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Residents and visitors should also check out the various free or by donation programs offered by Festivals Kelowna (like Parks Alive!).

Dancing in the Park

2013 Dancing in the park

 Kelowna Loves Culture

Dancing in the Park first took place in 2011 as part of a City initiative to promote healthy, active living by providing free dance lessons to members of the community. Zumba, hip hop and country are just some of the many dance styles featured.

The program takes place at Stuart Park and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in July and August.

Join the Facebook event to see photos and updates.

July 6  Zumba 
July 13 Hip Hop 
July 20  Groove Method 
July 27  Hot Jams 
August 3  Throwback Night
August 10  Hot Latin Nights 
August 17  Line Dancing 
August 24  Grand Finale Dance Party 

Retro Roller Night

Dig out those roller blades or skates and enjoy a night of retro. Takes place Wednesday, August 31 at Stuart Park from 6:30 to 8pm.

Park & Play

Park & Play encourages families with children to be active during the summer months. With a focus on connecting neighbours to each other and their surroundings, this program helps turn neighbours into communities.

Park & Play is a free family event that runs weeknights from 5-8 p.m. throughout July and August. 

Join the Facebook event to see photos and updates.

Check out the full Park & Play schedule (PDF)


Monday 4, 11, 18, 25  Loseth Park  1535 Loseth Drive     
Tuesday  5, 12*, 19, 26  Ben Lee Park  900 Houghton Road     
Wednesday  6, 13, 20, 27  Curlew Park  5120 Lark Street     
Thursday  7, 14, 21, 28*  Blair Pond Park  333 Clifton Road     
Friday 8, 15, 22, 29  Jack Robertson Park  1655 Willow Crescent     


Monday 1, 8, 15, 22  Davie Park 300 Davie Road    
Tuesday  2, 9, 16, 23*  Cameron Park     2345 Richter Street    
Wednesday  3, 10, 17, 24  Sumac Park 372 Phipps Crescent    
Thursday  4, 11*, 18, 25    Sonora Park 1634 Sonora Drive    
Friday 5, 12, 19, 26 Quarry Park  4882 Quarry Court  

*Park & Play in with Parks Alive! musical entertainment. Visit for the schedule.

Strong Neighbourhoods

The Strong Neighbourhood Project is designed to help build connection and engagement in our neighbourhoods as we work towards making Kelowna the best mid-sized city in North America.

Neighbourhood Grant
Neighbourhood groups can submit an application for up to $1,000 in matching funding. Get creative and make your neighbourhood an even better place to live!

Neighbourhood Event
The Neighbourhood Events program will help you take your idea for a neighbourhood event to the next level! Plan and implement your neighbourhood event with the support of our Neighbourhood Development Coordinators. 


Culture Days

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

Artists, organizations and community groups in Kelowna will be hosting free, participatory arts and culture activities during the Culture Days weekend, and you are invited.

The annual event is held in September. To search for activities in Kelowna, go to


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