May 1

Sculpture Walk

Castlegar is trademarked the “Sculpture Capital of Canada” because every May 30 new pieces from local and global artists are placed around the city. People are then encouraged to get a voting ballot, visit all the sculptures and rate which ones are their favourites. The votes are counted every October and the most popular sculpture is purchased by the city.

When: Starts May 1, 2019
Where: All over town
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free

May 1-3

Alternative to Violence Workshop

The Alternative to Violence Project empowers the public through a three-day workshop. Attendees will learn how to promote and use the principle of participation to help restore and build positive relationships. You’ll also learn basic nonviolent communication, de-escalation and conflict resolution methods.

When: May 1, 1-7; May 2, 9-5; May 3, 9-5
Where: Mir Centre for Peace on Frank Beinder Way
Age: All ages
Tickets: $125
Info: Mir Centre Presents Website

May 2

“Through the Whirlpool” Book Launch

The community is invited to the launch of “Through the Whirlpool – Swept up in the Nazi Apocalypse.” This book is Karl Koerber’s biographical account of his parents’ journey through the Nazi years, WWII and their migration to Canada, which encapsulates the stories of many Germans whose lives were thrown into turmoil during the Nazi reign.

When: May 2, 7-9pm
Where: Kootenay Gallery of Art
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Info: Book Launch Facebook Page

May 4

Spring Fling 2019

Hibernation Season is over! Spring fling is the annual kickoff event in downtown Castlegar that gets the whole family out and celebrating the community. There will be live entertainment, food, vendors, a car show, 3-on-3 hockey, kids games, face painting, bouncy castles and more.

When: May 4, 11-6pm
Where: Kinsmen Park
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Info:Spring Fling Facebook Event

May 4

Rebels Golf Tournament

This all ages event is a fundraiser for the Castlegar Rebels hockey team and is a scramble format. Teams of four or single players are welcome. Proceeds go towards current and graduating players through scholarships and assisting current players in need.

When: May 4, 1-6pm
Where: Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park
Age: All ages
Tickets: $100 ($70 for members)

May 4

Castlegar Rotary Diamond Dinner

This is the 18th year for the Diamond Dinner and the theme is Masquerade Ball. There are some exceptional items up for auction for this fundraiser including a gourmet dinner for 8, Vancouver Canucks tickets, and a new Samsung front-loading washer and dryer set. Plus some lucky lady will go home with a diamond ring valued at $6,000!

When: Saturday May 4, 2019
Where: Castlegar Community Complex
Age: This is a 19+ event
Tickets: Sold out
Info: Castlegar Rotary Club Facebook Page

May 10

Spring Pro D Camp

Kids are out of school and the Spring Pro D Camp is the place for them to enjoy fun activities along with an afternoon swim. There will be lots of crafts, activities and games.

When: May 10, 8:30-4:30
Where: Castlegar Community Complex – Selkirk Room
Age: 6-12
Tickets: Camp prices vary
Info: Spring Pro D Camp Event Page

May 20

Aqua Ninja Warrior Competition

Looking for a fun activity for the kids? The Aqua Ninja Warrior Competition will have them busy using WIBIT floating water park and the climbing wall. You’ll challenge the lifeguards as you move from one extreme challenge to the next.

When: April 20, 1:30-4:30
Where: Castlegar Community Complex
Age: 6-12
Tickets: 6-12
Info: Competition Event Page

May 24

Twin Rivers Community Choir Spring Concert

Created in 2010 the Twin Rivers Community Choir is a group of enthusiastic singers that performs under the talented leadership of director Christina Nolan, who was trained at the University of Toronto and has sung professionally with the Calgary Opera. The group’s repertoire ranges widely from classical to pop to Broadway, jazz, world music and more.

When: April 24 & 25, 7-9p
Where: The Castle Theatre
Age: All ages
Tickets: Contact Castle Theatre for prices
Info:The Castle Theatre

May 24 & 25

I ❤️ Downtown Castlegar

The 3rd Annual “I Heart Downtown Castlegar” event showcases the dynamic businesses in the downtown core. This year there are 34 participating businesses marked by red balloons . The more businesses you visit, the more changes you have to win draw prizes at each location.

When: May 24-25
Where: Downtown
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Info: I ❤️ Downtown Castlegar Facebook Page.

May 26

Doukhobor Sports Day

This annual event takes place on the grounds of the Doukhobor Discovery Centre at 112 Heritage Way. Bring your friends and family and enjoy outdoor activities that’ll encourage you to get active, support each other and, most of all, have fun.

When: Saturday May 6, 2019, all day
Where: Doukhobor Discovery Centre
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free

May 31-June 2

Castlegar Sunfest

Castlegar Sunfest is a community event that kicks off the summer season. Bring the whole family and listen to live music in the park, watch the parade and don’t miss the fireworks finale!

When: May 31-June 2
Where: Kinsmen Park
Age: All ages
Tickets: Free
Info:Castlegar Sunfest Website