July 01, 2014 - 9:10 AM
KAMLOOPS - The weather may not be great this weekend but come Canada Day, Tuesday, the sun will be hot and the parks busy as patriotic activities take over the city.
The official Canada Day activities, which attract about 30,000 people every year, will kick off at Riverside Park at 7 a.m. Tuesday with a pancake breakfast by the tennis courts. Starting at 9 a.m. Art in the Park and the live entertainment will begin. The official opening ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at the bandshell.
More than 90 artists will have their work on display and the stages will see live music, dance, skits and martial arts throughout the day while ethnic food and cultural displays will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. a fireworks display will start around 10:30 p.m.
Auditions for Kamloops Got Talent will begin today, Thursday, June 26, and run through Saturday at Aberdeen Mall before finalists hit the stage at Riverside Park on Canada Day.
For the runners out there the second annual Get Canadian Run will take place at McArthur Island starting at 8:30 a.m. In Savona a Canada Day beach festival will run from 4-8 p.m. with children's activities, live entertainment and concession.
This weekend Sun Peaks will kick off the summer with the Sunburst chair lift opening for biking and hiking, a pancake breakfast, children’s theatre and other activities, West Coast Lumberjack show, beer and chili cook-off and master gardeners clinic as well as the weekly farmer’s market and live music.
Also this Saturday is the weekly farmer’s market on St. Paul Street and Project X Theatre Cabaret at St. Andrews on the Square as well as the Kamloops Rose and Flowers Show at Heritage House in Riverside Park.
For the country music and wine lovers Chad Brownlee will be performing at Harpers Trail Winery in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Saturday as well.
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