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You can find it all in Downtown Vernon; people watching, exploring local history and art, listening to live music, shopping, dining, and even yoga in the park. Downtown Vernon is accessible by car and public transit and is made safe for bikes and pedestrians.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

- February is The Vernon Winter Carnival. We are participating with our popular Chili Cook-Off (Feb. 11th) and the award winning Gold Rush Scavenger Hunt returns (win real gold and a plethora of prizes). Watch here or to purchase your Passport for the Chili event and Clue Package for Gold Rush.
- March 11th: A TASTE OF DOWNTOWN VERNON! We are very excited to announce a new event. With over 50 food establishments in Downtown Vernon, our area has an abundance of local and international flavours for all types of foodies. Yet, many haven't had a chance to try a variety of them.... until now. The city's most appetizing festival is here, giving visitors the chance to sample downtown Vernon's food and even some unique beverages. Inside at The Elks hall you will find our vendors, who will offer a sample for a Toonie. Outside, you will find live music under a large tent with Cod Gone Wild, DJ Lunchboxx and others. Discover Vernon's global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage shops, all in once spot.
- DOWNTOWN DAYS (April 8 Window Easter Egg Hunt, Special Event details to come for May 6): Free Parking at all Parking Meters, In Store Specials, Entertianment and activities.
- June 17th the SUNSHINE FESTIVAL returns! Details TBA
- We have a fun 'Walk-In' Mural on the corner of 29 Ave & 31 Street. Stand in front of it and place your hand on either the paint brush or roller and smile! Take a photo w/family & friends (and tag us) as you Shop, Eat, Explore in Downtown Vernon.
- Our Christmas campaign will kick off on Dec. 2 with Music and FREE PARKING every Saturday until Dec. 23rd. Santa will even make appearances. View our EVENTS PAGE here or follow our socials for up to date details and scheduales on our Christmas activities. Dec. 9th get Free Hot Chocolate at the rainbow crosswalk DVA tent and watch a tv show filming etc.

'The Downtown Vernon Association recognizes and appreciates that the land on which we work and reside is the traditional unceded territory of the Syilx Nation'

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