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Elephant Mountain Literarary Festival - Nelson

Throughout the City
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 4A2

Daily from July 10, 2014 to July 13, 2014

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival (EMLF) is four days of gala events, readings, panel discussions, and conversations with distinguished visiting Canadian writers and Canadian literary publishers passionate about the written word. This is also a showcase for the talented Nelson Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay authors, spoken word artists, and musicians.

This year's theme is Intersections: Geography, Genre, Genius. Join the host of internationally celebrated Canadian presenters in Nelson, British Columbia, this July as we explore what happens in the crucible of the imagination. What factors converge to produce inspiration, creativity, and productivity? Appreciate what happens when different literary geographies and perspectives meet. Join us as we explore literary intersections at this year's events, panels, and readings.


Heritage Explorers Summer Program - Revelstoke

315 First St W
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0

Weekly on Tuesday July 1, 2014 to Thursday August 28, 2014

The Heritage Explorers is an event which is held at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives every Tuesday & Thursday in July & August. It's a kids' educational program. Each week has a theme which involves doing crafts & activities learning about the history of Revelstoke & area. For example, one week the theme is Butter & Biscuits which is an annual theme & involves the kids making butter.


Market Fest - Nelson

200 Block Of Baker St
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 4J2

Every 4 weeks on Friday from June 27, 2014 to August 22, 2014

Market Fest is back for three nights this summer! Downtown Baker Street is transformed into a lively night market featuring 100 vendors, live music, dance performances, kids entertainment and more. Fun for the whole family, and not to be missed. The fun runs from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. A $5 donation for admission is kindly requested for anyone over 18. Everyone is welcome, whether you make a donation or not!


Trail Market on the Esplanade - Trail

1199 Bay Ave
Trail, British Columbia
V1R 4A4

Every 2 weeks on Friday from June 6, 2014 to October 10, 2014

The City of Trail & The Trail & District Chamber of Commerce are proud to host the Trail Market on the Esplanade during the summer months. The market, situated along the picturesque esplanade, takes place every second Friday from June to October & features various local vendors who sell fresh produce, handmade jewellery, soaps, clothing, fresh homemade food, baking & home décor items.


Explore Historic Cranbrook Walking Tour - Cranbrook

57 Horne St S
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1C 4H9

Daily from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015

'Explore Historic Cranbrook' is a free self-guided tour of Cranbrook's heritage architecture from the late 1800s as well as local monuments, parks & other attractions.

Baker Hill is a heritage residential area dating from 1898, while the downtown core and the railway heritage infrastructure area provide additional experiences in local history. Tours, with a pre-planned route, can be started from the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, or you can plan your own itinerary

The tour is free & you can download the map from the website.


Sunrise Paddle - Creston

1874 Wildlife Rd
Creston, British Columbia
V0B 1G0

Every 2 weeks on Saturday from July 12, 2014 to July 26, 2014

Glide through the ponds and channels in the early morning light on a guided canoe tour. Watch the wetland come alive!

Please phone ahead to join a tour on one of four days: Saturday July 12th, July 26th, Friday August 8th, or August 22nd.


42nd Annual Julyfest - Kimberley

525 Archibald St
Kimberley, British Columbia
V1A 1N3

Daily from July 18, 2014 to July 20, 2014

Julyfest is Kimberley's biggest festival of the year seeing thousands of locals and tourists alike come out for three amazing hot summer days and two incredible hot summer nights to enjoy a wide variety of activities including 200 plus teams vying for the Canadian Bocce Championships. With live music, beverage gardens, local vendors and the distinguished Kimberley cuisine, the bocce area is a staple for festival goers.

Julyfest is also home to one of the biggest soccer tournaments in North America, an extreme downhill longboard race, the Kimberley Homecoming Parade, a Kids Festival and an amazing Saturday night Dance Party in the Kimberley Civic Centre seeing this year's live entertainment hosted by two hot bands - Wide Mouth Mason and Big Sugar!


Summerlude Festival & Lake Regatta - Invermere

651 Hwy 93/95
Invermere, British Columbia
V0A 1K0

Daily from July 18, 2014 to July 21, 2014

A fun-filled weekend with something for everyone to celebrate! Starting with PyneStock; a concert showcasing the talents of local musicians in a variety of genres. Then Bull Riding in the Rockies, an exciting evening of a cowboy supper, mutton bustin', professional bull riding and dance. Kicking off the Valley Appreciation Day is a pancake breakfast and continuing with live entertainment, Farmers Market and activities for the whole family.

Finally, the Lake Windermere Regatta is committed to ensuring that Lake Windermere remains a healthy, functioning ecosystem for future generations. The Regatta includes sailing, swimming and canoeing races; water-skiing and rowing demonstrations.


Gray Creek Museum Days - Gray Creek

Hwy 3A
Gray Creek, British Columbia
V0B 1S0

Daily from July 25, 2014 to July 28, 2014

Gray Creek Museum Days, an annual event organized by the Gray Creek Historical Society, with changing displays of photos, artwork, artifacts and stories from Gray Creek's early and recent past. The Gray Creek Store is 100 years old, and will be featured in a display at the Hall, along with numerous other exhibits, small and large. The Hall is a century old log hall on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, on Highway 3A, 15 minutes south of the Kootenay Lake ferry, and 1 hour north of Creston.


Kootenay Festival - Castlegar

460 Columbia Ave
Castlegar, British Columbia
V1N 1G7

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Kootenay Festival - Let's Celebrate! is a multi-faceted event encouraging the recognition and appreciation of our community diversity through entertainment, cuisine and interactive educational activities, displays and performance. The festival will provide our residents and summer visitors an outstanding opportunity to experience and celebrate the heritage, culture, ethnicity and artistic expression that enriches the Kootenay region and makes us proud to call it our home.

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