Events in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake Region
The rumours are true. We know how to have a good time here in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region. This place is buzzing with activity in every season, just waiting for you to join in with one of our celebrations. Our community events, street parties and food celebrations are second to none. Slope-side competitions, murals, literary events and holiday extravaganzas are just the tip of the iceberg.
Foodies can tour our region for the annual November Burger Month, BC Ale Trail or many local farmers markets. For the culture vultures, why not visit during Nelson's Iconic Mural Festival, Kaslo's May Days and Logger Sports or the fabulous Kootenay Pride Weekend. If you're looking for your next festival, we are home to so many including Ymir's Tiny Lights in June, Shambhala in Salmo or Kaslo Jazz Festival, both in July. Need a break from all the powder our region has to offer? Check out the Banff Film Festival tour, support local makers and get your Christmas' shopping done at the Kootenay Artisan Fair or stay on the hill for the Whitewater Winter Carnival or Coldsmoke Powder Festival. Take the family over to Kaslo for the Winter Forest Festival in February, jump on the historic SS Moyie for Pirate Day, or stay in Nelson for the Polka Dot Dragon Festival.
Find out more about our region's awesome events below: