There will be fun, games, and wine this weekend in Kamloops

The downtown Kamloops Farmers' Market.
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KAMLOOPS - The first weekend of August is kicking off with plenty to do in Kamloops.

Despite the smoke and the wildfire situation in the area, the 35th Annual Kamloopa Powwow is still taking place. The organizers confirmed the event will continue as scheduled at the Powwow Grounds from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6. For more information, you can follow them on Facebook.

There is also the Kamloops Boardgame Social which takes place this Friday, Aug. 4, at the PDK Cafe. The final social of the year happens again on Aug. 18. It is a positive and low-pressure atmosphere where people can play games and socialize with each other. More information can be found at Tourism Kamloops or on their Facebook page

The Kamloops Art Gallery also has an event on Friday and Saturday. The exhibit is called Expulsion: Panoptic Machine and Feed. This is the 2017 Curator’s Choice exhibition, which features Levi Glass' new projects. His works look at advances in technology and data collection, which have created growing concerns about privacy and power structures between the state and the people.

On Saturday the Kamloops Farmers Market is taking place in the 200 block of St. Paul Street and the Stuart Wood Elementary schoolyard. Merchants will be out from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can enjoy local fresh fruits and vegetables or simply take in the atmosphere.

Tonight, Aug. 4, Music in the Park continues with Trama Rock and Former Trooper Members. It is a classic rock Saturday with Fully Loaded performing. Traditional music closes out the weekend, Aug. 6, with Pernell Reichert.

Music in the Vineyard - Sips for Support is taking place today, Aug. 4, at Privato Winery in Westsyde. The event starts at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and partial proceeds will be donated to Red Cross B.C.s Wildfire Relief Fund. Tickets are $20 plus tax, which includes music and a glass of wine.

There is free entertainment for children at the Rivertown Players this weekend. The Kamloops Arts Council and Project X are presenting free live interactive shows, songs and stories. As the location varies, make sure to see their website for more details.

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