Kaslo is a community that loves to celebrate! Mark your calendars - you won´t want to miss any of these exciting events!
The celebration takes place on the Victoria Day long weekend every year and has been running since the turn of the century. Now in it's 125th year.
This years event runs from Saturday May 18th, 19th and 20th 2019
For over 100 continuous years, the Victoria Day weekend has been celebrated in Kaslo with a three day festival. Hosted by the Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce, the highlight of this celebration is the annual May Pole Dance performed by the 1st & 2nd graders of Kaslo. Kaslo is home to the longest consecutive annual Maypole Dance in North America. Many other events contribute to the popularity of this weekend including:
Treat the family to a fun day of action packed entertainment at the Kaslo Logger Sports show. Watch lumberjacks chop, throw, roll and climb their way through exciting logging events like the Springboard Chop, Axe Throwing, Choker Race and Log Rolling. Our show includes five Canadian Championships. All this happens on the Sunday of the Victoria Day Long Weekend in Kaslo at Vimy Park. Logger Sports is a celebration and tribute to the role that forestry plays in our region and is sponsored by our logging contractors, forestry industry folks, local businesses and volunteers. The show is provided to the community free of charge. Saturday May 19th & Sunday May 20th 2018
For more information call Kathy Freeman at 250-353-2675 or email@example.com
Is logging tougher than it looks find out... Kaslo Logger Sports on Discovery Channel 2016
Kaslo Garden Festival
This annual event takes place on the Monday of the Kaslo May Days Celebration ( Victoria Day).
Visit the Front Street Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Victoria Day Monday, to enjoy a variety of activities. Purchase locally grown plants and seeds, browse among the unusual and exciting garden features created by local artisans and take advantage of free workshops highlighting organic gardening practices, bear friendly composting and controlling invasive plants. This festival is a must see for all gardening enthusiasts.
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Every August long weekend in Kaslo, stunning vistas, great acoustics and superb musicians combine to create the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival. Named one of the“10 great places to get in tune, be outdoors!” by USA Today-2007 this intimate world class family friendly festival has been host to big names and newly discovered gems of the entertainment business since 1991. Jazz may be in the festival´s name but it doesn´t end there. The many acts that have performed on the floating stage include blues, funk, soul, world, Latin and jazz bands. The venue´s unique location provides festival patrons with a natural amphitheatre surrounded by pristine wilderness. From here they are treated to world class performances on a floating stage nestled on the shoreline of Kootenay Lake. Great music in an intimate, beautiful setting is the very definition of the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival.
Hosted by the North Kootenay Lake Arts and Heritage council, the Kaslo Saturday Market is located in the Front Street Park. Handmade, home-grown, and homemade! Arts, crafts, prepared food, fresh vegetables, performers, craft tables and so much more add a festive feel to Kaslo´s downtown core every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the summer. ( from June - September)
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The Kaslo Art Walk is an annual summer event that partners local businesses with local artists of all mediums. To enjoy this self guided tour pick yourself up an Art Walk map at any downtown business and peruse Kaslo´s businesses and their artists. June thru September
A North Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council Event.
Held on the July long weekend, this festival features folk music, fireworks and lots of family fun. Free concerts for all ages. For more information: Folk Fest
Sunday August 11th 2019 is the 8th Annual Pirate Day aboard the S.S. Moyie.
Fun for scallywags and landlubbers alike. Come dressed for fun and a chance to win a prize for the best pirate costume. Learn how to talk like a pirate, walk the plank, pan for gold and hunt for treasure.
Carcass tossing and more. thar also be entertainment so as ye big pirates don't get bored neither!
For more information: call the SS Moyie Sternwheeler at 250-353-2525 or visit their facebook page
A spinoff from Kaslo SufferFest, the event which launched Kaslo into the world of mountain biking and trail running races in 2010. SufferFest was hosted in Kaslo for 4 years, and was the introduction for many people to our beautiful network of mountain roads, trails and paths. After Sufferfest’s Race Director moved to Nakusp in 2013, and the name changed to Kootenay SufferFest, Kaslo’s events were taken over by a dedicated group of Kaslo volunteers, who continued to run the event as envisioned by the original organizer. After the 2016 races, it was decided by all interested groups that Kaslo would splinter off from SufferFest and just focus on what we had to offer locally. iDIDaRide is hosted by the Kaslo Mountain Bike Club, in association with KORS (Kaslo Outdoor Recreation Society)
Kaslo is renowned for the size of fish that are regularly pulled from Kootenay Lake. Serious fisherman will tell you that the best fishing is between October and March when the water is colder and the fish are bigger. This annual and very popular fishing derby is held in November on the weekend closest to Remembrance Day. Heaviest fish wins - lots of prizes!
The 30th Annual Kaslo Christmas Light Up Celebration takes place this year on Saturday, December 1st.
Starting with the Christmas Faire at the legion from 10 - 4 pm. A bonfire beginning at 4:00 p.m. will help light up Front St. with other activities including Christmas music, caroling, artisans, and more.
Santa will arrive in the parade which kicks off at the SS Moyie at 6 pm and Santa's Workshop will be hosted by the Youth Centre with goodies for the children. There will be hot apple cider to warm you and the Kaslo Minor Hockey fundraiser will feature hot chocolate and hot dogs in front of the Market.
With cozy restaurants and late night shopping, come out and take advantage of the Christmas activities and join in fun for the entire family! https://www.facebook.com/lightupkaslo
On the first Saturday of December, the local Kaslo Legion Hall is transformed into a Christmas shopper´s dream from 10 am - 4 pm. Tables overflowing with handmade wares from local artisans, crafters, jewellers, photographers and more will entice and tempt you. No need to go to the big cities, Kaslo has everything you need to complete your holiday shopping.
A full moon tracing shadows on freshly fallen snow, tea light lanterns glowing softly from the Trailblazers Bridge and Christmas lights sparkling over the Kaslo River. This is what Kaslo residents enjoy on the shortest day of the year when they gather at the covered pedestrian bridge over the Kaslo River to celebrate the winter solstice with neighbours and friends. While the adults socialize, the kids enjoy sliding on the hillside or playing hide and seek around the trees in the moonlight. Caldrons of hot chocolate keep everyone warm.
The Langham Cultural Centre benefits each year when hardy Kaslo residents brave the cold temperature of Kootenay Lake to take a swim on the first day of the New Year. This annual fundraising event takes place at 12 noon sharp and always draws a crowd of bathers and onlookers. Lots of hot chocolate is available to keep everyone warm. A fundraiser for the Langham cultural Centre