Get Involved

Want to Get Involved With

Vernon Winter Carnival?

There's lots of opportunity available for you! Check out how you can be involved in the festival and show your Carnival and Community Spirit!

Become a Sponsor

There's no better way to set your business apart than with community involvement. Sponsorship with one of North Okanagan's longest running events is a great way to invest in our local community. Vernon Winter Carnival has multiple sponsorship and advertising opportunities that will strengthen your brand and help to achieve your marketing and community minded goals.

Host an Event

Want to host an event with Vernon Winter Carnival? It's fairly simple and we would love to have you onboard.

Join the Parade

Get involved and show your community spirit. SAVE THE DATE - The 63nd Annual Winter Carnival Parade, happening Saturday Feb 3rd, 2024! It's never too early to start planning!

Details coming soon!

Volunteer Opportunities

Vernon Winter Carnival is always seeking motivated volunteers to join our team. There's lots of positions available including jopo and jopette, Carnival Cops, office helpers and many more opportunities.

Enter Our Contests

Participate in our contests like Best Decorated, School Poster and many other fun contests.

Registration is now closed for all 2023 contests.

Arrest The Best

Arrest the Best is proudly sponsored by Okanagan Restoration Services & Vernon Dodge! Arrange to have your friend, boss or enemy arrested! To make it even easier we deliver the jail directly to you! You set their bail, and it’s up to them to collect donations in order to earn their freedom! Arrests are made and jail time is served right outside your business for maximum exposure. All funds raised go to support the Vernon Winter Carnival Society.

Call Vernon Winter Carnival anytime to arrange to have someone arrested or for the jail to make an appearance at your event any time of year! Call 250-545-2236 or email [email protected]

Cocktail Competition

Bring in business during the cold winter nights and also participate in the Vernon Winter Carnival!

Look no further than Winter Carnival’s Cocktail Competition.

2023 Events

Attending an event is a great way to show your Carnival Spirit! Event tickets go on sale Friday Dec 2nd at 9am! Carnival runs Feb 3-12, 2023.

Best Decorated Contest

This is your business or school's opportunity to celebrate Vernon's 63rd Winter Carnival! Start planning now. Transform your work place, school or organization to showcase your Carnival spirit with the Best Decorated Contest presented by Nixon Wenger LLP! 

All the area's businesses, schools and organizations are invited to participate, so encourage your colleagues or employees to get involved in the Carnival's Best Decorated Contest. Decorate the inside of your premises and dress in costume, create a display area behind your window Or paint your window with Carnival Spirit! And don't forget to decorate for the theme - CarnivalTV!

Registration is now closed for Best Decorated.

Be sure to vote for the people's choice through the VWC Brochure! 

Snow Sculpture Symposium

The 2023 VWC Snow Sculpture Symposium is proudly presented by Silver Star Mountain Resort and the Co-operators Bracken Insurance Group. Register to participate today as a carver! Your team's masterpiece will be featured to thousands of people, plus there's opportunity to win cash prizes!

Registration is now closed for teams.

Be sure to check out our events page for event info! 

School Poster Contest

Get your students showing their Carnival Spirit! All elementary school aged children from kindergarten to Grade 7 are eligible to enter a poster they create having Snow Much Fun!

Registration is now closed for 2023