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Great music, wine, and celebrations in Kamloops this weekend

August 25, 2017 - 10:59 AM

KAMLOOPS - As summer begins to wrap up, the final weekends are filled with activities and entertainment for the whole family.

Finish off the summer with the B.C. Wildlife Park's Great Summer Finale tomorrow, Aug. 26, where children's music duo Bobs & Lolo will perform on the amphitheatre at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fun Factor will also have a bouncy inflatable set up at the park from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a miniature train, a family farm, and exciting animal encounters through the day. Go here for a full list of prices and activities.

If you're looking for something different, the Festival of India will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Riverside Park. The family-friendly event is free to attend and offers attractions like Henna tattoos, Kirtan, drama, and classical Indian dance. There will also be vegetarian and vegan food. For more details, go here.

With just a few nights of Music in the Park left, check out the Angie Heinze band tonight, Rollin' Trainwreck tomorrow, and the Kirby Sewell Band on Sunday. Here's a full lineup for Music in the Park.

The second annual Kamloops Gem Stone and Mineral Show is happening this weekend, Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. at the McArthur Island Sports Center. This event will feature a variety of unique gems, fine minerals, rare fossils, and hand made jewellery from vendors from across Canada and abroad. For more details, go here.

If you're willing to make the drive, Canadian rock legends Trooper will be performing at Sun Peaks on Saturday. The concert is free and there will be opening acts from B.C. For more details on the event, go here.

End your night tomorrow with the Okanagan Comedy Festival at Central Station Pub downtown. Performers include Lars Callieou with Kevin Light, Serena Shane, Steve Schulte, Mikos Blackshaw, Ivan Baltag, Angus Craddock, Jordan Strauss and Caleb Campbell. The stand-up will begin at 7 p.m. Go here for more details.

On Sunday, wind down with a glass of wine and a jewelry making session at Privato Winery. Drop in between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and make your own piece of hammered jewelry while you enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine. Register early and get a free tasting from Privato. Go here for full details on the event.

Painting in the Park, Karla Pearce Art Gallery, is taking place this Sunday at McDonald Park between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. It doesn't matter if you are a novice or an advanced art aficionado because no painting experience is necessary. If you like to paint or want to learn this class will cover landscapes or floral painting. This class is all inclusive, you just need to show up. Visit the website for more information or to register.

Did we miss anything? Leave a comment below with details of an event this weekend.

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