Castlegar’s signature celebration kicks off tomorrow. Sunfest includes a parade

Don’t miss Sunfest this weekend

It’s that time of year again: Castlegar Sunfest kicks off tomorrow and the lineup is stacked.

  • Jun. 4, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Chris Stedile

 

Castlegar News

 

It’s that time of year again: Castlegar Sunfest kicks off tomorrow and the lineup is stacked.

Sunfest is held the first weekend of June each year and brings in acts and vendors suited to meet the needs and desires of all citizens.

Beginning Friday, the Friends of the Library are hosting their book sale and the West Kootenay Camera Club will be showing off their incredible photos at the Kootenay Gallery. The level of talent among this club is above and beyond; surely something not to be missed. These events carry on all weekend.

Moving on to the main area, Kinsmen Park, and back by popular demand is up-and-coming country star Craig Moritz. He’ll be performing from 6 to 8 p.m. Another popular Kootenay band, Shred Kelly, will be playing Saturday.

“Of course, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for awesome weather,” said Festival Society president Nicole Beetstra, “and we’ve got vendors for pretty much everything. People who sell jewelry right to hand bags or henna tattoos.”

Beetstra urges everyone check out the festival, as there is bound to be something for everyone to love.

You can’t go wrong with the huge variety of delicious foods either. Beetstra said they maxed out their available food vendor space so the choices are anything but limited.

Saturday morning make sure not to miss the Castlegar Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m.

Also taking place Saturday is the Sunfest parade down Columbia Ave. and fireworks at dusk.

Throughout the weekend, slo-pitch tournaments are being held at the ballfields if anyone has a yearning for some sports action. Finally, Sunday will see another, smaller parade. The Children’s Parade in Pass Creek Park kicks off at 10:30 a.m.

Local roller derby girls will be playing their semi-final games that day as well at the Selkirk College.

“You get all sorts of eclectic people and businesses and it’s really, in the end, just a lot of fun,” Beetstra added.

Of course much more is going on this Sunfest weekend, so for the full schedule and more information, see castlegarsunfest.ca.

Sunfest should live up to its name, judging from the weather forecast, which calls for nothing but sunshine between Friday and Tuesday with highs from 29 to 35 degrees.

 

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