It may be a few months away, but those interested in taking in some of the popular Vernon Winter Carnival events have a chance to get their tickets Friday.
The 57th annual Vernon Winter Carnival runs Feb. 3 to 12, 2017 with close to 100 events. While the events are still a while away, those who have an eye on a particular event are urged to grab tickets as soon as possible as they go on sale Friday at the Carnival office and some go fast.
“Suds and Cider sells out first, Medieval and Irish Pub Night,” said Deb White, Carnival chairperson.
“We have tons of new events as well, we are so excited. It’s more than last year for sure.”
As in previous years there are a number of free events, including Family Day in the Park Feb 11, 2017 and snow sculpture at Silver Star. You may want to take in one of the many free dance lessons available and a lot of great new events.
“We stepped it up a bit this year,” said White. “You have a chance to win tickets to Suds and Cider. Information at the Carnival office”
Brochures will be also ready soon; however you can buy your Carnival buttons and Jopo raffle tickets now! There are also ballots to enter for hockey jerseys.
Tickets to events go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday at the office which is located at 3401 35th Avenue (behind the rec centre), online and by phone 250-545-2236. The Carnival office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
“We’re going to be opening on Saturday’s in January,” said White.