Visit the West Kootenay

Summer Festivals

The West Kootenay is an excellent place to travel this summer with various events and activities for the family to enjoy. The beauty of the West can be enjoyed throughout the Kootenay Boundary region with camping, accommodations, parks & activities. Here are a list of a few upcoming events to partake in:


July 25-27

Slocan Unity Music Festival

This is a three day musical festival  held on the beach in Slocan. Featuring two stages for the artists, a kids zone, workshops, local dancers, live arts and camping near the festival site. For more information go to


July 26

Castlegar Kootenay Festival

Bring the family out for this annual Castlegar event that focuses on heritage, diversity and various artists. Family oriented with interactive artwork and learning activities. For more information go to


August 2-4

Kaslo Jazz Festival

The 23rd annual Kaslo Jazz Festival will be held on a floating stage in Kaslo Bay on Kootenay Lake. Great outdoor music and dancing. For more information go to


August 3, 31, Sept.6

Rossland Rubberhead Bike Festival

This is event is held at Red Mountain Resort and feature the Rubberhead Enduro, Poker Ride & Huck n Berries. Come out and watch talented riders take on the various downhill courses. For more information  go to or


August 8-11

Salmo Shambhala Music Festival

The 17th annual electronic music fest is located on 500 acres of Kootenay ranch country with over 300 musical acts, six stages and artists from over the world.  For more information go to


August 17

Grand Forks Park In the Park Car Show

Amazing vehicles will be showcased and the Blues Brothers & the Bluesmobile will be in playing from 10am-3pm. Everyone welcome. For more information go to


August 22-24

Grand Forks Fall Fair

This is the 104th year of the annual Fall Fair with many family oriented events at the Dick Bartlett Park. Everyone is welcome.

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August 22-24

Rock Creek Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival

This event held at the Kettle River in Rock Creek Fairgrounds offer up some amazing BC bands and beautiful scenery. For more information go to


September 5-7

Rossland Golden City Days

This annual family-oriented festival celebrates Rosslands’ gold-mining heritage. Parade, outhouse races, kids games, food and craft vendors, music and outdoor entertainment are sure to please every family member. For more information go to


September 12-14

Nelson Kootenay Spirit Festival

This amazing festival celebrates yoga, dance, meditation and music.  This is the first year for this festival and the inspiration is to “ignite and unite community’. For more information go to



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