May 13, 2019
Fun for the Whole Family: Summer Events Near Hotels in Kelowna
The car’s loaded up, the kids are buckled in, and you’re ready to hit the road. The Okanagan Valley awaits! If you’ve booked your stay at one of the hotels in Kelowna and are looking for ways to keep everyone entertained during your time here, we’ve got you covered.
From bowling under black lights to strolling through the local Farmer’s Market, here are some of the best family-friendly events Kelowna has to offer:
After a day of sunning yourselves under the hot Okanagan sun, head indoors and relax in a dark, air-conditioned alley. McCurdy Bowling is offering cosmic bowling every Friday and Saturday night.
Do your littles love hands-on activities? The Kelowna Art Gallery is open to all members of the family every Sunday. Here you’ll get to experience arts and crafts, helpful instruction, and age-appropriate activities. Each Sunday features a different theme, like repurposed postcard collages, watercolour painting, and dip-dyed tote bags.
Cool Car Show
If you find yourselves staying at a hotel in Kelowna during Father’s Day weekend, you may want to check out the Annual Boyd Autobody & Glass Father’s Day Charity Car Show. Besides endless rows of beautiful cars (and boats and trucks and motorcycles!), this event also promises live entertainment and a Kids Zone.
The Farmers' Market
The Kelowna Farmers & Crafters Market is the perfect place to spend a day wandering through booths offering everything from live music to fresh produce to handmade gifts and crafts. If you’re staying at a hotel in Kelowna on June 22, head to the market which will be celebrating their 24th birthday with cupcakes, balloons, and so much more.
Canada Day in Kelowna
Each year, Downtown Kelowna is home to an annual, free community festival. Celebrate Canada Day – Kelowna offers cake, concerts, 18 different food vendors, a bazaar, marketplace, and oodles more. There are tons of activities for kids too. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in Kelowna on July 1, this event is an absolute must-do.
The Block Party
On July 13, visitors and locals will flood Downtown Kelowna to experience culture, art, food, shopping and entertainment. Bernard Avenue will be closed to traffic, so party-goers can experience everything the event has to offer. Whether you’re looking to enjoy live music or a quick bite, the Downtown Kelowna Block Party is an excellent choice for every member of the family.
Although an event called Ciderfest may seem like an adult-only affair, it’s not. Big White Ski Resort puts on this well-attended event annually, and visitors of every age are in attendance. Besides booths offering some of the Okanagan’s best ciders, there’s also live entertainment, an apple bobbing station, a craft market, oversized games. Plus, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking.
Have a family of hikers? Our previous post points out some of the best hiking trails in Kelowna: Okanagan Nature Adventure: Places to Hike Near Kelowna Accommodations.
After a full day of exploring and enjoying some family-friendly events in Kelowna, retreat to Comfort Suites Kelowna. As one of the top hotels in Kelowna, we offer high-quality service, super comfortable accommodations, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and a pool with a kid-friendly waterslide and hot tub.