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Spring into Fun in Kamloops: The Best Events in the City

From cultural festivals to adrenaline-pumping competitions, Kamloops offers an array of events that will leave you craving more

Set out on an unforgettable journey to Kamloops this spring and discover a world beyond its breathtaking landscapes and inviting patios. With May and June rolling in, the city comes alive with cultural flair, boasting an array of activities that capture the spirit of the season.

It’s the perfect time to visit Kamloops and soak up the city’s lively atmosphere. This is your cue to pack your bags, round up your crew and get ready for an amazing adventure. Let’s dive into just some of the events happening over the next couple of months in what has been called BC’s friendliest city.


Kamloops Wine + Beverage Festival
Photo: Olsen Imaging

Kamloops Wine + Beverage Festival (May 30 – Jun 1)

Celebrating its 26th year, the Kamloops Wine + Beverage Festival sees wine connoisseurs and beverage enthusiasts come together to sample the finest libations from the region, and beyond. The event kicks off with ‘Cheese the Day,’ a wine and cheese pairing event led by the esteemed Canadian Cheese Ambassador David Beaudoin, which promises to be a comedic, interactive foodie adventure. The festival also sees the return of the ever-popular Grand Wine & Beverage Tasting Party. For exclusive hotel deals during the festival, don’t miss out on the offers at the Sandman Signature Kamloops.


Harper Mountain
Photo: James Cattanach

Canadian Enduro League at Harper Mountain (May 25 – 26)

Gear up for the Canadian Enduro League at Harper Mountain, where riders from across the country converge for a thrilling weekend of mountain biking action. This year, a new festival-style format will be introduced to every event. At Harper’s festival, expect heart-pounding action with the Air DH and Grass Slalom competitions. Fuel up with delicious offerings from food trucks and enjoy the convenience of onsite camping for a weekend adventure. Discover unbeatable hotel deals at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops and make the most of your thrilling mountain biking weekend.


Hoops In The Loops
Photo: Samantha Desouza – Downtown Kamloops

Hoops In The Loops (Jun 1 – 2)

Royal Lepage’s Hoops in the Loops returns for its fourth year, promising a slam dunk for sports enthusiasts of all ages. In this 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser for KidSport, teams from across the province gather for a weekend of high-flying hoops action. Whether you’re on the court or cheering from the sidelines, join the excitement as teams vie for glory on Kamloops’ courts.

2024 Dynamic Discs Tournament Capital Open (Jun 14 – 16)

Get ready for some weekend fun as one of the fastest-growing sports hits Kamloops. The PDGA A-Tier disc golf contest takes place across some stunning disc golf courses and attracts up to 400 players. You’ll even get the chance to learn from the pros and sharpen your skills. Check out one of Kamloops’ fantastic Hotel Packages and make the most of your stay at the Travelodge by Wyndham Kamloops Mountview. Special rates start at $159 plus taxes.


Fishing in Kamloops
Photo: Jeremy Koreski/Fishing BC

Casting For A Cause – Fishing Derby (Jun 15)

Cast your line and reel in the fun at the inaugural Casting for a Cause event on Kamloops Lake. Join fellow anglers for a day of friendly competition, scenic views and the chance to reel in the big one. Whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned pro, this fishing derby is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and support a worthy cause because all proceeds go to the Alzheimer Society.


Kamloopa PowWow
Kamloopa PowWow – Photo: Mary Putnam

SpringFest 2024 (May 9 – 12)

As spring blossoms, downtown Kamloops bursts into life with SpringFest. This multi-day celebration showcases the finest in local arts, culture and entertainment, offering everything from live music performances to artisan markets. New this year is the Late Night Shopping event on Friday, May 10. This is your perfect chance to explore the vibrant streets, immerse yourself in the creative energy and discover the heart and soul of Kamloops’ downtown scene.

Yew Street Block Party (May 11)

Join the festivities at the Yew Street Block Party, where live music, local vendors and community spirit come together for a day of celebration. Explore the eclectic mix of shops and businesses along Yew Street, sample delicious food and drinks and dance the night away under the stars. The Yew Street Block Party is a testament to Kamloops’ vibrant and inclusive community spirit. Plus, it’s pet-friendly, so why not extend the adventure and stay in one of the many pet-friendly accommodations throughout the city.

Kamloopa Powwow (Jun 28 – 30)

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Secwépemc people at the Kamloopa Powwow, a hallmark event celebrating Indigenous heritage in Western Canada. Now in its 43rd year, this three-day iconic gathering brings together an estimated 500 dancers and drummers from across Canada and the US to share traditional dance, music and storytelling.


West Coast Amusement Fun Fair
Photo: Candace Hansma

West Coast Amusement Fun Fair (May 9 – 12)

Experience the thrill of classic carnival fun. From exhilarating rides to delicious carnival treats, this family-friendly event promises a weekend of laughter and excitement for all ages. Soak in the sights and sounds of the fairgrounds, and if amusement rides aren’t your thing, there’s a variety of fair games and fair food, too. Extend the fun by staying at one of the many family-friendly hotels and motels in the area, like the Prestige Kamloops Hotel that has a waterslide, or the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (and don’t forget to try their signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie).


Country Wild At The BC Wildlife Park (Jun 22)

This is your chance to experience the wild side of Kamloops at Country Wild, a family-friendly event hosted at the BC Wildlife Park. The BC Wildlife Park’s amphitheatre will be alive with the sounds of Country Wild. Be prepared for an incredible evening with the chart-topping Washboard Union and a lineup of special guests. To fully embrace the experience, why not make it a mini getaway? Stay overnight at the Best Western Plus Kamloops and make the most of your time at Country Wild.

Consider this just a taste of the excitement. For a full list of Kamloops events and experiences this Spring and Summer, visit Tourism Kamloops. And don’t forget, to get an authentic insider experience, sign up for the ‘Loops Explorer Pass and unlock exclusive deals at Kamloops’ favourite spots.



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