A day of family friendly activities downtown during the Salty Street Fest will end with the high-octane, horn-powered music of Roots and Blues Festival favourites, Five Alarm Funk.
Sponsored by Routes and Blues (the pre-festival outreach program of the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival), the free concert at Marine Park will cap a busy day at the new Salty Street Fest, which takes place Saturday, May 10. The festival is presented cooperatively by a committee of local businesses and stakeholders.
And there’s something for people of all ages.
Youngsters can come out in the morning and experience a petting zoo, with bunnies from DeMille’s Farm Market.
Later, they are invited to deck out their bikes and enter a bike parade, which begins at 11 a.m. and winds its way through downtown Salmon Arm under police escort, complete with flashing lights.
Don’t have a bike or need a bike part? Come out if you want to sell, trade or purchase bikes and parts at the Shuswap’s only bike swap. Drop off is from 9 to 11 a.m. and the swap runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. across the street from Skookum Cycle & Ski.
At 2:15 p.m., teens are invited to take part in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including thousands of dollars in scholarship money. Register with Graham Gomme at Salmon Arm Secondary.
For the adults, local wineries are working with downtown restaurants to present a tasting tour, which promises to be delicious.
Save room for dessert and head down to the wharf, because the music of Five Alarm Funk cranks up at the Marine Park Band Shell at 5 p.m.
At 5:45, there will be a break in the music for a pie-eating contest hosted by the Shuswap Pie Company.
Friday at the Movies
On Friday, May 9, the Shuswap Bike Club is having a mountain bike movie night fundraiser at the Salmar Classic. Admission is $5, doors open at 6 p.m. It will feature two movies, Where The Trail Ends by Free Ride Entertainment and Arrival by Ant Hill Films.
Where the Trail Ends is a film following the world’s top freeride mountain bikers as they search for unridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding.
Arrival will introduce viewers to the reality of a new generation of freeriders and racers.