Things to do

Vernon Winter Carnival chairperson Laurel Cornell (left) and executive director Vicki Proulx address the crowd for the Media Launch of the 63rd Carnival Jan. 11 at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Winter Carnival one week away

Feb. 3-12 event has over 130 events to lift your spirits

 

Christmas displays are getting more and more impressive in Vernon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon homes light up for Christmas

List compiled of 20 best-dressed spots to visit

 

Michael Kaeshammer brings his fiery style blend of jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues to Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. (Contributed)

Kaeshammer cranks out tunes in Okanagan

Fiery, boogie-woogie blues blend on stage

 

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23

Music, market and more celebrate BC Culture Days in Okanagan

Arts Council of North Okanagan kicks off 3 week celebration with full day of fun

BC Culture Days is kicked off in Vernon at Polson Park Sept. 23
Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)

Comedy tour brings Seattle talent to B.C.

Washington comedian joins OK, Dope crew across province

Seattle comedian Bo Johnson is coming to Vernon Saturday, Sept. 10. (Contributed)
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A night of latin music at the Castle at Swan Lake Hotel in Vernon

The Gato and the Guapo will be performing in Vernon on Aug. 19 and 20.

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Kids were eager to enjoy some cake at Davison Orchard during Canada Day celebrations Friday, July 1. (Contributed)

No fireworks but lots of fun for Canada Day celebrations in Vernon, Armstrong

Plenty of ways to celebrate our country’s 155th birthday

Kids were eager to enjoy some cake at Davison Orchard during Canada Day celebrations Friday, July 1. (Contributed)
The Margaret Falls trail in Herald Provincial Park. (File photo)

7 ways to celebrate summer 2022 in the Okanagan

The Okanagan is a beautiful region of southern British Columbia defined by…

The Margaret Falls trail in Herald Provincial Park. (File photo)
Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fun-filled Lumby Days underway

Three-day event at Oval Park in the village with something for everyone

Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Serena Ryder plays the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 26. (Contributed)

Serena Ryder brings mental wellness journey to B.C.

The Art of Falling Apart tour stops in Vernon, Cranbrook and Kamloops

Serena Ryder plays the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sept. 26. (Contributed)
The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)

PNE Fair to return with daily capacity limits and paid-ticket concerts, starting Aug. 20

The B-52s ‘Farewell Tour,’ Blue Rodeo and Barenaked Ladies among concert highlights for 2022

The 2022 PNE Fair, billed as “British Columbia’s longest running and largest ticketed event,” will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 5 at the fair site in East Vancouver. (File photo)
A first for Kelowna, the craft beer tasting passport is a great way to explore the Kelowna Ale Trail, including BNA Brewing, shown here. BC Ale Trail photo

Kelowna Tasting Passport is your ticket to the city’s craft breweries

The Okanagan may be renowned for its wines, but more and more,…

A first for Kelowna, the craft beer tasting passport is a great way to explore the Kelowna Ale Trail, including BNA Brewing, shown here. BC Ale Trail photo
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Go Fish! for kids is back in Central Okanagan

The drop-in program is for kids 15 years of age and younger

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Actors in Wit perfecting their performance at a recent dress rehearsal (Norene Morrow/Submitted)

‘Wit’ is taking the stage at Theater Kelowna Society

The Pulitzer Prize winning play will be performing May 12-22

Actors in Wit perfecting their performance at a recent dress rehearsal (Norene Morrow/Submitted)
Karima Essa’s Bollywood Star School takes place Sunday, March 20. (Contributed)

Children’s Festival gets North Okanagan families back to play

Pay-what-you-can weekend event at Vernon Performing Arts Centre

Karima Essa’s Bollywood Star School takes place Sunday, March 20. (Contributed)
Yumi Nagashima

Ladies get ready to Laff at Vernon comedy show

I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff features Erica Sigurdson, Katie-Ellen Humphries and Yumi Nagashima

Yumi Nagashima
Csetkwe Fortier

Vernon Indigenous-led #LandBack discussion aids reconciliation efforts

Syilx (Okanagan) and Secwepemc (Shuswap) artist Csetkwe Fortier offers insight

Csetkwe Fortier
Lumby Days' organizers has announced the 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Lumby Days' organizers has announced the 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
Introducing the newly elected executive for Vernon Elks Lodge #45 (from left): Dave Hoyte (treasurer); Cindy Nadeau Palozzo (membership director); Phil Southward (second vice-president); Ruth Hoyte (first vice-president); Lorna Robb (president); Dan Irvine (secretary); Terry Black (third vice-president); and past-president Bill McDonald. (Richelle Kendall Photography)

Vernon Elks Lodge installs new executive

New group holding fundraiser for Mission Coldest Night of the Year with burger and beer Friday, Feb. 25

Introducing the newly elected executive for Vernon Elks Lodge #45 (from left): Dave Hoyte (treasurer); Cindy Nadeau Palozzo (membership director); Phil Southward (second vice-president); Ruth Hoyte (first vice-president); Lorna Robb (president); Dan Irvine (secretary); Terry Black (third vice-president); and past-president Bill McDonald. (Richelle Kendall Photography)
The Museum and Archives of Vernon presents Doctrine of Discovery, a virtual session that peers in to the history of a decree by Pope Alexander VI that had devastating effects on Indigenous Peoples. The session will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. (MAV photo)

Popularity of Vernon Museum event prompts part two

Doctrine of Discovery and impacts on Indigenous people explored

The Museum and Archives of Vernon presents Doctrine of Discovery, a virtual session that peers in to the history of a decree by Pope Alexander VI that had devastating effects on Indigenous Peoples. The session will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. (MAV photo)
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