Festivals & Special Events

We hope that while you’re in the Creston Valley, every day will feel like a wonderful celebration. Sunshine, great food, big smiles, beautiful scenery – what could be better? We love to celebrate all year round, and you’re invited to join us any time!

For a complete list of current events check out the events calender or visit www.crestonevents.ca

January - December (Year Round)

Creston Valley Farmers' Market - Outdoors (Saturdays May 6 - October 14), Indoors (Sundays October 22 - December 17)

Come down to the award-winning Creston Valley Farmers' Market and see why it was nominated the "2016 Best Medium Sized Market" in BC by the BC Farmers' Market Association. Buzzing with locals and visitors the market regulalarly hosts 40+ vendors selling everything from local vegetables, fruits, jams, fresh breads, coffee, apple ciders, wines, pottery, arts, crafts, and so much more! The Outdoor Market is located behind the Creston Valley Visitor Centre off of Cook Street 9- 1pm and the Indoor Market is located in the Creston Room at the Creston & District Community Complex 12- 3pm.

February


Valentine’s Ladies’ Bonspiel – February 9- 11, 2018

A fun weekend-long women’s curling event that attracts teams from the Kootenays and beyond.

March

Men’s Butterfly Bonspiel –  March 1- 4, 2018

A weekend-long men’s curling event that attracts teams from the Kootenays and beyond. Find out how much fun it is to play in our house.

April

Creston Valley Spring Trade Show –  April 27- 28 , 2018

Touted as the best trade show in the Kootenays, this show brings together businesses from across the region in a festive, friendly atmosphere. 2,500 plus people attend the show over two days.  There is tons to see, do and buy.  Door prizes!

May

Creston Valley Bird Festival -   May 11- 13, 2018

The Creston Valley is a vital birdwatching site and staging area for migratory birds with over three hundred species of birds recorded.  A designated Important Bird Area, this festival celebrates our wonderful diversity.  Activities include a  variety of birdwatching events guided by field experts, as well as photography and art displays and bird-oriented workshops.  Check ot www.crestonvalleybirds.ca for updates and registration information.

Creston Valley Blossom Festival - Victoria Day Weekend – May 18- 21, 2018

Concerts, a parade, fun and games, and beautiful blooms!  Join us for the 76th Annual Blossom Festival, the biggest annual event that brings the Creston Valley together for a weekend of fun. Visit www.blossomfestival.ca

July

Canada Day Celebration – July 1, 2018

Join us at the Creston & District Community Complex as we wish Canada a happy birthday with music, cake, entertainment, and fireworks!

Starbelly Jam Music Festival – Friday July 20- Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hugging the shores of the majestic Kootenay Lake, Crawford Bay plays host to this amazing annual music festival. Not too big and not too small, this is a “just right” festival Goldilocks couldn’t help but love. Starbelly Jam is a special festival with great entertainment, great food, great people, lots of happy kids and room to play — this festival’s success is all about the celebration of life though music, friendship and having a fun time for all in a safe and secure environment.

September

Creston Valley Fall Fair - weekend following Labour Day  – Friday, September 7 to Saturday Sept 8, 2018

Celebrating 100 Years! - the Fall Fair highlights agriculture, agri-tourism, 100-mile diet, 4H Beef & 4H Horse Club demonstrations, and home-grown and homemade goods in friendly competition for special ribbons and cash prizes.

Blue Heron Half-Marathon and 10K Run -  Third Sunday of September - September 16, 2018

Two scenic, rolling routes around the conservation area wetlands, through treed areas, and along the winding Kootenay River. Entry fees include t-shirts.

November

Images Art Group Show & Sale - Date to be Determined

An annual two- to three-day show and sale by a group of Creston’s professional artists.  Each year the group invites a guest artist to participate in this show.

Creston Christmas Art and Craft Market - Third Saturday of November - November 18, 2017

Kick  off your holiday shopping at the Creston Community Arts' Council's annual Christmas Art & Craft Fair. Full of local arts and crafts, you'll be sure to find a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list! Hosted in the Creston room at the at the Creston & District Community Complex 9am- 4pm

December

Creston Valley Winter Festival - first Saturday of December - December 2, 2017

Welcome Santa Claus to Creston! Daytime activities include the Santa Claus Parade downtown, a street hockey tournament, craft fair, a free swim and gingerbread cookie decorating up at the Community Complex. Enjoy some local entertainment in Spirit Square where there will be free hot dogs and hot chocolate served.