In summer, the mountains are alive with the sound of music.
Nakusp Music Fest caters to classic rock lovers, while fans of old time accordion music head to Kimberley. The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival offers a variety of choices.
In winter, celebrate the snow at festivals such as the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest in Nelson and winter carnivals in Rossland and Fernie.
Summer Festivals and Events (June – August)
Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival (July/August): Dance on the beach or grab a spot on the lawn to watch diverse and renowned acts such as Michael Franti and Bruce Cockburn perform on a floating stage in Kootenay Lake with a backdrop of mountains.