15 Fun Activities To Do In Kelowna For BC Day Weekend
Who doesn’t love a long weekend? That extra day to spend with family, friends, or even just solo is always great to recharge the batteries (and let me tell ya, my batteries are in need of a recharge). Lucky for us, Kelowna is rich in family-friendly activities all summer-long. Couple that with the GORGEOUS weather we have, and you have yourself a recipe for a rad time.
We have family coming to visit us for the BC Day weekend, and I was curious what might be going on in and around Kelowna for the next few days. I was looking for activities that would be kid-friendly (and some that would be fun without kids too!). I have gone ahead and put together a list of things to do around town this weekend, and thought that I would share it with all of you too.
Here is a list of 15 fun activities to do in Kelowna for BC Day weekend, without further ado!
Friday, August 4
- Park & Play at Osprey Park by City of Kelowna from 5 pm to 8 pm: This is an event that runs weeknights throughout the summer and is a way of fostering community amongst neighbourhoods. The Park & Play rotates to different Kelowna parks, and includes bouncy castles, games and entertainment. Cost: free!
- Parks Alive at Kerry Park in downtown Kelowna from 6.30pm to 10.30 pm: There will be live "indie rock" themed music downtown from a variety of artists. Parks Alive runs all summer long. Cost is free but donations to Parks Alive are appreciated.
- Live in the Vineyard at Blind Tiger Vineyards from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm: Blind Tiger Vineyards is located in Lake Country, and every Wednesday and Friday they host Live in the Vineyard which has live music, and the option to purchase wine and pizza (umm, yes please!). This Friday, Joshua Smith from Kelowna will be playing and, guys, this guy is the bomb. Here is a video of him playing, as well as a link you can click here to hear more of his music. Cost is $5 (pizza and wine not included).
Saturday, August 5
- Kelowna Farmers' & Crafters' Market from 8 am to 2 pm: If you haven't been to Kelowna's market, you need to get there. It has a wide variety of vendors including food trucks, coffee, kombucha, crafters, and of course, produce. Word has it that peaches should be out this weekend as well! Better to be there early to beat the heat, and to score on the produce. The market has now also opened a satellite location downtown so you can double up and go to both markets in the same day. Admission to the market is free.
- Geo Hiking at Big White from 10 am to 4 pm: Okay, so I have never tried geo hiking, but this sounds like a lot of fun. You'll need to pre-register for this one (click here). You get to hike the mountain terrain using your navigation skills to locate the treasure boxes either as a team or solo. A great way to get out, get active, and get some fresh air. You can register to complete this on either Saturday or Sunday. The cost is free.
- Canada 150 Fireworks Celebration at Stuart Park from 6 pm to 10 pm: Kelowna's fireworks on July 1 we're postponed, and they are now taking place on this Saturday. Beginning at 6 pm, there will be activities and entertainment (Parks Alive with a variety of artists performing including The Bonsais) taking place in Stuart Park, followed by fireworks at 9.30 pm. Cost is free. Below is a video of The Bonsais that you can check out.
Sunday, August 6
- Geo Hiking at Big White from 10 am to 4 pm: See the description for Saturday.
- Goga at Hoof Prints Barnyard from 12 pm to 1 pm: Is doing yoga with goats on your bucket list? Hoofprints Barnyard offers yoga with goats on Sundays where the goats surround you and even climb you during the yoga class (see photos on their website). Space is limited for this one, so you will want to register by following the directions noted. Cost is $20 per adult, $10 for kids aged 6 - 15 or $50 for 2 adults, 2 children.
Monday, August 7
- Park & Play at Lombardy Park by the City of Kelowna from 5pm to 8 pm: See description for Friday, but make note that this one takes place at a different park.
Now, if that wasn’t enough and you are looking for more fun, you can always check out the places listed below too. These are great options that are available throughout the summer, so if you don't get around to them this weekend, make sure to check them out at some point.
- Walk downtown Kelowna and check out the local shops
- Bike the Myra Canyon Trestles (bike rentals are available!)
- Atlantis Water Slides in Vernon
- The Starlight Drive-in Movie Theatre in Enderby
- Okanagan Wibit Water Park in Kelowna, Peachland, or Penticton
- Check out one of the many beaches or parks in town
There it is, folks! I hope you have found this list helpful, and I am wishing you and yours a most wonderful long weekend ahead. Happy BC Day y’all!
P.S. Are there any activities that I have missed? What are you up to this long weekend? Let us know!