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.

Armstrong – Spallumcheen Festival of Trees

December 6-30, 2017. Visit the Museum and view all the trees on display. Each tree is decorated by a non-profit organization or a local business.

Big White’s Cruz the Blues

December 28-29, 2017. Are you ready for a challenge? Do you think you can ski all the blue runs at Big White in two days? Here’s your chance to find out! Simply take part in our Cruz the Blues Weekend and see how many runs you can conquer. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to explore the mountain – and as a special bonus, everyone who takes part in Cruz the Blues wins a FREE t-shirt!

Red Wine and Chocolate

February 10-11, 2018. Celebrate the month of love with artisan wine and chocolate pairings. For two weekends in February, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley hums with couples on romantic retreats and friends gather for a much needed winter getaway. Our tasting rooms fill with smiling faces and the sound of surprised delight at each taste of red wine and chocolate.

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. Visit the Bavarian town of Leavenworth for year round events.

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

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Bread & Salt @ The Okanagan Heritage Museums

September 10/17 - January 27/18
Kelowna British Columbia

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainians in Canada. A travelling exhibition by the Royal BC Museum. October 10th - January 27th. Okanagan Heritage Museum

Family Daze in the Corn Maze

October 14/17 - December 15/17
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An event every week that begins at 2:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28/17

Vernon BC

Get ready! A brand new corn maze opens in October and it's guaranteed to entertain with plenty of twists and turns and spooky scenes around every corner. Grab some lunch or a snack at one…

MEC Kelowna Okanagan Run Race Series

November 26/17 - January 31/18
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An event every month that begins at 2:00am on day 26 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kelowna British Columbia

Join us for another year of amazing races! In 2018, MEC will offer another full season of five races, covering road and trail on the best courses we've been able to bring to you. All…

Osoyoos Coyotes KIJHL Hockey Game

December 1/17 - February 17/18
Osoyoos British Columbia

Come out and support the Osoyoos Coyotes and other local Junior B Hockey teams from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. The Osoyoos Coyotes play their home games at the Sunbowl Arena at 9301 Hummingbird Lane…

Armstrong-Spallumcheen Festival of Trees

December 6/17 - December 30/17
Armstrong BC

Visit the Museum and view all the trees on display. Each tree is decorated by a non-profit organization or a local business.

Little Treasures 2017

December 13/17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 23/17

Enderby BC

"Step into the world of Art. Be captivated and inspired" Announcing the 5th Annual Little Treasures Christmas Show and Sale Courtyard Gallery in Enderby is excited to be presenting their 5th Annual Little Treasures Exhibition…

Big White Pond Hockey Tournament

December 15/17 @ 9:00 am - December 17/17 @ 2:00 pm
Kelowna BC

We invite you to participate in our first annual Big White Pond Hockey Tournament. Get a team of your friends and family together today and see if you have what it takes to become tournament…

Sun Peaks Holiday Kick Off Weekend

December 15/17 @ 5:30 pm - December 17/17 @ 5:30 pm
Sun Peaks BC

The holidays are spectacular here at Sun Peaks and we've chosen this weekend to get things started off right!  Enjoy festive lights and music, watch some amazing ice carvers, visit our expanded Artisan Market, taste some…

Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide

December 15/17 @ 7:30 pm - December 16/17 @ 9:30 pm
Leavenworth WA

Three generations of the Boulding family will set the stage ablaze with the Tara Academy Irish Dancers, lively fiddling of Jocelyn Pettit, soulful songs of Colleen Raney with brilliant Dublin guitarist Colm MacCarthaigh, dynamic percussionist…

House of Rose Christmas Sale

December 16/17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Come do your Christmas Shopping Fabulous specials on wine and gift items, treats and surprises.  Enjoy mulled wine while you shop!

Starlight Guided Snowshoe Tour

December 16/17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manning Park BC

Enjoy a winter tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience snowshoeing after dark with our Starlight Guided Snowshoe Tour. Join our experienced guides for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. Trek through powder christened pines…

The Serpent and the Rainbow

December 16/17 @ 7:30 pm
Kamloops BC

Join Serious Options for an evening of choral delights! Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 pm in St. Andrews Presbyterian, Serious Options presents "The Serpent and the Rainbow". This concert boasts a wide variety of music;…

Kamloops Symphony – Christmas with The KSO

December 16/17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kamloops BC

Join us for this annual celebration of the festive season. We have a sparkling programme filled with music to delight the whole family. There are two performances of this concert: Saturday, December 16 at 7:30…

Kamloops Symphony – Christmas with The KSO

December 17/17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kamloops BC

Join us for this annual celebration of the festive season. We have a sparkling programme filled with music to delight the whole family. There are two performances of this concert: Saturday, December 16 at 7:30…

Communal Table Dinner – Christmas in Spain

December 19/17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Oliver BC

The Communal Table brings together locals and visitors to celebrate regional food and wine, featuring fare that is local, rustic, simple, straightforward and seasonal.  Held at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards at 6:30pm on…

Torchlight Parade & Meet Santa!

December 24/17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manning Park BC

Come watch the Torchlight Parade at the Alpine ski area at Manning Park Resort. Gather together to watch Santa and his elves skiing and boarding down the hill, all lit up with flares in a…

Moonlight Guided Snowshoe

December 26/17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manning Park BC

Enjoy a Christmas tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience snowshoeing after dark with our Moonlight Guided Snowshoe Tour. Join our experienced guides for a 2 hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. Work off the…

Big White’s Cruz The Blues

December 28/17 @ 8:30 am - December 29/17 @ 3:30 pm
Kelowna BC

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you think you can ski all the blue runs at Big White in two days? Here’s your chance to find out! Simply take part in our Cruz the Blues…

New Year’s Eve at Miradoro

December 31/17 @ 7:00 pm - 12:30 am
Oliver BC

Celebrate in style at Miradoro with a special 4-course gourmet menu crafted by Chef Jeff and his team. Say cheers with a complimentary glass of bubbles at midnight and dance your way into 2018 with our…

MEC Kelowna Okaganan Snowfest Presented by SilverStar Mountain Resort

January 6/18 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Silver Star Mountain BC

We are hosting a festival and everyone is invited!    

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