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!

 

 

February

Valentine’s Ladies’ Bonspiel – February 6 to 8, 2015

A fun weekend-long women’s curling event that attracts teams from the Kootenays and beyond. In 2013, the Valentine’s Ladies’ Bonspiel will celebrate its 50th year.

Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby - Feb 9, 2015

The biggest Freswater derby in BC.

March

Men’s Butterfly Bonspiel – March 5 to 8, 2015

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 ValleySpring Trade Show – April 24 and 25, 2015

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.  Tremendous door prizes.  Sponsors include Home Hardware Building Centre, Mountain FM, Kokanee Springs Golf Resort and Columbia Basin Trust.

May

Creston Valley Bird Festival, on International Migratory Bird Day – May 8 - 10, 2015

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, on Victoria Day Weekend – May 15 to 18, 2015

Concerts, a parade, fun and games, and beautiful blooms!  Join us for the 73rd Annual Blossom Festival, the biggest annual event that brings the Creston Valley together for a weekend of fun.

June

Art Walk/Drive – continues through September

The annual Art Walk/Drive is a must-do for all arts and crafts enthusiasts. This all-in-one arts tour encompasses the area from Wynndel to Riondel and features dozens of venues and over 50 participating artists and artisans.

Creston Valley Rotary Club Wine-Tasting & Art Show

A perfect social evening ! Come taste new wines, enjoy scrumptious food, and see what local artists have been up to, all while supporting Rotary’s work in the community.

July

Canada Day Celebration – July 1, 2015

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

September

Creston Valley Fall Fair, weekend following Labour Day  – September 13-14, 2014

Now in our 95th year, 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, on the third Sunday of September

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

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.

December

Santa Claus Parade & Christmas Festival, on the first Saturday of December – December 6, 2014

Welcome Santa Claus to Creston ! Daytime activities include pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts at the Community Complex, great sales at participating businesses, entertainment, and carolers.  Free hot chocolate and hot dogs served at the parade at 6:00. Participating businesses will be open late, there will be a contest or two, and a bonfire and caroling in spirit square.