Kootenay Festivals & Events Brochure 2022

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COVID-19 Update: The status of public events and activities listed is current as of publication, but COVID-19 protocols may change at any time. Please check government and event websites for the latest updates.

Printed and Supported by: We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of:

Produced by:

The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

Graphic Design by: Guy Hobbs Images, top to bottom: Golden Farmers’ Market – Photo by: BLong Nelson Int’l Mural Festival – Photo by: Electrify Photography, Muralist: Bacon Revelstoke Attractions – Grizzly Plaza

For extra copies, listing deadlines and fees, contact WKRAC at: admin@wkartscouncil.com Listings also available online at www.wkartscouncil.com Printed once a year for events May-April


COVID-19 Update: The status of public events and activities listed is current as of publication, but COVID-19 protocols may change at any time. Please check government and event websites for the latest updates.

Printed and Supported by: We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of:

Produced by:

The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

Graphic Design by: Guy Hobbs Images, top to bottom: Golden Farmers’ Market – Photo by: BLong Nelson Int’l Mural Festival – Photo by: Electrify Photography, Muralist: Bacon Revelstoke Attractions – Grizzly Plaza

For extra copies, listing deadlines and fees, contact WKRAC at: admin@wkartscouncil.com Listings also available online at www.wkartscouncil.com Printed once a year for events May-April


Touring Outdoor Cinema Events & Festival

Castlegar Sculpturewalk May 21–Oct. 31, downtown Castlegar walking tour, Castlegar Enjoy over 30 sculptures along the tour throughout downtown, and pick up a brochure/ballot in a ballot box along the way. info@castlegarsculpturewalk.com sculpturewalkcastlegar.com

Hidden Garden Gallery 22nd Summer Season June 8–Sept. 4. Tues.–Sun., 10 am–3 pm daily, Hidden Garden Gallery, 112 Slocan Ave., New Denver Weekly exhibits of local and regional artists. Visit the website for details. patrizia@netidea.com hiddengardengallery.ca

Music in the Park Thursdays, June 16–Aug. 25, 7–8 pm, Gyro Park, Trail Music for all in a beautiful setting, plus “Night Markets” with food trucks, vendors, and a beer garden on July 7 and Aug. 4, 5–8:30 pm 250-368-9669 marketing@trail-arts.com trail-arts.com

ArtWalk June 24–July 29–Sept. 4, Businesses throughout downtown Nelson ArtWalk is celebrating 34 years of local artists! Businesses act as galleries for artists all summer, with two openings (June 24/July 29) featuring performance artists. artwalk@ndac.ca ndac.ca/nelson-artwalk/

July 1–Sept. 5, TBD various RDCK communities. Summer 2022, The Civic Theatre’s pop-up drive-in tours communities throughout the RDCK. Date & location updates via civictheatre.ca and Nelson Civic Theatre Facebook page. info@civictheatre.ca civictheatre.ca

Nelson Pride

Aug. 29–Sept. 5, various public and private events, Nelson Before and during Labour Day weekend, events celebrating 2SLGBTQIA+ community, identity and organizing. Some events family friendly, culminating in the Sunday Pride Parade in Nelson, a 20+ year local tradition. kootenayproud@gmail.com

Capitol Theatre Season Events

All Year Round, The Capitol Theatre, Nelson Eat, sleep, theatre, repeat! We’re here to entertain you at Nelson’s exceptional live performing arts theatre. Enjoy professional touring acts and local live shows in music, dance, theatre and comedy. Visit website for details. 250-352-6363 capitolnelsonbc@gmail.com capitoltheatre.ca

Golden Farmers’ Market June 15–Sept. 28, 10 am–3 pm Join us for our summer market in Spirit Square downtown Golden to experience what local vendors have to offer. goldenfarmersmarket@gmail.com goldenbcfarmersmarket.com

REVY. Live Outside July 1–Aug. 27, Grizzly Plaza Bandstand, Revelstoke REVY. Live Outside features 58 nights of live music from showcasing artists each evening, from BC, across Canada, and worldwide. Visit website for details. 250-814-9325 info@artsrevelstoke.com artsrevelstoke.com/programs/revy-live-outside/

Aug. 12–14, throughout downtown Nelson Nelson’s fifth annual mural festival will be popping up throughout downtown. Come and celebrate Nelson’s newest pieces of public art at a free outdoor performance festival! info@ndac.ca nelsonmuralfest.ca

Flats Fest Aug. 19–21, Canal Flats Ball Diamond, Canal Flats Outdoor, mountain air, music festival with food and art vendors, kids’ activities, on-site camping (limited). Visit our Facebook page for details. facebook.com/flatsfest flatsfest.ca

Kimberley Kaleidoscope Festival Aug. 20–27, Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 & Kimberley Platzl, Kimberley An 8-day celebration that provides a series of visual, performing, and literary arts events. Attendees experience performances, exhibitions, and workshops throughout the week! 250-427-4919 info@kimberleyarts.com kimberleyarts.com/calendar/kimberley-kaleidoscope-arts-and-culturefestival/

Exhibitions at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre 320 Wilson St., Revelstoke Discover this month’s newest exhibition, uncover hidden local artists, or take a guided tour of the historic building. A must see. Exhibitions change monthly, visit website for details. 250-814-0261 info@revelstokeartgallery.ca revelstokeartgallery.ca

Selkirk Weavers & Spinners Studio Saturdays in June 10 am–4 pm, July–Sept. 17 Wed.–Sat. 10 am–4 pm, Doukhobor Discovery Centre (Village), 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar Spend time at the Selkirk Weavers & Spinners Studio. We offer a gift shop, alongside weaving and spinning demonstrations. Our members are always happy to see you. selkirkweavers@gmail.com

Nelson International Mural Festival

Revelstoke Wildflower Festival

Kootenay Artisan Fair Nov. 18–20, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson 50 plus juried vendors. One of a kind, high quality, handmade and always local. Find us on Facebook and Instagram. 250-505-5444 kootenaychristmasfair@hotmail.com kootenayartisanfair.com

Aug. 2–7, Revelstoke Join us for a celebration of Revelstoke’s alpine bloom. events@seerevelstoke.com seerevelstoke.com/event/revelstoke-wildflower-festival/

Wapiti Music Festival

Aug. 5–6, James White Park, Fernie Wapiti is Fernie, BC’s summer music festival. An indie music festival in a park by a river surrounded by mountains, it’s a beautiful setting for some amazing music. wapitimusicfestival.com

Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Aug. 6–7, 10 am–5 pm, various locations in the Columbia Basin region Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries and heritage sites through this free, self-guided tour throughout the Columbia Basin/ Kootenay region. 250-505-5505 admin@wkartscouncil.com cbculturetour.com

82nd Annual Creston Valley Blossom Festival May 19–22, 2023, various locations within the Creston Valley Community festival for all ages, free events, parades, midway, entertainment, dances, street fair, cowboy race and more. 250-428-4284 info@blossomfestival.ca blossomfestival.ca


COVID-19 Update: The status of public events and activities listed is current as of publication, but COVID-19 protocols may change at any time. Please check government and event websites for the latest updates.

Printed and Supported by: We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of:

Produced by:

The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

Graphic Design by: Guy Hobbs Images, top to bottom: Golden Farmers’ Market – Photo by: BLong Nelson Int’l Mural Festival – Photo by: Electrify Photography, Muralist: Bacon Revelstoke Attractions – Grizzly Plaza

For extra copies, listing deadlines and fees, contact WKRAC at: admin@wkartscouncil.com Listings also available online at www.wkartscouncil.com Printed once a year for events May-April


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