Festivals & Associations

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. Click here to view our events calendar


With four annual wine festivals, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society provides an experience for all who love fabulous...
The Westside Wine Trail is all about discovery. Visitors can meander on a route that leads them past vineyards,...


Canadian Culinary Championships

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. visit website

BC Interior Jazz Festival

This year’s event falls on April 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2014, and is held once again in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The BC Interior Jazz Festival hosts Jazz Bands, Jazz and Combination Choirs, and Jazz Combos over the three-day event, and remains one of very few competitive (ranked) festivals in Western Canada. visit website

Great Okanagan Beer Festival

Nestled on the beautiful beaches of Okanagan Lake and right in the heart of the city of Kelowna, Waterfront Park will become host to 30+ breweries, pouring beers from across North America and the World. Great Okanagan Beer Festival will be a three day festival, offering patrons a mix of exclusive cask events, beer and brewing seminars, and a beer sampling main event pouring for an estimated 2,500 beer drinkers on Saturday, May 9th 2015. visit website

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. visit website

Okanagan Wine Festivals

Spring & Fall
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. visit website

Parks Alive!

July & August
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. visit website

Center of Gravity Festival

The Okanagan’s biggest adrenaline-fueled sports and music festival is back for its 7th year, this time on a brand new weekend. Monster Energy Center of Gravity will return to Kelowna’s City Park, July 25 – 27, 2014. Wet Ape Productions is proud to bring Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival back for another action-packed year of sports, sandy beaches, bikinis, and some of the biggest names in popular music today. visit website

Okanagan Pride Festival

Welcome to Okanagan Pride! We are a non-profit organization committed to serving the Okanagan's LGBTQ community. We create events and offer programs to connect our community. We host the popular annual Okanagan Pride Festival which draws visitors from throughout the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada, and the United States. visit website

Kokanee Salmon Festival

A free event for the entire family on a Sunday in mid-September every year. The event occurs at Mission Creek Park. The Kokanee Salmon Festival is a celebration of the land-locked salmon and coincides with their yearly return from Okanagan Lake to spawn in our rivers and streams. It's a chance for people to learn about the salmon life cycle and the important role they have in our natural world. visit website

Hopscotch Festival

The Hopscotch Festival, held last year in September, was an immense success! More than 5000 people from around The Okanagan attended to taste, sip, and learn about hundreds of different products. Ranging from 20 year old Scotch Whisky to different spirits to craft beer from around the province to delicious food, there was something for everybody. visit website

Okanagan Food & Wine Film Festival

The Okanagan Food and Wine Film Festival focuses on the food and wine industry in British Columbia with a spotlight on the Thompson Okanagan region. The film festival will capture foodies, wine enthusiasts, farmers, culinary experts, sommeliers and documentary film fans to Kelowna. All films will be screened at the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC. visit website

Uptown Rutland Scarecrow Festival

A celebration for our local farmers and the rich agriculture history with entertainers, scarecrow contest, talent contest, harvest market, vendors, exhibits and displays. So much for your kids to do! visit website 




Featured Events


Sandhill Holiday Open House

Nov. 28, 2015
Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, food samples from… more

Winter Wineland at the Kelowna FabFive

Nov. 28, 2015
Join the Kelowna FabFive in celebrating the season. … more

Stuart Park Outdoor Ice Rink Opens for the Season

Dec. 1, 2015
The Stuart Park outdoor ice rink will be open on… more

2015 Downtown Kelowna Light Up!

Dec. 5, 2015
We’re excited. Like it’s-gonna-be-so-super-sweet… more

Sip into the Season

Dec. 6, 2015
Join the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail as they… more

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical

Dec. 9, 2015 - Dec. 17, 2015
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical. Adapted… more

Craft Culture Holiday Market

Dec. 12, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015
Deck the halls with the Craft Culture Holiday Market,… more

Holiday Fundraiser Pet Photo Shoot

Dec. 13, 2015
Bring your pets (dogs, cats, hamsters, snakes you name… more


Dec. 13, 2015
It’s hard to believe, but we’re turning 6 years old.… more

4th Annual "CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY" Presentation

Dec. 24, 2015
"CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY 2015" Come and soak up the… more


Dec. 30, 2015
Global Okanagan, The Daily Courier, Oliver Chronicle… more

Vance Joy: The Fire and The Flood Tour

Jan. 14, 2016
Vance Joy has had an unexpectedly long time to finish… more

Blue Rodeo

Jan. 25, 2016
In the mid-80’s, Blue Rodeo was the hottest band on… more

Chamber Music Concert Series; St Lawrence String Quartet

Jan. 29, 2016
The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established… more

The Bacon Nation Culinary Class

Feb. 5, 2016
How does bacon for dinner sound? How about five… more


Feb. 29, 2016
KeyNote Productions is excited to announce that… more

Chamber Music Concert Series - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Mar. 9, 2016
Tafelmusik is German and means “table music” or “music… more

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

Apr. 10, 2016
“The Star Trek franchise has for many years been an… more

George Thorogood

Apr. 20, 2016
For George and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums,… more

CITY AND COLOUR with guests Shakey Graves

Jun. 2, 2016
City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and… more


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