Get pumped! Spirit Fest starts next week!

online-front-spirit-festThe fifth annual Spirit Fest opens January 30 with exciting new events such as snowmobile drag races and the Forever Foursome Beatles Tribute as well as ever-popular hits like the Carousel of Nations and the Top Chick and Top Bloke contests.

With events and performances being held across town as well as at Glacier Resort and Revelstoke Mountain Resort this is the largest winter festival ever held in Revelstoke.

“We have something for just about everyone,” says Garry Pendergast, chair of the Spirit Fest Organizing Committee. “This is the most inclusive Spirit Fest yet.”

This 12-day celebration on winter in the mountains kicks off on Thursday, January 30, with the excellent and very popular Rescue Dogs Spaghetti Dinner at the Community Centre from 4 pm until 8 pm.

Please see the brochure for a complete list of events and performances. In the meantime, here is a run down of the main events:

January 31Anything Goes Art AuctionRevelstoke Visual ArtsCentre — 7 pm
Top Chick ContestThe Last Drop — 9 pm
February 1Aeriosa Dance CompanyPerforming Arts Centre 7:30 pm
Carousel of NationsCommunity Centre — 4 – 7 pm
Carousel of Nations Dance with En KharmaCommunity Centre — 9 pm
February 2Sled Show and ShineRMR — 2– 5 pm
Dessert TheatreMacGregors at Powder Springs — 6 pm
February 3Sled drag racesGlacier House — registration is at 11 am and the races run until 5
February 4Stoke FM Pub GolfAll pubs in town
February 5Alan Mallory Everest presentation and workshopPerforming Arts Centre 5– 9 pm
February 6The Fab Fourever Beatles TributePerforming Arts Centre —7:30 pm
Teen Spirit DanceLocation TBA — 7 – 10 pm
February 7Top Bloke ContestThe Last Drop — 9 pm
Disco Funk Ice SkatingThe Forum — 7 – 9 pm
February 8Rail JamRMR — 2 – 7 pm
Trappers Board DemoRMR
February 9Ice CarverThe Cabin — 4 – 6 pm
Chili Cook-offAll around town
Best In ShowOld King Eddy Hotel lot across from Benoit’s 4 – 5 pm
Starlight SnowshoeingNels Nelson Historic Site on Mt. Revelstoke — 4 – 8 pm
February 10Cordwood CurlingCurling Rink

Of course there is a lot more than this.

Please click here to see the brochure for the complete list of events or visit the Spirit Fest Facebook page at for more information.

And please click here to see the complete list of Frostbite series musical performances at pubs and bars across the city.