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.



... in Dawson Creek


 21st Annual Peace Country Beef Congress


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


Check out the Ovintiv Event Centre website  all the event details.

4nd Annual Gun & Sportsmen Show


Check out the Ovintiv Event Centre website  all the event details.

Home & Leisure Show


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 


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 galas... Please check on the Dawson Creek Art Gallery website for more information. 

National Aboriginal Day

June 21, 2021

Annual Pioneer Village Grande Opening and Jamboree


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.

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.

south peace garden tour


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 provide 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


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...

79th Annual Kiskatinaw Fall Fair


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


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


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 


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


South Peace Oilmen's Association Lobsterfest


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


Each spring, the South Peace Art Society hosts a live art auction of 60+ paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculptures 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


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. 

Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede

August 2022 - EXACT DAYS TBD

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 2022 - EXACT DATE TBD

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 Ovintiv Events Centre come September. Prost!

Christmas Tree Light Up

November 2021 - 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


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 their 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


At the Ovintiv 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. 


... in Surrounding Communities


Fort St. John - High On Ice Winter Festival


Take in our northern climate in true 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


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


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


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


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.