May 14, 2014 | by Christina Van
May long weekend in the Okanagan is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. Summer-like temperatures, clear blue skies, and green grass always make an appearance, bringing with them the fun in the sun that makes tourists from all over BC and Alberta flock to to the city while staying at a Kelowna hotel.
Ripe with fun-filled activities, Kelowna is a hot spot for sun-seeking tourists during the May long weekend. While lying on the beach and soaking up some much-needed Vitamin D is always a popular choice, the city is hosting a range of other unique activities for all ages.
This workshop is a fun four-day painting retreat for the artists in your family. Unwind while painting beautiful vineyards, magnificent mountains, vast stretches of Okanagan blue water, and fruit-filled orchards while receiving a few helpful tips along the way.
The Knox Mountain Hillclimb is an annual event that’s sure to wow all members of the family. Watch skilled drivers defy the rules of the road and climb the windy paved road in a race to beat the best time of 1.37. If you think you and your car have what it takes, or you just want to watch the professionals compete for king-of-the-hill status, head over to Knox Mountain, just a short drive from many Kelowna hotels.
Take your shoes off, let your hair down, and release you inner gypsy at the first-ever Gypsy Music and Art Walk in Lake Country. Booths showcasing art and original wares from local artists accompany soothing music that creates a relaxing and serene experience that’s perfect for all the little gypsies in your family.
Need a little motivation to hit the gym? Take a seat at the awe-inspiring Western Canadian Bodybuilding and Fitness Show and watch the best of the buff show off their perfectly sculpted physiques.
Another great family event is the Annual Rutland May Days. Now in its 55th year, the event kicks off with a parade, followed by a day filled with amusement park rides, live music, concession stands, and more, all for a small fee. The fun starts May 15 and ends May 18.
Interested in making this May long a romantic weekend for two? Take a look at our post: A Romantic Weekend at Kelowna Hotels: Why Not?