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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.

Dont see an event here? Let us know by calling 250-782-4714.



... in Dawson Creek


 20th Annual Peace Country Beef Congress

January 5th & 6th 2018

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

4th Annual Health & Wellness Expo

February 17th 2018

Check out the Encana Event Centre website  all the the details.

41st Annual Gun & Sportsmen Show

April 2018

Check out the Encana Event Centre website  all the the details.

Home Garden & Leisure Show

April 20,21 & 22nd, 2018

This annual 3 day event is always a crowd pleaser this year the are hoping to spice it up a bit, check out the Kiwanis Facebook page to stay in the know.

37th Annual Dawson Creek Art Auction Gala 

May 4, 2018

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 for more information. 

National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2018

26th Annual Pioneer Village Grande Opening and Jamboree

June 22, 23 & 24, 2018

Come on down to Pioneer Village and enjoy the 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, 2018

This event take place in Pouce Coupe and starts with the parade. then carry`s on through out the day with a BBQ and live music along with all kinds of kid friendly entertainment. 

Please keep checking our calendar for more information..

Mile 0 Cruisers Summer Cruise & Shine

July 13, 14 & 15th, 2018

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..

78th Annual Kiskatinaw Fall Fair

August 3, 4 & 5th, 2018

This annual event is a 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..

96th Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition, Rodeo & Parade

August 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12th 2018

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 there website for more information...

43rd Annual Pancake Breakfast

August 11th, 2018

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 16, 17, 18 & 19th, 2018

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 22, 2018

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

Christmas Tree Light Up

November 16, 2018

This annual event is always a fan favorite. 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. Ringing in the start of the Christmas Season!

South Peace Art Society Christmas Show & Fair

November 17, 2018

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 Happy Howl Days

November 17 & 18th, 2018

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

May 2017

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

May 2016

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

June 2016

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, 2016 - The Biggest Party in the Peace

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

July 8th to 10th, 2016 - 22nd Annual Summer Cruise

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

August 9th to 14th, 2016 - The Greatest Show in the Peace!

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.


October 2016

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!

Little Black Dress Affair

October 2016

Also taking place at the Encana Events Centre, the Little Black Dress Affair is a ladies-only evening of glamour and fun. Silent and live auctions, as well as a band and dance floor, make this event an essential night out and major fundraiser for social services within the community. 



... in Surrounding Communities


Fort St. John - High On Ice Winter Festival

February 5th to 8th, 2016

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

June 10th to 12th, 2016

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 30th to 31st, 2016

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 6th, 2016 - Run with the goats, cruise with the caribou, or trot with the ptarmigan

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 2016

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.