Culture Days in Vernon

BC Culture Days come to Vernon for a month of arts, music, cinema, and cultural experiences.


The Arts Council of the North Okanagan will kick off the official launch for BC Culture Days. Head down to Polson Park on Friday September 23rd at 10am and help kick off this year's provincial celebrations!

Culture Days is Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts! Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in your community through free interactive events.

Culture Days in Vernon

Culture days is a national event that can be broken down to provincial and municipal levels to help you find the events happening wherever you are this fall. Find the events happening near you on the Culture Days Website.

You can expect to find dozens of artists displays from music to painting to cinema and plenty in-between and with all this happening for free, you will be sure to find something fun to do this fall.

Experience culture days in Vernon surrounded by the beauty of the Thompson Okanagan

Vernon Arts & Culture Festival

Enjoy a full day of family activities, music, dance, visual arts, culture, heritage, history and more!

The Polson Artisan Market will be set up during the day, along with children’s activity tents, information and display booths, and some of Vernon’s best Food Trucks.

The evening will close with several hours of live music on the band stage with local performers that you won’t want to miss.

A full schedule of events will release closer to the start of Culture Days, so bookmark this page and check back-in for event updates.

Know before you go

Visit the Tourism Vernon website to help you plan your trip, including where to stay and more:

  • The Greater Vernon Museum is open daily and offers their own set of tours
  • Canoe Beach (Kin Beach) is home to a new installation allowing visitors to better understand Okanagan Indian Band’s connection to these lands.
  • The Turtle Mountain Portion of the Grey Canal Trail takes any walker, hiker or trail runner up to Rocky Ridge Park (15 mins walk from trail head) for a bird’s eye view of the city and the North Okanagan.
  • Book in a tour at the K'nmaĺka Senqâĺten (The Indigenous Garden) to gain a view you might not have expected while in Vernon, one of Canada’s most soul filled cities. Or take this video tour now.