canada day

Celebrate Canada Day-Kelowna

canada day

Celebrate Canada Day – Kelowna” is an annual, free community festival organized by Festivals Kelowna, held in Waterfront Park, Jim Stuart Park, Kerry Park, as well as Prospera Place for residents and visitors to celebrate Canada’s  birthday.

Each year many communities come together to explore drop-in games, live performances, a multicultural food fair, a children’s activity area, multicultural displays, the “Made in Canada Marketplace” of arts & crafts, and a fireworks display at the end of the day. Each of them is multi-generational, family-friendly, and sure to entertain you all day long.

It’s a very big event that over 60,000 people attend these year!

These are the activities you can look forward to in 2019. You can check here about mid-June for more details.

Prospera Place: 

  • Official Celebrate Canada Day Ceremonies, including a “Happy Birthday Canada” cake presented by Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty (cake service approx 1:00 pm)
  • 46th Annual Kelowna Folkfest Celebrations – presenting Canada’s cultural mosaic through culinary experiences and live performances 
  • 3rd Annual Canada Day Concert presented by the Kelowna City Band 

Waterfront Park:

  • Taste of Canada – a food fair featuring a variety of yummy foods from over 18 different vendors
  • Made in Canada Marketplace – an artisan showcase of handmade, Canadian arts and crafts
  • Canada Day Bazaar – a marketplace of unique items by local small businesses
  • Community Groups Display – information displays by local community associations
  • Canada Day at the Kelowna Art Gallery – drop by the gallery for plenty of fun art activities

Additional Activities: 

  • Folkfest Stage (Prospera Place), 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Primera Projects Kid’s Zone (Pioneer Gardens, Waterfront Park), 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Parks Alive! Power Stage (Island Stage) supported by Power 104 FM, 12:30 – 9:30 pm
  • TD Beach Stage supported by K96.3 FM, 12:00 – 10:15 pm
  • Kiwanis Kid Stage supported by Country 100.7 (Pioneer Gardens), 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Street Stage (Water Street near The Dolphins fountain), 12:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Youth Stage supported by 99.9 SUN FM , 6:00 – 10:15 pm
  • Kelowna City Band Canada Day Concert (Prospera Place), 7:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Coast Capital Savings Fun Zone (Jim Stuart Park), 12:00  – 5:00 pm
  • Century 21 Canada Day Fireworks presented by the City of Kelowna and Tolko (10:30 pm)

Admission to the festival is free but donations are greatly appreciated and help support the costs of this celebration. Volunteers with donation bins will be located at the entrances to Waterfront Park and at the entertainment stages. Starting this year the organization has made it even easier to donate, with their new “TAP” to donate APP.


Planning on celebrating in Kelowna? Check out our selection of cottages for some inspiration on where you could stay!


Written by Natsumi Matsumoto

Great Okanagan Beer Festival

Great Okanagan Beer Festival


Wondering how to kick off an awesome summer?  We’ve got just the thing! Come to Kelowna in May and you can enjoy drinking Beer at the Lake.   It is the fourth year of the Great Okanagan Beer Festival and it’s only getting better and better!


Located at Waterfront Park, the main event is sure to be a hit with all you beer-lovers in Canada.  There will be an amazing selection of beers and ciders, food trucks and music during the event held at Waterfront Park on May 12 between 12.00pm – 5.00pm, featuring up to 60 craft breweries from across BC.  Breweries include favourites such as Stanley Park Brewing, Bowen Island Brewing, Granville Island Brewing and Strange Fellows Brewing – which will you pick?

 And that’s not all! This three-day festival is full of exciting events for you to get involved in. For example, you can be competitive by attending the Bowl and Brew evening at McCurdy Bowl and Freddy’s Brewpub; or go for a Pregame Brunch before the main event with a special menu from The Train Station Pub.


Where: Waterfront Park, 1200 Water St, Kelowna

When: May 10 – 12, 2018; Main Event is Sat May 12

Tickets: Starting from $35+


Contact us today to book your perfect cottage rental for the festival!  La Casa Cottages are located 35 minutes away from Kelowna and are positioned on the hillside, looking down upon the lake.  Nominate a designated driver or ask us for shuttle/ taxi recommendations so that you can all enjoy what the Great Okanagan Beer Festival has to offer.


Great Okanagan Beer Festival

Written by Hannah Poaros


Looking for endless family fun and games to make your BC vacation even more memorable? The Penticton Peach Fest is celebrating 70 years of free family fun! Come to downtown Penticton August 9th-13th for 5 days of free rides, entertainment, great food and even better weather!

The Penticton Peach Festival’s 70th annual line up includes but is not limited to:

54-40, The Trooper, Aaron Pritchett and a whole night of Tribute Music with cover bands from ABBA to Fleetwood Mac.

Don’t miss the Peach Parade, festival rides, vendors, even kid friendly entertainment!

For more details check out: Penticton Peach Festival