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.

Arts Rising Festival

September 21-24, 2017. First ever three day multi-venued multi discplinary arts festival in Penticton, B.C. Join us for an amazing expression of the creative and diverse talents of the artistic community of friends. Several events in one weekend including: Pecha Kucha Penticton, ReImagine, a Street Art Festival, Snake Bite, a short film festival, ArtWear, a wearable art show, as well as pop up galleries and performances, the first ever Box Wars, art walks, and Imagination station for kids, and much more!

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

September 28-October 8, 2017. The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, now in its 37th year, is the premier event produced by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Talk about an authentic experience, the 10 day festival takes place across the Valley during grape harvest! The event has been among the 100 top events in North America for the past 15 years, and has earned a reputation for creating a superb wine experience at the heart of the industry

Dark Side Festival

September 30, 2017. The third-annual Dark Side Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday, Sept.30, 2017, at Squilchuck State Park, Wenatchee featuring a mountain bike race and a beginner skills clinic during the day, and mountain bike rides and trail runs during the evening hours. There also will be live music, a beer garden and food by Smoke Blossom. Weekend camping is available.

Festival of the Grape

October 1, 2017. 2017 marks the 21st annual Festival of the Grape in Oliver, BC – the Wine Capital of Canada. Festival of the Grape showcases over 50 wineries offering tasting sized servings of their wines. In addition to wine tasting, there is live music from Mazacote, a Grape Stomp, merchant market, food trucks and the Fall Art Show & Sale presented by the Oliver Community Arts Council.

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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Music on the Patio at Predator Ridge

July 25/17 @ 5:00 pm - September 26/17 @ 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 -…

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

Dinosaurs at the OHM @ The Okanagan Heritage Museum

September 13/17 - October 10/17
Kelowna British Columbia

Come and visit the T-Rex, on display for a short time! September 13th - October 10th Okanagan Heritage Museum

Farm & Vineyard Culinary Tour

September 26/17 @ 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…

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

September 28/17 - October 8/17
Penticton BC

The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, now in its 37th year, is the premier event produced by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Talk about an authentic experience, the 10 day festival takes place across the Valley…

Kamloops Symphony Presents the Vancouver Symphony

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

We are thrilled to present the VSO with Maestro Bramwell Tovey as they embark on a tour of the BC Interior in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. with blockbuster performances of Rossini’s "William Tell Overture"…

Icicle Creek Family Film Festival

September 29/17 - October 1/17
Leavenworth WA

A weekend of workshops, films and fun for the whole family. Come to all or part, just be sure to bring your imagination. SEPT. 28 & 29 -  Free School Screenings of Dream Big Free to…

Icicle Creek Family Film Festival

September 29/17 @ 7:00 pm - October 1/17 @ 7:00 pm
Leavenworth WA

A weekend of workshops, films and fun for the whole family. Come to all or part, just be sure to bring your imagination. SEPT. 28 & 29 -  Free School Screenings of Dream Big Free to…

DARK SIDE FESTIVAL

September 30/17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wenatchee WA

The third-annual Dark Side Festival will be held from 10 a.m to 12 a.m., Saturday, Sept.30, 2017, at Squilchuck State Park featuring a mountain bike race and a beginner skills clinic during the day, and mountain bike rides and trail runs…

House of Rose Winery’s annual Grape Stomp Party

September 30/17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kelowna BC

Saturday, September 30th Stomps at 1, 2, 3 or 4 pm Complimentary event, please bring a donation for the food bank.  Taste some wine, stomp some grapes and join in the fun!  Fun for the…

Nota Bene 18-Year Vertical

September 30/17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Oliver BC

An extraordinary opportunity to experience Nota Bene through the years. Join Black Hills President Glenn Fawcett for a guided tasting of every vintage of Nota Bene from it’s inaugural release in 1999 to our not-yet-released…

The Original Hungarian Gulash Party

September 30/17 @ 4:00 pm - 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 Columbia Okanagan We invite you to immerse yourself and your team members in a unique and unforgetable culinary…

Final Harvest Dinner

September 30/17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oliver BC

Join farm Chef Campbell Kearns for a tour of some of the 60 organic crops grown at the farm, including our vineyards. The tour will culminate with a multi-course alfresco dinner inspired by what we…

Oliver Cask & Keg

September 30/17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oliver BC

Cask and Keg is an adults only, outdoor, evening event focused on celebrating the creations from local disitilleries, breweries and cideries. This fun, relaxed evening will be filled with live entertainment provided by The Big…

Fall Harvest Party

September 30/17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Oliver BC

Celebrate the 2017 vintage with us! It’s our annual Harvest Party. Join the winemaking team for a lively evening of food, music and wine. Start with a glass of Black Hills wine and appetizers at…

Scare Crazy in Cashmere (Scarecrow Walking Tour)

October 1/17 - October 31/17
Cashmere WA

Bring the family to Cashmere during the month of October for some spooktacular fall fun! Scarecrows will be waiting for you during daylight hours throughout town – silly ones, spooky ones, and everything in between. They're fun,…

2017 Baldy Marathon

October 1/17
Oliver BC

October 1, 2017! Choose to run the Full, 20K or 10K route while the soothing sounds of the water, mature trees and calling birds will keep you zen as you head south towards picturesque Osoyoos…

Festival of the Grape

October 1/17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oliver BC

2017 marks the 21st annual Festival of the Grape in Oliver, BC - the Wine Capital of Canada. Festival of the Grape showcases over 50 wineries offering tasting sized servings of their wines. In addition…

Flamenco Workshop

October 5/17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leavenworth WA

Join Encarnacion, Eric, and Jesus for a two hour Flamenco workshop for all abilities! Limited availability, so buy your ticket now!

Flamenco Workshop

October 5/17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leavenworth WA

Join Encarnacion, Eric, and Jesus for a two hour Flamenco workshop for all abilities! Limited availability, so buy your ticket now!

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