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!

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!

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

Best Decorated Contest for Businesses & Schools 

Poster Contest 

Colouring Contest 

Cocktail Contest 

Snow Sculpture Contest 

At Home | Social Media Play a Game 

At Home | Social Media Lego Build 

At Home | Social Media Snow Sculpture

Arrest The Best

Nominate your boss, co-worker, friend or family member!  The Carnival Cops are a long standing tradition during the festival. Nominate someone you know to be arrested for something light or cheeky (telling bad jokes, taking the office stapler home, drinking the last cup of coffee without making more!) and we will send our merry crew to you with our Vernon Winter Carnival Jail. You set the bail and it's up to them to raise funds for their freedom. Arrests are made and jail is parked right outside your business for maximum exposure. All funds raised go to Vernon Winter Carnival Society.

Any questions? 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.

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.

Hosting for 2024 is now closed.

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