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A guide to Canada Day festivities in Kamloops

Kamloopsians can enjoy a day at Riverside jam-packed with things to do, see, eat, and buy.
June 27, 2019 - 6:00 AM

KAMLOOPS - There will be no shortage of fun events to celebrate Canada Day in Kamloops this weekend.

Riverside Park will host an array of activities to feed the senses. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast held by the Lion’s Club, which will run from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. There will be live music from an array of performers celebrating different cultures, languages, and dances.

There will be no shortage of food, with the Multicultural Society booths showcasing flavours from different cultural groups in Kamloops. 

You can then check out Art in the Park, which will showcase the works of dozens of local artists. There will be woodworks, pottery, jewelry, knitted goods, and much more.

There will be a Guinness World Record attempt during the festivities. An array of multicultural drummers will be performing at 11 a.m. The attempt at “Most Nationalities in a Simultaneous Drum Circle” was made last year but didn’t make the cut. This year's event hopes to break the record for “Largest Group Drum Roll.” Registration for the event and count for the world record is now closed, but people are encouraged to come and drum along with the group.

FolkFest will kick off the start of Music in the Park with lineups of local and regional cultural performers. The event promotes diversity in dance, music, style and language.

There will be beer tents in the park open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for those who need to wet their whistle.

Of course, it wouldn’t be very Canadian to exclude Tim Horton's from the festivities. They will have a booth set up in the Park to celebrate Canada’s big day.

Fireworks will blast off in Riverside Park to cap off the day.

There is no excuse to miss the events, as transit is free all day. The day will follow Saturday transit service, and some routes will have extended service hours. Biking to the park is encouraged. The Kamloops Brain Injury Association are also putting up a trike racing course for the little bikers.

Here's a map of activities and vendors around Riverside Park on Canada Day.

If you’re feeling like taking a day trip, heading up to Sun Peaks will surely bring lots of excitement. They have a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Laughing Loggers, a lumberjack themed show, will showcase carving, competitions and comedy. You can try your hand at battle axe throwing, hang out with the family at the family fun zone, and enjoy some free cake for Canada’s birthday at noon.

You can check out Sun Peaks calendar of events here.

Did we miss an event? Add it to the comments below.

This story originally stated that the Kamloops Brain Injury Association would be offering Pedal Parking by donation, which was incorrect. The error was corrected on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 1:08 p.m.


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