Annual Events

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Silver City Days

Each year, the City of Trail presents Silver City Days in the first two weeks of May. Established in 1962, the annual celebration commences with a Citizen of the Year Award, honouring an exceptional volunteer from Trail or Warfield. The celebration continues over five days and nights with fun, food and entertainment. A midway, parade and fireworks follow with festivities concluding with a Family Day (food and entertainment) at Gyro Park.

Trail Market on the Esplanade

Beginning in June pick up fresh fruits, vegetables, baking, crafts, and an array of wares at the outdoor market. The market spreads along the river wall and right into Jubilee Park. This is the place to be for lively buskers, a great outdoor lunch or to meet friends. The market will be held every other Friday throughout the summer until October plus a few evening markets and special days (see event calendar), presented and organized by the Trail and District Chamber of Commerce and the City of Trail.

Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmer’s Market
A Saturday morning experience, the Market brings farm fresh produce, fruits vegetables, home baking/gluten free, handcrafted items, entertainment and more! Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmer’s Market is held every other Saturday on the opposite weeks to the Friday Trail Market on the Esplanade.
Festa Italiana Family Day in the Park

A day to celebrate all things Italian. Bring the family to Colombo Piazza for a fun fest with great food and entertainment, sponsored by Festa Italiana. Come and be part of the tradition.

Colombo Lodge Piazza Day

A celebration of Italian heritage for the entire community, Piazza Day is another great excuse to dress up Italian and fill up on pizza, pasta and pastries. Children’s activities, refreshments and entertainment; sponsored by the Colombo Lodge, watch for a date to be announced.


Trail’s fab fall fest hosted by the City of Trail and the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce. A fun-filled Saturday on the Esplanade with a haunted house, marshmallow roast, games, costume contest and more. Spooktacular will also include a special Saturday edition of the Trail Market on the Esplanade.

Silver City Nite, Santa’s Candy Parade

Each winter, volunteers light up the town and host a candy parade. Participants provide treats for the families who venture out in the cold. Check city website for details

Polar Bear Swim

Call us crazy, but each year, the 44 Engineer Squadron (local Army Reservists) sponsor a New Year’s Day swim in the 4-degree Columbia River at Gyro Park. Brave souls warmup afterwards with hot chocolate around a blazing bonfire on the beach.

Cruisin’ the Columbia Car Show

The Annual Smoke ´n Steel “Cruisin´ the Columbia” Show & Shine is held in Gyro Park on June 17, 2017. The show features cars and trucks covering the years from the 1900’s up to present day with some exceedingly rare vehicles as well. There will be a little something there for everyone so bring the family down and enjoy the day perusing the vehicles. This year, the club is hosting a dance at the Cominco Arena featuring some of the area’s best-loved musicians with music from the 50s and 60s.

Storm the Stairs

The most unique fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in BC! Storm the Stairs was started in 2015 by the United Way of Trail and District as friendly fundraising event for those individuals and teams looking for a healthy physical challenge. The course features two routes Express & Grande each route features 18 covered stairs cases (1490 plus steps). While enjoying this challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic views of the Columbia River as they cross the Columbia Skywalk Bridge and Rock Walls of Historic West Trail.

Storm the Stairs hopes to attract a diverse group of participants from 14 to 70, and people of many different fitness and ability levels. The money raised from this event will go to the United Way of Trail and District Annual Campaign fund for reinvestment to the many organizations supporting the physical, mental and social well-being our the communities we serve.

Hills & Valley Garden & Art Tour

A ‘feast of the senses’ where music and art combine with outstanding river, valley, alpine urban and rural private gardens. Includes a luncheon at Columbia Gardens Winery. Sponsored by Teck Trail Operations. The Hills & Valley Garden & Art Tour will take place on July 8, 2017.