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
Kelowna Block Party
When: Saturday, August 8
The Downtown Kelowna Association’s annual downtown block party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will end at approximately 4 p.m., with festivities taking place on Bernard Avenue and in Kerry Park.
The following road closures and on-street parking restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
Bernard Avenue (Richter Street to Abbott Street)
Abbott Street (Bernard Avenue to Lawrence Avenue)
Mill Street (Bernard Avenue to alley north of Bernard Avenue)
Ellis Street (Alley north of Bernard Avenue to alley south of Bernard Avenue)
Pandosy Street (Lawrence Avenue to alley north of Bernard Avenue)
St. Paul Street (Bernard Avenue to alley north of Bernard Avenue)
Bertram Street (Safeway entrance to alley north of Bernard Avenue)
Vehicles parked on these streets during the closure will be courtesy towed to the City Hall parking lot or the Lawrence Avenue and Richter Street lot.
In addition, the parking lot at the corner of Mill Street and Kerry Park will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is available at both Chapman Parkade on Lawrence Avenue and the Library Parkade on Ellis Street.
Water Street, Pandosy Street and Richter Street will be open for north and south bound vehicles and transit buses. Drivers are asked to use extra caution in the area due to the high volume of pedestrians on Bernard Avenue.
Transit bus routes #1, #2, #7, #10 and #11 may be rerouted. Visit bctransit.com under Kelowna for route and schedule information.
Service disruptions and traffic delays may occur throughout the day due to road closures. Motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
ALS Cycle of Hope
When: Sunday, August 9
The ALS Canada’s Cycle of Hope ride will take place on Sunday, Aug. 9. Approximately 100 participants will be cycling around Kelowna in order to raise funds and awareness for families living with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Groves Avenue from Tutt Street to Pandosy Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the event’s start-finish line and celebration zone.
Participants will travel along Lakeshore Drive and throughout South and South-East Kelowna. Motorists are asked to be cautious of the cyclists on the roads while driving through these areas and to plan their trip accordingly.