Meet Me on Bernard will return to downtown Kelowna this summer and it’s expanding its reach.
The program that runs from July 1 to Sept. 5, creating a pedestrian mall through several blocks of Bernard Avenue that features outdoor dining, plenty of local retail, live music, public art and more, is looking for a way to engage small businesses, artists and even non-profit organizations so they can take their passion programs to the street.
“Meet Me on Bernard reimagines Kelowna’s main street as a vibrant platform for community connection,” Chris Babcock, event development supervisor for the City of Kelowna, said in a press release.
“By giving local organizations, business owners and individuals a chance to share their work directly with residents and visitors, the pop-up program enlivens the street while building community and supporting the resiliency of downtown businesses.”
Applications can be submitted for pop-ups with positive, family-oriented activities.
Ideas include staging a fashion show to show off merchandise, running a fitness class or demonstrating a unique skill.
Successful applicants will get access to a 10-foot-by-20-foot stretch of road to host an event of their choice. Pop-ups will be located along the 400 and 500 blocks of Bernard Avenue.
Pop-ups can be scheduled Monday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m., 4 to 8 p.m. or noon to 8 p.m. For more information on the pop-up program and how to apply, visit meetmeonbernard.com/get-involved.