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Outdoors activities for a sunny weekend in Kamloops

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June 23, 2017 - 4:36 PM

KAMLOOPS – Forecasters say it’ll be a hot weekend, so here are some events to get you outside.

The Kamloops Wine Trail is holding a series of open houses this Saturday, June 23, at three of the wineries in the area: Privato, Monte Creek Ranch and Harper’s Trail. There’ll be complimentary wine tastings, lawn games and music running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all three locations.

Also at Sun Peaks this weekend is the Mountain Spirit Festival. The wellness community will be gathering up at the mountain village with two days of speakers, yoga sessions, book signings and more. Things kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Tickets vary in cost, click here for more information.

The Association francophone de Kamloops is holding the Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste celebrations on Saturday. For those of you who haven’t taken a french class in a while, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day is Quebec’s national holiday. The celebration, free to attend, is at the organization’s headquarters at 348 Fortune Dr. The event starts off at 4 p.m. with activities like a bouncy castle and face painting. Later on food will be available followed by live music at 6 p.m. It’s all free to attend.

The second annual Crystal Bowl Festival is happening just North of Chase and east of Sun Peaks this weekend, with a host of bands during the day and DJs at night. Happening at the McGillvray crystal mine north of McGillvray Lake organizers promise to take advantage of the new moon with a light show. Food will be available for purchase on site. Entrance is $20 at the gate. For more information, click here.

Sunday, June 25 is the Ride Don’t Hide awareness ride. Aimed at reducing stigma around mental health, the fundraiser helps keep programs running in the local community. The annual event will start off at 8 a.m. at Westsyde’s Centennial Park. Registration is open until 9 a.m and the actual riding starts at 9:30 a.m. Afterwards there’ll be speakers, music, draws and food.

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