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

Fred Tomlin works with wood and mirrors, creating “Functional Art”.

Sophisticated, fine work is on exhibition for over a month

Event Date 10-11-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 10-11-2019 7:00 pm
* Event Contact Nicola Valley Arts Council
* Phone Number 250-378-6515
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery

Join us for a one-day series of informative dialogue about the important role Indigenous women play in our local and national economy.

On October 5, 2019 the Indigenous Women's Business Network, Teck Highland Valley Copper, and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology will co-host an Indigenous women’s gathering. #IWG2019 will be the largest gathering of Indigenous women entrepreneurs and leaders in the Nicola Valley convening more than 200 leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and community members.

Event Date 10-05-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-30-2016
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction Fundraiser. Empty Keg Brew House, Voght Street, Merritt
Event Date 10-03-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-03-2019 10:00 pm
* Event Contact Kim McLean
* Phone Number 250-315-0000
* Location Merritt

The Gala will take place on September 28th at the Civic Centre, presenting Michael Perkins and the Playmor Junction Big Band.  This 18-piece band will be playing popular swing music from the 40’s to 60’s.  There will be a dance floor and opportunities for dancers to win prize money for local non-profit groups.  The evening includes a banquet, cash bar, silent auction, games, art show and local entertainers.

 Gala poster for calendar.PNG

Event Date 09-28-2019
* Event Contact Jane Bartle, Gala Committee Chairperson
* Phone Number 250 378-5259
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Korean Culture Day

Together Is The Perfect Way To Be


Dinner starts at 5:30PM, performance starts at 6:30PM, at the Civic Centre Auditorium

Event Date 09-27-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 09-04-2019
* Event Contact John Kim
* Phone Number 250-280-1268
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
"Swing Into Fall" Exhibition Exhibition ongoing from Sep 13 to Oct 5
Event Date 09-20-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 09-20-2019 7:00 pm
* Event Contact Arts Council
* Phone Number 250-378-6515
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery

Nicola Valley Film Society presents “The Grizzlies” (Rated PG, Canada 2018) on Monday 16th September at 7pm at the NVIT lecture theatre.

Based on a true story “The Grizzlies” is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in a small Arctic community.  First-time teacher Russ Sheppard moves north for a job at a local school in Kugluktuk, a town struggling with one of the highest suicide rates in North America.  He is shocked and overwhelmed by the numerous social issues facing the youth and introduces a lacrosse program in the school.  Although the program is at first met with skepticism and resistance, Russ’ commitment begins to win the trust of the students, and together they form the Grizzlies lacrosse team.  Through the sport, the youth find a vital outlet for their emotions, and the team creates a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community.

Tickets are $5 and memberships for the 2019/2020 season are $2 and are available at the door.  Free parking.  No food or drinks allowed in the theatre. 

For more information phone 250-378-5190.

Event Date 09-16-2019 7:00 pm
* Phone Number 250-378-5190
* Location Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Join us for a fun night of painting! Together with Brush Strokes & More Merritt  we'll create the lovely Sunset Pond painting, all supplies provided.

Stop by the bakery or give us a call to sign up. Pre-payment required ($45 per person), pay either in person at Brambles or give us a call to send an e-transfer. We need a minimum of 8 people, so sign up today!

Come a few minutes early to get set up. Drinks and snacks will be available.


Event Date 08-22-2019 6:30 pm
Event End Date 08-22-2019 8:30 pm
* Location Brambles Bakery & Cafe
Upcycle Reception Fun show! A must see! And come to our Gallery Courthouse Reception this Friday, 4-7pm.
Event Date 08-16-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 08-16-2019 7:00 pm
* Phone Number 250-378-6515
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery

Back by popular demand!! 

Summer Pour Paint Class with Artist/Co-Owner Jordan Joe

When: 1:00 pm Thurs, July 25,2019

Where Nlaka'pamux Creations

Max 12 Participants 

Price: $30 Per Person
* Can prepay in person at the shop or e-transfers are accepted.
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Event Date 07-25-2019 1:00 pm
* Location Merritt

Contact Us

Got questions? Contact us by phone, or by email using our contact form.

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