New Hazelton and Area

'Ksan Historical Village and Museum

(Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC photo)

The Hazelton

Festivals & Events

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

The Hazeltons have several large annual events in addition to various small community celebrations. Individual communities host each event, but usually residents from throughout the entire area attend.

Kispiox Valley Music Festival

The Kispiox Valley Music Festival takes place every year on the last weekend of July. It's a 3-day weekend full of live music, entertainment, fabulous food, vendors, and workshops. Hundreds gather to camp on the grounds and enjoy performances from local and international stars.

Kispiox Valley Rodeo

The Kispiox Valley Rodeo, the "biggest little rodeo in the west," happens in the first week of June. It's one of the last old-fashioned rodeos around. Both contestants and fans arrive early on Friday to kick off the rodeo with a dance. The next day a number of contests including bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, and team roping take place. The rodeo has had a history of famous competitors, some who have gone on to win the worlds.

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