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3 Distinctly Okanagan August Events Near Kelowna Hotels

August 14, 2014 | by Christina Van

 

Field of lavender

Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm in Kelowna, situated on lavender fields overlooking Okanagan Lake is home to Lavender Discovery Days throughout August.

Source: Kelowna Juicy Tips

The Okanagan is home to some of the most stunning countryside in BC, and all of it is easily and conveniently accessible from many centrally located Kelowna hotels. To get the most out of your next family vacation, check out these three distinctly Okanagan festivals and see for yourself what all the excitement is about.

 

Lavender Discovery Days

When you first step out of your car when you first arrive at the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, your senses will immediately discover the intoxicating scent of lavender.

While breathing in this beautifully aromatic scent, take a self-guided tour through the 60 different types of lavender, attend an aromatherapy workshop or a wreath-building class, pick a stunning bouquet to take home with you, and browse through the quaint gift shop. During Lavender Discovery Days, held throughout August, spend a full day discovering and enjoying Lavender.

 

Okanagan Feast of Fields

Patrons sitting around enjoying the Okanagan Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is one culinary event you don’t want to miss.

Source: Scout Magazine

Brought to you by Farm Folk City Folk, Feast of Fields is a festival specifically created to celebrate local restaurants that support our local farmers and vineyards. This wonderful culinary event, held Aug. 17, is a four-hour festival that takes place at the Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm this year.

Hop on the bus, leaving from various locations close to many Kelowna hotels, and spend the next four hours sipping local wines and sampling delicious local cuisine before returning back to your hotel via bus. With so many reasons to celebrate sustainable relationships that support the Okanagan valley, the Feast of Fields is a must-see event.

 

32nd Annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon

Marathoners running up the beach at the Apple Triathalon

Come watch the best of the best athletes perform at the 32nd annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon.

Source: Kelowna Now

If your family is full of little athletes, head over to the 32nd annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon  Aug. 16 for all the competitive athletic action. Swimming, running, and cycling, these athletes come from around the country to compete for a spot in the Olympic and sprint races at the 2015 world championships in Chicago.

With different age classes, this full-day event is perfect for participating, watching, or just getting motivated to slap the pavement with your newly purchased running shoes.

If you missed this race, check out this list of upcoming events to work your competitive side!

 

For one of the more well known distinctly Okanagan activities near Kelowna hotels, take a look at our post Okanagan Wine Tour Tips: Kelowna Hotel’s Sip-Savvy Advice, and take advantage of the beautiful wine country in the sunny Okanagan.

 

When looking for centrally located pet-friendly Kelowna hotels, consider the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel & Suites, offering wine-tour packages, free breakfast, access to a mineral pool and hot tub, and more.

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