Summer shenanigans in Kamloops are sizzling and it's clear to see why they call us the Tournament Capital of Canada! From sports like baseball and soccer heating up McArthur Island Park to roller discos, foodie festivals and performing arts festivals there is something for everyone. Get ready to dive into these 10 events happening in Kamloops this summer!
Kamloops Farmers Market
April 22 - October 28
You can buy locally grown produce and handcrafted items from Kamloops Farmers' Markets while you enjoy your morning coffee. Featuring more than 100 vendors, it's a great place to shop for gifts or do your weekly grocery shopping.
- The Saturday market (located at 200 block of St Paul St. and the Stuart Wood schoolyard) takes place from April 22 - October 28 from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
- The Wednesday market (located at 400 block of Victoria St.) takes place from May 3 - October 25 from 8:30am to 1:30pm.
Yew Street Block Party 2023
Mark your calendars for June 17th and make your way to the vibrant Yew Street Summer Market! This lively event promises a plethora of delights, including an array of vendors offering unique products, refreshing drinks, delectable food options, and a lively atmosphere filled with buskers and games. Get ready to be entertained by talented clowns, and for those seeking a thrilling experience, axe throwing awaits.
Canada Day/Art in the Park
The City of Kamloops and the Kamloops Arts Council is planning for the return of in-person Canada Day celebration on July 1, from 9am to 4pm.
Now running for more than 40 years, Art in the Park on Canada Day is the largest arts event in Kamloops. The full day of arts exhibitions and sales, demos and performances is free to the public. Approximately 30,000 people attend the event each year.
Join more than 100 artists showcasing their original work from painting and pottery to fashion and jewelry, while the KAC’s Performing Arts Stage features entertainment for all ages.
Music in the Park
Music in the Park, a beloved summer tradition in Kamloops, occurs at Riverside Park yearly over multiple evenings. Presented by the City of Kamloops and BCLC since 1994, this free, family-friendly event has become an iconic part of the city's cultural and entertainment scene. The park transforms into a melodic oasis where diverse musical genres enchant audiences of all ages. With its inclusive atmosphere and captivating performances, Music in the Park embodies the power of music to unite the community in a joyous celebration of summer.
X-Fest: Theatre Under the Trees 2023
July 10 - 29
Join Project X Theatre for an unforgettable family experience with two thrilling shows: "The Hobbit" and "The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito"!
From July 10th to 29th, 2023, immerse yourself in the magical world of Middle-earth as Bilbo Baggins embarks on an epic journey in "The Hobbit." Then, prepare for a buzzing adventure with Mary Jane Mosquito, a charismatic character who will take you on an incredible ride. Don't miss these captivating productions at Project X Theatre this summer!
Kamloops International Buskers Festival
Kamloops welcomes the world to our beautiful Riverside Park. Professional street performers from the local region, across Canada, and around the world, will converge for the 4th annual Kamloops International Buskers Festival on July 27th to 30th. This event is family-oriented and is free to attend.
Interior Savings Overlanders Day
Join us for the 8th annual Overlanders Day Community event, a day filled with something for everyone! Enjoy a Food Expo, non-stop entertainment on the stage, an expanded Kidz Zone, a Business & Community Expo with over 90 vendors, an Animal Corner, a Cake-eating contest, dunk tank, mascots, fire truck display, and exciting new contests. Don't miss out on this incredible event with a wide range of activities and attractions for all ages!
The annual Kamloopa Powwow is one of the largest Indigenous celebrations in Western Canada to celebrate the Secwepemc people’s culture through storytelling, song and dance in traditional regalia. The Kamloopa Powwow will run from August 4th to 6th at the Powwow Grounds this year.
Ribfest/Hot Nite in the City
Get those wet wipes ready. For 3 days at Riverside Park, from August 11-13 indulge in saucy ribs as ribbers compete for the best ribs in town. The family-friendly weekend will feature a kid zone, live music, a beer garden and more. On Saturday, August 12 from 10 am-5 pm, 6 blocks of Victoria Street will showcase classic cars, trucks and more for Hot Nite in the City. Electric Avenue will display electric vehicles including Teslas to highlight the progression of electric.
Kamloops Pride Week
Kamloops Pride is bringing Kamloops Pride Week back! From August 21-27 to celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ community. You don't want to miss the Kamloops Pride Week events planned for 2023, from comedy shows, drag shows, the pride parade and more!
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