If Kamloops has been on your radar, but haven’t visited yet, here are 10 reasons why you should pack the car and head to our sunny city before the August long weekend.
BCLC Midsummer Music Jam with Gord Bamford
Canadian Country artist Gord Bamford will be hitting the stage at Music in the Park for BCLC’s Midsummer Music Jam. Free live music, a Brewloops beer garden and food trucks will be set up at Riverside Park from 7-8:30pm.
High School Musical Jr
Follow Troy, Gabriella and the entire East High cast when High School Musical Jr hits the Sagebrush Theatre stage. The musical will be performed by the KISSM Intermediate Musical Theatre Group. Youth tickets are $11 with tax, Adults - $16.25 with tax.
Kamloops International Buskers Festival
The first Kamloops International Buskers Festival will be taking place in downtown Kamloops. Permanent busk stages will be set up at Riverside Park as well as vendors and food trucks. Want to try your hand at busking? Busk stops on Victoria street will have time slots open. The event is free to attend but performers welcome gratuities, as this is how the performers earn their living.
Downtown Merchants Market
Throughout the Buskers Festival, stroll down Victoria Street and enjoy super sidewalk sales from local retailers, live music and entertainment. Be sure to step into one of the many restaurants and micro-breweries to get a taste of Kamloops’ local eateries.
Project X Theatre - XFest
Relive your childhood with a live outdoor theatre rendition of 5 Robert Munsch stories in The Three Munschketeers at 5pm and 7pm on both July 24 and 27. The spirited retelling of The Three Musketeers with an all-female led cast will be shown on July 23, 25, 26 and 28 at 7pm.
Circo Osorio Circus
For the first time, head under the big top for the unique circus of aerial artists swinging, acrobats tumbling and artist defying the laws of gravity. Happening at the Aberdeen Mall starting at 7:30pm, tickets are $25.00+ tax with each ticket getting 2 children under the age of 10 in for free.
Sport Chek World Junior Showcase
July 28-Aug 4
For 11 games, world junior hockey prospects will hit the ice at Sandman Centre as Canada, USA, Finland and Sweden determine their rosters for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. Full 11-game ticket packages are $159+ tax. Single game tickets are $15+ taxes for non-Canada games and $20+ taxes for Canada games.
Beer 'n Bluz Cruise - Kamloops Heritage Railway
Ride back in time aboard the 2141 steam train! Enjoy craft beer? Sip Iron Road samples, delicious eats from Jill’s Homestyle Catering and listen to live music from Sabrina and Mike on the Beer ‘n Bluz Cruise. This is a 19+ event. Train departs the station at 5:30pm, tickets are $49+ tax.
Sun Peaks Alpine Blossom Festival
Just a 45-minute drive from Kamloops, take a ride on the Sunburst Express chairlift at Sun Peaks and enjoy the sights of the alpine wildflowers while they are at the height of their bloom. Live music, a kids zone, farmers market and much more will be happening over the two days.
Kamloops Farmers Market
July 25 & 28
Peruse local products from farmers, artisans and more at the Kamloops Farmers Market. Pickup items for a picnic and visit 1 of our 4 wineries’ patios where you can perfectly pair a glass of a bright Rose or a Gewürztraminer.
Wednesday market - Victoria Street from 8:30-2:30
Saturday market - St. Paul Street from 8:30-12:30.