The 2-day festival presents activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy: top-notch musical performances, First Nations demonstrations, educational workshops, local crafts, vendors and a beer garden.
For Spences Bridge to host such an event involves months of preparation and the support of several volunteers, local area businesses, Indian Bands and service organizations.
The festival takes place at the Spences Bridge school grounds. The event site is clearly visible from the Trans Canada Highway.
Desert Daze presents over 20 musical performances, a child-friendly zone, summer fun activities like apple bobbing and seed spitting, pickling seminars, guitar and drum workshops, First Nations demonstrations, agricultural displays, musical jam sessions and vendors. For a complete list of events visit www.desertdaze.ca/events.
“To share with others our local arts and culture and celebrate rural community life”.
- design and deliver an event that reflects the festival’s main mission as stated above
- bring area residents together to host a large-scale event
- establish, develop and actively maintain a website and Facebook presence
- select only top-notch musicians and entertainment
- showcase high quality crafts and vendors
- provide an educational space for aboriginal community members, artists and farmers to pass along their knowledge to a broader audience
- expose young people to new opportunities through workshops and demonstrations
- offer activities for all ages including pre-schoolers, youth, adults and seniors
- bring new visitors to the area
- stimulate the areas economy
Long Term Objectives
- increase the number of festival goers from year to year
- establish and maintain partnerships with provincial organizations that have common goals
- maintain a positive relationship with Canadian Heritage and our sponsors
- build on our relationship with BC’s Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation
- improve event operations and add activities to enhance the festival-goer experience