Sunshine Festival

Come together and celebrate the start of summer with one of Vernon's most iconic events. The 25th Annual Sunshine Festival presented by VantageOne Credit Union is FREE and takes place on Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm as six city blocks along 30th Avenue are transformed into a vehicle-free playground for over 15,000 children and adults to enjoy. With over 160 vendors you won’t get bored, either. Grab the squad and bask under the Okanagan sun (or cloud, or rain) with these attractions and more:


  • 160+ vendors
  • New for 2019! Artisan Market on 31 Street
  • 2 live stages
  • 18 food trucks plus countless eateries
  • 13+ children's activities
  • 1 gigantic obstacle course
  • 1 climbing wall
  • 1 beer garden
  • An official after-party w/ live music at The Kal (in parking lot, 5-10 pm)

We need volunteers! Volunteer shifts are 4.5 hours and include a free meal and t-shirt. Non-profit organizations that bring five or more will be offered an honorarium. Apply to be a volunteer here.

Vendors: Applications closed on May 1 and we reached capacity before that. To put your name on a waiting list, send an email to [email protected] with your space requirements.


Download a printable version of the festival map here.

See a list of participating vendors by block here.


VantageOne Main Stage

10:00 Megan Lauridsen
11:00 Virgil Caine
12:00 Noah Derksen
1:00 Chipko Jones
2:00 Becca Mabbett
2:55 Ruth Hoyte Dance
3:10 Daves of our Lives
4:00 daysormay

Kalavida World Stage

9:00 Opening Prayer w/ Mollie Bono
9:10 Autrey Bell (First Nations dancing)
9:25 Dual Influence (Latin dancing)
9:45 Rejoicing Team (Chinese dancing)
10:00 Mat Duffus
11:00 Shaughnessy Rose
12:00 Origami Army
1:00 Okanagan Rhythmics
1:15 Duane Marchand
2:15 Lowell Friesen
3:15 Filipino dancing
3:30 Sweet SantaFe