Events Calendar

Annual Events

New Denver May Days 

Winlaw Water Day Festival

Slocan Valley Art & Garden Tour 

Slocan Valley Annual Soccer Tournament

Canada Day Celebration in Silverton

Josh Evin Kootenay Skate Jam at Slocan Skate Park

Valley of the Ghosts Music Festival in Sandon

Christmas Craft Fair at the Slocan Legion Hall

Upcoming Local Events

Slocan Valley Wildfire Protection and Climate Change- New Denver @ Knox Hall
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How will climate change affect us in the Slocan Valley?
What are some of the challenges we may face?
What can we do to increase ecosystem resiliency?

Come hear conservation ecologist, Greg Utzic answer these questons and learn about SIFCo’s Strategic Wildfire Protection Plan for the Valley.

Slocan Valley Wildfire Protection and Climate Change- Winlaw @ Winlaw Hall
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

How will climate change affect us in the Slocan Valley?
What are some of the challenges we may face?
What can we do to increase ecosystem resiliency?

Come hear conservation ecologist, Greg Utzic answer these questons and learn about SIFCo’s Strategic Wildfire Protection Plan for the Valley.

Slocan Valley Economic Development Strategy Public Presentation @ Slocan Legion Hall
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday April 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Slocan Legion Hall.

Public Presentation by EDCD Consulting of Report One: Economic Development in the Slocan Valley, Stakeholder Engagement Analysis.

This is a public presentation of areas of focus recommended for economic development, a “what we heard” during the public input phase presented by the Consultants.

Winlaw Water Day Sat. May 6, 2017 @ Mama Sita's Restaurant
May 6 all-day

The Festival of Water is back!
Free admission!
Parade ! May Pole !
Market ! All Day Live Music!
Let’s give thanks and praises,come together and have a great time!!
Line up so far:
The Andrew Cook Band
Chipko Jones
Niko Paper Cups
Cold Mountain Air
The Slocan Valley Samba Band
In The Sticks
Lady Humble
The Sophistocrats
Evan Kinsella
John Heath
Justin Tydeman
demo by Dances of Universal Peace
Steven Lee
Kalki Visnuyana
more TBA

Located downtown Winlaw in the heart of the Slocan valley Mama Sita’s Cafe has something for every taste.Fabulous food,friends and fiesta. 250-226-7070
Affordable dining with emphasis on locally sourced food and produce.
Child friendly & family oriented.

2017 Big Air Band & Lip Sync Contest @ Silverton Memorial Hall
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Coming to the Slocan Valley Saturday, May 6, 2017

7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Silverton Memorial Hall

Registration Form available for download HERE.

Brought to you by the Slocan Lake Gallery Society and Slocan District Chamber of Commerce

Air Band is your chance to perform like your favourite rock star! Individuals or groups perform their song with choreographed dance moves and lip syncing to the original artists. Be wild! Be adventurous! Get your act together today!

Registration will be open from April 3 – 20, 2017. Registration fee is $5 / person competing. Forms and information available at New Market Foods or online 2017 Air Band Registration Form.

All ages and abilities welcome.

Song time limit is 4 minutes maximum. You provide the music – songs in mp3 or CD format are required. All types of music welcome but no obscenities permitted (this is an all-ages show). The SDCC reserves the right to refuse any song that is not appropriate for the activity.

Make your own instruments; no real instruments allowed. Instruments not required.
All contestants will perform their act Saturday, April 29, 2016 at a technical rehearsal between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Silverton Memorial Hall. You will be notified of your specific time by Wednesday, April 26.

All contestants will perform their act at a Saturday, May 6, 2016 at a dress rehearsal starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Silverton Memorial Hall. Performers will be notified of their rehearsal time by May 3. Contestants are required to return to the Hall by 7:00 p.m. for the competition.

Contestants will be judged on: Costume, Choreography, Lip-Sync Ability, and Overall Performance. There will be cash prizes in adult and kids categories for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), and 3rd ($25) places as determined by a panel of 3 judges. An additional prize will be awarded for Audience Favourite.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for youth under 16. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for youth. No charge for children under 6. Volunteers are needed!

This is a fundraiser for the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce (SDCC) and its community projects. Thank you for your support! Box 448, New Denver, BC V0G 1S0

Random Acts of Creativity on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail @ Slocan Valley Rail Trail
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


On Sunday, June 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Slocan Valley Rail Trail will be the place to experience “Random Acts of Creativity”. For that day, the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council and the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society have formed a unique partnership to celebrate Canada150. The day will involve recognizing our valley’s place in history, reaching from deep into our past up to the living history we create every day.
Two special live musical performances, displays of artists work, interactive creative art exploration, art installations and wilderness walks are just some of the wide range of activities which will be taking place around five ‘hubs’ along the 50 km long Rail Trail that connects us all. Walk, dance, or ride your way along the route to take in the adventure of Slocan Valley living at its artistic finest. Of course, there’ll be plenty of Canada150 birthday cake along the way!
The northernmost hub of the event will be at the Owl Park, just outside of the Village of Slocan. From 10:30 to noon, the Slocan Valley Early Childhood Society and CBAL will be hosting a Storywalk and activities for children. Of course, there will be cake, and don’t be surprised if you see some local art work on display.
Further south, the next hub will be at the Perrys Siding Trailhead and the Threads Guild Building where you’ll find the Vallican Whole Choir at 11 a.m., performing a selection of classic Canadiana songs such as Land of the Silver Birch and sing-along favourites. An art installation will be erected and there will be displays of pottery, paintings and books by area artists to enjoy.
Continuing south, the Winlaw Station Trailhead will be a busy place. Located across from Winlaw School, the Slocan Valley Community Band will be playing their final performance of the season at 1 p.m. The Slocan Historical Society will be there, dressed in period costume, with an information table sharing some valley history. A Sand Sculpture will be on display along with the work of several artists.
Just north of Winlaw, opposite Winlaw Nature Park, students from Winlaw School will have created a large Wildflower mural. Make sure to check it out! And just south of Winlaw, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be an information display of the Stream Restoration Project being developed by the Slocan Valley Streamkeepers at the Crooked Horn Farm.
The Slocan Park area hub, located across from the Co-op, will feature pottery displays, Plein Air Painting and the work of local artists.
The southernmost gathering spot for Random Acts of Creativity is at the Crescent Valley Trailhead, by the Crescent Valley Bridge. Kids will be making Forest Walk Bracelets and a Community Interactive Nature Art Project will be on-going.
It’ll be a busy day, with much to experience! A limited number of event maps will be at several locations throughout the Valley to help you on your way, or you can visit or the Rail Trail Facebook page to find a copy of the map to help plan your adventure.
The event has been made possible with support from the Columbia Basin Trust, Heritage Credit Union and the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council as well as the tireless work of a large group of volunteers.