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

 

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The Westside Wine Trail is all about discovery. Visitors can meander on a route that leads them past vineyards,...
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With four annual wine festivals, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society provides an experience for all who love fabulous...
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Festivals Kelowna is a not-for-profit society that supports the local industry, as well as produces a variety of free...

 

Canadian Culinary Championships

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

BC Interoir Jazz Festival

April
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

Fat Cat Children’s Festival

June
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

July
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

Keloha Music & Arts Festival

July
Kicking off summer in the Okanagan is the Keloha Music and Arts Festival taking place in Kelowna’s Waterfront Park.This is your weekend escape into a tropical waterfront paradise of music, arts and celebration. visit website

Okanagan Pride Festival

August
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

September
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

September
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

October
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

October
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 

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

October
The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Society (VIMFF) incorporated and organized its 1st Annual Festival in 1998. The Festival was initiated with the objective to bring to North Vancouver unique outdoor and mountaineering films that would otherwise not be seen in the city, and to bring together communities of filmmakers and outdoor enthusiasts in a forum where they can discuss topics of mutual interest. visit website

Featured Events

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Centre of Gravity

Jul. 25, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014
Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival is back! Now in it’s… more

Joseph Stein's "Fiddler on the Roof"

Jul. 23, 2014 - Jul. 27, 2014
Fiddler on the Roof Synopsis In the little village… more

Live Music

Jun. 27, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014
Live Music or DJ every Friday and Saturday. Brunch is… more

GO FOODISM! Gatzke Orchard Dinner Series with chef CORNEL FISHER

Jul. 27, 2014
Reggae Nights! Sunday July 27/2014 – Chef Cornel… more

Parks Alive! Family Sundays

Jul. 13, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014
Live street performances throughout the downtown core… more

YOGA AND BRUNCH in the Vineyard

Jul. 6, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014
Back by popular demand, Yoga and Brunch will begin on… more

Joseph Stein's "Fiddler on the Roof"

Jul. 30, 2014 - Aug. 3, 2014
Fiddler on the Roof Synopsis In the little village… more

Parks Alive! Wednesday Night Showcase

Jul. 2, 2014 - Aug. 27, 2014
Live street performances throughout the downtown core… more

Parks Alive! Thursday Legacy Series

Jul. 3, 2014 - Aug. 28, 2014
Live street performances throughout the downtown core… more

CIRCUS IN FLAMES

Aug. 1, 2014
"original garage string band music of the Canadian… more

Ellen Doty Trio

Aug. 2, 2014
"pop-jazz singer songwriter when at the microphone,… more

Tony Bennett Concert at Mission Hill Family Estate

Aug. 2, 2014
Legendary performer Tony Bennett performs in Mission… more

Nigel Mack & the Blues Attack

Aug. 4, 2014
"delivering a high energy show that fuses contemporary… more

Neighbourhood Nosh: Eau Vivre

Jun. 5, 2014 - Aug. 7, 2014
Our Neighbourhood Nosh (featuring Eau Vivre) at the BC… more

the Boom Booms with Chin Injeti live on the Big Blue Stage

Aug. 10, 2014
GO Events & The Big Blue Stage presents The Boom Booms… more

Interior Savings Moonlight Movie in the Park

Aug. 12, 2014
As the sun goes down in our communities, Interior… more

Interior Savings Moonlight Movie in the Park

Aug. 13, 2014
As the sun goes down in our communities, Interior… more

Okanagan Pride Festival: Viva Las Pride

Aug. 14, 2014
What better way to celebrate than with wine! This… more

Okanagan Pride Festival: Drag Competition

Aug. 15, 2014
A perennial favorite, this is the 3rd annual drag… more

The Lake / n-ha-a-itk

Aug. 15, 2014 - Aug. 17, 2014
Astrolabe Musik Theatre & Turning Point Ensemble, in… more

Okanagan Pride Festival: Global Love Dance Party

Aug. 16, 2014
Wrap up the week with featured entertainment and… more

Pushor MitchellApple Triathlon

Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 17, 2014
Changes for KAT for 2014 The Kelowna Apple Triathlon… more

the Legendary Lake Monsters Live on the Big Blue Stage

Aug. 17, 2014
GO Events & The Big Blue Stage presents the Legendary… more

GIPSY KINGS

Aug. 24, 2014
The Gipsy Kings have sold more than 14 million albums… more

GO FOODISM! Gatzke Orchard Dinner Series with chef TRAVIS HACKL

Aug. 31, 2014
Grill to Gourmet! Sunday August 31/2014 – Chef Travis… more

BARENAKED LADIES perform at The TELUS Sunset Concerts at CEDARCREEK

Sep. 5, 2014
Barenaked Ladies will deliver a dynamic performance at… more

Shane Philip live on the Big Blue Stage

Sep. 7, 2014
GO Events & The Big Blue Stage presents Shane Philip… more

Quail's Gate 25th Anniversary Harvest Concert

Sep. 13, 2014
Join us! 2014 is a special year at Quails’ Gate… more

GO FOODISM! Gatzke Orchard Dinner Series with chef RICARDO SCEBBA

Sep. 14, 2014
That’s Amore! Sunday September 14/2014 - Chef Ricardo… more

Fall Epicurean Dinner

Oct. 4, 2014
The Mission Hill culinary team invites you to attend… more

Gordon Lightfoot

Oct. 28, 2014
Gordon Lightfoot, the sensational Canadian… more

2014 Skate Canada International

Oct. 31, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014
Skate Canada International is the second event in the… more
 

 

 
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