Downtown Prince George at dusk
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Prince George

Festivals & Events

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

Crowd at event (Kevin Arnold photo)

As a large Northern BC city, Prince George has a strong arts and cultural backbone and hosts many local and community festivals and events. Some of the year's highlights include:

Farmers Markets

The Prince George Farmers' Market is a great place to meet! Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Prince George on 1074, 6th Avenue, the market is an excellent place to peruse local crafts, produce, baked goods (including vegan and gluten free), pet treats and many other items all grown, baked or made locally. The market is open year-round, every Saturday from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Fresh food, live music and friendly people - what more can you ask for?

Winter Festivals

Two festivals of light are held in Prince George each winter. The Northern Lights Festival is a joyful and celebratory winter event. Entertainment and activities at the Prince George Civic Centre downtown follow the initial winter wonderland drive at Connaught Hill. The annual WinterLights Celebration is part of the national Communities in Bloom competition. It celebrates light through a number of events and displays throughout town.

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