Day-long festival in Vernon's Polson Park kicks off BC Culture Days

Festival kicks off celebration

Vernon kicks off a provincial celebration of the arts this week.

The Arts Council of the North Okanagan hosts the provincial launch of BC Culture Days with a festival in Polson Park on Friday.

Action begins at 10 a.m. and continues into the evening with children's and family activities, music, dance, visual arts, culture, heritage, history and more.

Live music and dance performances will grace the bandstand from morning to night, starting with children's acts in the morning, moving into an afternoon for all ages, and closing with an evening concert hosted by Local Losers.

Performers include Seth Spotted Eagle, Kiki the Eco Elf, Silly of the Valley, Duane Marchand, Elodie Orsei, Mozi Bones, Hot Sax, Stonefruits, and Cloaker.

The Polson Artisan Night Market will also be on site all day, along with local food trucks, Sheri Kunzli with the Arts Council of the North Okanagan said in a press release.

Activity and information tents will be on site from as many as 30 local organizations.

Children's activities include sing-a-longs and storytelling, crafts, fossil digs and art projects, a colouring contest, origami and calligraphy.

Take in art exhibits, live painting and demonstrations from the Vernon Photography Club, Caetani Centre, North Okanagan Wood Carvers, Moontide Gallery & Studio, and local artists.

The event kicks off BC Culture Days, which continue with events across the province until Oct. 26.

"We are extremely proud to share such an outstanding lineup of events for this year’s Culture Days celebrations. Participating organizers are offering both thought-provoking and joyful programming, inviting the public to take part in the many creative activities bringing communities together to collaborate, share stories, and celebrate one another," said Nazanin Shoja, BC Culture Days program director.

Check out events across B.C. on the Culture Days website.

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