Grand Forks Farmer’s Market

Make, Bake, Grow, Raise, Wild Harvest. Your source for LOCAL food. Our entrepreneurs, crafters, and farmers are what make our community vibrant. Come on down and join us on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8am to 1pm, at Gyro Park on Central Avenue (Hwy 3) in Grand Forks, British Columbia!

Grand Forks – Adventures in Art

Hosted by Gallery 2 – Grand Forks Art Gallery

The team at Gallery 2 has a great summer program planned for kids age 5-12! Taking place Thursdays throughout the summer from 1 pm to 3 pm, Adventures in Art will be jam packed with fun games and crafts. Make amazing crafts like egg painting, glitter slime, moving hockey players, artist trading cards, and flip books! Interact with the kinetic Wackem Stackem hockey exhibit, and experience personalized interpretation of the summer exhibitions at Gallery 2. Blow off some steam on the gallery grounds with fun games like giant Jenga and octopus tag.

Drop-ins are welcome; however, space is limited. To secure your place, register by stopping by Gallery 2, emailing info@g2gf.ca, or calling 250-442-2211.
$12 for members $15 for non-members

Trail – Kootenay Savings Music in the Park

Music, food and good cheer at Kootenay Savings Music in the Park

The Trail & District Arts Council is thrilled to present another great season of Kootenay Savings Music in the Park. Happening every Thursday, and on two Tuesdays, from June 14 to August 30 at 7 pm in Gyro Park, the 2018 line-up has something for everyone. From jazz to bluegrass, Celtic rock to R & B, funk to reggae, the series features performers from local favourites to touring bands from Alberta and Ontario.

This year, the popular evening concerts add two special Night Markets on July 19 and August 16 from 5-9 pm, where you will enjoy seasonal fruits and veggies, fresh baked bread and artisanal food from the best food trucks and vendors in the area.  Our amazing market vendors will also include fabulous local artists, designers and craft-makers.

“Trail & District Arts Council is super excited about partnering with incrEDIBLE Trail and we can’t wait to feel the buzz at this fabulous summer event,” said Executive Director, Nadine Tremblay. “The combination of food trucks, vendors, live music, beer garden and the beautiful setting of Gyro Park is exciting. There will be something for everybody and we hope that Greater Trail comes out to picnic, grocery shop, take in some music, dance and celebrate summer together outdoors. Warning – this is going to be too fun!”

The first Night Market on July 19 showcases the Derina Harvey Band, bringing their East Coast Kitchen Party to Trail. The Celtic-rockers offer a fresh take on traditional tunes and their own original jigs and reels. Their high-energy live shows leave you out-of-breath and hollering for more!  With opening act Brett Wildemann.

Then, on August 16, The Hillties and Tim Hurley and the Vultures make a great summer double bill, whose reggae/roots mash-up provides a relaxing chill for a summer evening.

Later in the series, Kootenay Savings Music in the Park is excited to present all the way from Toronto the Lester McLean Band’s smooth jazz, R & B and soul stylings on Tuesday, August 21.

The rest of the line-up is just as amazing, offering a range of styles, including the Maple Leaf Band, Trail Pipe Band, HY2, Kootenay Fiddle Camp Jam, Ev Kinsella and The Campfire Soul, Baker Street Blues, Mountain Station, Jon Burden & The Bleedin’ Hearts, Blue Crush Plus, the Melody Diachun Band, and the Old Time Fiddlers.

With entrance by donation ($2 minimum suggested), it’s the perfect opportunity to bring a lawn chair or a blanket, get outside and listen to some live music in the beautiful setting of Gyro Park every Thursday starting at 7 pm.

For a complete list of acts, dates and times please visit our events calendar at www.trail-arts.com.

This show is made possible thanks to Kootenay Savings, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council and Teck Metals Ltd.

Boundary Showcase of the Arts

Arts and Culture Week is a volunteer driven production of the Boundary District Arts Council. It’s precursor, ‘Spring Thing Events’, a production of the Grand Forks Area Arts Council ran from 1976 thru 1991. ‘Spring Thing Events’ offered displays of local arts and culture and presented musical talent. In 1999, the Boundary District Arts Council expanded on this theme by inviting schools to tour and participate in the art demonstrations. Every year since then, our festival has grown to celebrate artists and artisans from across the Boundary Region. From piano recitals to marionette theater, from belly dance to theatrical swordplay the public has been engaged and enthralled with the depth and breadth of the talent that calls the Boundary Region home.

During Arts and Culture Week, Gallery 2 joins forces with the Boundary District Arts Council to present the visual arts. Numerous volunteers working for months in advance deliver exhibits and demonstrations that welcomes the participation of our elementary school children as well as an opportunity for adults to view exemplary original works of art.

Christmas Market

Christmas Market at the Royal Canadian Legion in Grand Forks.