Aug 8-12

Shambhala Music Festival

Recently voted North America’s “Best Music Festival,” Shambhala has been entertaining locals and visitors from as far away as Australia with world-class DJs, electronic music and art installations for over two decades. Held on a farm near Salmo, the festival grounds are an easy half-hour drive from Castlegar. Here’s why you should visit the city before and after Shambhala.

When: Aug 8-12, 2019
Where: Salmo River Ranch
Age: 19+
Tickets: $450
Info: shambhalamusicfestival.com/

Wednesdays

Music in the Park

The Kalawsky Auto Group presents live music at Kinnaird Park in downtown Castlegar every Wednesday throughout July. On the 1st is Baker Street Blues; the 8th is the Diamond Willow Band with Delaine Hird (country); the 15th is Route 33 (rock); the 22nd is Jon Burden and Holly Hyatt (blues); and the 29th is the 11th Hour Band (rock).

When: Every Wednesday in August, 7-9pm
Where: Kinnaird Park, 2501 14 Ave.
Age: All ages
Tickets: By donation
Info: Kalawsky Auto Group: 250-365-2155

Various Nights

$5 Movies at Castle Theatre

The Castle Theatre (also known as “The Old Theatre”) in downtown Castlegar is offering a special discount for various nights throughout the month. For only $5 you can see great movies in the comfort of an historic theatre. This month’s $5 movies include the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, Never Grow Old, Austin Powers, The Matrix, Goodfellas, and Amazing Grace – The Aretha Franklin Concert Film.

When: Various Nights, 7pm
Where: The Castle Theatre
Age: Varies depending on movie ratings
Tickets: $5
Info: The Castle Theatre

August 16-18

West Kootenay Kennel Club Dog Show

The 45th Annual West Kootenay Kennel Club All Breed Championship Dog Show returns to the Kinnaird Park Community Church grounds. It will include various trials including conformation, obedience and rally obedience.

When: August 16-18, 2019
Where: Kinnaird Park, 2501 14 Ave.
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Info: www.wkkc.ca

Aug 30-Sept 2

Labour Day Long Weekend

The Labour Day Long Weekend is one of the best times to visit Castlegar because the weather is fantastic, the water is warmer and there’s plenty to do from hiking and biking to fishing. Visit our blog section to get more ideas about where you can camp and what you can do in Castlegar during the long weekend.

When: August 30 to September 2
Where: Castlegar
Age: All ages
Tickets: NA
Info: destinationcastlegar.com/blog/