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.

 

Mudd, Sweat and Tears

July 14, 2018. Mudd, Sweat and Tears Kelowna 2018 offers racers a challenging, super-charged 8km course. Our courses combine the best organic and natural features found throughout each site, with a series of constructed obstacles that will have you crawling, climbing, swimming, carrying and dragging yourself, possibly fellow competitors, and a series of objects: up, over, under, through and around hill and dale.

Ciderfest 2018

July 28, 2018. Ciderfest is a great excuse for a day out with the family enjoying the great outdoors and festival vibes. Be sure to check out apple bobbing, oversized games and the henna booth. Big White has a few surprises up its sleeve, so be sure to visit and join in on the fun.

Lights on Lightning Lake Lantern Festival

August 4, 2018. Lantern building workshop at Lightning Lake Day Use Area. Build your own floating lantern to launch it on Lightning Lake that evening!

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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Smoked Salmon Tastings and Samples ready for Summer Tours

May 22/18 @ 9:00 am - September 22/18 @ 4:00 pm
Westbank British Columbia

Okanagan Nation Aquatic Enterprises Ltd. (OAE) has completed the construction of a new Salmon & Seafood storefront - the home of Okanagan Select. Travellers and Tour agents can book times to stop by the storefront to…

Privato Winery Tasting and Social for CPA members and students

June 13/18 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Kamloops British Columbia

Join us for a wine tasting and appetizers at the award-winning Privato Vineyard & Winery. Here is a chance to get to know other CPA members and students in a beautiful setting. We are being…

Devour! Osoyoos The Food Film Fest

June 15/18 - June 17/18

Devour! The Food Film Fest is popping up in Osoyoos! Brought to you by founder Watermark Beach Resort in partnership with Similkameen Independent Winegrowers & Devour! Wolfville The largest Food, Film, Wine and fun festival of…

Creative Art Series: Monet’s Water Lilies

June 16/18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
West Kelowna BC

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! You’ve always admired Monet’s Water Lilies; why not create them yourself in this first series of impressionistic workshops held at Grizzli Winery. Create a one-of-a-kind artwork that looks like it was…

Kamloops Community Band’s Concert In The Park

June 17/18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kamloops BC

The Kamloops Community Band is presenting a free concert in the Riverside Park bandshell on Sunday, June 17 at 2:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic basket, and enjoy a wide variety of music styles…

Winthrop Sunday Market

June 17/18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Winthrop WA

The Winthrop Market takes place every Sunday in the beautiful shaded grass of the Winthrop Park from 10:00am -2:00pm.   Food, produce and arts and crafts all from local artistians and farmers.

Winthrop Sunday Market

June 17/18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Winthrop WA

The Winthrop Market takes place every Sunday in the beautiful shaded grass of the Winthrop Park from 10:00am -2:00pm.   Food, produce and arts and crafts all from local artistians and farmers.

Vinsight: Intersection

June 17/18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every Sunday at 10:30am & 1:00pm (except for 10:30am on first Sunday of every Month)
Oliver BC

EXPLORE THE UNIQUE NARRATIVE OF INTERSECTION ESTATE WINERY WITH A GUIDED CLASSROOM TASTING Train your palate and learn proper tasting procedures in our private classroom setting while you learn the story of Intersection Estate Winery…

Kamloops Wine Trail Summer Open House & Father’s Day Celebration

June 17/18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kamloops BC

Sunday, June 17th from 11am to 5pm The Sun is shining, and our patios are open. Gather your friends and come celebrate with us as we toast to the summer on the Kamloops Wine Trail. …

Music in the Park

June 22/18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 24/18

Armstrong BC

A new band is featured each Friday! Bring your lawn chair, snack and a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank. Enjoy the evening with friends or come out and make some new ones.…

Music in the Park

June 22/18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 24/18

Armstrong BC

A new band is featured each Friday! Bring your lawn chair, snack and a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank. Enjoy the evening with friends or come out and make some new ones.…

Wine Country Half Marathon

June 23/18 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Start your day by running from the Vibrant Vine Winery, through the picturesque East Kelowna, along Mission Creek Greenway, with the last leg beside the lake and end on the beautiful waterfront in Downtown Kelowna.…

Summerland Sweets Annual Pancake Breakfast

June 23/18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summerland BC

Summerland Sweets hosts an annual complimentary pancake breakfast.  This year the event will take place on June 23, 2018.  Everyone is invited to attend - it is a great opportunity to try out all of…

Summer Opening Day

June 28/18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelowna BC

The sun is shining, the snow is clearing and Big White is opening for the summer! Get ready to explore the picturesque landscapes that Big White has to offer. There are many things to see…

Village Movie Series

June 29/18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Lights, Camera, Action! The big outdoor cinema is back screening old favourites and new blockbusters. Join us in the village with your chairs, blankets and lots of snacks for an evening of FREE family entertainment.…

Craft and Country, Beer and Music Mountain Festival

June 30/18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelowna BC

This year marks Big Whites 4th Annual Craft and Country, Beer and Music Mountain Festival! This will be our largest festival yet, with more vendors, more music and more fun for the whole family! Join…

Canada Day at Big White

July 1/18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Happy 151st Birthday, Canada! To celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday, Big White has a whole line up of family fun planned! Kickoff the celebrations with a FREE Pancake Breakfast in the Village from 8:30am- 10:30am. Taste Canadian goodness…

Canada Day Celebrations

July 1/18 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Manning Park BC

Celebrate Canada’s 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!

Oroville 4th of July Fireworks

July 4/18
Oroville WA

Join friends, neighbors and family at Deep Bay Park for a day of laughter and fun. Fireworks over Deep Bay at dark. Whether you want to join in on the "talent show", singing competitions, and…

Big White Invitational Slopestyle

July 4/18 @ 8:00 am - July 8/18 @ 4:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Hosted by Tom van Steenbergen Join us at Bike Big White for the first Big White Invitational Slopestyle. The 25 top-ranked FMB riders from North America and Europe, and 5 wildcard entries will be invited to…

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