Annual Events

Plan your trip to Dawson Creek around these fantastic annual events! From arts and culture to mountain fitness, there is something for everyone in Dawson Creek and surrounding communities throughout the year.

Don't see an event here? Let us know by calling 250-782-4714.

***DUE TO COVID-19, MANY ANNUAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, POSTPONED OR REVISED**

An asterisk beside the name indicates that further information

may be forthcoming regarding the event

 

... in Dawson Creek

 

 21st Annual Peace Country Beef Congress

January 11th & 12th 2020

This Annual Event is 2 days and is held at the Lakota Centre for more information please contact Helga @ 250-782-1445

5th Annual Health & Wellness Expo

February 29th, 2020

Check out the Encana Event Centre website http://www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.com/event  all the event details.

4nd Annual Gun & Sportsmen Show

2020 Show was cancelled

Check out the Encana Event Centre website http://www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.com/event  all the event details.

*Home & Leisure Show

September 25-27, 2020

This annual 3-day event is always a crowd-pleaser, check out the Kiwanis Facebook page to stay in the know.

37th Annual Dawson Creek Art Auction Gala 

Postponed

This annual art auction and gala is brought to you by the South Peace Arts Society and Dawson Creek Art Gallery and is a gala to end all gala`s... Please check on the Dawson Creek Art Gallerys website  www.dcartgallery.ca for more information. 

National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2019

*27th Annual Pioneer Village Grande Opening and Jamboree

June 2020 - Exact Days TBD

Come on down to Pioneer Village and enjoy live music and take in the wonderful historic village. For more information and times please call 250-782-2590.

*Canada Day Parade BBQ & Celebration

July 1st, 2020

This event takes place in Pouce Coupe and starts with the parade. Then carry`s on throughout the day with a BBQ and live music along with all kinds of kid-friendly entertainment. 

Please keep checking our calendar for more information...

*south peace garden tour

July 19th, 2020 - (3rd Sunday of July)

Enjoy a self-guided tour of a variety of gardening styles in and around Dawson Creek. The South Peace Garden Club chooses different directions to tour every year, such as Rolla, Farmington, South Dawson, Highway 49, etc. Small businesses around the area to provide a relaxing tea for the garden tours. Come and enjoy a lovely day of garden exploring. You never know, one of the beautiful gardens may even be in your neighbourhood.

Mile 0 Cruisers Summer Cruise & Shine

Cancelled for 2020 - Rescheduled for July 2021

This 3-day show and shine is always a crowd pleaser...Wrapping up on the Sunday with all the cars lined up and shined showing off in downtown Dawson Creek!

Please keep checking our calendar for more information..

Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition, Rodeo & Parade

Cancelled for 2020. New date for 2021: August 11-15, 2021

With midway rides, pro rodeo, champion chuckwagon racers and more. Friday is the parade, making its way along the downtown streets of Dawson Creek.

Please Check out their website for more information...

*79th Annual Kiskatinaw Fall Fair

August 2020 - Exact Days TBD

This annual event is an old-time fair with heavy horse pull, horse shows plus both canning and baking judging. Not to mention the homemade pie!

In Sunset Prairie off 97 south please watch for the signs..

*43rd Annual Pancake Breakfast

August 2020 - Exact Days TBD

Check out this annual pancake breakfast in the parking lot of the Dawson Creek Co-op. Where you`ll find not only friends and food but live music too.

Please keep checking our calendar for more details..

*12th Annual Corn Roast & Music Festival

August 2020 - Exact Days TBD

In Tupper BC at the Hall, the corn roast being Saturday evening and always a crowd-pleaser.

For more information and times please call 
Pat: 250-786-7913
Tupper Hall:  250-786-5522
Loretta:  250-786-5406

*Harvest Tea 

September 2020 - Exact Days TBD

Pouce Coupe annual Harvest Tea from 2 pm to 4 pm.

*Christmas Tree Light Up

November 2020 - Exact Days TBD

This annual event is always a fan favourite. Come listen to live music and local merchants serving hot chocolate or hot cider maybe even popcorn as we wait for the big tree light up.

*South Peace Art Society Christmas Show & Fair

November 2020 - Exact Days TBD

A wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season with carollers carolling and the beautiful Dawson Creek Art Gallery all decked out for Christmas, along with local crafters selling there goods...Perfect to get and to give. Make it one of your Christmas traditions to stop in and check it out...

*7th Annual BCSPCA Holiday expo

November 2020 - Exact Days TBD

At the Encana Event Centre Dawson Creek this 2-day annual fundraiser has the craftiest crafters selling perfect Christmas gifts for everyone on your list..See you there. 

South Peace Oilmen's Association Lobsterfest

Date TBD

http://dawsoncreekoilandgas.com/dcoa%20site/default.htm

Since 2006, Lobsterfest is an annual lobster boil community fundraising event taking place the day before Mother's Day. Live auction, great food and drink, and fun! Proceeds always go to local charities and initiatives. Past beneficiaries include the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation and Bear Mountain Ski Hill.

South Peace Art Society Art Auction Gala

Date TBD

http://dcartgallery.ca/artauction/

Each spring, the South Peace Art Society hosts a live art auction of 60+ paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculpture donated by local artists. The auction is held in conjunction with a fully catered meal and semi-formal social event. This is a great way to take home original art from the Peace and to support the Dawson Creek Art Gallery in its year-round exhibits, educational programming, and more.

Sweetwater 905 Music Festival

Date TBD

http://www.sweetwater905.com/

Located 16 kms north of Dawson Creek (and 1.5 miles west of Rolla, BC) on the sprawling pastoral home and working ranch of the Mattson family, Sweetwater905 brings together a wide range of talent from the community, the province, and beyond. Camping, art exhibits, children's activities, vendors, and more. 

*Pouce Coupe Canada Day Parade

July 1st, 2020 - The Biggest Party in the Peace

http://www.poucecoupe.ca/content/pouce-coupe-canada-day-parade

The parade begins at 10:00 AM at the Village Square, and is followed by a fun, family-friendly afternoon at Pouce Park, with live entertainment, children's activities, local vendors, and the mouth-watering BBQ Beef prepared by Pouce Coupe Foundation volunteers. There is also a breathtaking fireworks display at dusk. Shuttle services to Pouce Park from the Village Square and from Dawson Creek are also usually offered.

Mile Zero Cruisers Show and Shine

TBD

http://www.milezerocruisers.ca/

Get your fix of hot rods, classic cars, trucks, and all things motorized in downtown Dawson Creek. "A fun weekend includes a great Steak BBQ Banquet for participants, cool rides from all over the Peace Country and beyond, and on Sunday the BIGGEST car show in Northern BC and Alberta."

Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede

Cancelled 2020 - New Date 2021: August 11-15, 2021

http://dawsoncreekfair.com/

Since 1922, Dawson Creek has been home to an annual fall fair and exhibition. Highlights of the event include World Professional Chuckwagon Racing, Western Chuckwagon Racing, Wrangler Canadian Pro Tour Rodeo, headlining entertainers, heavy horse events, agriculture fairs, a West Coast Amusements midway, food and retail vendors, camping, fireworks displays, and more! The six-day affair also features two downtown parades.

*Oktoberfest

October 2020 - Exact Date TBD

http://www.kiwaniscommunityband.org/

Join the Kiwanis Community Band this October for Live music, fantastic German food, domestic and imported beers, arts and culture vendors, traditional games, photo booth, and prizes for best-dressed. Tickets sell quickly, so make sure that you check back at the Encana Events Centre come September. Prost!

 

 

... in Surrounding Communities

 

Fort St. John - High On Ice Winter Festival

TBD

http://www.fortstjohn.ca/ice

Take in our northern climate in truly Canadian fashion by heading to Fort St. John for the 12th Annual High on Ice Winter Festival. A little something for everyone, features include international ice carving displays, local ice carving competition, the Mukluk Curling Bonspiel, family friendly activities, live entertainment, sleigh rides, ice fishing, snowmobile races, skating, and much more! Make sure you also get to Centennial Park for the ever-popular ice slide. 

Chetwynd - International Chainsaw Carving Competition

Cancelled 2020 - New Date 2021: June 10-13, 2021

http://www.gochetwynd.com/visitors/chainsaw-carvings

Chetwynd's chainsaw carving initiatives began in 1992 as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway celebrations, and has become a regional must-see! The first full-blown competition was in 2005, and now every year chainsaw artists flock to Chetwynd for this incredible event. There are over 120 carvings displayed throughout the town, and more created each year in ever-increasing detail and intricacies!

*Tumbler Ridge - Grizfest

July 2020 - Exact Date TBD

http://www.grizfest.com/

Enjoy the beautiful mountainscapes of Tumbler Ridge for the Peace Region's biggest music festival, entering its 15th year! This is a full-service music festival in the heart of Tumbler Ridge, with camping and other accommodations nearby. Mainstage musical acts have, in the past, included Theory of a Deadman, George Canyon, Emerson Drive, Bif Naked, and Trooper. Vendors, local artistans, facepainting, children's activities, and a horseshoe tournament are some of the other things you'll discover throughout the festival. 

*Tumbler Ridge - Emperor's Challenge

August 2020 - Exact Date TBD

http://www.emperorschallenge.com/

2016 marks the 18th annual Emperor's Challenge Half Marathon on Babcock Mountain near Tumbler Ridge, BC. Put this on your list of race goals, and while you're at it, take in the astounding views of the mountain ranges! There are age-group medals for 18 & Under, 19 - 34, 35 - 49, 50 - 64, and 65+. Registration opens April 12, 2016. 

*Taylor - Worlds Invitational Gold Panning Championships

August 2020 - Exact Date TBD

http://www.districtoftaylor.com/visit/worlds-invitational-class-a-gold-panning-championships/

Since 1972, Taylor's Gold Panning Championships competition has drawn people to the Peace Island Park to try their hand at striking gold in the majestic Peace River. The Class 'A' Championships are not the only thing to do during this three-day event - there are gold panning competitions and tutorials for all ages and abilities. Also enjoy arts and crafts events, a movie night, bannock baking, and the popular children's Candy Rush! Make sure you pack your Victorian-era gold panning costume for Sunday's activities.