What's Up Lake Country

Posted on July 3, 2019 06:01:00am

Summer is officially here and that means it's time for some warm weather fun! Whether you're entertaining family or guests, or just looking for something different to do on the weekend, here's a roundup of a variety of events taking place throughout Lake Country and the greater Okanagan this summer.


MARKETS

In the Okanagan, and Lake Country especially, fresh fruit and vegetables abound! Add a thriving local craft/artisan scene, and you have a recipe for some seriously fantastic Farmers Markets:

Lake Country Farmers Market - Fridays from 3pm-7pm
Swalwell Park, 0090 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country
https://lakecountryfarmersmarket.webs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountryFarmersMarket/

Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' Market - Wednesdays & Saturdays from 8am-1pm
1992 Dilworth Dr, Kelowna
http://kelownafarmersandcraftersmarket.com/

East Kelowna Market - Sundays from 10am-2:30pm
East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Rd, Kelowna
https://www.eastkelownamarket.net/

HomeGrown Summer Markets - Saturdays at 10am
Kelowna Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna
https://www.thelocalchemist.com/homegrown

Vernon Farmers' Market - Mondays & Thursdays from 8am-1pm
Kal Tire Place, 3445-43rd Ave, Vernon
https://www.vernonfarmersmarket.ca/

Penticton Farmers' Market - Saturdays 8:30am-1pm
100 block of Main St, Penticton
http://www.pentictonfarmersmarket.org/ 

MUSIC etc

What pairs better with Okanagan sunshine than live music? Well, wine, maybe, but there's a good chance you can have that too if you'd like! This summer's offerings includes opera, country, classic rock, and pretty much everything in between:

Live! in Lake Country Open Air Summer Concerts - Saturday Evenings
Swalwell Park, 10070 Botton Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country
https://www.lakecountry.bc.ca/en/what-to-do/live-in-lake-country.aspx

Blind Tiger's Live In The Vineyard - Friday & Saturday Evenings
Blind Tiger Vineyards, 11014 Bond Rd, Lake Country
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-in-the-vineyard-2019-tickets-61143093639?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

East Van Opera's Beauty's Beast In Concert - Thursday, July 4th @ 7:30pm
Creekside Theatre, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country
https://calendar.lakecountry.bc.ca/default/detail/2019-07-04-1930-east-van-opera-presents-beautys-beast

Craft & Country Beer & Music Mountain Fest - Saturday, July 6th from 11am-5pm
Big White Ski Resort, 5315 Big White Rd, Kelowna
http://www.bigwhite.com/summer/events-activities/craft-and-country-beer-and-music-mountain-festival

Rockin the Beach Kelowna - Saturday, July 13th
Waterfront Park, 1200 Water St, Kelowna
https://selectyourtickets.com/event-pro/rockin/

Summer Music Festival @ Caetani Cultural Centre - Saturday, July 20th from 12pm-10:30pm
Caetani Cultural Centre Society, 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd, Vernon
https://www.caetani.org/2019/05/27/2019-caetani-summer-music-festival-saturday-july-20/

Rock the Lake, August 9-11
Prospera Place, 1223 Water St, Kelowna
https://www.tourismkelowna.com/event/rock-the-lake-2019/17139/amp/

FESTIVALS etc

The Okanagan certainly has a lot to celebrate. From food & beverages to arts & culture, there's almost always something delicious/fun happening around the valley:

Penticton Scottish Festival - Saturday, July 6th at 8am
King's Park, 550 Eckhardt Ave, Penticton
http://www.pentictonscottishfestival.ca/

Vernon Cruise-In - July 12-14
Various locations throughout Vernon
https://www.vernoncruisein.com/

Downtown Kelowna Block Party - Saturday, July 13th from 10am-4pm
Bernard Ave, Kelowna
https://www.downtownkelowna.com/what-to-do/events/downtown-kelowna-block-party-1/

The Okanagan Tattoo Show & Brewfest - July 19-21
Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Dr, Kelowna
https://www.okanagantattooshow.com/

13th Annual Okanagan Gem Show - July 19-21
Rutland Centennial Hall, 180 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna
http://okanagangemshow.rocks/

Alpine Blossom Festival - July 20-21
Sun Peaks Resort, 1280 Alpine Rd, Sun Peaks / Kamloops
https://www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-things-to-do/events/alpine-blossom-festival

Ciderfest - Saturday, July 27th from 11:00am-4:00pm
Big White Ski Resort, 5315 Big White Rd, Kelowna
http://www.bigwhite.com/summer/events-activities/summer/ciderfest

Penticton Peach Festival - August 7-11
Various locations throughout Penticton
https://peachfest.com/

11th Annual Okanagan Feast of Fields - Sunday, August 11th
Caldwell Heritage Farms, 4275 Goodison Rd, Kelowna
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/11th-annual-okanagan-feast-of-fields-tickets-60270300090/amp

Kelowna Ribfest - August 23-25
City Park, 1600 Abbott St, Kelowna
https://www.tourismkelowna.com/event/2019-kelowna-ribfest/18584/amp/

So no matter where your interests lie, be it food, music, or festivals, you're sure to find something fun to add your schedule this summer. As long as you can also find the time, that is! At Cadence at The Lakes Adult Community, you are central to everything the Okanagan has to offer, including all the great activities taking place this season and beyond. Life certainly is good here when it's lived at your own rhythm!

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