Festivals & Events
Kelowna, BC, is filled with special festivals and cultural events. There’s always a place to go and people to see. Head to a park filled with musicians and entertainers one day. Then catch a delicious wine festival the next. For information, maps and current pricing, visit the Visitor Information Centre at 544 Harvey Avenue.
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Canadian Culinary Championships
Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement.
Fat Cat Children’s Festival
Truly a community event, the festival is funded locally and operated by volunteers. With an exciting array of free activities and entertainment, the festival attracts more than 15,000 children, parents, and grandparents every year. Every year a theme is promoted to inspire unique and interesting activities, costumes, and entertainment.
Okanagan Wine Festivals
There are three Wine Festivals held in the Okanagan Valley with many events taking place in Kelowna. Sample award-winning wines. Attend an educational seminar. Or, celebrate with live entertainment and wine paired with fabulous local cuisine. More information, including an event schedule, is available at the Visitor Info Centre.
This non-profit program brings a touch of art and culture to Kelowna’s lakefront and parks in July and August. Throughout the summer, Parks Alive offers a variety of music and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Plus, it’s free. For more information stop in at the Kelowna Visitor Info Centre to pick up a copy of the Parks Alive summer schedule.