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
Knox Mountain Hillclimb
When: Saturday, May 16 to Sunday, May 17
Where: Knox Mountain Park
The Knox Mountain Hillclimb is taking place from Saturday, May 16 to Sunday, May 17. Only ticket holders will have access to Knox Mountain Park during the weekend. There will be limited public access to the park and dog park on Friday, May 15 and Monday, May 18 to safely accommodate the set-up and tear-down of the event.
The off-leash dog park and tennis courts will be closed throughout the weekend. Dog owners are encouraged to visit one of the other eight off-leash dog parks in Kelowna.
There will be parking restrictions on the north side of Broadway Avenue from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 15 to accommodate the set-up vehicles.
Public access to Paul’s Tomb will be available through Poplar Point Drive.
For more information on the event, visit knoxmtnhillclimb.ca.
May Days and May Days Parade
When: May 14 to May 18
The 56th annual Rutland May Days is taking place Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17. To accommodate the event, Roxby parking lot will be closed from May 14 at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on May 18. Roxby Road will also be closed during the event to accommodate pedestrian traffic between Centennial Park and the Roxby parking lot.
The annual parade will be on Saturday, May 16 with rolling road closures in effect from approximately 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Rutland Recreation Park parking lot on Hartman Road. Rutland Road North between Hartman Road and Centennial Park will be closed, with rolling closures in effect from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to accommodate the parade. A detour route will be clearly marked for motorists.
Traffic control personnel will be visible along the affected residential streets. Motorists may experience minor disruptions and are advised to plan their routes accordingly to avoid delays.
There will also be a partial lot closure in the Rutland Recreation Park parking lot on Hartman Road effective from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 16.
Shepherd Road Transit Exchange will be closed on May 16 from approximately 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to accommodate the dispersal of the parade floats. The #14 Black Mountain scheduled to stop at the exchange during this time will be temporarily re-routed. During this same period, bus stops on Rutland Rd North between Highway 33 and McCurdy Road will out of service as routes #10 North Rutland, #8 University and #11 South Rutland are detoured. Visit bctransit.com under Kelowna for route and schedule information.
Glenmore Footprint Days
When: May 19 - 22, 5 -7 p.m.
Where: Glenmore Neighbourhood and Downtown
Glenmore Elementary School will kick-off its annual Glenmore Footprint days on Tuesday, May 19. The four-day event promotes active living and walking as a method of active transportation. From May 19 to 21, the walk routes will begin at Glenmore Elementary, 960 Glenmore Drive. New for this year, the May 22 the walk route will take place downtown, starting at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Motorists are asked to watch for increased pedestrian traffic along Glenmore neighbourhood roadways between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and be aware that minor delays at road crossings may occur.