Festivals Kelowna is a non-profit society that produces free, arts based outdoor programs and events that are all ages appropriate, family friendly, and appeal to a wide variety of tastes and interests.
Our events include the weekly concert series "Parks Alive!", the "Kelowna Buskers Program", our community's annual "Celebrate Canada Day – Kelowna" festivities, and our new First Night event "New York New Year's Eve" family celebration. We introduced 2 fun new programs in 2015 including "Pianos in the Parks" where we placed 5 pianos in downtown locations available for everyone to play, and "Arts on the Avenue", a visual arts festival. We also present "Buskers on Bernard" in mid-August as part of our Kelowna Buskers Program.
We proudly work with the City of Kelowna, our major funder and a key supporter of community-focused, accessible, cultural festivals and events to animate our parks and public spaces.
What we believe in
Connecting our community through festivals and events.
Festivals Kelowna will produce and develop community-focused, accessible and diverse events.
We work with the following Businesses and Organizations
Employees from these businesses volunteer with us:
Causes we care about
Arts & Culture
The effect volunteers can make
150 Hours Volunteered = 1 free, accessible event for the community to celebrate New Years
Celebrate Canada Day the Canadian way! Become a Canada Day Event Host! https://kelowna.cioc.ca/voluntee...Festivals Kelowna Greet residents & visitors with a smile and make sure they’re stocked up on free Canada Day swag. Perfect for seasoned volunteers, groups of friends and even newcomers looking to break into the volunteer world!
Perks include: Free Volunteer Shirt, entry into draw for Okanagan Prize Pack and post-event Volunteer Social.
It’s a #Canada150 piano in the park!! Sometimes doing good means changing the physical landscape. It’s been cool to see these pianos in Kelowna bring people together, create community interaction and celebrate local art and music. This is an initiative by Festivals Kelowna in partnership with the City of Kelowna, Disney Interactive and Keystone Music, with support from ambassadors like Kelowna Museums Society. Very cool!
Looking to do some volunteer "work" that will be more fun than your average day at the beach?
Festivals Kelowna "Arts on the Avenue" is a one day, arts-focused, outdoor event celebrating and promoting our local visual arts community on July 28. This FUNKY EVENT features various elements relating to visual arts including opportunities for retail sales, art exhibitions, demos, and performance art installations. The event also includes LIVE MUSIC and a fun interactive community art project. Anyone who signs up to volunteer in the month of July for any of the events listed on the City of Kelowna Outdoor Events page is eligible to win a $50 gift certificate at your favourite eatery! Take a look at upcoming opportunities https://volinspire.com/organizat...
City of Kelowna Outdoor Events would like to announce that Tatiana Creusot is the winner of the June Volinspire sign up draw! Tatiana is a newcomer to the Okanagan and volunteered for Boyd Autobody & Glass Father's Day Car Show and for Festivals Kelowna Canada Day Celebration. "Moving to Kelowna inspired me to take part in the community and drew me in to how beautiful it is and I just wanted to give back. I had so much fun being out doors meeting new people and I can't wait to do more in this community". We are doing another draw for a $50 Gift Certificate at your favourite eatery for all those that sign up in the month of July for any of the events listed on our page. See link for a list of upcoming events https://volinspire.com/organizat...
Can't find anyone to go to Festivals Kelowna Canada Day Celebration with? How about coming as a volunteer? Its a great way to meet people, have fun and you will be at front row advantage to all the festivities! Sign up now https://volinspire.com/event/152