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Looking for something to do to beat the boredom of physical distancing? In-person events have been cancelled to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to do. Event organizers are taking advantage of technology to offer everything from dance parties to crafts online! Here’s our monthly virtual event wrap up for April that we put together in partnership with Move Up Prince George to add some fun back into your daily routine.
Sunny Side Up: A Good Egg Records virtual concert series
Are you missing live music? You’re in luck because Good Egg Records is hosting a virtual concert series spanning five days starting on April 3rd. All you need to do is “like” the pages of the artists you want to watch perform and then tune into their pages at the dates and times listed on the Facebook event page. A $5 donation/cover is suggested via e-transfer or PayPal but the organizers say it’s okay if you’re not in a position to support the artists financially!
Dates: April 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
Location: Facebook Live via musician’s pages
Physically distance yourself, grab your good luck charm, and get ready to play radio bingo with CFUR 88.7. Call 778-693-2387 and press 4 to buy your CFURadio bingo paper for $2.00. Safe mail delivery can be arranged if you buy your bingo sheets before 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 2nd. Each sheet has three cards for three games. On April 3rd, tune into CFUR 88.7 to play. Call the station number when you have a bingo and they’ll confirm your bingo over the phone and ask you to mail in your sheet. You can win a CFURadiothon swag pack, original Prince George rock merch, art, comic books, or $100. All proceeds from this event will support the CFURadio Youth Academy and help upgrade aging broadcast equipment.
Date: April 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Tune into 88.7 FM
Digital Mirage online music festival
Get ready to dance the weekend away with the Digital Mirage online music festival. Digital Mirage is bringing the electronic music world together for a weekend online. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund to help support musicians and music creatives who are dealing with financial instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dates: April 3-5
Various local businesses, organizations, and individuals have started offering their cooking, art, and fitness classes online. So why not take advantage of them to learn a new hobby or get your body moving?
Dates: Check links above for details
Location: Check links above for details
The Prince George Public Library goes virtual
The Prince George Public Library has moved its events to Facebook Live and Google Hangouts. Join them throughout April for clothing crafts for kids, story time, adult ukulele jam sessions, and more.
Dates: Various in April
Location: Facebook Live or Google Hangouts
Explore your history
The Exploration Place is currently closed, but you can still learn with them. Join them every day at 10:00 am on their Facebook page for animal visits, science demos, and more. You can also explore the history of Prince George through their online exhibits. The Railway and Forestry Museum is also closed to the public until further notice but is offering virtual exhibits via its website, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and its newly launched YouTube channel. There’s no better time like the present to learn about the past!
Dates: Any day you want!
Location: Facebook Live and The Exploration Place website
Participate in the #heartsofpg movement
Join a local movement that has gone international: Hearts of PG. Get your crafting supplies out or anything you have on hand, create some hearts, and put them in your window to show people that we are all still connected even though we can’t physically spend time with each other right now. Make sure to post pictures of your hearts in the Hearts of PG Facebook page using #heartsofpg.
Dates: Any day you want!
Location: Your home and the Hearts of PG Facebook page
Watch for event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2020! Have a virtual event you want us to share? Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deep freeze of January is over but winter isn’t quite done yet with a large amount of snow in the forecast for February. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events to get you through February and into the hopefully warmer days of March. Here’s our monthly event wrap up for February we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George.
Celebrate cultural diversity with the FrancoFUN Winter Festival
The 35th Winter Festival – FrancoFUN hosted Les Cercle des Canadiens Francais is underway in Prince George. The festival kicked off with a Coldsnap Winter Music Festival concert, but if you missed the show, not to worry. There’s still plenty of fun to be had, including a senior’s lunch, a movie night, and a Sugar Shack including a brunch, silent auction and music.
Date: February 3 – 8, 2020
Watch Finding Nemo at the pool
A movie night, at the pool? That’s right. Head to the Prince George Aquatic Centre this weekend to splash around with your kids while watching Finding Nemo. Regular admission rates apply but you’ll have above average fun.
Date: February 7, 2020
Location: Prince George Aquatic Centre
Enjoy a night of jazz and blues
Award-winning international jazz and blues singer Maureen Washington is returning to her hometown of Prince George to perform for the first time in three years. She’ll be joined by Victoria, BC musicians Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, and Damian Graham. You can grab your tickets through Central Interior Tickets.
Date: February 8, 2020
Location: PG Playhouse
Downtown Winterfest hits the Canada Games Plaza once again in February, bringing you a winter market, music, a s’mores competition, an ice slide, snow and ice sculptures, and plenty of other fun for the whole family. The best part: this event is FREE to attend! Just make sure to bring some cash for the s’mores and the winter market.
Date: February 9, 2020
Location: Canada Games Plaza
Get Loose with Brews & Juice
If you love yoga, craft beer, and cold-pressed juice, this event is for you. Trench Brewing & Distilling, Col Juicery, and Chinook Yoga are teaming up to bring you a mid-morning all-level yoga class. Stick around after for a flight of cold-pressed juice, craft beer, or both! Tickets are limited, so get yours before they’re gone.
Date: February 9, 2020
Location: Trench Brewing & Distilling
Looking for something fun to do with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? These events will make sure you’re fed and entertained. Some of them even give you the chance to get a little artsy!
Date: February 14 and 15, 2020
Family Day fun at Ness Lake Bible Camp
If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family on Family Day, then head to Ness Lake for a free lunch, treats, a hot beverage bar, and a full day of fun activities. Hit up the climbing wall, zip line, snow hill, and more with your kids or just stand by and watch if these activities aren’t for you.
Date: February 17, 2020
Location: Ness Lake Bible Camp
Northern Lights Winter Wine Festival – Mulled Wine Contest
If you enjoy mulled wine, this festival is for you. Grab your tickets for the Northern Lights Winter Wine Festival for your chance to sample a variety of delicious mulled wines paired with tasty snacks. Vote on your favourites and take home a tasting mug.
Date: February 29, 2020
Location: Northern Lights Estate Winery
For more events happening in February, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for the posting of event guides posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2020! Have an event you want us to share? Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the excitement of the holidays has come and gone, January says hello with cold winter nights, dumps of fresh powder and freezing temperatures. To beat the winter blues, we’ve put together an exciting monthly event wrap up, in partnership with Move Up Prince George, to give you some ideas on how to enjoy your first month of 2020.
Champions of Magic
Prince George is the only stop in British Columbia for these five world-class illusionists. Performing at the CN Centre in late January, you’ll be blown away with an array of stunning stage-filled illusions, unbelievable mind-reading and close-up magic by some of the best performers in the world.
Date: January 26, 2020
Location: CN Centre
Gin Blossom: A Speakeasy
Enjoy the beginning of the ’20s all over again with this clever 1920’s throwback event. Featuring a gin cocktail competition, guest bartenders will be creating signature drinks for guests to rate all the while classic tunes, costumes and dancing will be in full swing.
Date: January 18, 2020
Location: Theatre NorthWest
Prince George’s main winter music festival is about to kick things up a notch and will blow those winter blues away. With a massive array of talent coming in from across the country, folks will experience a wide variety of genres, styles and artists. Enjoy a night of laid-back blue-grass blues, or energizing yourself with some world-class hip-hop or rich Irish-influenced fiddle tunes.
Date: January 24 - February 1, 2020
Location: Multiple Locations
We Will Rock You
This musical is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders. Featuring music from the famous Queen, this tale combines theatrical performances with rock n’ roll. The story follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world.
Date: January 14, 2020
Location: CN Centre
The 2020 Dine Around festival is coming to Prince George! Hosted for 18 years in the Thompson Okanagan, this tasty festival will be making its way north and encouraging residences to tantalize their tastebuds across the city. With three Prince George restaurants participating, guests can choose between different interpretations of the special three-course menus - all paired with BC wines, spirits and beers.
Date: January 15 - February 2, 2020
Location: Multiple Locations
The festive season is getting into full swing and it’s almost time to say goodbye to another year and welcome a new one. Here’s our monthly event wrap up we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to give you some ideas for how to enjoy December and ring in 2020.
Bundle up and enjoy colourful light displays
There’s nothing like colourful lights to get you in the holiday spirit, and lucky for those of us who live in Prince George, there are several displays happening in December. So put on your puffiest jacket and warmest toque and mitts, grab your family and friends, and head to one or all of these displays.
Candy Cane Lane: This lights display is a labour of love for the people who spend countless hours decorating their homes to bring Candy Cane Lane to life every holiday season. Head to McKenzie Avenue and drive or walk around the neighbourhood to enjoy the cheerfully decorated houses. Make sure to dress warmly and bring a thermos of hot chocolate!
Celebration of Lights: You don’t want to miss this lights display happening from December 18th – 24th. With over 100,000 lights, the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum transforms into a true winter wonderland during the Celebration of Lights. Enjoy a walk through the displays or hop on the Cottonwood Minirail Express to explore the 8-acre park and make sure to check out the Christmas Village. Feeling chilly? Warm up with some hot chocolate and snacks by the bonfires.
Light Up the Orchard: Enjoy a family friendly walking tour of a stunning lights display at the Northern Light’s Estate Winery’s orchards until December 23rd. Kids can enjoy a free hot chocolate and adults get a $3 discount on a bottle of wine. Admission to Light up the Orchard is $5.
This seasonal favourite is back and ready to entertain the whole family. Judy Russell Presents is once again bringing you The Nutcracker ballet featuring the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Treat your family to this beloved local tradition this holiday season.
Date: December 19-22, 2019
Location: Vanier Hall
Trench Artisan Craft Fair
Did you miss the craft fairs in November or want to get one more in before the season is over? Head to Trench Brewing and Distilling on December 8th for the Sip and Shop Event. Enjoy an intimate setting for shopping from an amazing group of very talented local vendors. The best part? You can sip craft beer while you shop!
Date: December 8, 2019, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Trench Brewing and Distilling
Watch a Kings or Cougars game
Need a break from all of the lights, cookies, hot chocolate, shopping, and festivities? Head to a Spruce Kings or Cougars game for some good ‘ol fashioned hockey entertainment. The holidays will still be there to enjoy when the game is over!
Location: Rolling Mix Concrete Arena and CN Centre
New Year’s Eve
It’s hard to believe 2019 is almost over. We’re sure more New Year’s Eve celebration events will pop-up throughout December, but for now, here are a few options for you to consider when deciding how to ring in the New Year.
For more events happening in December, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for monthly event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2019! Have an event you want us to share? Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fall chill is definitely in the air but luckily, there are plenty of events happening in October to keep you busy and warm. Here’s our monthly event wrap up we put together in partnership with Tourism Prince George to give you some ideas for how to enjoy October.
Find some treasures at the city’s biggest garage sale
Calling all treasure hunters and deal lovers: the Junk in the Trunk garage sale is back! People eager to clear out their homes before winter will be crowding into the CN Centre parking lot on Saturday, October 5th. Make sure to get there when the sale starts at 9:00 am as the bargains being offered by up to 125 vendors won’t last long.
Date: October 5, 2019
Location: CN Centre parking lot
TEDxUNBC 2019: Past the Future
A mix of entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, and a performing artist are on the roster for the next TEDxUNBC. The 10 speakers will discuss the 2019 theme of Past the Future. Make sure to grab a ticket before they sell out, as this event is always popular.
Date: October 5, 2019
Location: University of Northern British Columbia
Aaron Pritchett – “Out on the Town” tour
As he prepares to release his 8th studio album, Canadian country music star Aaron Pritchett is bringing his “Out on the Town” tour to Prince George. He just released his single “Better When I Do”, which has hit the top of the Canadian country radio charts. If you’re a fan, grab your ticket from Heartbreakers.
Date: October 5, 2019
Dracula: The Bloody Truth
Theatre NorthWest is offering a special presentation of Dracula: The Bloody Truth just in time for Halloween. This comedy is hysterical and thrilling but only suitable for ages 14 and older.
Date: October 24, 2019
Location: Theatre NorthWest
2019 Artisans of the North Fair
The Artisans of the North Fair offers one-of-a-kind, quality, handcrafted gifts created by over 90 of the region’s artisans that are sure to please everyone on your gift-giving list. Parking and admission to the Fair are free!
Date: October 26 and 27, 2019
Location: University of Northern BC
Spooktacular Halloween events
Looking for something fun to do for Halloween? Or maybe a few scares? There are plenty of Halloween celebrations happening at the end of October to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Halloween at the Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum: Bundle up and head to the Railway and Forestry Museum for Haunted Train Tours to The Final Stop. You have two chances to catch a haunted train tour and indulge in Bone-Dogs and Witches’ Brew: October 19th and 26th. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation to the St. Vincent de Paul’s food bank.
Halloween Spooktacular: A family favourite, Halloween Spooktacular returns to Huble Homestead on October 25th and 26th. This bone-chilling, hair-raising event offers a range of festive and spooky experiences for those who are faint of heart or very brave. Make sure to bring a flashlight, wear waterproof footwear, and dress warmly.
19+ Menagerie: Zombie Beach Party: The 9th incarnation of this annual fundraising event hosted by Two Rivers Gallery promises to be a spectacular evening of entertainment, food, fun, and games. There’s no need to dress up like a zombie but you do need to be 19+ to attend this October 26th event.
Creepy Crawly Halloween: Throw on your best costume and head to the Legion for A Creepy Crawly Halloween with Flying Machine, Children of the Wave, and The Brain Porter. Like many Halloween events, this one is happening on October 26th.
Pumpkin Walk: The Northern Lights Estate Winery is once again hosting a Pumpkin Walk. Head to the winery on October 27th to take a spooky walk down a path lined with carved pumpkins while haunting music plays in the background. Bring your carved pumpkin for a chance to win a prize and make sure to dress up.
For more events happening in October, make sure to follow the City of Prince George and Tourism Prince George event calendars. Watch for monthly event guides to be posted on the Move Up Prince George and Tourism Prince George blogs the first Wednesday of every month during 2019! Have an event you want us to share? Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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