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.


Bear Trap Telemark Festival

March 10-11, 2018. The Bear Trap Telemark Festival is a free heeling fiesta! This full weekend festival includes a number of fun races, including a skin up race, slalom, freestyle and the famous tele obstacle course! Take part in a session to improve your tele skills and rip it up with your free heeling friends!

7th Annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival

April 18-22, 2018.  At the 7th Annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival you can enjoy first-class dining experiences, sample Oysters from around the world, sip award winning wine, cider, beer, and spirits, all while celebrating in an event unlike any other.

Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival

May 11-13, 2018. Join us on the shore of beautiful Shuswap Lake for 3 action packed fun days of  sharpening your skills in a variety of workshops and presentations.  Talk to published & non published writers. Meet new people interested in reading & writing. Share your experiences over a coffee &  discover how much you have in common. Network till your eyes cross!

Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest

May 17-20, 2018. Celebrate the return of migratory birds in the midst of peak wildflower season while enjoying field trips, events and free family activities for all ages and abilities in Leavenworth, Washington and throughout the Wenatchee River valley!

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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7th Annual Osoyoos Oyster Festival

April 18/18 - April 22/18
Osoyoos BC

The Osoyoos Oyster Festival is the South Okanagan's Premier Wine & Seafood Event The 2018 Osoyoos Oyster Festival will be happening from April 18th - 22nd, showcasing Osoyoos and the South Okanagan as a premier destination…

Osoyoos Medieval Faire

May 18/18 - May 20/18
Osoyoos B.C.

A family friendly, tourist worthy festival hosted by Desert Park Exhibition Society at Desert Park Race Track. Full metal international jousting competitions, medieval games on horseback, sword fighting axe throwing, stilt walking , juggling, fire…

Harvest Pumpkin Festival

October 6/18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Armstrong BC

This annual celebration brings people together for pumpkin carving, food, art and entertainment...the entertainment being the Great Pumpkin Catapult!! Enter your own or cheer on your favourite. The Farmers' Market is right outside the door…

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