okanagan Events

Saturday January 19th, 2019

Robbie Burns Supper

Jan 19

This event is a fundraiser for the Penticton Scottish Festival, complete with dinner, dancing, and a lot of entertainment! Also includes a silent auction with some awesome items! Doors open with Cocktails at 4:30 pm Burns Supper at 6:00 pm (Including vegetarian option) Entertainment all night by Emily McDonald’s school of Highland Dance, Vale United… Full details 

Parkinson Disease Presentation

Jan 22

Parkinson Disease Presentation This workshop provides a clear explanation of the changes in the brain which cause the disease. Signs and symptoms are discussed and treatment options are examined. DATE: January 22, 2019 TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm WHERE: White Valley Community Hall, 2250 Shields Avenue COST: FREE PRESENTERS: Dr. John Wheeldon, Retired Family… Full details 

Downtown Kelowna After 5

Jan 23

The Downtown After 5 hosted by the Kelowna Rockets is returning on January 23rd from 5pm-7pm at Manhattan Point Restaurant. Food and wine? Check. Networking with great people? Absolutely. Prizes? If you’re lucky. Best networking event of your life? We won’t deny that possibility. With attendance ranging from 250-300 people, these events give Kelowna’s business… Full details 

Speakeasy Latin Evenings at The Vibrant Vine

Jan 25

The Vibrant Vine presents An Underground Latin Evening, hosted by Major Mambo. Join us January 25th from 5.30pm – 8pm for a speakeasy style evening of Latin Music, wine and good vibes! We will have our fully serviced bar open all evening for you to enjoy whilst listening to these incredibly talented musicians. Tickets $20… Full details 

Alex Zerbe: The Professional Zaniac

Jan 25

Friday January 25, 2019 – 6:30 ALEX ZERBE: THE PROFESSIONAL ZANIAC ​Family ShowTime Series With the energy of 1,000 suns, Alex Zerbe moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music and magic are just a few of the things that led Piers Morgan of… Full details 

Wine and Scarf Marbling Class

Jan 26

Come join us for a fabulous fun night making your own one-of-a-kind water marbled silk scarf. With a glass or two of wine in hand, you will be the creator! Choose your colours and we will walk you through how to apply the paint and achieve your perfect design. No need to be an artist…. Full details 

Okanagan Jazz and Blues 2019 Kick Off Gala

Jan 26

Okanagan Jazz and Blues Society is proud to present the 2019 concert series kick off Gala, featuring Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Sherman ‘ The Tank’ Doucette and the Anna Jacyszyn Trio, on January 26th, 2019 at the Kelowna Forum. There will be dancing, beer/wine and appetizers. Tickets are $35 each. The 2019 concert series dates… Full details 

Singles Club Dance

Jan 26 Music event Music

Dance to live music by “Heart of Gold” on Jan. 26/19 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelowna. Doors Open: 6:30 Dance: 7:30 – 11:30 pm Bar, Refreshments, Snacks. Admission: $10.00 Everyone Welcome. For more info call: 250-762-6907 or 250-766-3732 Full details 

Home Decor Closet Cleanout

Jan 27

This is your chance to find great deals on new to you home decor! Cushions, vases, lamps, art, and many more! Owners will be selling their own unneeded home decor items. Jan 27th, 2019 at the Laurel Packinghouse from 10am to 2pm. If you would like to book a table to sell your home decor…go… Full details 

Kelowna and District Genealogical Society

Jan 28 Other event Events

Family History Forums Join us for an evening of Genealogy learning and sharing at our monthly history forums. These are free events hosted by the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society in partnership with the Okanagan Regional Library. We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the main floor meeting room at the downtown Kelowna Library…. Full details 

Ballet Kelowna Presents Winter – February 1, 2019

Feb 1

Ballet Kelowna ushers in the New Year with its presentation of Winter: a refreshing mixed program at the Kelowna Community Theatre on February 1, 2019 at 7:30pm. A fervent, up-tempo response to the season’s icy chill, Winter features the tango-inspired world premiere of Cuatro Estaciones from Ballet Kelowna’s visionary Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando,… Full details 

Meaghan Blanchard House Concert

Feb 3

Meaghan Blanchard’s recent album, The Great Escape, released in 2018, was such an important project that she put her wedding dress (one of her most cherished possessions} up for sale in order to get it completed. Raised by a family of musicians in the rolling hills of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Meaghan came by music… Full details 

KSS Presents: Music Showcase 2019

Feb 4

KSS Music Department presents “Music Showcase 2019” Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM First Lutheran Church – 4091 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC An evening to delight and entertain you with KSS International Award Winning Choirs, Jazz Bands, and Jazz Combos. Monday, February 4th come enjoy the sounds of Ms. Sheila French’s… Full details 

The 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Feb 5 - Mar 12

34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 5th, 2019 Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure, boost recognition, and promote career growth. The 2019 competition awards are valued… Full details 

Bone Density Screening Test

Feb 6

DATE: February 6, 2019 TIME: 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. PLACE: Lumby Health Centre 2135 Norris Avenue, Lumby COST: Financially supported by Lumby Pharmacy What is a bone density screening test? Osteoporosis—a disease of dangerously fragile bones—can sneak up on you. That’s because it doesn’t cause any symptoms. People usually don’t know they have it until… Full details 

Sweet Nothings Silent Auction

Feb 8

Pick up the perfect Valentine’s gift for that special someone or yourself at the Sweet Nothings Silent Auction on Friday, February 8th. Paintings, pottery and other works from local artisans will be auctioned. The event, a partnership between the Summerland Community Arts Council and the Summerland Montessori School, runs from 7 to 9:30 pm at… Full details 

2019 Spring Lantern Festival

Feb 9

Featuring: Chinese New Year dinner(Supplied by Grand 88); stage performance; multicultural lantern display; lantern riddles/calligraphic booth/games for children; door prizes Admission: $20/person. $12/kid between 5-11. Free for kids under 5 Visit our website http://www.occabc.ca for online order and ticket sale sites Full details 

Singles Club Dance

Feb 9 Music event Music

Valentine’s “Red & White” Dance. Dance to live music by “Sierra” on Feb. 9/19 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1380 Bertram Street, Kelowna. Doors Open: 6:30 Dance: 7:30 – 11:30 pm Bar, Refreshments, Snacks. Admission: $10.00 Everyone Welcome. For more info call: 250-762-6907 or 250-766-3732 Full details 

Kelowna 4 Love

Feb 14

This Valentine’s Day, be a part of the first annual Kelowna 4 Love event at the beautiful Sandhill Wines winery downtown! 23 lucky couples will have a free private wedding of their dreams, with live music during intimate ceremonies officiated and stunning wedding photography to remember it all! The wedding day will also include the… Full details 

Duo Fortin-Poirier

Feb 15

Friday February 15, 2019 – 7:30 DUO FORTIN-POIRIER South Okanagan Concert Society Since their inception in 2005, Duo Fortin-Poirier have made waves both in Canada and abroad, garnering scholarships, prizes, and other distinctions. Very active on the North American scene, in 2008 they premiered Vingt doigts et un piano, the first classical concert to be… Full details 

Mainly for Women Trade Show

Feb 16

Celebrate women in business! Take in a workshop! This event has been enjoyed by both men and women in the South Okanagan for 26 years! Vendors offer their wares and/or services with everything from financial investments, jewelry, skin products, insurance needs, food, crafts, art displays, fabric arts, and many, many more. Lunch is offered by… Full details 

Skin Conditions & Shingles

Feb 21

Skin Conditions & Shingles DATE: February 21, 2019 TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm WHERE: White Valley Community Hall – 2250 Shields Avenue Lumby, COST: FREE PRESENTERS: Dr. Barss, Family Physician (Lumby Health Centre) Doug Edgar, COSCO Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute 1:00 – 2:00 Shingles – Presented by Dr. Barss Dr. Barss will be… Full details 

Bridge Tournament Fundraiser

Feb 23

Support the Summerland Museum and have fun in this Bridge Tournament fundraiser! There will be a light lunch and prizes. The cost is $15 per person. Participants must preregister by February 18 by contacting info@summerlandmuseum.org or 250-494-9395. Full details 

Singles Club Dance

Feb 23 Music event Music

Dance to live music by “Rocking Horse”@ Royal Canadian Legion, 1380 Bertram St Kelowna, on February 23/19. Doors Open: 6:30 Dance: 7:30 – 11:30 PM Bar, Snacks and Refreshments. Admission: $10.00 Everyone Welcome. For more info call: 250-762-6907 or 250-766-3732 Full details 

Vernon Folk Roots presents The Small Glories

Feb 28

The Small Glories return to Vernon Folk Roots Music Society! Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are hometown girl Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft’s folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an… Full details 

DuffleBag Theatre: Sleeping Beauty

Mar 1

Friday March 1, 2019 – 6:30 SLEEPING BEAUTY: DUFFLEBAG THEATRE Family ShowTime Series Audience members become the stars of the show in this interactive adaptation of the classic fairy tale. While the theatre group brings four actors who are all skilled at improvisation and a trunk full of props and costumes, it’s the audience that… Full details 

CARE Canada Walk In Her Shoes Okanagan 2019

Mar 9

Okanagan Walk In Her Shoes – Saturday, March 9, 2019 Women and girls in developing countries must walk an average of 10,000 steps every day to collect the basics their families need to survive – water, food and firewood. This leaves them little time to get an education or earn an income. CARE Canada’s Walk… Full details 

O-Celli

Mar 29

Friday March 29, 2019 – 7:30 O-CELLI South Okanagan Concerts Society What can sound better than a cello? Eight cellos! Ô-Celli is a musical project, characterized by its originality and dynamic presentation, in the world of classical music. Since its creation in 2010, through the initiative of Sébastien Walnier (Principal Cello of the Théâtre Royal… Full details 

The LYNNes in concert

Mar 30

The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson’s albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015). For THE LYNNeS songs… Full details 

Vernon Folk Roots presents Mary Flower & Doug Cox

Apr 11

Mary Flower’s immense fingerpicking guitar and lap-slide prowess is soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each song’s story. This show also features the incomparable Doug Cox! As Fame Magazine puts it, “Doug Cox has a voice not… Full details 

Axé Capoeira

May 10

Friday May 10, 2019 – 6:30 AXÉ CAPOEIRA Family ShowTime Series Axé Capoeira has performed worldwide since its conception in Brazil, making its Canadian debut at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival in 1990. Featuring traditional capoeira music as well as upbeat Brazilian vocals and instrumentals, performances showcase professional capoeiristas and dancers at the height of… Full details 

Vernon Folk Roots presents Don Alder

Jun 15

As winner of the 2015 Domenic Troiano Guitar Award (CDN), 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Fingerstyle Championships, Don Alder (from Vancouver, BC) has earned his place as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world. Alder’s music also speaks for itself;… Full details 

Downtown Kelowna Block Party

Jul 13

Once a year, we close traffic on Bernard Avenue for the biggest Block Party in the Okanagan. It’s a free community event that fuses culture, art, food, shopping and entertainment, and attracts over 18,000 people Downtown. Over 150 vendors line the street with great deals, children’s activities, dancing, music and lots more. Everyone is invited… Full details 

Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda

Sep 14 - Sep 15

You may not have heard of the Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda, but this ride was created with you in mind! This September 14-15, enjoy a rich community experience as we ride 200km over two days, soak in the beauty of the Okanagan & Shuswap, share incredible meals together, and laugh around the campfire. Connect with… Full details 

Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market

Dec 7

The Downtown Kelowna Winter Street Market returns on December 7, 2019. Come on down to Stuart Park & Water St. to explore the festive market, skate on the Stuart Park ice rink, listen to the live music or even meet the big man in red himself. At the market you can indulge in some festive… Full details