Outdoor Event Notices
Information 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
Center of Gravity
When: July 25 - 27
Where: Downtown Kelowna
What: Starting Friday, July 25 through till Sunday, July 27, public access to City Park will be restricted for Center of Gravity. The public washrooms, water park, skateboard park, tennis courts and a portion of Hot Sands Beach will remain open and accessible to the public. Concerts will end nightly at 11 p.m.
Additional closures and restrictions will be in place to accommodate the event:
Beach volleyball courts, basketball court, sports field and a portion of Hot Sands Beach at City Park
Full closure from Wednesday, July 23 to Tuesday, July 29.
City Park lakefront promenade (south end)
Walkway within the event will be closed to the public from July 23 to July 28. Pedestrians are asked to detour around the event using the walkway which runs from the park tunnel, along the south end of the park to Abbott Street.
City Park parking lot
Partial closure from July 21 to 30
Full closure from July 23 to 28
Abbott Street on-street parking between Bernard and Leon Avenues
Restricted parking on the west side of Abbott from July 25-27 to accommodate tour and shuttle bus service for the event.
Twenty-four hour on-street parking restrictions will be implemented in the Abbott neighbourhood (Highway 97 south to Beach Avenue & west of Water Street to the lake) starting Thursday, July 24 until Monday, July 28. On-street parking will be available to valid Resident and Visitor Permit holders only. Ticket and towing will be enforced during this time period.
Abbott Street between Bernard and Leon Avenues, and Bernard Avenue between Abbott and Water Streets
Nightly road closure from July 25-27 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. to accommodate ticket holders exiting City Park.
RCMP will be on site to manage traffic flow.
Shuttle buses are available to ticket holders.
Click here for the Abbott neighbourhood parking restrictions map.
Snowbirds Aerial Show
When: July 30
Where: Downtown Kelowna
What: The Canadian Forces' Snowbirds will showcase their military aerobatic skills over Okanagan Lake on Wednesday, July 30, from approximately 5 - 5:35 p.m. For the best seats in the house, spectators are encouraged to view the show from Kerry Park or Waterfront Park.
There will be no traffic restrictions during this event, but boaters are asked to stay out of the "sterile zone" on Okanagan Lake which will be marked by orange buoys. The Snowbirds will not fly if there are boats inside the sterile zone. Signs will be posted at all boat launches notifying boaters of the restricted zone. RCMP boats will be in the lake to ensure there are no boats in this zone and will be monitoring the area.
The Water Street, Queensway and Sutherland Bay boat launches will be closed from 2 - 6 p.m. Parks Ambassadors will also be stationed at the Cook Street boat launch from 2 - 5 p.m. to direct boaters and provide additional information about the "sterile zone".
Anticipating that there will be increased traffic on Knox Mountain Drive, the road will be closed to incoming traffic from 3 to approximately 6 p.m.; however, vehicles will be able to exit during that time period. Pedestrian access will be maintained.