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

Sep 3 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

2nd ANNUAL FAMILY FAIR DAY: Sunday, Sept. 3. Pancake Breakfast at the Legion Hall, 8:30am. Parade including celebrities, vintage cars and trucks, bikes, floats and horses. At Expo Park!

Enjoy a free kids carnival, markets, food, show & shine, and live music till 4pm. Brought to you by the Spirit of Slocan Committee. For parade registration:, info:

25th Annual Hills Garlic Festival, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Sep 3 @ 5:27 pm – 6:27 pm

IT’S GARLIC TIME AGAIN! 10am-5pm in New Denver at Centennial Park. Garlic, Produce, Crafts, Food. Live entertainment by Brisas del Palmar, Mountain Station, Motes and Oats, Freya & Flydini the Magician. CONTESTS: Heaviest Garlic Head, Biggest Clove, Best Garlic Braid, Best Garlic Poem. Admission $5, children 12 and under free. Absolutely NO DOGS please.

BC Rivers Day in the Slocan Valley @ Crescent Valley Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come for a luncheon, educational presentation and a field trip to the newly formed regional park by the Slocan River in Crescent Valley.

On Sunday Sept. 24, 2017 the community will celebrate the Slocan and Kootenay Rivers with a luncheon, educational presentation and a field trip to the newly formed regional park by the Slocan River in Crescent Valley. The event will take place at the Crescent Valley Community Hall from noon to 4 p.m.

A luncheon will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with a suggested donation of $10.

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Lesley Anderton will present The Geological History of the Slocan and Kootenay River Basins. Anderton is well known from her 35 years of instruction at Selkirk College and her continued education courses in the community.

There will be a silent auction from 2:30 to 3 p.m., and the field trip will take place from 3 to 4 p.m.

Thousands of British Columbians celebrate BC Rivers Day on the last Sunday in September each year, making it Canada’s largest river appreciation event.

BC Rivers Day generates public awareness about British Columbia’s waterways. Recreational clubs, conservation organizations, community groups, schools, and local governments host events across the province.

BC Rivers Day celebrations have grown exponentially over the past 30 years, which can be attributed to British Columbians’ growing concern for the state of local waterways.

BC Rivers Day provides a positive opportunity for diverse groups to show why BC waterways are important.

Both BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day highlight the many values of rivers and strives to increase public awareness and encourages the improved stewardship of rivers around the world.

A jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek in 2013 heightened residents’ awareness of how much they love and appreciate these two rivers and how concerned they are for the health of our local waterways, said organizer Marilyn Burgoon.

Valley View Golf Course 50 year Celebration @ Valley View Golf Course
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Celebrate and help raise funds for Valley View Golf Course and WE Graham Community Services Food Bank.

Succession Planning Workshop @ Slocan Park Hall
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Will Nixon of the Basin Business Advisors program will present a comprehensive overview of the steps involved in preparing you business for sale. Guest speakers J. Buttle, local economist and Leon Pigott, corporate lawyer will also be on hand for questions and answers.

Please pre- register, a light lunch will be offered at 12:30.

Followed by a Social Enterprises workshop at 1:30



Social Enterprise Workshop @ Slocan Park Hall
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

What is a Social Enterprise?

Find out more at this informative session presented by the Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission and the Slocan District Chamber of Commerce.

Will Nixon of the Basin Business Advisors will explain what it is and how a Social Enterprise can benefit your organization.

A light lunch will be served at 12:30 followed by the Workshop at 1:30.

Please pre- register.