Vernon's Silver Star Mountain Resort kicks off summer season June 25

Star ready for summer

Silver Star kicks off its summer season next weekend with a community celebration.

The resort may boast Canada’s second largest mountain bike park, but there's much more to see and do, from festivals to events.

A free inaugural community celebration will be held June 25.

Happenings throughout the village include an artisan market, culinary offerings, and the Slay the Dragon trail race. There will cultural performances ranging from Indigenous to Ukrainian, and headliners local band daysormay at 3 p.m.

And the season is packed with more events.

July 28 to 31 - Crankworx Bike Festival

The Crankworx Summer Series includes racing, music, art, culture and food. Competitions offer local and up-and-coming racers a chance to go wheel-to-wheel with national and international heroes, providing a path to future Crankworx World Tour greatness. Over $30,000 in prizes will be up for grabs.

Aug. 11 to 14 - Wine Festival

Uncork at Silver Star's reimagined wine festival, featuring Savour the Sun long-table wine dinners hosted by Silver Star executive chef Scott Sanderson, wine tasting in the village, special features and live music. The weekend will bring some of the Okanagan’s most celebrated winemakers to the mountain. Pair your choices with delicious food options. The Aug. 13 outdoor wine tasting will include a concert with Andrew Allen.

Sept. 10 - Craft Beer & Cider Festival

Celebrate Oktoberfest early with Silver Star’s Craft Beer & Cider Festival. Silver Star is partnering with the Squamish Beer Fest to bring a celebration of the finest craft beer tastings and extensive local cidery options to the mountain. There will be a variety of food features, live music, games, and lots of fun.

Gnome Roam

Looking for something more peaceful? Unique to the destination, a mini-mystical world awaits on and around the trails of Silver Star. The Gnome Roam is your invitation to explore the mountain in a playful and unexpected way.

Culinary Delights

Maybe you're just hungry. Silver Star boasts 18 charming cafes, restaurants, and pubs featuring Okanagan flavours, ingredients and history. Hot spots include Black Pine Social with its supper club vibe; fan favourite The Den for its hearty menu and friendly atmosphere; and Bulldog Cafe which serves up Canadian, Dutch and Thai-Indonesian cuisine. From an underground smokers-den to a coffee shop empire, The Bulldog’s success-story reads like an Oprah-worthy American dream story. Need a jolt? Bugaboo’s Bakery café offers pastries, bread, buns and brewed beans to die for.

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