The under-six division gets ready for the corn husking competition at the 2019 Agassiz Fall Fair. The 2020 Fall Fair will feature some special anniversary events. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

CELEBRATING 125: Schedule of events

Want to know what’s going on throughout the year? Check out this list of events

Throughout 2020, the District of Kent will be celebrating its quasquicentennial anniversary with a number of events held in conjunction with local community partners.

Kick off the year with a reenactment of an 1895 Kent council meeting, complete with historic dress. Councillors will recreate decisions from the past in the current council chambers, located inside Kent Municipal Hall, at 7 p.m.

Check out the Agassiz-Harrison Museum as it partners with the district to share some history with residents and visitors to Agassiz through walking tours, speakers series and family events.

You can also take in your favourite annual events, like the Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival, with a special anniversary twist.

Not everything is set in stone, however, and you can keep an eye on upcoming events on the District of Kent’s website (kentbc.ca) or the Kent 125th Anniversary Facebook page.


JANUARY

Kent Council Reenactment

  • Jan. 27

FEBRUARY

Heritage Week and Speaker Series

  • Feb. 17 to Feb. 23

MAY

Community Heritage Art Gallery

  • Opens May 1

Monthly Historical Walking Tours

  • From May to September

Celebrating 50 years at the Agassiz Speedway

  • May 2 through to Sept. 26

JUNE

Celebrating our Heritage during Seniors Week

  • June 8 to June 14

50th Anniversary Reunion at the Agassiz Speedway

  • June 20

Agassiz Farm Fresh Market and Art in the Park

  • Thursdays from June 25 to Aug. 27

JULY

125th Anniversary Celebration in the Park

  • July 1 and July 22

Agassiz Homecoming

  • July 31 to Aug. 2

AUGUST

125th Anniversary Celebration in the Park

  • Aug. 2 and Aug. 19

SEPTEMBER

Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival

  • Sept. 18 to Sept. 19

NOVEMBER

‘Tis the Season’ to Shop Local

  • Opens Nov. 14

Community of Trees

  • Opens Nov. 30

DECEMBER

Light up the Nights – Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Dec. 1

Dickens Tea

  • Dec. 5

Magic of Christmas

  • Dec. 5

DATES TBA

Settlers Tea at the Old Agassiz House

Taste of Agassiz

All Aboard the Agassiz Express

Interfaith Sunday Service in the Park

Big Band Concert

Storytime in the Park

125 years Time Capsule

Pop Up Historical Exhibits Self-Guided Tours

125th Anniversary Legacy Project

Want to read more about the history of the District of Kent for its 125th anniversary? Check out agassizharrisonobserver.com/tag/kent-125/.



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