Lumby Days 2016 and Four Little Known Facts About Lumby, BC

June 7, 2016

Green Bay Lakefront Subdivision on Okanagan Lake West Kelowna British Columbia Canada with yellow flowering shrub in foregroundDrive just 25km east of Vernon and there, nestled in the beautiful North Okanagan Valley of BC, you will find one of the most friendly, family oriented towns in all Canada: Lumby.

This snug community of barely 1,800 people may not be high on your “must visit” list, but it should be! It’s clean, it’s picturesque, it’s unspoiled, and it has… Lumby Days!

This is Lumby’s annual event that shows how a real country fair is done. Family and community are at the heart of it every year, and Lumby Days 2016 is no exception.

Forget the crowds and parking hassles. Head into the Okanagan for the weekend of Friday June 10th to Sunday June 12th, 2016, and enjoy Shooting Star’s midway fun set against a truly amazing backdrop.

Lumby Days 2016

In its 61 years of running, Lumby Days has had some pretty exciting themes – from Family to Frontier Days, from Mexican Fiesta to High-Tech Redneck. 2016’s theme “Celebrating Our History” is about praising everything that has made  Lumby so great. It’s a chance for the whole community, and thousands from miles around, to grow in fellowship and goodwill.

It’s almost time for Lumby Days 2016 and we’re all pumped. From Friday June 10th through Sunday June 12th, the epicentre at Glencaird Street and Park Avenue will ring with the sounds of laughter, squeals of delight, thrilling rides, and midway games. The air will be thick with the delicious aromas of your favourite carnival foods and local vendors cooking up treats.

If rides are your thing, there are wristband specials each day – see here! – that bring you great savings!

In addition to the midway, check out the some of these festivities lined up:

  • Gold panning demonstration and participation
  • Thrash Wrestling
  • Chain Saw Carving
  • Helicopters
  • Petting Zoo
  • Air Races/Hand Gliding
  • Motocross
  • Live music
  • Art show
  • Food trucks and vendors
  • Gardening
  • And of course, the ever popular parade!

Full schedule is here.

Four Little Known Facts About Lumby

By now it should be quite clear why Lumby Days is such a huge draw. But what REALLY makes Lumby great are some things you may not be aware of. While nearby Vernon, Kelowna, Salmon Arm and the Shuswap region get more of the publicity, Lumby is a fascinating place…

  1. With a population around only 1,800, Lumby punches way above its weight with the turnout it gets every year for Lumby Days. We’re talking thousands. The people really roll out the red carpet and make the place one of the most welcoming towns in Canada.
  1. Lumby is known as the Hiking Capital of Canada with more than 100 trails within walking distance from the town centre.
  1. It’s world renowned as a premier destination for hang gliding, skydiving and paragliding, hosting national and international events.
  1. Residents of Lumby can call a hotline to report a streetlight burned out. How’s that for community care?! One call and it gets fixed. This is one awesome town that is proudly looked after by its people!

See you soon at Lumby Days! Bring your smiles and the sunscreen, too, because the weather is looking awesome!

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