Update posted Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:00am
Due to the forest fire situation within the Cariboo region, unfortunately event organizers have had to cancel this year’s Arts on the Fly festival
How can you help? The Red Cross has launched a donations page for those effected, you will find the link here
How does a community in the far reaches of BC, get known around the world for producing some of the best banjo’s around? Horsefly - found just outside of Williams Lake BC is full of discoveries. The town welcomes you to come learn how to make the most of a place that will leave you different
This is a festival that get the whole town involved and attracts people from all around the region for good reason.
For one, there is the stellar line up of musical talent, including Khari Wendell McClelland who was born in Detroit but loving is inspired by Vancouver's West Coast vibe. His diverse talents work magic with his songs rich in history and lore. The fine voice of Vancouver native, Sarah Jane Scouten and her entourage are sure to have everyone bobbing to her bluegrass and country tunes.
Other artists include Pugs and Crows, Mngwa, Sam Tudor, Gabriel Palatchi, Company B Jazz Band, Kitty and the Rooster, Viper Central, Debra-Jean and the Dreams, Marin Patenaude, Twin Peaks, Real Ponchos, Lydia Hol, Kym Gouchie, Wallgrin, Malcolm Jack, Wooden Horsemen, Jasper Sloan Yip, and the Devon Wells Trio.
That’s a lot of entertainment in less that 48 hours! Don’t forget your dancing shoes.
Schedule of Events
Everything starts on Friday July 14, at 3 p.m. and runs through Saturday evening on four stages with many vendors' markets throughout the town.
Tickets are online at artsonthefly.com
Children under the age of 12 get free admission for the entire weekend.
Kids (13 – 18) and seniors: $30.
Kids (13 – 18) and seniors: $40.
Entire Weekend Pass
Kids (13 – 18) and seniors: $55.
Camping passes at the gate
If you go
The community of Horsefly is found just off Highway 97 north of Kamloops. The community is within the Cariboo Regional District, home to a bounty of adventures and history - take a driving tour - this will help http://www.cariboord.bc.ca/services/heritage
Sure you can go here and visit, but we challenge you to visit and think about moving - rural community leaving puts a whole new spin on life. This website will inspire you to investigate more: http://horsefly.bc.ca
For more on the Cariboo region and all the things to experience, search on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram #ExploreCariboo
Are you ready to get artsy in Horsefly? Share this page with your crew and get planning.