July 13, 2016
The sun is out and so are the kids. It’s summertime in the Okanagan, and we’ve got a list of 5 family-friendly events taking place near centrally located hotels in Kelowna. Not only will these events keep your little ones entertained during summer break, but you’ll enjoy them too.
If your kids are between the ages of 8 and 17, this is the perfect event for you and your family. The Canadian Pilots and Owners Association (COPA) and the Vernon Flying Club are offering free introductory flights. On July 16, let your kiddos learn what it feels like to control the cockpit and soar over Vernon. If your little one isn’t quite old enough to fly a plane, don’t worry, there are Barrel Aeroplane rides available for budding aviators.
On Sunday July 17, grab the family and head on over to the Fintry Manor House. It’s located steps away from many centrally located hotels in Kelowna. With access to live music, tours, and family-friendly fare, this is one event perfect for the entire family. You can even bring the fur babies along!
Spend the day among family and friends while taking in music, food, activities, and great deals. This block party has it all. The downtown streets will be closed down to traffic and lined with over 140 vendors. From dog agility shows to Reggae bands, you’ll be pleased to find that there’s a little something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind block party held on July 23rd.
Take advantage of the warm summer evenings by bringing the entire family outside to a movie night. At the Kelowna City Park on August 18, take in a family-friendly movie on a giant inflatable screen. There will also be games, activities, and a concession available to keep young minds and bodies occupied while waiting for the movie to start. Grab a lawn chair, a blanket, and your favourite people and head on over to this unique event.
If you’ve got a little artist on your hands, this is an event you need to attend weekly. Every Sunday beginning July 3 and running until August 28, you and your littles can take a tour of the Kelowna Art Gallery before sitting down to a fun hands-on art session. From creating dog sculptures to making stamps out of apples, you can encourage your kiddos’ creative abilities while having fun yourself.
Looking for more ways to entertain the kids while burning up some of their unstoppable (and desirable) energy? Take a hike! Check out our previous post for some of the best trails in the Okanagan: 5 Hiking Trails Near Hotels Kelowna Outdoor Enthusiasts Love.
If you and your family are searching for hotels in Kelowna close to all the family-fun action, check out the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites. We offer competitive room rates, a pool that the little ones will love, and a grassy courtyard suitable for playing and picnicking in. Call us to reserve your room: 1-888-860-1212
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