Festival full of art, entertainment and food

Live entertainment and art will fill downtown over the next three days.

KAMLOOPS - The sights, sounds and smells of the annual downtown Spring Festival will take over the downtown core this week.

The festival kicks off the summer-long Festival of Experiences and during these first three days many retailers will be holding sales and special events such as live music, children’s activities, information booths, yoga and art will take over the sidewalks and streets of downtown.

All day Thursday through Saturday live music will fill the 200-400 blocks of Victoria Street while yoga and meditation will take place at St. Andrews on the Square Thursday. Friday St. Andrews on the Square will be home to a relaxation techniques demonstration in the morning while more meditation and yoga will fill the park in the afternoon.

Bokwa and Zumba will take place at 2 Avenue and Victoria Street over the lunch hour Friday and yet more yoga will take place at the library plaza later in the afternoon. Yoga and meditation return Saturday to the library plaza and St. Andrews on the Square while Zumba, Bowka, belly dancing and hip hop will take place throughout Saturday afternoon at the library plaza.

The three-day event also includes the Kamloops Arts Council Culture Crawl and Pop-Up Gallery, a pop-up picnic, food trucks, drummers, public mural, samosa making lessons and a workshop for entertainers on working in non-traditional venues.

While those blocks of Victoria Street will not be shut down this year there is still construction at 1 Avenue, Victoria Street and Lansdowne Street where a realignment is being done. Detours and flaggers are in place to help direct traffic.

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