Kelowna Events

Kelowna Events August 2021
Jul30

Visiting Kelowna at one of our La Casa Cottage Resort vacation rentals? Here are a few things you can expect to do around town if  you’re visiting throughout the month of August. Check out these Kelowna events August 2021.

Please follow all COVID-19 safety precautions when attending any live event. Check event details before arrival, as sudden cancellations are still a possibility.

The Heels 2021

Sat., Aug. 7, 7:00 PM
Camelot Vineyards
3489 East Kelowna Rd

Canada’s pop-country queens, The Heels, are made up of vocalists Bobbi, Brittni, and Kyla boast organic, three-part harmonies influenced by classic country, gospel, and Motown. The Heels have won BCCMA awards and just released their latest song “Catch & Release” with Aaron Pritchett. Come see them play at Camelot Vineyards. 

Over the Rainbow – A Tribute to Old Hollywood

Fri., Aug. 13, 5:30 PM
The Vibrant Vine Winery
3240 Pooley Rd, Kelowna, BC

Timeless, elegant and sexy, “Over the Rainbow” celebrates the magic of the music and the movies of The Golden Age of Hollywood. The Vibrant Vine loves hosting concerts and shows at the winery! During the warmer months, grab a lawn chair, sit back and relax with a glass of VV wine while listening to local musicians.

Kelowna Comedy Presents Alex Mackenzie

Sat., Aug. 14, 8:00 PM
Dakoda’s Pub
1574 Harvey Ave UPSTAIRS, Kelowna, BC

Kelowna Comedy presents Alex Mackenzie on Saturday, August 14th at Dakoda’s Pub. Alex has been a part of Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, the Hungry for Laughs Comedy Tour, and more. He is also the creator of Comedy Night in Canada, an online comedy show. 

80’s Mix Tape

Wed., Aug. 25, 7:00
Island Stage, Waterfront Park
Kelowna, BC

City of Kelowna’s Parks Alive! is hosting an 80’s music themed event. The showe is on from 7:00 to 7:45 at the Island Stage. Dress up in your favorite 80’s wear! David Bowie, Prince, Whitney Houston, Journey, AC/DC, the B-52s—who do YOU hope to hear?

CBC’s The Debaters: Live Recording

Sat., Aug. 28, 2:00 PM
Mary Irwin Theatre
421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, BC

The Debaters is the hit CBC Radio show that features Canada’s hottest comedians going toe to toe, debating topics in the news and on the minds of Canadians. This LIVE recording will take place in Kelowna, BC…and you can tune in to watch the magic happen. 

Need somewhere to stay while attending any Kelowna Events August 2021? Contact us at La Casa Cottage Resort for luxury vacation rentals for any group size or budget. 

Kelowna Attractions
May21

There’s a lot to love about Kelowna. Here are some of our favourite Kelowna attractions, sites, and hot spots.   

The Beaches  

Kelowna boasts plenty of luscious sandy beaches along Okanagan Lake. You can visit Rotary Beach, Boyce-Gyro Beach, Hot Sands Beach, Strathcona Beach Park, and more. There’s even a dog-friendly beach down along Lakeshore Road by Cedar Creek Park.   

The Wineries   

The Okanagan Valley is known for its delicious wine—as well as the wineries that make them. Most wineries welcome guests to stop by for a tasting and learning session. Local wine tours will even coordinate transportation for your group between 4 or 5 wineries throughout one afternoon.   

The Parks  

Kelowna offers beachfront parks, off-leash dog parks, forested parks, playground parks—everything you could want when enjoying the outdoors for a day. Knox Mountain Park is great for hiking trails while Kelowna City Park has a waterpark and open-air summer market.   

UBC-O Campus   

UBC-O is surrounded by beautiful hilly landscape and lightly forested slopes. Students can study here, the public can attend events here, and visitors are free to wander the grounds and enjoy the sights and sounds.   

Kasugai Gardens   

Kasugai Gardens is a Japanese garden established in 1987 as a token of solidarity with Kelowna’s sister city Japan (Kasugai). The garden has lanterns, pathways, plants, trees, and a pond; unique elements include a bamboo fountain, picturesque bridges, and colourful Koi fish. The garden is definitely something unique amongst all the different Kelowna attractions. 

The Hiking Trails   

Kelowna has dozens and dozens of hiking trails available to the public, including those found on Knox Mountain and Crawford Falls. You can enjoy the trails year-round and also choose different hikes according to difficulty level to make sure your whole family can participate.   

The Golf Courses  

Despite being a bustling city, Kelowna makes space for plenty of expansive golf courses and golf clubs. Golf enthusiasts should check out Kelowna Springs Golf Club, Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club, Black Mountain Golf Club. Okanagan Golf Club – Quail Course, and Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy.  

The Coffee Shops  

Kelowna has plenty of local coffee shops that serve and a community hub as well as provide delicious drinks and snacks. There are plenty to choose from but visitors can’t go wrong visiting one of Bean ScenePulp Fiction Coffee House, or Marmalade Cat Café (sorry, cats not included).   

The Summer Markets   

Kelowna has farmers’ markets and fresh fruit and vegetable stands galore. You can also visit City Park in the summertime to find an open-air market filled with jewelry, summer clothes, accessories, trinkets, and even entertainment acts like music or plays. 

La Casa Resort   

Big, sterile hotel chains are so blah. As a tourist hub, Kelowna offers visitors a broad choice of where they want to say. For example, a luxury lakeside vacation cottage with access to a pool, BBQs, outdoor seating, and firepits. Contact us at La Casa Cottages and ask about rental availability this summer.  

What do you love about Kelowna? Let us know when you visit using the hashtag #LaCasaCottages on Instagram and Facebook. 

 

May Events in Kelowna
May03

Looking for something to do in the Okanagan this spring? Here are 7 May events in Kelowna happening this year. 

1) Tour & Taste Okanagan’s Wine Country 

May 02 – all day
Various locations throughout the Kelowna area

Tour the Okanagan’s beautiful wine country with a friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. Your wine tour will include complimentary pick up and drop off in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. This tour operates daily and features tastings at Volcanic Hills, The Hatch, Off The Grid, Indigenous World, and Rollingdale. 

2) Jodi B Concert 

May 06, 6PM – 8PM
The Vibrant Winery – 3240 Pooley Road, Kelowna B.C.

From live looping on the streets to performing at international festivals, Jodie B conducts the sound of a smoky blues bar in the electronic future. She orchestrates through a purple bass, a Fender Tele. and a 6 key harmonica belt, often performing alongside her sister Nique Blue, with mandolin, saxophone and guitar. 

The Vibrant Winery will also be featuring other guests throughout the month:

  • Major Manbo, Fri May 14 – 6:00pm 
  • KINGA Jazz, Fri May 21st – 5:30pm
  • Melissa Livingstone, Thur May 27th – 6:00pm 

3) Wine & Seafood Bar culinary pairing and Jazz Experience

May 08, 5PM – 7PM
Grizzli Winery – 2550 Boucherie Road, Kelowna B.C. 

Snag a limited spot at the Grizzli Winery fireside for an enhanced wine and food pairing experience with Shucked Oyster Co’s Seafood Bar and Jazz background music.

4) Mother’s Day Dinner 

May 09, 6PM
Mission Hill Winery – 1730 Mission Hill Road, Kelowna B.C.

This Mother’s Day, celebrate with a spectacular dinner seated in Mission Hill Winery’s stunning outdoor Loggia. Your experience begins with an Exhilaration Sparkling Rosé. Executive Sous Chef Adam Vaughn and his culinary team will then prepare an unforgettable, four-course dinner, paired with wines hand-picked by our Sommelier. 

5) Survivorman Nature Fest

May 09, 11AM – 4PM
Okanagan College – 1000 K. L. O. Rd, Kelowna, BC

This event is an environmental music festival featuring Les Stroud – AKA Survivorman. Les Stroud will also be performing a private concert Saturday evening for adults and hosting a Survivorman Hike on Sunday. There are limited spots available so be sure to sign up for this free event. 

6) Kelowna Lobster Fest

May 14, 2021 6PM – 11PM
The Canadian Brewhouse, 3030 Pandosy St. #130, Kelowna B.C.

Tickets are only $39.99 and include lobster, Caesar salad, baked mac and cheese, and garlic toast. Call the location to book your reservation or reserve online. COVID safety guidelines will be in effect all night. 

7) Tomato & Basil Festival 

May 23, 10AM – 5PM
The Kelowna Flower Farm – 3683 Berard Road, Kelowna B.C.

Browse a large selection of herbs with an unmatched assortment of basils while you enjoy fresh salsa and Latin music. There will be 20 varieties of tomato plants for sale, including heirloom tomatoes and “Sweetheart of the Patio”, a compact container variety.

Follow us at La Casa Cottages for ongoing event details, adventure blogs, and luxury vacation rentals.

Please contact the venue or host for current details regarding COVID safety measures and/or unexpected cancellations. 

Kelowna Events
Mar12

Spring has sprung and people everywhere are looking for a socially distanced opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the budding sunshine. Here are # events in Kelowna that you can check out this month. 


  1. ArtiFACT or ArtiFICTION

When: March 12-15, 19-20, 22, 26-27, 29
Where: Okanagan Heritage Museum  

Put on by the Okanagan Heritage Museum, this family-friendly event lets visitors test their knowledge of history, fashion, medicine, music, osteology, and more. Explore the museum’s artifact collection in an immersive trivia “board game” for individuals or small social-bubble groups. 


  1. SparklingHigh Tea at Summerhill  

When: March 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 
Where: Summerhill Pyramid Winery – Bistro 

Book a spot between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM at the Summerhill bistro to enjoy organic savoury bites, house-made scones and croissants with seasonal preserve and clotted cream, assorted mini pastries, artisanal TWG Tea, and a complimentary glass of their Cipes Brut. 


  1. Myra Canyon Adventure Spring Break Camp

When: March 13
Where: Myra Canyon Adventure Park (Kelowna Concierge Shuttle available) 

This Spring Break camp is pulling out all the stops, health-safety-wise. Sanitation and masks are mandatory, and kids are separated into socially distanced groups for the extent of the trip. The action-packed day includes rope courses, outdoor survival skill training, team-building games, and more.  


  1. Born to be Wild: Make a Mason Bee Home

When: March 17, 27 
Where: Laurel Square (outside) 

This is a drop-in, by donation event that anyone can take part in. Participants will learn about wild bees in the Okanagan, including where they live and what exactly is a “super pollinator”! Bring along a 1L cardboard milk carton to make a mason bee house for you to keep.  


  1. Basically Ella – Cut Crease Makeup Lesson (online)

When: March 22, 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Where: Online 

Drag queen and makeup artist, Ella Lamoureux, teaches how to perfect the cut crease eye makeup look by breaking things down into a simple step-by-step experience. This online event requires a Unicorns.live subscription but you get access to a whole host of fun events. 


  1. Okanagan Virtual Wedding Fair

When: March 27, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Hosted online by Sherpa Group Events 

This annual event connects wedding parties with local Okanagan vendors, from stylists to wineries, wedding venues to florists. Check out speaker sessions to get some tips from those in the wedding biz. YOu’ll also have a chance to play games and win some prizes.  


  1. WatercolourWorkshop 

When: March 28
Where: The Vibrant Vine Winery  

Grab a complimentary glass of your favourite Vibrant Vine wine and join professional artist Janice Keirstead for a lesson on watercolour basics. This class is appropriate for all skill levels. All materials (paint, brushes, paper) will be provided by the venue.  

Looking to spend some time in Kelowna this summer? La Casa Cottages has luxury cottages available for couples, small groups, and families 

halloween
Oct25

Halloween Events in Kelowna

Boo! It’s nearly Halloween! Are you ready for the spooktacular events happening in Kelowna? Here’s some family-friendly fun that you won’t want to miss!

Halloween Nightwings

Don’t miss this all-ages adventure! Learn and discover who is flying around the Okanagan at night in this not-very-scary Halloween event.

October 29 |3:00pm – 6:00pm | Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue

When Death Comes Calling: A Cemetery Tour

Take a spooky tour through a cemetery and learn true stories about Kelowna’s “dead.” Registration is required for this new event.

November 1 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Avenue

Field of Screams

The theme for this year’s chilling corn maze is “Once Upon A Nightmare.” Expect twists on classic fairytales like Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. How long will it take you to escape the clutches of the Queen of Hearts?

Select dates during October 25–31, 2019 | Gates open at 6:00pm, mazes open at 7:00pm | O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon

Kettle Valley Halloween Terror Train

The Halloween train for 2019! Catch a ride on the train at 5:00pm (family friendly) or 7:30pm on October 25, 26 & 27th. The train takes a journey on the only preserved section of this historic railway so reservations are a must! Duration is 60 minutes.

October 25–27, 2019 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm | Kettle Valley Steam Railway, 18404 Bathville Road

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Are you planning to join these spooky events in Kelowna but haven’t decided on accommodation yet? We can help you find your perfect cottage; please call our reservations line on 1-888-226-5566 or email rentals@lacasacottageresort.com!

By Natsumi Matsumoto