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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.

September 17, 2022

RCA Presents: Leila Neverland Live Album Recording Concert

RCA Presents: Leila Neverland Live Album Recording Concert, Saturday, September 17th at 7:30PM in the Mary Irwin Theatre!

Leila Neverland prepares to present the first of many fully manifested albums. Inspired by the diverse sounds of Nina Simone, Bjork, Mozart, Bella Bartok, and Tom Waits, and in collaboration with a handful of BC's top players, this live recording and concert aims to capture the tapestry of this rising star's intense musicality, open heart, and hilarious stage presence. Don't miss this one-woman powerhouse!

August 31, 2022

Kelowna International Fringe Festival

Expect the unexpected! Kelowna Fringe Festival is a celebration of indie performance artists in theatre, music, dance and more. See one hour plays all weekend long at venues throughout the downtown core and off site locations in Lake Country and West Kelowna, too. Buskers and vendors as well as after hours events keep the party going!

Tickets at www.kelownafringe.ca

August 29, 2022

Kelowna International Fringe Festival

Modelled after Fringe Festivals all over the world, the Kelowna Fringe is an uncensored arts festival where our performers were chosen at random in a lottery. They’ve been given the freedom to create whatever show they want, which allows for a diverse and exciting line-up with something for everyone.

August 26, 2022

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August 24, 2022

na’ʔk’ʷulamən (what we do): Creations from the Land

Explore the world of plants and art, textiles and paint from a syilx/Okanagan perspective. Use your new knowledge to create a special keepsake to take home.

Pay by donation, we suggest $15 per household

Free tickets are available for people from Indigenous nations

For more information, please contact education@kelownamuseums.ca or 250-868-4836.

Register here

August 20, 2022

Show N Shine on Bernard

The Show N Shine on Bernard is a free, family-friendly event for auto enthusiasts of all ages. Over 50 classic cars, hot rods, and genuine collectibles will be available for viewing along Bernard Ave from The Sails to St. Paul within the Meet me On Bernard corridor. Visitors to the Show N Shine on Bernard will be able to view the vehicles and meet & greet each of the owners from 11am-4pm while taking in Meet me On Bernard and visiting Downtown businesses!

Vote and WIN

The power is in your hands! Vote for your favourite ride at the Show N Shine on Bernard for your chance to win one of three prize packs from Downtown Kelowna businesses. Scan the QR code on your preferred vehicles’ Dash Card and cast your vote for Best Import and Best Domestic entries; Best Overall will also be awarded, based on the vehicle that receives the most votes in total.

The only way to be entered into the contest is to attend Show N Shine on Bernard and scan the QR code on the vehicles’ Dash Cards.

Show N Shine “Best of” Awards and winners of the Show N Shine prize packages will be announced on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

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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