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Art in the park brings fun in the sun to Canada Day

Art in the Park returns to the newly transformed Riverside Park!
Art in the park

Once again, Art in the Park returns to the newly transformed Riverside Park as a part of the city’s historic Canada Day festivities. A staple in the Kamloops arts community for over forty years, Art in the Park is a day full of arts exhibitions, demos and performances that are absolutely free to the public. Approximately 30,000 people attend the event each year, making it the largest arts event in Kamloops.

On July 1st, from 9a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can expect a bevy of artisan vendors, community art organization booths, and local performers to fill Riverside Park East, most of which are from right here in Kamloops. Some vendors have been partaking in Art in the Park for many years and are excited to return to the familiar location in Riverside Park East where an impressive variety of art will be displayed. From jewelry to textiles to woodwork to ceramics to handmade soap, there is surely something for everyone to enjoy and to admire.

Art in the Park is also happy to welcome several incredible performing artists this year. The always engaging Rivertown Players will be making their debut at the event, and visitors can expect to enjoy the musical stylings of a saxophonist as well as a selection of vocalists. Additionally, roving performers will be returning from last year, bringing their art directly to the guests. Outside of musical performers, there will also be several community booths in attendance for guests to engage with. Some of the community booths featured include Project X Theatre, Kamloops Makerspace Society, and Kamloops Art Gallery.

With a little something for everyone, Art in the Park is sure to be a positively spectacular event, and all are encouraged to attend to experience some of the finest artists Kamloops has to offer.

The Kamloops Arts Council would also like to extend a huge thank you to their sponsors for this year’s event, including BC Arts Council, B-100, Senor Froggy’s, Lee’s Music, and the City of Kamloops.

If you would like to partake in this historical holiday, Art in the Park runs from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st, 2023, in Riverside Park East. For more information about Art in the Park, you can visit the Kamloops Art Council’s website at