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- Caravan Farm Theatre presents ‘The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw’ (July 25th – August 27th)
This summer, Caravan brings back one of its greatest hits: a Bluegrass Opera by Peter Anderson and John Millard. Featuring a smoking hot musical score and a riotous script (of biblical proportions), The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw is a musical comedy about the crossroads in life, the choices we make, and the people we love….
- Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival (August 17th – 20th)
Heading into it’s 25th year, the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues festival long ago established itself as one of the summer destination spots for fans and lovers of music ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Celtic to Cuban and Americana to Afro-beat. Located in the picturesque setting Shuswap Lake, Roots &Blues is a three-day event offering audiences, multiple stages and diverse choices of musical styles.
- Grindrod Garlic Fest (August 20th)
The 8th annual Grindrod Garlic Festival will be held at Grindrod Park Sunday, August 20th. This Festival features local garlic and produce, local artisans, garlic contests, live music and entertainment all day. Join for a day of products grown, produced, or crafted in Canada, and be sure to bring your breath mints!
- The Salmon Arm Arts Centre presents ‘Wednesdays on the Wharf’
WOW! is a series of summer Wednesday evening musical concerts at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. Musical styles ranging from jazz to rock, funk to folk are offered through to the end of August – held in the Park’s gazebo, listeners are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music.
- Raptor Flight Demos at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (July 18th – August 20th)
Experience the thrill of an up-close encounter with the Raptors! Watch 4-5 different birds of prey fly (including a Vulture, how fitting ;)) and learn about their importance in our ecosystem. The Raptor programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan, BC whose flying demonstrations and interactive programs have long been praised as being a standard for bird care and health.
- Okanagan Pride Society presents Okanagan Pride (August 12th – 19th)
Okanagan Pride Society is a non-profit, member-based organization committed to serving the Okanagan’s LGBT2Q+ community. The Okanagan Pride Society creates events and offers programs to connect our community and advocate for equity, inclusion and acceptance within the Okanagan Valley and beyond.
- Kelowna Actor’s Studio presents ‘Billy Elliot’ (July 27th – August 5th)
Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community, and changes his life forever.
- Opera Kelowna presents Puccini’s La Boheme (August 18th and 19th)
One of the most frequently performed operas across the globe, Puccini’s La Bohème follows a group of young Parisians while they struggle for their art and for their love. Opera Kelowna’s 2017 team is thrilled to bring this production to life: to engage and to play with the performance traditions surrounding this magnificent opus, and to bring the sweeping lines of Puccini’s music to the ears of the Okanagan’s residents.
- Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Okanagan Science Centre (March 4th – August 31st)
Dinosaurs Unearthed emphasizes the human fascination with dinosaurs at a time when dinosaur science is accelerating at a rapid rate. New discoveries are happening at an exponential pace compared to a century ago and common understanding about dinosaur appearance and behaviour is always being re-examined.
- Lorenzo’s Cafe
For good times and great food Lorenzo’s Cafe is the hot spot in the North Okanagan. With live music for every palette the entertainment venue includes jazz, blues, folk, country, rock and celtic musicians, belly-dancing-plate-smashing Greek nights, and dinner theatre. This beautifully restored and renovated heritage school house is the hub of local artistry and culture.