Hot-air balloons take part in an All Glow on Friday night in Polson Park as part of the Vernon Winter Carnival festivities. The balloons will be flying today and Sunday morning, weather permitting.
The 53rd annual Vernon Winter Carnival took off Friday and will continue until Feb. 10.
The parade, which attracts more than 10,000 people, starts at noon today and features more than 100 entries.
The B.C. Snow Sculpture Championships will be decided at Silver Star Mountain Resort today with the winning team representing the province in Quebec next year.
Weather permitting, hot-air balloon flights are also planned today and Sunday.
Carnival executive director Brittany Sjoblom said for the first time, the St. James Family Fling will be held.
"It's only $5 and they have some really fun stuff going on," said Sjoblom. The dance will be held at the St. James school gymnasium, 2700 28th Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Galaxy 7 theatres will be hosting a free family movie day on Sunday.
But when the work week begins, the fun does not end. There are events throughout the week for adults and children.
With the theme this year being Prehistoric Carnival, the Vernon Science Centre will be one of the busiest places in the city as it hosts numerous events. The facility, in Polson Park, is the only science centre between Vancouver and Calgary.
"They are running an event almost every day," said Sjoblom. "They have a lot going on."
The popular Jopo House luncheon event will be held at the Prestige Inn and will feature the Las Vegas magic act of Super Stars of Magic.
Outdoor skating, Cam Jam curling and a variety of other events will give the youngsters a chance to get in on the carnival fun.
For a full list of events, times and locations, go to vernonwintercarnival.com or pick up a free carnival brochure.