Rock out, Swim Across the Lake or dress up in your best outfit this weekend Kelowna

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Looking for events this weekend in and around the Kelowna area? Look no further, we have what you need.

You’re in for a treat this weekend in Kelowna, as Environment Canada predicts nothing but uninterrupted sunshine for the next three days.

Not to mention, the programming packed with events that take place this weekend only.

As always, there’s a lot going on in town and you can check out our full list of local Kelowna events on our page here; plus, you can even add your own!

While not everything can be found in KelownaNow’s events section, we’ve searched the internet to keep you up to date with events you may not know about.

Let’s go.


Island Time at Waterfront Park – July 16

It’s party time with Island Time, rock out with your friends this weekend to live music at Waterfront Park.

The Island Time festival will thrill you to alternative tunes all Saturday from noon to 11 p.m.

This 19+ event will have the drinks flowing, the food trucks locked and loaded and a packed lineup to make this summer evening one not to be missed.

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<p dir=Dance your heart out to The Strumbellas, Ruby Waters, Reuben and the Dark, Ashleigh Ball, Art d’Ecco, Windmills and DJ’s all day.

Tickets are still available and you can buy them online here.


Swimming across the lake – July 16

It’s the biggest and longest open water swim in Canada, and it takes place right here in Kelowna.

On Saturday, you can see hundreds of swimmers complete the 2.1 km side-to-side Okanagan Lake trek during the 74th edition of the event.

Proving more than a race, the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim has always proven to showcase and challenge swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Registration is still open if you’re ready to take on the feat, or you can always cheer from the sidelines at Hot Sands Beach in City Park where individuals will cross the finish line.

For more information on Across the Lake Swim, visit their website here.


Kelowna Fan Experience (KFX) – July 15 – 17

It’s Kelowna’s own pop culture festival, or as the cool kids would call it, COMIC-CON aka KFX!

This annual event will transport you to the world of superheroes, movies, comics, manga/anime, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, games, performances and much more.

As part of this year’s celebration, attendees can visit the Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna Community Theater, Black Box Theater and the Okanagan Regional Library as events will be dispersed throughout downtown Kelowna. the city.

Attractions include celebrity appearances, cosplay contests, karaoke, live D&D, and a number of vendors ready to wow you.

Full event details can be found on the Kelowna Fan Experience website.


The Merry Wives of Windsor – July 13-16

Theater lovers, rejoice!

After being postponed for two years, The Merry Wives of Windsor will be featured on Spearhead Winery’s outdoor stage this summer.

Merry Wives is a hilarious farce for all ages, and it’s the last weekend to catch the show.

Sir John Falstaff is short of money and tries to woo two married women at once to access their scholarships. However, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page are best friends, and after discovering identical love letters, they decide to play tricks on her.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online or at the door. Learn more about this theatrical performance of Shakespeare Kelowna, here.


Living parks! Feel Good Folk – July 15 & 16

If you are looking for a cheap night out combined with live music and dancing like no one is watching then this is it.

Parks Alive presented by Festivals Kelowna, officially kicked off last week and they have been hosting free shows every night throughout the community to get you moving and dancing.

On Fridays and Saturdays, set up your lawn chair in Kerry Park, while local artists play tunes from “Feel Good Folk” from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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<p dir=Check out the full schedule here and check out the full lineup for Friday and Saturday night!


Jason Mraz & Raining Jane La La La Live Songs Tour – July 15

We can guarantee you’ve listened to Jason Mraz’s iconic ballads before, and if you’re looking to sing your heart out with him, now you can.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will be heading to Kelowna on Friday at the Kelowna Community Theater.

There are only a few tickets left, so if you’d like to sing the lyrics to “I’m Yours”, “Lucky”, “Have It All”, “You and I Both” and “A Beautiful Mess”, then you should grab them now.

For more information go to the website here to confirm your tix.


The Downtown Scoop: A Walking Tour – Every Friday through September.

Are you a history buff? Well, you’ll definitely love this blast from the past at the Okanagan Heritage Museum.

Every Friday through September, invite a friend on a walking tour of Old Kelowna with a captivating storyteller.

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Find out for yourself this summer, with tickets for just $10 to go! Learn more about this tour on the Okanagan Heritage Museum website.


Kelowna Falcons VS Walla Walla Sweets – July 15-17

Sports fans, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too.

The Walla Walla Sweets will face the Kelowna Falcons this weekend at Elks Stadium.

Friday night, dress up in your finest country attire as the team kicks off their themed parties in good old-fashioned hustle and bustle style.

Saturday is of course “Ladies Night”, so for just 10 dollars you get admission to the park and your first drink is on the Elks! Not too bad!

Grab the girls and get out there this weekend to support the boys as they head back to town.

Check the schedule online on the Kelowna Falcons website and get your ticket in advance or at the door.


Armstrong MetalFest – July 15 and 16

It’s Western Canada’s largest extreme music event, as Armstrong MetalFest returns to the Okanagan after a two-year pandemic hiatus.

For two full days you can swing and camp on the IPE grounds and at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong.

A total of 28 bands from across Western Canada and the United States will power the moshpit for some much-needed music therapy.

Adding to the madness of the weekend festivities, Kelowna’s OMNIA NIHIL (formerly Apollyon) will perform in memory of beloved Kelowna singer, Matt Depper, who passed away suddenly in January.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit the Armstrong MetalFest website here.


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