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Cranbrook's largest annual festival, Sam Steele Days is a fun event for people of all ages and it's free for most events, including the First Call Contracting Central Fairgrounds. Activities include the Grande Parade, a Kids' Fun Zone with free games and giant inflatable bouncers, strongman competition, slopitch, soccer, beach volley ball, disc golf and bocce ball tournaments, and much more. Taste of Cranbrook, featuring delicious food from regional chefs and the Sam Steele Market, popular for its handcrafted and unique items, offer their best to festival-goers. Watch live singing and dancing performances on stage all afternoon Saturday, June 18 at the Martech Electrical Community Talent Showcase and Sunday, June 19 at the Salvador Sunday Stage Show both at Rotary Park in downtown Cranbrook. Tweet this page.

Read Joanne Elve’s take on Sam Steele days in this FestivalSeekers story. 

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St. Eugene Golf, Resort & Casino Grande Parade

June 18, 10:30 a.m. -  Noon - Bring the whole family to downtown Cranbrook to watch the parade which includes floats, classic cars, horses, clowns, cadets, pipe bands and more. The route starts at Balment Park on 1st Street. Check out the official Grande Parade page for a detailed route map.


The Eugene Resort is an interesting historical site, plus a beautiful place to stay. 
Photo provided by St Eugene Resort

First Call Contracting Central Fairgrounds Activities

The free Central Fairgounds is the place to be. There are carnival games, chuckwagon rides, a giant inflatable funland, lumberjack shows, artisan market and an exceptional food court. There will also be live music on an outdoor stage on Saturday and Sunday afternoon and "Afternoon of Education and Edification" at Miss Melodie's Improvisational Theatre circa 1890, featuring local talent . 

Sam Steele Ball Tournament

Grab your gloves and some friends for the annual Sam Steele Ball Tournament. With three divisions to choose from, the fun is guaranteed. You and your team will get to play at least  four games, along with a chance to win cash prizes and more. Registration is now open and you can sign up online.


The Sam Steele Days ball tournament is expected to have its best turn out yet.
Photo provided by Sam Steele Days

The Youth Ambassador Pageant

This year will be the crowning of the 51st Princess & Sweetheart of Sam Steele. Since 1966, more than 400 local young women have been mentored through this program. Want to be a Princess or Sweetheart? More information here.

The quirkier side of Sam Steele events

If you like your competitions a little bit quirky, Sam Steele Days has it covered. See them all on 10th Avenue Downtown: Weiner Dog Races, Arm Wrestling Classic Championship, a (dress up) Tea Party with the "Princesses," a Strongman Competition with women participants this year and free mini chuck wagon rides!


Sam Steele Days features races with the cutest weiner dogs around.
Photo provided by Sam Steele Days

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