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Music, festivals and fun in Kamloops this weekend

A kids zone will help keep children busy at Overlanders Day this Saturday, Aug. 15, at McDonald Park.
August 14, 2015 - 11:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - If you are looking for something to do this weekend you’re in luck, between music and community festivals there is lots to do.

The third annual Overlanders Day will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at McDonald Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live entertainment, including music and cultural performances as well as a kids’ zone, dunk tank, seniors’ area, business and community expo, Tastes of North Shore food fair and the outdoor pool will be free for the day.

New this year, there will also be a Mary Poppins Picnic Party with the princesses and Ronald McDonald.

Retro is in the air at Sun Peaks this weekend with the sixth annual Retro Concert Weekend running Friday, Aug. 14, through Sunday. There will be Blues Brothers, CCR, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Motley Crue, The Club and Tom Petty tribute performances throughout the weekend as well as Jo’s ‘Get Retro’ road race on Saturday morning and the weekly farmers’ market Sunday.

If music is what you are looking for Salmon Arm might have what you are looking for as well. The Roots And Blues Festival runs Friday through Sunday and includes a wide array of music as well as kids activities, artisan market and international food village.

The Downtown Kamloops patrol team will be hosting walking tours of the heritage railway on Sunday, Aug. 16. They will talk about the CNR station and rail lines, the gold rush and Bill Miner. Tours start at 2:30 p.m. and spots must be booked in advance through the kiosk at 340 Victoria St., through one of the Facebook pages, or by phone.

As always summer entertainment in Kamloops also includes the daily Music in the Park concerts, blues, jazz and pop this weekend, and the Saturday farmer’s market on St. Paul Street in front of Stuart Wood School.

Warming up at the 2013 Jo's retro road race.
Warming up at the 2013 Jo's retro road race.
Image Credit: Sun Peaks Resort via Facebook

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