September is here! With the crazy & fast-paced summer --- is it really over or can we postpone Fall for one more month? I think the answer is yes! I've curated a collection of local events that you and your family can attend through September!
Every Wednesday & Saturday 8am-1pm
Kelowna Farmer's Market & Crafter's Market
Springfield Road and Dilworth Drive
The farmer's market is still in FULL swing and you can stop by each week and enjoy all the local produce and artizans that Kelowna has to offer! The farmer's market this year is bigger and better than ever- featuring some of my favorite stands like Mother Love Kombucha, Flavor Kitchen Perogies & Bean Boy Salsa! Who do you love at the farmer's market?!
Okanagan Innovation Centre 5:00PM - 6:30PM
This is a great event to help get your children involved in the community while teaching them all the reasons why they should be giving back! 100 or more children in Kelowna will get together and learn about local charities and help make a difference. The kick off party is on September 13th, but the event will happen throughout October!
September 17th, 2017
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Kelowna City Park
This family friendly event brings award winning ribbers from across the country to serve up their best ribs. Visitors will enjoy live music and entertainment, a variety of vendors and a Kids Zone. A beer garden will available throughout the event’s operating hours as well. I have heard great reviews about this event and I hope to eat some ribs at it this year!
Did you know that we are surrounded by so many talented Okanagan Artists? They have just recently produced an amazing gallery display and it's a must see! There is also one more event Thursday, September 14, 7 to 9 pm
Head to the gallery for a Quick Talks-style panel discussion with members of the Okanagan’s art and tech community.
Also for a more family event, the Kelowna art Gallery also offers Family Sundays - see here!
The Kelowna Curling Club
Now in Kelowna, Hopscotch is the West Coast's long-running superior premium Scotch, Whisky and Beer festival is now the biggest combined Whisky and Beer festival across all of Canada. The main event, the Grand Tasting Hall, has grown from 250 people to over 6000, including connoisseurs from all over the world and those of the highest level of trade.
Each year the festival improves it's educational component by giving enthusiasts the opportunity to learn, sip, and taste only the highest quality of liquors and premium beers. With more than 300 products available to taste, sample and discover — don’t miss this unique occasion of being able to truly experience some of your favorite brands and their world renowned brand ambassadors.
This event is definitely a reason to branch out of your comfort zone with friends and find some new drinks of choice!
Saturday September 23, 2017
12-3pm at various local restaurants and cafes
This is a local must-do! The Taste of Downtown is a self-guided walking tour of Downtown Kelowna's restaurants, pubs and cafes on Saturday September 23, 2017 from 12pm-3pm. What better way to celebrate the variety and diversity of Downtown Kelowna's 90-plus eateries and drinkeries than by making the acquaintance of a couple dozen free delicious samples*? All you have to do is visit 5 stores and get 5 stamps while you are making your way downtown and then submit your passport! Winner is announced on the 28th ! Good Luck!
What are you getting up to during the month of September in our beautiful Okanagan Valley!
Tell me on my facebook post in the comments!
- Lorraine Penfound