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Downtown Kelowna is host to many exciting events all through the year. Whether hosted by the Association, the city, or other businesses or partners you’re sure to find something fun to do in #downtownkelowna. Find out more about what’s happening below.

June 5, 2023

Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic

Following the huge success of its 2022 Canadian national tour, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is RETURNING IN 2023 by popular demand!

See the rock spectacular that everyone RAVED about, bringing their big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes back for a night of non-stop rock anthems, including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Radio GaGa, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, Another One Bites the Dust and so many more.

Featuring Dominic Warren reprising his role as ‘Freddie Mercury’ and performing vocals, piano and guitar all LIVE ON STAGE and in the original key. Don’t miss the REAL ROCK EXPERIENCE, direct from Australia!

April 6, 2023

The Irish Rovers

Last year began with the legendary Irish Rovers hitting Spotify’s VIRAL TOP 50 in both the US and the UK/ Ireland, and ended with recording a new album, No End In Sight!  They thank young Nathan Evans’ rendition of The Wellerman, for carrying on the tradition of the sea shanty, and have included their original 1977 version of the song on the new album. No End In Sight has been setting new sales records and includes a new anthem for our time, Hey Boys Sing Us A Song, inspired by the last two years of no touring.

Canada has been home to The Irish Rovers since its inception in the early 60s and its first international hit, The Unicorn. Millar says, “It’s been a bit odd, being from both Ireland and Canada. Some fans have found it confusing as well. At times I’ve felt like a man with no country.” This led to the song Band Without A Country from their 2020 album Saints And Sinners which tells their story from Ireland to Toronto, The Unicorn, and beyond.

Get ready for a rollicking night of old and new hits, and hilarious stories from their life on the road.

November 30, 2022

A Christmas Carol

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Musical
NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 18, 2022
Originally Presented by Radio City Entertainment
At the Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Original Choreography by Susan Stroman
Originally directed by Mike Ockrent
Originally Presented by Radio City Entertainment At the Theater at Madison Square Garden
A Christmas Carol is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).   All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.comEbeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling Broadway musical that was a movie starring Kelsey Grammar.

Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. This Christmas Carol proves its staying power with a decade-long run at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

November 26, 2022

A Rocky Mountain High Christmas

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, A Rocky Mountain High Christmas is excited to announce its return to Kelowna. John Denver’s internationally acclaimed composer/conductor/arranger Lee Holdridge will once again conduct special guests The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in a wonderful return and kick-off to the 2022 holiday season.

Featuring vocals by Canadian recording artists Rick and Steve Worrall, as well as guests Soprano Carmen Harris, actress/singer Delphine Litke, and Tenor Chad Abrahamson.  Boasting an all-star band, comprised of some of the best-known musicians from throughout the Okanagan, including Sean Bray, Scott Grant, Brian McMahon, Chris Stevens, Susan Aylard, and Neville Bowman.

To John Denver fans Lee Holdridge is best known for his arrangements for John Denver’s songs, including Annie’s song, Country Roads, Calypso and Perhaps Love to name a few.

Holdridge has also written, arranged and conducted for many major recording artists including Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, and many more.

One of Hollywood’s most honoured composers, Holdridge has lent his talents to countless feature films, television movies, mini-series, series and specials. He has been nominated 18 times for an Emmy Award, winning seven. He has also won an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, received three Cable Ace Award Nominations, and Grammy Awards.

November 26, 2022

Los Tours del Museo

Viaja con nosotros a través de la historia natural y humana del Valle del Okanagan. Conoce más acerca de sus características geológicas, biodiversidad, las Primeras Naciones y los primeros colonos.

Este tour es conducido por María García en español y es una excelente oportunidad para que tanto locales como turistas de habla hispana, se introduzcan en la historia de la región. ¡Comparte esta invitación con los hispanohablantes que conozcas! También son bienvenidas las personas de habla inglesa que quieren practicar y mejorar su español.

La entrada al tour es por donativo. No se requiere registro previo.

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Take a journey through the natural and human history of the Okanagan Valley. Learn about geological features, biodiversity, the First Nations people and early settlers.

This tour is hosted by Maria Garcia and is conducted in Spanish. It’s an excellent opportunity for Spanish-speaking locals and tourists to engage with the region’s history. Share this invitation with Spanish speakers you know. Anglophones who want to improve their Spanish language skills are welcome too.

This tour is by donation. Pre-registration is not required.

November 24, 2022

A Rocky Mountain High Christmas

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, A Rocky Mountain High Christmas is excited to announce its return to Kelowna. John Denver’s internationally acclaimed composer/conductor/arranger Lee Holdridge will once again conduct special guests The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in a wonderful return and kick-off to the 2022 holiday season.

Featuring vocals by Canadian recording artists Rick and Steve Worrall, as well as guests Soprano Carmen Harris, actress/singer Delphine Litke, and Tenor Chad Abrahamson.  Boasting an all-star band, comprised of some of the best-known musicians from throughout the Okanagan, including Sean Bray, Scott Grant, Brian McMahon, Chris Stevens, Susan Aylard, and Neville Bowman.

To John Denver fans Lee Holdridge is best known for his arrangements for John Denver’s songs, including Annie’s song, Country Roads, Calypso and Perhaps Love to name a few.

Holdridge has also written, arranged and conducted for many major recording artists including Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole, and many more.

One of Hollywood’s most honoured composers, Holdridge has lent his talents to countless feature films, television movies, mini-series, series and specials. He has been nominated 18 times for an Emmy Award, winning seven. He has also won an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, received three Cable Ace Award Nominations, and Grammy Awards.

After 5

Part networking event, part foodgasm, this smorgasbord for the soul takes place in various venues in Downtown Kelowna.

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Block Party

SHOP great vendors and local retailers. ENJOY the atmosphere. EAT at a downtown restaurant or grab a snack from a Food Truck. PLAY in the kids zone. DANCE to the music at one of our stages – with a variety of acts there is something for everyone!

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