Get Your Groove On At Starbelly Jam Festival

Get Your Groove On At Starbelly Jam Festival

Starbelly Jam is a special festival, celebrating diverse music and arts for all the family in Crawford Bay. Not too big and not too small, this is a “just right” festival Goldilocks couldn’t help but love.

July 28-29, 2023

Returning for the first time since 2019, this real family festival is as soulfully eclectic as the East Shore communities surrounding it. Deliberately steered away from getting too big, or becoming too crowded, everyone is welcome to get their groove here. You'll experience a unique range of artists playing everything from funk, world music, rock, hip-hop, reggae, blues, bluegrass, folk, pop to electronica.

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connecting communities

You’ll be sure to find great entertainment, great food and great people at this festival. With a locally made craft fair, free artist hosted workshops and storytelling, roaming jugglers and clowns, dance, yoga and more - it’s the cultural event of the year for the East Shore.

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bring all the family

This is truly a kids centred festival, with an all natural playground and room to play. Showcasing a stellar line up of workshops and activities, its easy to keep your little ones entertained right through from the morning to bedtime. Join us for a relaxed festival atmosphere, a safe place for kids, and a celebration of life through music, friendship and fun.

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Explore the East Shore 

With Starbelly Festival set up for the weekend in Crawford Bay, be sure to explore more of the East Shore of Kootenay Lake while you're there.

First, you can access the East Shore from Creston by road or from Balfour, on the longest free ferry in Canada. Once you arrive in Kootenay Bay, you'll find lots to see and do. Head over to Riondel, to get a freshly roasted cup of coffee and a pastry at RO Neighbourhood Coffee before exploring Pebble Beach, Garland Bay or - if you're feeling adventurous - hike Mount Loki.

Stretch your legs on the Pilot Bay Lighthouse trail, with breath taking views of Kootenay Lake, or play a round of golf at Kokanee Springs Resort. Download the Kootenay Lake Road Trip App and explore the new Artisans of Crawford Bay walking audio tour - coming soon. With lots of quirky places to stay and things to do, you'll find your awesome on the East Shore.  

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