May 31, 2016
In the summer, Kelowna thrives. With its stunning beaches, stellar wineries, picturesque links, and numerous events, this holiday hot spot has it all. Not only do the locals love it, but tourists from all over come to stay at Kelowna hotels near airport to experience a taste of Okanagan living.
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to experience Kelowna this summer, check out these 5 must-see events.
Every Wednesday and Saturday, more than 120 vendors set up their booths and showcase their finest produce and products. The Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market possesses the title of largest farmers’ market in BC, and is home to some of the best organic meats and veggies. You’ll also find plenty of handmade pottery, jewelry, soaps, and more.
One of the most impressive things about Kelowna is Okanagan Lake. Stretching nearly 135 kilometres, the lake is nearly the length of the entire valley. What could make the lake even more spectacular? Fireworks.
Kelowna Cruises offers a Canada Day Fireworks Cruise complete with fireworks and a live band. If you’re staying at one of the Kelowna hotels near airport, check to see if they offer complimentary shuttles downtown. That way, you can go straight from your hotel right to the boat.
Find your inner yogi at the Sol-ful Summer Solstice Yoga Event. On Sunday, June 19, join Lake Country’s largest outdoor yoga class at the Beasley Park. With classes and workshops running throughout the entire day, you’ll be able to perfect your warrior poses and master your sun salutations. There’s also a film showing to wrap up your yoga and sun-filled day.
Calling all history buffs! Get to know Kelowna’s colourful history with a tour through the Memorial Park Cemetery. This Cemetery Tour with Bob Hayes, a local historian, will explore the stories of some of Kelowna’s earliest pioneers. Lose yourself in the past during an hour-and-a-half long stroll through the cemetery, and get to know how Kelowna came to be.
This mysterious dinner party is the one of the most prestigious events of the year. The location is kept a secret until just minutes before the party is scheduled to begin. Le Diner en Blanc could be located close to Kelowna hotels downtown, or it could take place in a stunning vineyard outside the downtown core. None of the guests are privy to that knowledge, which adds to the magic and mystique of the event. Clad entirely in white, foodies and cultural enthusiasts bring their own table, chair, gourmet meal, and table setting. This one-of-a-kind event is one for the bucket list.
Whether you’re staying at Kelowna hotels near airport or you’ve lived here your entire life, you definitely won’t want to miss these events.
If you’re looking for a Kelowna hotel close to these amazing events but don’t want to stray too far from downtown, check out our blog post: Complimentary Airport Shuttle: Getting to Kelowna Airport Hotels Just Got Easier.
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