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 250-782-9595.

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

 

... in Dawson Creek

 

 

Home & Leisure Show

DATE TBD

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

 

National Aboriginal Day

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

 

Annual Pioneer Village Grande Opening and Jamboree

DATE 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.

 

POUCE COUPE CANADA DAY PARADE & Celebrations

Friday, July 1, 2022

Get ready for a jam-packed Canada Day! The big parade starts at 11:00 AM on 49th Ave (Main Street), so come with the family to see the floats! At the Pouce Coupe Legion, enjoy a pancake breakfast at 9:00 AM and a dance from 6:00 PM to midnight. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door, with a silent auction and light snacks included. Celebrations continue at Pouce Park, with live entertainment starting at 12:00 noon and a movie showing at 9:00 PM. Get your village swag, including pins, water bottles, Frisbees, and more! There will also be bingo at 1:00 PM at the seniors hall, and fireworks (weather permitting) visible at dusk from the water tower site northeast in town. Free shuttle services will run from from the Pouce Coupe ball diamonds to Pouce Park starting at 12:00 noon, running every half-hour.

To register for the parade, email admin@poucecoupe.ca for a registration package OR pick one up at the Village Office PRIOR TO July 1st.

 

2022 Mile 0 Cruisers Summer Cruise & Shine

Friday, July 8th, 2022 - Sunday, July 10th, 2022

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!

Check out the Mile 0 Cruisers Facebook Page for updates on event information.

 

82ND Annual Kiskatinaw Fall Fair

Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7, 2022

This annual event is an old-time fair with heavy horse pull, horse shows plus both canning and baking judging. There are also horticulture contests, locally made preserves, and much more!!

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

 

43rd Annual Pancake Breakfast

DATE 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...

 

South Peace Art Society Art Auction 

Friday, May 27th, 2022

http://dcartgallery.ca/artauction/

Each spring, the South Peace Art Society hosts a live art auction celebrating the visual & culinary arts of the Peace Region. In collaboration with the Dawson Creek Child Development Centre. Visit the DC Art Gallery's Facebook Event Page for further information.

 

Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 - Sunday, August 14th, 2022

100 Year Anniversary 

www.dawsoncreekex.ca

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.

 

Christmas Tree Light Up

DATE TBA

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.

 

 

 

... in Surrounding Communities

 

 

Chetwynd - International Chainsaw Carving Competition

Thursday, June 9th - Sunday, June 12th, 2022

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 - Emperor's Challenge

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

http://www.emperorschallenge.com/

The 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+.  

 

Taylor - Worlds Invitational Gold Panning Championships

Friday, July 29 -  Sunday, July 31, 2022

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.

 

Taylor - spirit of the peace powwow

Friday, June 10th - Sunday, June 12th, 2022

https://www.facebook.com/events/1145488562692932/?ref=newsfeed 

Hosted at the Taylor Arena, this celebration is open to all who want to join. There will be competitions in drumming and dance, as well as art and food vendors, so mark your calendars for this free event!