Annual Events

 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we have moved to using our Events Calendar as a means of communicating events. Please refer to it for the most up to date information.

Please visit our calendar for more details on all annual events and festivals!


Due to the current Covid-19 situation many events have been cancelled or postponed. Please contact the event coordinator to learn about the status of specific events.

For an update on Covid-19 in our region and a list of operating businesses visit our news page.


  Kootenay Artisan Fair
  Nelson GardenFest
  Cottonwood Community Market - May 16 - October 10, 2020
  Kaslo May Days & Logger Sports
  Kaslo Show 'n' Shine
  Kaslo Garden Festival
  Oxygen Art Market
  Tournament of Roses - Granite Pointe Golf Club


  Tiny Lights Festival
  Kaslo Saturday Market - June - September
10 Nelson Downtown Market - June 10 - September 23, 2020
  Lardeau Valley Market - June - September
  Kaslo Artwalk - June - September
  Master Shucker & Ceasar Throwdown Competition
  La FrancoFête
  Kootenay Burlesque Festival
26 Nelson Artwalk - June 26 - September 4
14 Lemon Grind


1 Canada Day Celebrations - check our calendar for all the Canada Day events
  MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge
8-12 Elephant Mountain Literary Festival
10-12 Nelson Fat Tire Festival
  Nelson Sailing Regatta
  Starbelly Jam Music Festival
  Kaslo Guitar Fest
  Disc Break Ultimate Frisbee
  Nelson Summer Youth Theatre - Capitol Theatre
  Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival


  Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival
  Shambhala Music Festival
  Nelson Sprints Rowing Regatta
8-9 Columbia Basin Culture Tour
  Kaslo's Birthday
14-16 Nelson International Mural Festival
30 RedFish Festival at Kokanee Creek


  Winter Kickoff
  Kaslo Christmas Light Up & Kaslo Legion Craft Faire
  Whitewater Ski Resort Opening Day
  Santa Visits Whitewater Ski Resort

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