Events

Event tickets for Carnival 2018 - Carnival in Wonderland go on sale Dec 1, 2017 at 9am! 

Get your tickets online, or at the Carnival Office 3401 35th Ave. 

Monday, December 4, 2017
Queen Silver Star Speech Competition

Queen Silver Star Speech Competition

The competition for the Crown continues with the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program Speech Competition. 

  Family

  •   6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Queen Silver Star Excellence Program: Mad Hatter Tea and Talent Party

Queen Silver Star Excellence Program: Mad Hatter Tea and Talent Party

The race for the crown continues with the Queen Silver Star Excellence Program: Mad Hatter Tea and Talent Party!

  Family

  •   12:15pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Free Dance Lessons – City Dance Studio

Free Dance Lessons – City Dance Studio

Learn to Dance before Carnival with City Dance! 

  Family

  •   8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Free Dance Lessons – City Dance Studio

Free Dance Lessons – City Dance Studio

Learn to Dance before Carnival with City Dance! 

  Family

  •   8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Queen Silver Star Proclamation and Coronation of Queen Silver Star LVIII

Queen Silver Star Proclamation and Coronation of Queen Silver Star LVIII

Witness the crowning of Queen and Princess Silver Star the 58th! 

  Family

  •   6:15pm - 10:00pm
Free Dance Lessons – City Dance Studio

Free Dance Lessons – City Dance Studio

Learn to Dance before Carnival with City Dance! 

  Family

  •   8:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, February 2, 2018
2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition

2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition

See the magnificent works of art created from snow at Silver Star Mountain Resort! 

  Family

Suds N Cider

Suds N Cider

The Okanagan's most popular and longest running showcase of domestic beer, craft beer, and ciders from BC and across Canada.

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   6:30pm - 10:30pm
Free Dance Lesson

Free Dance Lesson

Get ready for Boogie Wonderland with City Dance's Free Dance lessons! 

  Family

  •   6:30pm - 7:30pm
History Trivia Night

History Trivia Night

If History is your game then History Trivia Night at the Museum has your name on it! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boogie Wonderland Disco Party

Boogie Wonderland Disco Party

Get your Boogie on with City Dance!

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018
2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition

2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition

See the magnificent works of art created from snow at Silver Star Mountain Resort! 

  Family

Over the Hill Downhill

Over the Hill Downhill

The 37th Annual Over the Hill Downhill returns to Silver Star Mountain! 

  Family

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Head to Sovereign Lake for a delicious Pancake Breakfast! 

  Family

  •   8:30am - 11:30am
Beer Garden

Beer Garden

Join the Elks Hall for the annual Beer Garden Fundraiser! 

  Adult Only

  •   11:00am - 6:00pm
Vernon Winter Carnival Parade, 58th Annual

Vernon Winter Carnival Parade, 58th Annual

It's the 58th Annual Winter Carnival Parade! 

  Family

  •   12:00pm - 2:00pm
Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Go through the looking glass with the Okanagan Science Centre right after the parade! 

  Family

  •   1:30pm - 2:30pm
Celebration of Talent (formerly Bandarama)

Celebration of Talent (formerly Bandarama)

Celebrate the amazing talent we have in our community with Vernon Winter Carnival! 

  Family

  •   2:00pm - 4:00pm
Irish Pub Night with “Cod Gone Wild”

Irish Pub Night with “Cod Gone Wild”

Get your Irish on with the Annual Irish Pub Night with Cod Gone Wild! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   7:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Over the Hill Downhill

Over the Hill Downhill

The 37th Annual Over the Hill Downhill returns to Silver Star Mountain! 

  Family

2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition

2018 BC Snow Sculpture Competition

See the magnificent works of art created from snow at Silver Star Mountain Resort! 

  Family

Feather Fancier Show and Antique and Collectibles Sale, (49th Annual)

Feather Fancier Show and Antique and Collectibles Sale, (49th Annual)

Winner of the 2017 Order of jopo and one of the longest running Carnival events! 

  Family

  •   10:00am - 4:30pm
Wild Wonderland

Wild Wonderland

Take a walk in the Wild Winter Wonderland at Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

  Family

  •   11:00am - 3:00pm
Mother Daughter Tea in Wonderland

Mother Daughter Tea in Wonderland

How would you like a cup of tea fit for a princess?! 

  Family   Tickets Available

  •   2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pool Tournament at the Green Pub

Pool Tournament at the Green Pub

Rack em up and win with the Green Pool Tournament! 

  Family

  •   2:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, February 5, 2018
Arrest the Best

Arrest the Best

Arrange to have your friend, boss or enemy arrested with the annual Arrest the Best during Winter Carnival! 

  Family

Ski for Light Festival

Ski for Light Festival

Be inspired and check out the Ski for Light Festival at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. 

  Family

  •   8:00am - 1:00pm
Server Olympics

Server Olympics

The most exciting contest restaurant staff can participate in is back! 

  Family

  •   2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Arrest the Best

Arrest the Best

Arrange to have your friend, boss or enemy arrested with the annual Arrest the Best during Winter Carnival! 

  Family

Ski for Light Festival

Ski for Light Festival

Be inspired and check out the Ski for Light Festival at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. 

  Family

  •   8:00am - 1:00pm
Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

No one is sillier than the Mad Hatter! Bring the little ones for a fun afternoon of silliness at ORL! 

  Family

  •   3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pinot & Paint

Pinot & Paint

Find your inner artist and your inner wine lover with Pinot and Paint! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   7:00pm - 9:00pm
Origami and Tea

Origami and Tea

Drinking tea and making art in one amazing evening! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Arrest the Best

Arrest the Best

Arrange to have your friend, boss or enemy arrested with the annual Arrest the Best during Winter Carnival! 

  Family

Ski for Light Festival

Ski for Light Festival

Be inspired and check out the Ski for Light Festival at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. 

  Family

  •   8:00am - 1:00pm
Kids Karnival

Kids Karnival

The Kids Karnival returns with the Okanagan Boys and Girls club! 

  Family

  •   10:00am - 11:30am
Winter Breakout

Winter Breakout

Celebrate the amazing citizens of Vernon with the Annual Winter Breakout! 

  Senior   Tickets Available

  •   12:00pm - 1:30pm
Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Delicious food and theatre entertainment! Get your tickets for the return of the Dinner Theatre with an all new play! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tea Blending Workshop

Tea Blending Workshop

Spend an evening learning about the art of tea blending!

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vernon Vipers vs. Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey Game

Vernon Vipers vs. Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey Game

Nothing says Winter like a Hockey Game! 

  Family

  •   7:00pm - 9:00pm
Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Watch local bands battle it out for the grand prize! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   7:30pm - 11:30pm
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

I'ts back! One of the longest running Winter Carnival events! 

  Family

Arrest the Best

Arrest the Best

Arrange to have your friend, boss or enemy arrested with the annual Arrest the Best during Winter Carnival! 

  Family

North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

The Balloons are one of the most beloved images of Winter Carnival! Watch for them in the sky Feb 8-11, 2018! 

  Family

Ski for Light Festival

Ski for Light Festival

Be inspired and check out the Ski for Light Festival at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. 

  Family

  •   8:00am - 1:00pm
Jopo House Luncheon

Jopo House Luncheon

Join Vernon Winter Carnival, Kal Tire and Cod Gone Wild for the Annual jopo House Luncheon! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   11:00am - 2:00pm
Senior Jopohouse Luncheon

Senior Jopohouse Luncheon

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and delicious food! 

  Senior   Tickets Available

  •   11:30am - 1:00pm
Unicorn Party

Unicorn Party

If you love unicorns this is the Carnival event for you! 

  Family

  •   3:30pm - 4:30pm
UnWined Downtown

UnWined Downtown

Get your tickets for the hottest ladies night in downtown! One of the most popular Winter Carnival Events! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Delicious dinner and theatre entertainment! Join us for the return of Dinner Theatre with an all new play! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Predator Ridge Parka Party

Predator Ridge Parka Party

A brand new event located at the beautiful Winter Wonderland that is Predator Ridge Resort! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   6:30pm - 11:30pm
Square Dancing in Wonderland

Square Dancing in Wonderland

Take a whirl on the dance floor and square dance the night away! 

  Family

  •   6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, February 9, 2018
Arrest the Best

Arrest the Best

Arrange to have your friend, boss or enemy arrested with the annual Arrest the Best during Winter Carnival! 

  Family

Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

I'ts back! One of the longest running Winter Carnival events! 

  Family

North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

The Balloons are one of the most beloved images of Winter Carnival! Watch for them in the sky Feb 8-11, 2018! 

  Family

Ski for Light Festival

Ski for Light Festival

Be inspired and check out the Ski for Light Festival at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. 

  Family

  •   8:00am - 1:00pm
Jopohouse Luncheon

Jopohouse Luncheon

Join Kal Tire, Vernon Winter Carnival and Cod Gone Wild for the annual jopohouse Luncheon! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   11:00am - 2:00pm
Senior Jopohouse Luncheon

Senior Jopohouse Luncheon

Enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment with the Schubert Centre! 

  Senior   Tickets Available

  •   11:30am - 1:00pm
Adventures in Marketland

Adventures in Marketland

The Vernon Farmers market has gone down the rabbit hole for Carnival in Wonderland! 

  Family

  •   12:00pm - 4:00pm
Black Prince Cabin Dinners

Black Prince Cabin Dinners

Join Sovereign Lake for the unique and unforgettable Black Prince Cabin Dinner!  

  Adult Only

  •   4:30pm - 9:00pm
St. James Family Fling

St. James Family Fling

I'ts back! A family favourite Winter Carnival event! 

  Family   Tickets Available

  •   5:30pm - 8:30pm
Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Delicious dinner and an all new play for the return of the classic Dinner Theatre! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Vernon Vipers vs. Langley Rivermen Hockey Game

Vernon Vipers vs. Langley Rivermen Hockey Game

Nothing says Winter like a good old fashion hockey game! 

  Family

  •   7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rockland/Wonderland - Adult Dance

Rockland/Wonderland - Adult Dance

Let Mace take you to an unforgettable party with Rockland/Wonderland! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   8:00pm - 11:30pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018
North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

The Balloons are one of the most beloved images of Winter Carnival! Watch for them in the sky Feb 8-11, 2018! 

  Family

Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

I'ts back! One of the longest running Winter Carnival events! 

  Family

2018 Jess4Kids Tips Up Cup & Team Challenge

2018 Jess4Kids Tips Up Cup & Team Challenge

Join Sovereign Lake for a great day of skiing and snow shoeing! 

  Family

Ski for Light Festival

Ski for Light Festival

Be inspired and check out the Ski for Light Festival at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. 

  Family

  •   8:00am - 1:00pm
Speed Skating FUNALE

Speed Skating FUNALE

Fast is Fun with the Vernon Speed Skating Club! 

  Family

  •   9:30am - 4:00pm
Queen of Hearts Croquet

Queen of Hearts Croquet

Grab and flamingo and play some Croquet! 

  Family

  •   10:00am - 12:00pm
Family Day in the Park

Family Day in the Park

Bring the family down for the annual Family Day in Polson Park! 

  Family

  •   11:00am - 2:00pm
47th Annual Carnival “Special Needs” Gala

47th Annual Carnival “Special Needs” Gala

Tradition continues with the 47th Annual Special Needs Gala. 

  Family

  •   11:30am - 2:30pm
9th Annual Chili Cook Off

9th Annual Chili Cook Off

Do you love Chili? Think you know your chili? Get your chili passport today! 

  Family   Tickets Available

  •   12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lego Build & Lunch

Lego Build & Lunch

Have a fun afternoon with the kids building Lego! 

  Family   Tickets Available

  •   12:30pm - 2:30pm
Alice in Wonderland Scavenger Hunt

Alice in Wonderland Scavenger Hunt

Search the Science Centre with the Alice in Wonderland Scavenger Hunt! 

  Family

  •   1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cosplay Contest & Photo Shoot

Cosplay Contest & Photo Shoot

Cosplay Alice in Wonderland with your favourite character! 

  Family

  •   2:00pm - 4:00pm
CPF Vernon's Skate with Bonhomme De Neige

CPF Vernon's Skate with Bonhomme De Neige

Bonhomme de neige is coming to Vernon’s Winter Carnival! 

  Family

  •   5:30pm - 7:30pm
Halina Characters in Wonderland

Halina Characters in Wonderland

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dance with Halina Wonderland Characters! 

  Senior   Tickets Available

  •   6:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Dinner Theatre – “Wonderland Retirement Home” a Musical Comedy.

Delicious dinner and theatre entertainment! Don't miss the last show with the Dinner Theatre! 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   6:00pm - 9:00pm
9th Annual Winter Carnival Blues Festival

9th Annual Winter Carnival Blues Festival

Enjoy an evening of live Blues from some of the very best that BC has to offer. 

  Adult Only   Tickets Available

  •   7:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018
North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

North Okanagan Hot Air Balloon Festival, 27th Annual

The Balloons are one of the most beloved images of Winter Carnival! Watch for them in the sky Feb 8-11, 2018! 

  Family

Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

Coca-Cola Classic Peewee Hockey Tournament, 47th Annual

I'ts back! One of the longest running Winter Carnival events! 

  Family

Ski for Light Festival

Ski for Light Festival

Be inspired and check out the Ski for Light Festival at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre. 

  Family

  •   8:00am - 1:00pm
Starting Block 10km Run

Starting Block 10km Run

Walk, Run or Roll! Join Kal RATS for the annual 10K Run! 

  Family

  •   10:00am - 1:00pm
Toonie and a Tin Community Skate

Toonie and a Tin Community Skate

Join the Vernon Vipers and Queen and Princess Silver Star for an afternoon of skating!  

  Family

  •   10:00am - 2:00pm
Grandparent & Grandchild Dance

Grandparent & Grandchild Dance

Bring the Grand kids, 6 years and under to the Grandparent & Grandchild dance!

  Family   Tickets Available

  •   10:30am - 12:00pm
Annual Polar Bear Swim

Annual Polar Bear Swim

The annual Polar Bear Swim is now into its 5th year and we will be joining the 2018 Winter Carnival Festivities once again!

  Family

  •   11:30am - 1:00pm
Grandparent & Grandchild Dance

Grandparent & Grandchild Dance

Bring the Grand kids, ages 7-12 to the Grandparent & Grandchild dance! 

  Family   Tickets Available

  •   1:00pm - 2:30pm
Jopo Swim

Jopo Swim

Join the Vernon Aquatic Centre for an afternoon of games, prizes and fun for the whole family. All in support of the Food Bank! 

  Family

  •   1:30pm - 4:00pm