As summer slowly turns into early fall, there are still dozens and dozens of enjoyable events happening in our area.
Don’t miss Kelowna Made 2023, on August 26, at various locations around the city. Events take place at City Park from 9 am to 7 pm, Kerry Park from 4 pm to 10:30 pm and Stuart Park from 5 pm to 10 pm. There’s a pancake breakfast, kids’ games, a belly flop championship, a sandcastle competition, beach volleyball, dance, games, yoga, live music, a street dance, and more. Complete info at kelownamade.ca.
Like live theatre? Check out the Kelowna International Fringe Festival from August 28 to September 3. Don’t miss this unique showcase of drama, comedy, musical theatre, clown, dance, multi-media works, and more. Part of the excitement of this festival is to expect the unexpected. Performances in Lake Country, Kelowna, and West Kelowna. More info at kelownafringe.com
Have a blast at Feast of Fields on Sunday, September 17 at Priest Creek Family Estate Winery in Kelowna. This is a much-anticipated event for locals and visitors. It takes about three hours to wander through and taste all the food and wine the chefs and winemakers have to offer. There is also live music, bakers, brewers, distillers, and other beverage producers. Your ticket price covers all food and beverage. More info at farmfolkcityfolk.ca/feast-of-fields/okanagan-feast.
Dinners in the vineyard, yoga with mimosas, live music at wineries, as well as farmer’s markets can all be found in West Kelowna. There are too many to mention, so we thought it best for you to pick the ones you like. Visit visitwestside.com/events-calendar.
It’s harvest season, so take advantage of it. The Farmers and Crafters Market in Peachland is every Sunday until September 24 from 10 am to 2 pm at Heritage Park. There’s also Making Waves, a mural festival on September 2 and 3 at Heritage Park with a DJ Dance Party, Peachland’s Got Talent, Kids’ activities, food, and more!
For these and other fun things to do in Peachland peachland.ca/community-events.
Check out downtown Summerland for their Sunday Market now to September 24 from 9 am to 1 pm. Aside from great produce and hand-crafted delights, there’s live music. Check out their schedule for more information at summerlandsundaymarket.ca.
It’s world-famous and it’s happening on August 24-28 in Penticton. The IRONMAN Canada Triathlon is known as one of the world’s premier triathlon host communities, and a bucket list destination for IRONMAN athletes all over the world. Things book up quickly here, so make your accommodation reservations early! More info at www.visitpenticton.com/nm_event/ironman-canada.
Penticton is awash with great fun things to do in August and September. There are several farmers’ markets, day and night, live music in Gyro Park Fridays from 8 to 10 pm, racing at Penticton Speedway, and so much more. Visit visitpenticton.com/event for lots of great things to do.
Like many of the cities and towns in the Okanagan, there is so much to do, it’s hard to list it all. From live music in the District Wine Village to Music in the Park and so much more. Visit events.visitoliver.com for more info.
Don’t miss out on Wine Capital Weekend, September 22 to 24 in Oliver. It’s best to get your tickets in advance as this event attracts over 6,000 visitors and you may want to enter the Beer Olympics and the Amazing Oliver Race. More info events.visitoliver.com/wine-capital-weekend.
From nature talks to live music on the beach or the patio, Osoyoos knows how to keep friends and families entertained. Don’t miss Barrel Racing at Desert Park every Tuesday from now to September 19 from 5 to 9 pm.
As with most places in the Okanagan, we love our music in the park. Check out Music in the Park at Gyro Park in Osoyoos every Friday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm from now until September 1, 2023. Admission is Free!
Wherever you are going to be, make sure you check and see what’s happening on Labour Day, September 4, 2023, in the
cities and towns near you. It’s a great way to start saying goodbye to summer and hello
to fabulous fall.