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“Pianos in Parks” is an initiative created by Festivals Kelowna in 2015 with a goal to animate and decorate public spaces through community interaction.

Inspired by similar ‘pop-up piano’ initiatives that run in cities all around the world, 8 free, playable and accessible pianos can be found in high profile, public spaces throughout our community including downtown Kelowna, Kelowna Memorial Cemetery, and Rutland that will encourage residents and visitors to reveal their "inner Mozart".

Decorated by local artists in a collaborative effort again this year, our 8 pianos showcase the artwork of visual artists Jolene Mackie, Alex Fong, Mark Ocampo, Shannon Wilson, Bobby Vandenhoorn, RSS students and members of the Festivals Kelowna staff team. Not only will the pianos be functional but will add to the public art landscape in urban and park spaces. They are all unique and visually delightful. Can you decide which one is your favourite? They’re all pretty fabulous!

“Pianos in Parks” will be open for playing from early June until late September and can be found in these locations:


We invite you to play a public piano, take a pic, or video of yourself or your friends, and share it on social media. You can even tag it #PianosInPark #ExploreKelowna


Our Sponsors

A very special thank you to our program partners, without whose assistance “Pianos in Parks” wouldn’t be possible:

  • RE/MAX Kelowna, our presenting partner
  • Keystone Music and their amazing Manager, Elmer Epps
  • City of Kelowna staff from the Parks and Cultural Services departments

Our 2019 Piano Ambassadors:

  • Uptown Rutland Business Association
  • Kelowna Museums
  • Kelowna Memorial Cemetery
  • Hotel ZED
  • Okanagan Regional Library