Community Calendar


Merritt's Community Calendar is stocked full of festivals, fairs and community events. Check back often for activities in all four seasons. #ExploreMerritt 

Art, Culture & Heritage

Every year we work in partnership with the City of Merritt and the Merritt and District Chamber of  Commerce to host Art in the Park event during Canada Day festivities and as of 2017 during National Indigenous Peoples Day at Rotary Park. The event runs from 10am to 1pm and will be hosted under the Arts Council’s canopy tents and feature information about the Arts Council including ways to get involved, art demonstrations (paintings, printing making and Art Trading Cards, button or magnet making). In addition, this event allows enables  artists to connect with each other, discuss new projects and activities or establish new partnerships. Also, it provides them with an opportunity to market themselves and their work in a highly visible venue. Art in the Park encourages artists to come out and paint en plein air or provide interactive art demonstrations to the community. The goal of our event is to provide a forum for the community to tap into their creative spirit and learn new forms of artistic expression.
Event Date 06-21-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-21-2018 1:00 pm
* Event Contact Nicola Valley Community Arts Council
* Phone Number 250-378-6515
* Location Rotary Park
Indigenous Peoples Day Come one, come all to this year's annual Indigenous Peoples Day event. No food will be provided, we will have a concession on site. Bring lawn chairs, umbrella's, day tents, sunscreen and your own picnic lunch! A reminder this is a drug and alcohol-free event. Everyone in the Nicola Valley is welcome to come share in the festivities. It's going to be a great day!
Event Date 06-21-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-21-2018 3:00 pm
* Event Contact Conayt Friendship Society
* Phone Number 250-378-5107 - Savannah Joe
* Location Rotary Park
Mignon Furman's Performance Awards Mignon Furman's Performance Awards for the Love to Dance Ballet Academy from the American Academy of Dance. Beautifully and carefully choreographed dances.  Medals and Certificates.  Qualified judge from the US. To participate contact Love to Dance at 378-9898 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before April 25th.
Event Date 06-10-2018 9:00 am
* Event Contact Love to Dance
* Phone Number 250-378-9898
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery
Have you ever wanted to try lawn bowling or bocce, but never had the opportunity? Come "Give it a Try!" at the Lawn Bowling Green!
Event Date 05-23-2018 10:30 am
* Event Contact Merritt Senior Centre
* Phone Number 250-378-3763
* Location Merritt
Get boogie and get down! Bring your hat that you fabulously decorated on May 9th. There will be Pot Luck Appetizers! Music by Randy Chillihitzia. 1675 Tutill Court at the Merritt Seniors' Centre. Call Pam for more information at 250-378-5534 or the Senior's Centre at 250-378-3763.
Event Date 05-12-2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date 05-12-2018 10:00 pm
* Event Contact Merritt Seniors' Centre
* Phone Number 250-378-5534
* Location Merritt Senior Center
Come by and enjoy lunch and tea at the Baillie House with your Mom! Two Spots available for $15 for either 11:30 or 1:30 pm. Drop by the Baillie House by Wednesday, May 9th, 6pm to confirm your spot! For more information, call 250-378-0349. Reservations are filling up fast.
Event Date 05-12-2018 11:30 am
* Event Contact Baillie House Property
* Phone Number 250-378-0349
* Location Baillie House
Hats! Hats! Hats! Have you got your hat for the Spring Hat Dance? Come one, come all to the Merritt Senior's Centre and decorate your hat. Glue guns are provided. B.Y.O.D - Bring your own decorations! 1675 Tutill Court! Everyone welcome!
Event Date 05-09-2018 10:00 am
* Event Contact Merritt Senior's Centre
* Phone Number Pam @ 250-378-5545 / 250-378-3763
* Location Merritt Senior Center
Free Movie Night: Chariots of Fire Merritt Baptist Church presents: the four time Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire for our Free Movie Night. Please join us Friday, April 27th at the Merritt Baptist Church, located at 2499 Coutlee Ave. Doors open at 6pm, film starts at 6:30pm   For more info call 250 378 2464 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Event Date 04-27-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-27-2018 9:00 pm
* Event Contact Merritt Baptist Church
* Phone Number 2503782464
* Location Merritt Baptist Church

Saskia & Darrel of The Great Plains Band will be playing their mix of folk, celtic, bluegrass and country tunes at the Trinity United Church in Merritt on April 26th at 7 pm. Tickets are $15, available at Black's Pharmacy oor call Linda or Richie below. 

Contact Info: Linda Baird at 378-4528 or Richie Gage at 378-6266

Event Date 04-26-2018 7:00 pm
Event End Date 04-26-2018
* Event Contact Linda Baird
* Phone Number 250-378-4528
* Location Merritt
Nicola Naturalist Society Presentation- Jo-Anne Hales – Habitat selection of the Great Basin Spadefoot

Jo Anne Hales is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker on the charismatic Spadefoots. Photos: Leonard Sopuck and Jo Anne Hales

Thursday April 19th 2018, 7 PM at NVIT: Jo-Anne Hales – Habitat selection of the Great Basin Spadefoot

Jo-Anne Hales is a professional agrologist and the Environmental Specialist for the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. She is also completing a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science at Thompson Rivers University studying the Great Basin Spadefoot (an amphibian species at risk) on the New Gold – New Afton Mine site. Come and hear about these charismatic little critters. Her talk was postponed in May 2017 due to the floods – catch it in 2018.

Contact Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 250-378-2468

Event Date 04-19-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Contact Us

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Merritt Visitor Centre: 250-378-0349
Tourism Manager: 250-378-8619
Email: Contact Form