Reagan Sieg performs a death-defying stunt during the Freestyle Motocross show in downtown Sicamous. The motocross show was one of many thrilling events put on for bike day on Saturday, July 21. Bike Day has been renamed the S-Games for 2019 but Sieg and other performers from last year will be returning. (File Photo) Fireworks will once again draw a crowd for Canada Day in Sicamous. (File Photo)

Strongmen, motorcycles, music and more to make Shuswap sizzle

A full season of events is planned for this summer in Sicamous

Strongmen, rock music, motorcycles, Burt Reynolds – all of these and more feature heavily in events that will be coming to the District of Sicamous over the summer.

The district’s Canada Day celebration on Monday, July 1 will be bringing all the usual activities: musicians, a road hockey tournament and fireworks display.

This year’s Canada Day musical lineup will be kicked off by country singer Justin Hogg who will be taking the main stage at 200 Main St. at 11 a.m. Following Hogg on stage will be tribute acts the Hip Replacements and Whole Lot of Lead and 1:30 and 4 p.m.

Headliner Donnie McDougall of The Guess Who fame will be forgoing a landlocked stage to perform on a barge off shore at the beach park beginning at 8:30 p.m. McDougall will be playing on the barge from 8:30 until dusk and then the fireworks will close off the night.

Read More: Two dead, three seriously injured in boating accident in Osoyoos

Read More: Knife-wielding woman robs store in Salmon Arm

The road hockey tournament on Main Street will be well underway by the time the bands start their sets.

Age groups for the tournament are 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+, 35+ and 50+ based on age as of Dec. 31, 2019. Team registration for the four-on-four tournament will be open until June 26. The registration fee is $25 per team.

The weekend of July 18, 19 and 20 will be all about the roar of motorcycle engines as the Summer Stomp and S-Games are in town. The S-Games event downtown on July 20 will feature thrilling stunts from Reagan Sieg and his team of motorcyclists along with biking trial star Jeff Anderson showing that an engine isn’t needed to put on a show for the crowd. Scott Adams and the Stuntwest Freestyle street bike team are also coming back for another year, burning rubber on Main Street in Sicamous. New to the S-Games will be a Nitro motorcycle demo.

The S-Games will also feature musical acts Kane Incognito, Wise Youngblood, Five Alarm Funk and The Wild live on stage.

Read More: Shuswap entrepreneurs tap into mobile craft beer niche

Read More: Vehicle fire on Highway 1 last night

The Summer Stomp which runs from July 18-20 at the Sicamous Dog Park will feature bike games a poker run and bands. This year’s musical acts will be. Tickets for the festival that is entering its 30th and final year are available at the Hideaway Liquor Store, the Burner Grille, All in Automotive and After Dark Distillery.

A new event for the district this Summer will be the Sicamous Strength Festival a strongman and highland games exhibition on July 27.

Along with the big weekend events, Sicamous is putting on movies and music in the park weekly for the months of July and August. Musicians hitting the stage for the Monday evening shows at the Sicamous Beach Park between July 8 and Aug. 19 will be: WIL, Devon Coyote, Sherman “The Tank” Doucette, Melissa Livingston, Small Town Artillery, the Johnny McCuaig Band and Ben Klick.

The Thursday night movie in the park will start on July 11 with a screening of Overboard and will finish up with the Breakfast Club on Aug. 22. Other titles will include Smokey and the Bandit, The Blind Side, Mamma Mia!, Benchwarmers 2 and The Mighty Ducks.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Columbia Shuswap Regional District warns ‘dock hogs’ to follow time limits

Boats have been moored for days in some cases at public boat launch docks

Volunteers pull off late-night eagle rescue in Salmon Arm

Bird bound for a rehabilitation centre in Delta

Salmon Arm firefighters respond to nighttime garage blaze

Residential structure fire at Canoe property quickly extinguished

Shuswap River levels declining but remain ‘unseasonably high’

Users warned that some recreational activities common this time of year may not yet be safe

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Ex-Okanagan Mountie forfeits 20 days’ pay after sexual misconduct review

A former Vernon RCMP constable made sexual comments, grabbed genitals of male officer in two incidents 10 years ago

Security guard assaulted in Kamloops park thanks police, public for quick arrest

Glen Warner, 71, was attacked on July 2 by a man who was asked by Warner to not smoke

Portraits celebrating Syilx culture now on display at Kelowna International Airport

Sheldon Pierre Louis’ art will be on display at YLW from now until July 2021

After slow start, Summerland sees more tourism activity

Majority of visitors come from within British Columbia

EDITORIAL: Accommodating Okanagan fruit pickers

Campsite for agricultural workers to open in Summerland

Deer and moose die after being chased by dogs in South Okanagan

BC conservation officers are asking the public to control their pets

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

Most Read