festivalskelowna

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Festivals Kelowna is a non-profit society that produces free outdoor programs and events including Parks Alive!, the Kelowna Buskers Program, the Celebrate Canada Day – Kelowna festivities, and New York New Year's Eve family celebration. We also present "Buskers on Bernard" in mid-August, a showcase of our "Kelowna Buskers Program".

In 2015 we introduced 2 new cool programs including "Pianos in the Parks", a public pianos initiative, and "Arts on the Avenue", a visual arts festival; both successfully entering their 3rd year.

We proudly work with the City of Kelowna, our major funder and a key supporter of community-focused, accessible, cultural festivals and events to animate our parks and public spaces.

Come visit us in our offices at #100-260 Harvey Avenue in the Commerce Centre at the corner of Harvey Avenue and Water Street.

Our annual programs and events include:



Kelowna Celebrates Canada 150 / Kelowna célèbre Canada 150

2017 is Canada's Sesquicentennial Birthday year!  Join us in celebrating our country's milestone through fun events and activities. Click on the Canada 150 logo to the left for details about some of the exciting celebration activities happening this summer.

The Northern Pikes headline a FREE concert THIS Sunday, July 23rd in Jim Stuart Park. click here for details

 

Parks Alive! is a community oriented program that encourages use of Kelowna’s parks and public spaces through multiple, free, live performances of music and other cultural activities by both local and touring artists.

If you want to perform with us, please follow the link to the Parks Alive! page, and click through to "Perform With Us" where it explains how you can be a part of the fun.




Arts on the Avenue is a new one day, 6 hour arts-focused, outdoor event  celebrating and promoting our local visual artist community. This funky event will feature various elements relating to visual arts, from opportunities for retail sales, live performances, and a hands-on community engagement art project. Download an application here. Here is a list of last year's participating artists.




Celebrate Canada Day - Kelowna is a one-day, community festival dedicated to celebrating our Canadian pride through music, food, and art.  To be a part of the fun as a vendor or performer, please click through to the event page.




Pianos in Parks is our newest program and was introduced in June 2015.  Thanks to our partners, 8 public pianos will be placed in downtown Kelowna and area, Pianos are available for anyone to play from mid-June to the end of September. We welcome the world to make beautiful music in our parks and public spaces.





New York New Years was introduced in 2012 as a way for our community and families with young children to ring in the New Year together. Held in Jim Stuart Park on December 31st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm each year, families are invited to ring in the New Year with us at this free celebration featuring live music, kids activities, skating, a warm-up zone, fireworks and more. You can find more details on the event page.






The Kelowna Buskers Program is a year-round program that welcomes local and touring buskers/street performers to present their unique art form in designated "Busk Stops" throughout the downtown, and other locations in Kelowna.