Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Vernon Winter Carnival

It's time to get rid of those winter blues at the 53rd annual Vernon Winter Carnival, being held from February 1st to February 10th 2013. The theme for this year is a Prehistoric Carnival, the Okanagan Science Centre will be hosting events with dinosaur and prehistoric themes.

This popular festival features dozens of events and activities, many of which are free to attend. There are a lot of adult events and family events going on. There is something for all ages to take part in. It provides something low-cost for everyone.

Carnival officially kicks off February 1 and the balloons are back. There may be up to 10 massive, hot-air balloons are expected, as part of the annual Balloon Fiesta.
All flights are weather pending, if Old Man Winter co-operates, the first flight should take place at around 9 a.m. February 1st. Morning and afternoon flights planned for Saturday, with the pilots taking off once on Sunday for the annual competition over Swan Lake.

On Saturday the carnival parade. There will be more than 100 floats in the event that draws more than 10,000 people. The parade starts at noon and follows the traditional route.

Silver Star Mountain Resort will once again be hosting the B.C. Snow Sculpture Championships on February 1st and 2nd, the winner will compete in the national event next year in Quebec.

There are numerous other events are also planned throughout the work week. For a full list of activities, go to vernonwintercarnival.com, or pick up a free carnival brochure.

If you have nothing to do this weekend why not head up to Vernon and take in the festivities.

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