Exciting Annual Family-Friendly Events in Prince George to Enjoy This Summer

by Bailey Bouwman

Prince George is renowned for its vibrant community events that bring families together for unforgettable experiences. Over the past few years many of these events have been in hibernation, but Nest & Sprout is excited too see many of them return as annual-family friendly events in Prince George.

Get ready to mark your calendars and join in the excitement this summer! And don't forget to grab some sunscreen. 

Love Local Events

June 20, 2023 (5-9pm)
July 19, 2023
August (Tentative)
September 12, 2023

Location: CN Centre

Don't miss the Love Local Events, a celebration of small businesses, community, and giving back! Organized by Simply Beautiful Boutique, this event brings together over 110 talented local vendors, 30 food booths, live entertainment, and face painting. It's a perfect opportunity to support local businesses, contribute to local charities, and enjoy a vibrant community gathering. Join us for an unforgettable evening of shopping, dining, and fun!

Canada Day in the Park
Date: July 1, 2023 
Location: Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

Join the City of Prince George and the Multicultural Heritage Society for a grand celebration of Canada Day in the Park. Indulge in multicultural food, enjoy live entertainment, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. This event is the perfect way to commemorate Canada's heritage and embrace the diversity of our community.

BMO Community Art Days
Dates: July 7 & 8, 2023
Location: To be announced

Discover the vibrant art scene in Prince George at the BMO Community Art Days. Engage in interactive art activities, watch captivating demonstrations, and explore various forms of artistic expression. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event.

Kids Carnival 
Date: July 15, 2023 
Location: Huble Homestead

The much-anticipated Kids Carnival is back at Huble Homestead! This family event guarantees a day filled with laughter and fun. Enjoy magic shows, play carnival games with guaranteed prizes, engage in crafts with Two Rivers Gallery, and listen to captivating storytime with the Prince George Public Library. Take a spin on the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum's mini rail and indulge in ice cream, treasure hunts, and old-fashioned candy. The Kids Carnival is an experience you won't want to miss!

Summerfest 2023
Date: July 15 & 22, 2023
Location: Downtown Prince George

Stay tuned for the highly anticipated Summerfest 2023, hosted by Downtown Prince George BIA. Prepare for a day of excitement as the downtown area comes alive with live performances, interactive activities, and an array of local vendors. Celebrate the vibrant spirit of Prince George during this thrilling community event.

Touch a Truck
Date: Friday, August 11 
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Civic Plaza, downtown

Experience the excitement of Touch a Truck hosted by Prince George Public Library as you meet your favorite vehicles and things that go vroom! Explore the Civic Plaza and get up close to fascinating trucks and machinery. From fire trucks and construction vehicles to emergency response vehicles and more, this interactive event will spark the imaginations of children and adults alike.

BCNE - British Columbia Northern Exhibition
Date: August 17-20, 2023
Location CN CENTRE

Experience the excitement of the BCNE, an annual exhibition that showcases the best of northern British Columbia. Enjoy thrilling rides, explore agricultural displays, indulge in delicious fair food, and witness captivating entertainment. The BCNE is a summer highlight that offers endless fun for the whole family.

Penny Days at Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum 
Date: August 28, 2023 
Location: Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum

Step back in time at Penny Days, a free family event that celebrates the rich history of Prince George's rail line communities. Listen to local authors and speakers, enjoy folk music, and immerse yourself in the fascinating museum exhibits. Explore the local farmer and artisan market and discover the treasures our community has to offer.

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