KAMLOOPS — Easter egg decorating and hunts, along with your choice of brunch and a parade, will fill this weekend with holiday-themed activities, though there is even more to do if you’re looking to keep busy.
All weekend the B.C. Wildlife Park will be hosting the annual East Eggs-Citement from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Vancouver Aquarium Aquavan will be at the park on Friday but Uncle Chris the Clown will be on hand all weekend. There will be Easter egg hunts every half an hour, scavenger hunts for older kids, colouring contests for younger kids and miniature train rides for kids of all ages.
Saturday head down to St. Andrews on the Square for the first annual community Easter egg hunt. There will be crafts (including Easter egg baskets), photo opportunities with princesses from Enchanted Tea Cup, face painting and an egg hunt in the park. The event begins at 2 p.m. with the hunt running from 3-3:30 p.m. On Sunday stop by the Big Little Science Centre from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the kids can learn about colours while they decorate their own hardboiled eggs.
Sunday also offers the annual Easter Parade featuring vintage cars. Starting at 11 a.m. you can check out the cars on display at the Westsyde Coopers and then at 1 p.m. the convoy to Riverside Park will begin. Downtown the cars will again park and be on display.
For the adults Privato Vineyard and Winery is taking advance bookings for three Vine to Wine tours daily Friday through Monday and Harpers Trail Winery will have the tasting room open Friday through Sunday. Sunday brunches will take place at both Prestons and the South Thompson Inn.
This weekend West Coast Amusement Fair is also at Aberdeen Mall, offering rides, games and treats from noon to 10 p.m. through Sunday and noon to 6 p.m. on Monday.
A little less holiday-inspired but no less interesting, exhibits continue to be shown at the art gallery and Brimful of Asha is playing at the Pavillion Theatre. The Chinese Legacies, Building the Canadian Pacific Railway, exhibit will also run from Wednesday, April 16 through the end of the month at the museum on Seymour.
Friday and Saturday Rugbyfest, featuring Grade 8 Boys, Junior Boys, Senior Boys and Girls divisions, will take place at various fields throughout Kamloops while the Kamloops Farmer’s Market kicks off the season with the 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday market in front of Stuart Wood School on St. Paul Street.
If you are looking for live entertainment, The Young’uns are playing at Blue Grotto, Blue Morris’ Dirty Dancing Burlesque is at Cactus Jacks Night Club, Matt Stanley and the Decoys are playing at Chances in the Barside Lounge and Grill, Doc and the Disorderlies are at the Barnhartvale Coffee house, the Caspians are also at Barside Lounge and the Paint it Black Party is taking place at Pogue Mahone.
Keep an eye on the InfoTel News events page for even more events.
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-This story was updated at 9:41 a.m., April 18 to add more events.