2nd ANNUAL FAMILY FAIR DAY: Sunday, Sept. 3. Pancake Breakfast at the Legion Hall, 8:30am. Parade including celebrities, vintage cars and trucks, bikes, floats and horses. At Expo Park enjoy a free kids carnival, markets, food, show & shine, and live music till 4pm. Brought to you by the Spirit of Slocan Committee. For parade registration: email@example.com, info: firstname.lastname@example.org
IT'S GARLIC TIME AGAIN! 25th Annual Hills Garlic Festival, Sunday, Sept. 10, 10am-5pm in New Denver at Centennial Park. Garlic, Produce, Crafts, Food. Live entertainment by Brisas del Palmar, Mountain Station, Motes and Oats, Freya & Flydini the Magician. CONTESTS: Heaviest Garlic Head, Biggest Clove, Best Garlic Braid, Best Garlic Poem. Admission $5, children 12 and under free. Absolutely NO DOGS please. www.hillsgarlicfest.ca
NELSON FAT TIRE FESTIVAL: A celebration of all things mountain bike related... this Aug. 24-27. Visit www.nelsonfattire.com for event details and schedules or visit us at Gerick Cycle & Ski, or Sacred Ride, Nelson for details.
PEE WEE ELLIS FUNK ASSEMBLY performs at Bloom, Nelson, Sept. 23! Pee Wee, founding member of the JB's, longtime saxophonist & cowriter with James Brown, has always & continues to be Van Morrison's saxophonist. Now in the U.K. (Florida born in 1941) This is a rare performance by legendary funk masters. Info & tickets: www.mountainthunderpresents.com
TAIKEN: JAPANESE CANADIANS SINCE 1877 and Memories From Home, on now until Oct. 29 in Langham Gallery, Kaslo. Reception Sept. 8. Traveling exhibition from the Nikkei National Museum, Burnaby, and artifacts from collection of Chuck Tasaka and the Langham museum. These shows commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Internment. www.thelangham.ca
THE LARDEAU VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY presents "The History of the Earl Grey Pass Trail within the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy" with speaker Ric Careless. Ric was an advocate for the establishment of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy and author of the book "To Save the Wild Earth". The Society is hosting this event to celebrate the Canada 150 Earl Grey Trail Restoration Project on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 7-9pm at the Argenta Hall.
TWO ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT WING CREEK RESORT, just 5 minutes north of Kaslo on Hwy 31. Watercolours by Kate O'Keefe and Emily Mattas, as well as felting by Emily Mattas. Look for the Gallery & Gift Shop signs. Open daily.