Northern BC Events in August Include Music, Theatre and Pioneers

Mid-August is a delightful time to visit majestic Northern BC.  The wildlife viewing and bird watching abound.  Water sports like kayaking & fishing are at their peak.  The pristine forest and coasts beckon visitors to experience the pristine and mostly untamed wonder that is Northern British Columbia.

Premier destinations of the region this time of year include:

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii, BC (formerly known at the Queen Charlotte Islands) is a recreational playground & First Nations cultural center comprised of two scenic islands.

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert waterfront

Prince Rupert, BC is a charming harbour town protected by the Haida Gwaii islands that run along the beautiful Inside Passage.

 

Prince George

Prince George, BC

As the largest city in Northern BC, Prince George offers a satisfying mix of downtown arts, shopping & dining along with easy access to area fishing, golfing & hiking.

There are three mid-August events at these locations that are sure to enliven your summer travels through the region:

Edge of the World Music Festival

August 10-12, 2012
Tlell, Haida Gwaii, BC

Edge of the World Music FestivalAn eclectic collection of musical styles, ranging from folk to Afrofusion, funk, rock ‘n’ roll and more are performed by nearly two dozen local, regional and international bands.

UdderFest (Udder Theatre Festival)

August 8-11, 2012
Prince Rupert, BC

UdderFest celebrates Price Rupert local theateRegional theatre is celebrated with four days of performances of eight plays at two premier Prince Rupert venues and offers a great opportunity to experience the intimacy of local theatre.

Huble Homestead Days

August 5-6, 2012
Prince George, BC

Huble HomesteadHistoric Huble Homestead celebrates both its 100th anniversary and the pioneers of Prince George with a variety of family-friendly events, period presentations, dancing and much more.

Make the most of your time in this wondrous region with the personalized Northern BC lodging of our member inns.

Edge of the World Music Festival (Haida Gwaii, BC)

Edge of the World Music GestivalAugust 10-12, 2012

The Edge of the World Music Festival is held annually at Tlell Fall Fairgrounds across from Naikoon Provincial Park at Tlell, on the northern Graham Island of Haida Gwaii.  This year 21 bands and musical artists converge in this idyllic setting for a weekend of “off the beaten path” performances.  Performer highlights of the festival include:

Alseny Diallo & Kikeyambay

Drum & Dance


Alseny Diallo & Kikeyambay combines the expertise in traditional & contemporary Guinean music of Diallo with the spirited traditional West African drumming & dancing and electric Afrofusion orchestral sounds of Kikeyambay to create unforgettable performances.

Aurora Jane

Funk, Rock & Groove


Hailing from Australia, Aurora Jane blends cheerful forms of rock ‘n’ roll, groove and funk to create an international music sensation that’s been likened to a combination of Jimi Hendrix, Ani DeFranco, and “Blood Sugar” era Red Hot Chili Peppers.

C.R. Avery

One-Man Band: Blues, Hip-hop, Rock & Roll and More


C.R. Avery is a unique voice of his generation – one that takes many forms by blending rock & roll, hip-hop, blues and spoken word. As a one-man band, his “multi-tasking” is legendary and you’ll see him work a piano, sing, beatbox, and play a harmonica all at the same time.

FM HI LOW

Underground Pop


FM HI LOW frontman Fraser MacDougall has coined the term “Underground Pop” to describe the group’s mix of pop melody with dub-step, folk, hip-hop, indie rock, and reggae. They recently rejected a contract with Sony Music to remain independent.

More information, including the full lineup, and tickets are available on the Edge of the World Music Festival website.

Serious Moonlight Productions

Serious Moonlight Productions is among the theatre troupes that will perform at UdderFest.

UdderFest (Prince Rupert, BC)

August 8-11, 2012

Formerly known as the Udder Theatre Festival, UdderFest celebrates the cosmopolitan arts and culture of Prince Rupert’s regional theatre scene.  This year’s festival features eight plays performed at two venues.

Performance troupes from Prince Rupert, Prince George and Kitimat are coming to entertain and engage audiences.

Huble Homestead Days (Prince George, BC)

August 5-6, 2012

Huble Homestead 100th AnniversaryThis year Huble Homestead Days celebrates Prince George pioneers and the 100th anniversary of historic Huble House.

  • Pioneer demonstrations including baking & ice cream making
  • Live music
  • Games & contests including foot and wheelbarrow races.
  • Dancing and much more

More information is available at Huble Homestead website.

Choose Northern BC Lodging as Unique as the Arts & History of the Region

Our member Northern BC bed & breakfast inns strive to provide a memorable lodging experience to accompany your experience of the Edge of the World Music Festival, UdderFest, Huble Homestead Days and all the attractions and activities the Northern BC region has to offer.

Savour a broad array of breakfast choices, comfortable B&B guest rooms that offer elegant accommodations, a singular dedication to service, and regional expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across Northern British Columbia.

What’s Your Northern BC Summer Expectation or Experience?

Have you been to Edge of the World Music Festivals, Udder Theatre Festivals or Huble Homestead Days in previous years?  Are you planning to attend any of them or travel through Northern BC this summer?

Please share your plans for & memories of summer in Northern British Columbia.

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