hill Family Band’s music is as high quality and home grown as the tomatoes and cucumbers out of their garden.…

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…

Music on the Patio at Predator Ridge

June 27/17 @ 5:00 pm - August 29/17 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 29/17

Vernon BC

Music on the Patio at Predator Ridge Summer is here and along with it, comes our roster of popular events at Predator Ridge, including Music on the Patio! Join us every Tuesday from 5 -…

Cowboy Dinner Show at Okeefe Ranch, Vernon

July 7/17 @ 5:00 pm - September 1/17 @ 9:00 pm
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Every Friday Night July to September
Vernon BC

Become a cowboy an evening with your family at Canada's Famous Cowboy Dinner Show. Guests enjoy riding on the authentic BX Express stagecoach. Learn how to rope and enjoy a sizzling steak dinner with all…

Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival

August 18/17 @ 7:00 am - August 27/17 @ 8:30 pm
Penticton BC

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multisport World Championship Festival for 2017 is a massive 10 day celebration that will see athletes from all over the world vying for four different multisport titles. Duathlon Long distance…

Farm & Vineyard Culinary Tour

August 23/17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until October 9/17

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…

Jammin’ In Justice

August 23/17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Vernon BC

Jammin’ in Justice takes place every Wednesday afternoon in July and August providing entertainment during lunchtime from 12-1:30pm. Kick back and relax with a takeout or picnic lunch, and listen to some fun and funky music…

Naramata Community Market

August 23/17 @ 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…

Wednesdays in the Park

August 23/17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly until August 23rd
Summerland BC

Every Wednesday night, a different musical group joins us in Memorial Park in Summerland.  Events are free (donations welcome).

Civic Sounds 2017

August 24/17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 24/17

Vernon BC

Come down to Civic Plaza Thursday nights this summer for free live concerts in the open air. Stop by a local restaurant for an early meal or pick up take-out and have a picnic dinner…

Summer Music Series at House of Rose Winery

August 24/17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Thursday August 24th 7-9PM. Come and relax under the setting Okanagan sun with pleasant music and a crowd there to enjoy it with you. Hang out with a glass of wine. You can bring your…

Rally At The Border Blues Fest

August 25/17 - August 26/17
Oroville BC

4th Annual Rally At The Border Blues Fest feathering Lloyd Jones, Randy Oxford Band, Junk Belly, Voodoo Church of Blues, Laffin Bones and Anita Royce & The High Rollers promises to be the best yet!…

Dharma Dolls – Music at Mackie

August 25/17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coldstream BC

Our music at Mackie series is excited to present the Dharma Dolls, Friday August 25th. The band is composed of three musically gifted ladies; Tanya Lipscomb the singer songwriter extraordinaire, Judy Rose the jazz chanteuse,…

Friday Night Flights is back at Predator Ridge for 2017!

August 25/17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until September 1/17

Vernon BC

Join us on The Range Lounge & Grill patio from 5-6PM every Friday to try out some of the Okanagan's finest wines.  A different local winery will host the tasting each week accompanied with charcuterie. Tickets are available on our…

BBQ & Blues at the Beach

August 25/17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oroville WA

Start the weekend Friday from 6 pm – 8 pm with our annual BBQ & Blues at the Beach.  Rib eye steaks will be grilled and served up with all the trimmings.   Veranda Beach Resort…

Rally at the Border Blues Fest

August 25/17 @ 6:00 pm - August 26/17 @ 2:00 am
Oroville BC

The musical line-up will include Lloyd Jones, Randy Oxford, Junk Belly, Voodoo Church, Laffin Bones and Anita Royce & the High Rollers playing early evening Friday August 25th until 2 AM and then again on…

Trooper

August 26/17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun Peaks BC

Sun Peaks Resort welcomes Trooper on Saturday, August 26, for the final installment of our 6th Annual Summer Concert Series! It goes like this: millions of records, a couple dozen hits, a Juno Award for Band of…

Hockey Canada Cabin Whiskey and Cigar night

August 26/17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vernon BC

$35 per person 6:00pm – 8:00pm Finger foods and sampling of the whiskeys of Okanagan spirits, cigars cash sale if you wish

SUP Evening Excursion

August 26/17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manning Park BC

Experience this incredibly unique evening adventure! Join our certified paddleboard instructor for a guided SUP tour on Lightning Lake at dusk. Cruise placidly on Lightning Lake with your certified paddleboard instructor who can help you…

Hedley Farmers Market and Sunday Fair

August 27/17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until September 10/17

Hedley BC

The Hedley Farmers’ Market and Sunday Fair will be open this 2017 season every Sunday from June 18th through September 10th providing quality homegrown food and homespun products.  The Market and Fair is also a…

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