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Community Programs

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

 Kelowna Loves Culture
 2013 Dancing in the park


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


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 at various parks throughout the city. Check back for the 2017 Park & Play schedule.

Dancing in the Park

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.

Retro Roller Night

Dig out those roller blades or skates and enjoy a night of retro for the final night of Dancing in the Park in Stuart Park.

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the free summer events this year - check back in 2017 for the new summer dates! Visit Festivals Kelowna for more year round community events.

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