Fraser Valley Chilliwack Festivals Listing



Chilliwack sure loves its festivals, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. Throughout the year, many different festivals and annual events are put on by various local groups.

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    Directors' Theatre Festival end AprilThis is an exciting event that showcases some of the best young theatre talent in BC, featuring a cornucopia of one act plays, some original & some tried & true. Since 1995. UCFV Theatre, Chilliwack, 604-795-2814
    New Year's winter Ice CarnivalJanuary 1stExperience new year's Day at a winter wonderland as Twin Rinks Arena is magically transformed into an old-fashioned skating pond, complete with Christmas trees, snow island, and a Santa sleigh. District of Chilliwack Parks & Rec 604-795-8443
    Fraser Valley Music Festivallate FebCompetitions of dance (ballet, jazz tap, solos, duets, trios) school bands from hope to Abbotsford) instruments (organs, guitars, woodwinds, brass and more); choral and vocal (sols, duets) and speech arts (public speaking competitions). various locations throughout ChilliwackChilliwack Lions Club 604-792-4292.
    Directors' Theatre Festival end AprilThis is an exciting event that showcases some of the best young theatre talent in BC, featuring a cornucopia of one act plays, some original & some tried & true. Since 1995. UCFV Theatre, Chilliwack 604-795-2814
    BC Horse Trialsearly April
    Chilliwack Pow Wowmid AprilThe Chilliwack Pow Wow is a family event that attracts over 700 dancers, drummers, and singers. Champion dancers travel from Washington, Montana, Alberta and Saskatchewan. See everything from beadwork and First Nation clothing to lamps. The Landing Sports Centre (Ag-Rec Centre) , 45530 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack,
    Easter Sunday at Minter Gardenslate AprilOutdoor sunrise church service, free to everyone. Fabulous Easter brunch "Blossom" the Easter skunk will hand out Easter treats. Minter Gardens 604-794-7191
    Chilliwack Dixieland Jazz Festivalend April Exhibition Grounds 604-795-3600
    Dixieland Jazz Festivalearly MayDixieland Jazz at its best, very popular and fun event at the largest one-site jazz festival in Canada. Chilliwack Exhibition Grounds 604-795-3600
    West Coast Chuckwagon & Chariot Racesearly MayDust is gonna fly at Heritage Park with action in the oval! Chilliwack Heritage Park 604-824-9927
    Chilliwack's May Mardi Gras early MayThree days of music & dancing, inspired by the spirit of New Orleans, set in the beauty of British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Landing Sports Centre & various venues, Chilliwack 604-795-3600
    Celebrate the Arts Parade early MayThe parade starts at 11 am. After the parade there is a cultural celebration at Five Corners Plaza, where ethnic entertainment, family activities & food will be found until 3 pm. Downtown Chilliwack 604-792-2069
    Ryder Lake Rambleend MayExplore the farms, gardens, woodland trails, and scenic wonders of Ryder Lake Refreshments available at Ryder Lake Hall. 604-858-5141
    Cultus Lake Indian Festivalearly JuneTwo days of canoe races, native arts and crafts and concessions. Admission fee. Cultus Lake 604-824-0826
    Yarrow Daysearly JuneSaturday features a parade and other family fun activities and Sunday features a breakfast in Yarrow Community Hall (in Yarrow Central Park ) and a church service at a location to be announced. Yarrow Central Park 604-823-4286
    Chilliwack Classic Raft Racelate JuneRace on the Chilliwack River. Fun for fit, enthusiastic rafters. 50% of registration fees donated to Chilliwack General Hospital and Canada's Olympic Kayak Team. Chilliwack River Rafting Adventures 1-800-410-7238
    Canada Day CelebrationsJuly 1Activities for young and old from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Chillwack's largest single day cultural event. cil Chilliwack Exhibition GroundsChilliwack Community Arts council 604-792-2069
    Canada Day CelebrationsJuly 1A wide range of Canada Day festivities for the whole family. Canada Day activities include pancake breakfast, Rotary train, crafts, bounce houses, Little Britches Rodeo & Youth Talent Search. The day ends with a show & fireworks grand finale. Chilliwack Heritage Park, Chilliwack 604-792-2069
    Krafty Raft RaceJuly Cultus Lake
    Mainstage Festivalearly JulyTheatre BC's Mainstage Festival is the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival for community theatre groups throughout BC. Sponsored by Theatre BC, it is one onf the longest running theatre traditions in Canada. This year's event is taking place in Maple Ridge. Emerald Pig Theatrical Society
    Music & More Concert SeriesJuly & AugustMusic and more activities are offered every Wednesday in July and August from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm and in the Evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Programs include quality concerts and activities designed for all ages. Salish Park, next to Chilliwack Library.
    Pacific Andalusian Show & Fiesta -late JulyPAALH was formed under the general purpose of educating the public of equestrian pursuits, while preserving & promoting a rare breed of horse in Canada. Chilliwack Heritage Park 604-984-2621
    Chilliwack Corn Mazeend July mid OctoberExperience the ultimate challenge and learn about Chilliwack's most famous crop. You'll experience six acres of good farming fun as you try to find the one and only exit. Open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 am 9:00 am, across from Chilliwack G&CC 604-823-4904 or 823-2435.
    Annual Threshing Beeend JulySteam and gas-powered tractors and engines, threshing, tractor pull, daily parade of equipment, flea market, various displays and demonstrations, kiddies tractor pull and candy scramble, wagon rides. Sunday morning service. Saturday evening auction, and much more. Chilliwack Antique Powerland Atchelitz Threshermen's Association . 604-858-2119
    A Taste of B.C.mid AugustTaste and purchase the best of BC: wines, dairy products, specialty meats, crafts, and nursery products. Minter Gardens, the Fraser Valley Farm Direct marketing Association and the BC Ministry of Agriculture join forces to produce and world-class event. 604-794-7191
    Chilliwack Exhibitionmid AugustThe fair features all types of livestock and horticultural exhibits, including 4-H competitions. Featuring daily kids activities, parade, logging & animal shows, midway, grandstand shows, rodeo, harness racing, tractor pull & more. Chilliwack Exhibition Grounds Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society 604-824-8191
    Art on the Farm -mid AugCome see local artists, taste home baked goods or just enjoy the music as you walk through the apple orchard down to the hazelnut grove. We'll have: pottery, jewellery, woodwork, metal work, textiles, tea garden, chili stand and much more. 1162 Iverson Rd, Chilliwack 250-542-4461
    Chilliwack Flight FestAugust (end)Start the morning with a pancake breakfast, followed by a full day of flying, performances and ground activities at the Airport, FREE fun for the whole family, with top name performers.
    Chilliwack Bluegrass Festivalearly SeptDiscover the roots of country music at this well-established three day Labour Day weekend festival. There are activities for all age groups, from hayrides to competitions and workshops. Don't miss the corn shuckin' contests and the free nightly corn roasts. Chilliwack Heritage Park, ChilliwackChilliwack Antique Powerland Chilliwack Community Arts Council 604-792-2069
    Country Harvest Festivallate SeptMerchants invite everyone to check out this day of family fun, including bed races; server races: Fraser Amusements (swing chairs, carousel, mini-ferris wheel, etc); petting zoo; face painting; clowns all kinds of activities for kids of all ages Downtown Chilliwack BIA 604-792-4576
    Catt Fund Tournamentlate NovemberThe Chilliwack Athletes for Turkeys and Toys Fund, sponsored by the Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Rotary Club, raises funds for turkeys and toys for Chilliwack Community Services as Christmas. Ag-Rec Centre 604-795-5711
    Chilliwack Christmas Craft Marketlate November end DecemberOne of the finest juried craft markets in the valley, with daily entertainment and food concessions added to crafts sales. The festive atmospheres launches the Christmas spirit. Chilliwack Heritage Park, ChilliwackChilliwack Community Arts Council 604-792-2069
    Chilliwack Christmas Parade of Lights & Sound early DecA Christmas parade around the main streets of Chilliwack. Pre-parade entertainment & an opportunity to visit with Santa after the Parade. Non-perishable food donations appreciated. Downtown Chilliwack 604-792-4576
    Festival of Treesearly DecAn annual celebration with a variety of public concerts and musical events, including carol singing and a large scale Advent concert. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees around Chilliwack are display as part of this festival. Chilliwack Academy of Music 604-792-0790
    Season of Lightsthroughout DecA Christmas parade around the main streets of Chilliwack. Pre-parade entertainment & an opportunity to visit with Santa after the Parade. Non-perishable food donations appreciated. Downtown Chilliwack 604-792-4576
    Pee Wee Hockey Jamboreeend December
    Gas Engine ShowDemonstrations of antique farm machinery and old time farming fun Chilliwack Antique Powerland 604-858-2119
    International Dew Worm RacesFamily fun all day with sack races, tug-0-war, concession and Dew Worm Races. The worms are tickled with a brush to make them go. Ryder Lake Community Hall 604-858-3147
    Street Rod MeetShow of pre 1958 Vintage Streeet rods between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Admission fee. Chilliwack Exhibition Grounds Pacific International Street Rod Association 604-792-4018
    Agassiz Tulip Festivalend AprilCome & enjoy a stroll around our 16 ha of tulips with magnificent Mt Cheam in the background. Located on beautiful Seabird Island just east of Agassiz, BC. Purchase fresh cut tulips or pre-order your fall bulbs at the fields. On-site you can enjoy some locally roasted coffee & a bite to eat; browse our selection of product from other local Circle Farm participants. Seabird Island - Chowat Rd, Agassiz 604-796-3496


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