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Outdoor Event Notices

FestivalInformation regarding upcoming outdoor events in Kelowna including any traffic impacts (Road Closures, Parks and Parking Lot Closures, Detours).

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For a complete list of upcoming Outdoor Events held, including information on how to apply for an Outdoor Event permit, check out Outdoor Event Planning.
 
Events will be made available as soon as permits are approved.
 
*Events are subject to change
  




Axel Merckx Youth Development Race

When: August 29-31

Where: Kelowna

What: The Axel Merckx Youth Development Race will be taking place in Kelowna on Friday, August 29 to Sunday, August 31.

Lane closures will be in effect on Saturday, August 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate the event:
• Southbound lane on Ellis Street from Gaston Avenue to Recreation Avenue
• Northbound lane on Richter Street from Gaston Avenue to Recreation Avenue
• Westbound lane on Gaston Avenue from Richter Street to Ellis Street

On-street parking will also be restricted on Saturday, August 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.:
• East side of Ellis Street from Gaston Avenue to Recreation Avenue
• South side of Recreation Avenue from Ellis Street to Richter Street
• West side of Richter Street from Gaston Avenue to Recreation Avenue
• North side of Gaston Avenue from Ellis Street to Richter Street

While there will be no lane closures on Friday, August 29 and Sunday, August 31, motorists are asked to be cautious of cyclists on the roads while driving through South-East Kelowna and to plan their trip accordingly to avoid delays.

For more information about the event, visit amydf.org.



Wine Country Half Marathon

When: Saturday, September 6

Where: East Kelowna, Lower Mission, South Kelowna and Downtown Kelowna

What:
To accommodate the event, parking restrictions, road and lane closures will be in place leading up to and during the event.

Parking restrictions 

  • The Water Street Boat Launch parking lot will be closed to the public from Friday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. to Saturday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. to accommodate event set up, parking and runners approaching the finish line.
  • The Dolphins parking lot will be closed to the public from Friday at 8 a.m. to Saturday at 1 p.m. The parking lot will only be accessible to permitted monthly parkers during this time.
  • On-street parking on Water Street (west side) from Sunset Drive to Cawston Avenue will be restricted on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to accommodate shuttle buses transporting race participants. Vehicles parked along Water Street during this time will be courtesy towed to the City Hall parking lot located on the corner of Ellis Street and Doyle Avenue.

Motorists are asked to be cautious while driving through these areas as runners have the right of way through intersections during the race. RCMP, along with certified flaggers, will serve as traffic control personnel along the race route and all traffic controls and on-site personnel must be observed. 

East Kelowna Road closures (6:30 – 8 a.m.)
Road will remain open for the last runner.

  • Pooley Road to Bemrose Road
  • Reekie Road Bemrose to McCulloch Road
  • MCCulloch Road to Hart Road
  • Hart Road to Todd Road
  • Todd Road from Grantham Road to Saucier Road

Lane closures (6:30 – 8 a.m.)
Roads will reopen following the last runner.
    • Saucier Road from Todd Road to Balldock Road
    • Saucier Road from Swallows Road to Bedford Road (west side)
    • Bedford Road from Saucier Road to Dehart Road (west side)

Lower Mission traffic advisory (8 – 10 a.m.)
Roads will remain open. Motorists are reminded that runners have the right of way through intersections. 
    • Bedford Road to Casorso Road 
    • Casorso Road to Mission Creek Greenway
    • Gordon Drive to Barrera Road
    • Barrera Road to Lakeshore Road
    • Lakeshore Road to Watt Road
    • Watt Road to Walnut Street
    • Walnut Street to Abbott Street

South Kelowna traffic advisory (8 – 10 a.m.)
Roads will remain open. Motorists are reminded that runners have the right of way through intersections. 
    • Abbott Street to Wardlaw Avenue
    • Wardlaw Avenue to Chistleton Avenue
    • Christleton Avenue to Abbott Street
    • Abbott Street to Lake Avenue

For more information about the race and its route, visit destinationraces.com, or download the course and route information PDF.

For transit route and schedule information, visit bctransit.com under Kelowna.


Street Fest

When: Saturday, September 6

Where: Downtown Kelowna

What:
UBCO and Okanagan College are teaming up to provide a free community concert, Street Fest, on Saturday, September 6. The event will start at 3 pm and will end at approximately 8 pm.

To accommodate the event, there will be road closures and parking restrictions in effect on Saturday, September 6 from 2 pm to 8 pm:
      •  Abbott Street (Lawrence Avenue to Bernard Avenue)
      •  Bernard Avenue (Mill Street to Lawrence Avenue)
      •  Mill Street (Queensway Avenue to Bernard Avenue)

Kerry Park parking lot and Mill Street parking lot will also be closed from 11 am to 8 pm.

 

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