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

Art Show Opening Reception - Libby Dybikowski See Poster for Details
Event Date 09-07-2018 4:00 pm
Event End Date 09-07-2018 7:00 pm
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery
Nicola Valley Fall Fair Harvest Moon Dance See attached poster for more information!
Event Date 09-02-2018 9:00 pm
Event End Date 08-03-2018 2:00 am
* Event Contact Nicola Valley Fall Fair
* Phone Number (250)-378-7270, (250)-378-9299
* Location Nicola Valley Fall Fair Building
Held at the Rotary Park. Bring a lawnchair sit back and enjoy a evening in the park watching a movie.
Event Date 08-25-2018 8:30 pm
* Event Contact Merritt Leisure Services
* Phone Number (250)-315-1050
* Location Rotary Park
Motion Notion - Music Festival Motion Notion comes to the beautiful Nicola Valley for it's 19th annual electronic music festival. Hosted at the Coldwater Fields Festival Grounds in Merritt, Motion Notion guarantees that this new location will provide the same "transformative" experience enjoyed over the past 19 years. Dance your heart out to the 50+ musical and artistic performances, or take a walk around vedor village to find some merchandise and food.  Motion Notion describes the festival as having "the best musical and artistic acts on the planet in one of the most stunning settings on earth". They encourage you to respect others, yourself, nature; and of course, have tons of fun!  For more information and ticket purchasing, visit their website.
Event Date 08-23-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-27-2018 12:00 pm
* Event Contact Motion Notion
* Location Festival Grounds
RCMP Musical Ride

August 7th 2018   6pm - 8pm


Where:  Merritt Rodeo Grounds  - 300 Lindley Creek Rd   Merritt, BC V1K 1K2

Tickets available in Merritt @ the following locations

City Furniture:  2025 Coutlee Ave   

Brambles Bakery & Cafe: 2151 Quilchena Ave

Interior Savings Insurance: 2001 Voght St

Merritt Vet Hospital: 2171 Douglas St

Best Western Plus:  3969 Crawford Ave


Vendor Inquiries - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Ticket Sales - convenience fees apply

Tickets are:

Adult $15

Youth (6-18 years)   $10

***Kids 5 and under are free but you must still have a ticket

Camping is available in Merritt at the following sites:

Claybanks RV Park

Moon Shadows RV Park

On site at the Rodeo grounds - contact the NV Rodeo Association

Event Schedule: (still being finalized make sure you check back)

Rodeo Grounds are open to the general public from 9am - 9pm.  Everyone is encouraged to come to the site, see the horses, and speak with the RCMP members on duty.

Vendors on site:

Concession open:

Arena seating area opening: 5:30 pm

Pre-show 6pm

Musical Ride performance in the arena 7pm

Event Date 08-07-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-07-2018 9:00 pm
* Event Contact Rotary Club of Merritt / Marlene Jones & Paul Molnar
* Phone Number 250-378-3955
* Location Merritt Rodeo Grounds
The Haunted Crew (see their Facebook page) is returning to Merritt on July 20th.  The adventure will start at 9 pm, when you can go with the investigators on their nightly mission.  Tickets limited to first 20 brave souls.
Event Date 07-20-2018 9:00 pm
Event End Date 07-20-2018 11:55 pm
* Event Contact Nicola Valley Heritage Society
* Phone Number 250-378-0349
* Location Baillie House
Come join the interactive booths, which include workshops from 5:30 - 6:30 pm and dinner from 6:30-7:30 pm. Workshops include: reclamation, wildlife study, and water sustainability.
Event Date 07-19-2018 4:00 pm
Event End Date 06-19-2018 7:30 pm
* Event Contact Teck - Highland Valley Copper
* Phone Number 250-523-3802
* Location Merritt Civic Centre
Our 6th annual Art Walk Show & Sale A celebration of local talent and community spirit! Art Walk kicks off on Canada Day at Central Park (11 am to 2pm) and continues in the community locations from July 4th to 31st. In August there is a wrap up party at the Courthouse Arts Gallery on 1840  Nicola Avenue. Art Walk is a great opportunity to explore our community and check out local artists. Art Walk is a partnership between the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce and the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council.
Event Date 07-04-2018
* Event Contact Nicola Valley Community Arts Council
* Phone Number 250-378-6515
* Location Old Courthouse Art Gallery
Art in the Park 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 07-01-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-01-2018 1:00 pm
* Event Contact Nicola Valley Community Arts Council
* Phone Number 250-378-6515
* Location Rotary Park
Bluebird Coffee House: Live Music

Featuring: Bobby Garcia.  Your Musical Hosts: -Denise and Al  -Robert Bertrand

More Info Contact: 250-315-5508

Event Date 06-23-2018 7:00 pm
* Event Contact Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
* Phone Number N/A
* Location Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

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