Attractions in Kelowna

Happy Canada Day 2013!

By October 9, 2018 No Comments

It is truly impressive to see the line up of family-friendly activities that will be taking place downtown on Monday for Canada Day! The action will take place in Kelowna’s Cultural District, Prospera Place, Stuart Park, Kerry Park, and Waterfront Park, and will take place between 10 am and 11 pm, Monday, July 1. Events are free to attend. Here is a round-up of some of the festivities.

Prospera Place:

  • Official Celebrate Canada Day Opening Ceremonies , including a “Happy Birthday Canada” cake presented by Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty (cake service approx 1:30 pm)
  • 40th Annual Kelowna Folkfest Celebrations – presenting Canada’s cultural mosaic through culinary experiences and live performances
  • 19th Annual “Kelowna POPS Orchestra Canada Day Spectacular” – live orchestral concert (note: as ever, the concert will end in time for audience to enjoy the fireworks)
  • Folk Fest stage from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Waterfront Park:

  • Taste of Canada – a food fair featuring over 18 different vendors
  • Made in Canada Marketplace – an artisan showcase of handmade, Canadian arts and crafts
  • Canada Day Bazaar – a marketplace of unique items by local small businesses
  • Community Groups Display – information displays by local community associations
  • Musical performances (click here for a link to some unique performers!)
  • Parks Alive! Power Stage presented by Power 104 FM (Island Stage), 12:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Beach Stage presented by K96.3 FM (Tugboat Bay beach), 12:00 – 10:30 pm
  • Kid’s Stage (Pioneer Gardens), 11:00- 4:00 pm
  • Youth Stage presented by 99.9 SUN FM (Jim Stuart Park), 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Kerry Park, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Inspired Word Stage
Century 21 “Kids Zone” – a variety of drop-in activities for children of all ages, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Evening Fireworks Display –  10:30 pm

Kelowna Art Gallery: “Great Canadian Apple Bin Paint in”

The day’s festivities are organized by Festivals Kelowna, the FolkFest Society and the Canada Day Concerts Society. For more details on the line up of artists and events, check the Festivals Kelowna website and their recent media release on Canada Day celebrations.