Summer in Armstrong offers an eclectic mix of food, drink, music and celebration. When you make your summer plans, be sure to include Armstrong as a must-stop destination.
• Don’t miss Valley First Music in the Park, a weekly event that treats your ears to such bands as Mace, Six Shades of Grey and Turtle Valley. This event is free, although donations are accepted for the Feed the Valley Project. The fun happens every Friday, beginning at 7 pm and runs June 22 to August 24. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the tunes while your children swim nearby.
• Come and celebrate Canada Day in Armstrong! This community organizes a countdown to Canada Day, beginning on June 21 and ending July 1. Activities include a children’s bike rodeo, multicultural celebrations and recognition of the 43rd Citizen of the Year. Canada Day itself is an all-day festival, finishing with a Red & White Dinner on July 1 from 5 to 9 pm. Mashed potatoes and beets anyone?
• Don your favourite metal head T-shirt and plan to party! MetalFest is happening July 13 and 14 and is sure to have you head-banging all weekend long! More information at armstrongmetalfest.ca
• For the vintage car aficionado, the Cam Jammers Rods ‘n’ Rails car show is held on August 18 from 10 am to 4 pm in downtown Armstrong. This free event will have upwards of 200 vintage vehicles, a live band and food vendors.
Armstrong’s newest cidery, Farmstrong Cidery (farmstrongcider.com), has opened its tasting room and patio. Imagine sipping a glass of cider and looking out at the Enderby cliffs and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop by the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Visitor Centre (cityofarmstrong.bc.ca) for a map and directions.
With so many activities to choose from, be sure to include Armstrong/Spallumcheen in your summer plans!