Upcoming Community Events

If you have an event in the Okanagan Valley that you would like to post, please fill out this form on our Upcoming Community Events Form page.

Community Farmers Markets:

Armstrong Farmers Market
April 2017 – October 2017
Saturdays, 8:00am – 12:00pm
IPE Fairgrounds

Coldstream Farmers Market
All Year
Fridays, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
9909 Kalamalka Road

Holistic Market Okanagan
January 15th 2017 – December 2017
Every fifth Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna
www.holisticmarket.ca

Kingfisher Farmers’ Market
July 2017 – August 2017
Wednesdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
3337 Mabel Lake Road, Enderby

Lake Country Farmers Market
June 2017 – September 2017
Fridays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Shalwell Park, 10090 Bottom Wood Lake Park
www.lakecountryfarmersmarket.webs.com

Lumby Public Market
May 13th 2017 – October 14th 2017
Saturdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Whitevalley Community Park Oval
 www.lumbymarket.com

Oliver Country Market A-Fair
June 2017 – October 2017
Saturdays, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Lion’s Park

Osoyoos Market on Main
May 6th 2017 – September 30th 2017
Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Town Square, Main Street
www.osoyoosmarketonmain.ca

Peachland Farmers and Crafters Market
May 28th 2017 – September 24th 2017
Sundays, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage Park, Beach Avenue
www.peachlandfarmersandcraftersmarket.ca

Penticton Farmers’ Market
April 2017 – October 2017
100 Block Main Street
www.pentictonfarmersmarket.org

Vernon Summer Farmers Market
April 20th 2017 – October 2017
Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Kal Tire Place
www.vernonfarmersmarket.ca

Vernon Indoor Farmer’s Market
January 2017 – February 2017
Fridays, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Kal Tire Place
www.calendar.tourismvernon.com

West Bank Farmers Market
July 1st 2017 – September 2017
Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Westridge Shopping Centre
www.westbankfarmersmarket.com

July 2017:

July is:

  • Canada Day, July 1st
  • National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
  • Everybody Deserves a Massage Week, July 10th – 16th

July 1st: Slay the Dragon – Trail Running Race. Silver Star Ski Resort will be hosting a 12km, 25km and 50km trail running race that will incorporate a range of the amazing trails offered at Silver Star.  “It’s a 1st for Canada’s 150th”. Visit www.skisilverstar.com for more details.

July 2nd: Okanagan Trestles Tour. You are invited to come and ride the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail starting at the famous Myra Canyon, Kelowna to Penticton 80km. With an added 40km option starting at Chute Lake Resort and a 20 km option starting at Glenfir.  All distances finish at the Penticton Lakeside Resort where you will be greeted with a bbq, music and more. Visit www.okanagantrestlestour.com to register.

July 16th: The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run – Vernon. This trail run is located in the beautiful Kalamalka Provincial Park and includes 5km, 10km and 21km courses. A beautiful start/finish area right at the beach. Make sure to pack a picnic basket and bring your family and friends and stick around and play in the water. Visit www.dirtyfeet.ca for more information and to register.

July 23rd: Challenge Penticton. Focusing on a half distance race across Solo, Team Relay and Aquabike disciplines, producing a Challenge Half event with distances of 1.9km, 90km and 21.1km. The race will take place on as much of the 2017 Long Distance Worlds course to give athletes an unparalleled opportunity to train on a course used in a World Championships 6 weeks later. In beautiful Penticton, BC. Visit www.challenge-penticton.com for more information.

August 2017:

August is:

  • National Farmers Market Week, August 7th – 13th
  • National Health Center Week, August 7th – 13th
  • National Relaxation Day, August 15th

August 19th- 20th: Apple Triathlon. The Apple has been an icon of the triathlon scene since 1983. Friends, families, colleagues, National Champions, Olympic Champions and World Champions have all stood at the Apple start line and nervously gazed over the pristine waters of Lake Okanagan. Visit www.appletriathlon.com for more details. 287 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.

September 2017:

September is:

  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18th
  • National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, September 27th
  • National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, September 29th

September 1st- 3rd: Kalamalka Classic SUP Festival. The ‘Kal Classic’ features events for all ages, both recreational and competitive. Short Course race for recreational athletes of all ages and levels. Events for both beginners and intermediate paddlers, some events will challenge the fittest of athletes.  Bring the kids for a full day of fun, free board demos, vendors and moreVisit www.kalamalkaclassic.com for more information.

September 9th: 3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival. Visit the Festival site where you’ll find vendors selling everything from traditional to boozy to sour cherry butter tarts. The theme for the 2017 Festival is “Oh Canada!”. Come early, these tasty creations made by the best cooks and pastry specialists in the area go fast!  Butter tarts are one of only two all-Canadian desserts, tracing its origins back to the original Sugar Pie, and expect to see a lot of Canadian themed creations celebrating Canada’s 150th. From 9:00am – 1:00pm, Glencaird Street, Lumby. Visit www.lumbymarket.com for more information, vendor registration is now open.

September 9th- 10th: Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. The racing happens on 11 km long Skaha Lake in beautiful, Penticton, 8:00am – 4:00pm. The event also features a wide range of vendors, lots of great food and over 2,500 athletes. The event consists of two 500m qualifying heats on Saturday, followed by semis Sunday morning, and finals Sunday afternoon. For more information visit www.pentictondragonboat.com.

September 16th: Bike for Your Life. Join in the fun of a community bike ride on the scenic back roads of the Shsuwap. Four routes, 100km, 75km, 35km and 10km. The cyclists enjoy a bbq and celebration (live music, draw prizes) after the ride. Visit www.bikeforyourlife.com for more information.

September 16th- 17th: The Lake2Lake Ride for Rwanda. This is a 2-day, 220km fully supported ride in BC’s North Okanagan. The ride begins and ends in Vernon, BC, and includes an overnight stay at Eagle Bay Camp on Shuswap Lake. Funds raised through Lake2Lake benefit the work of The Wellspring Foundation for Education in raising the quality of education in Rwandan schools.  For more information please visit lake2lake.org, or contact Kristie at, kristie@thewellspringfoundation.org or 604-427-4808.

September 17th: Terry Fox Run. The runs take place in over 9,000 communities across Canada every year and are accessible to anyone in a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike and most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research. Visit www.terryfox.org to find a run site near you.

September 23rd: Freak’n Farmer Adventure Obstacle Race. Grey Back Fully Plowed 10km with 18 obstacles, All New Freak’n 20km with 23 obstacles, Freak’n Little Farmer 1.5km and 3km and Oliver Osoyoos Half Plowed 5km with 10 obstacles. All obstacles for The Freak’n Farmer will be “covert” until your race briefing. Visit www.hoodooadventures.ca for more information and to register.

September 30th: Lake Country Health & Wellness Fair. Meet local vendors and learn about your health and wellness options in Lake Country, for all ages with kids activities. From 10:00am – 5:00pm at Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Road. Visit lakecountryhealth.ca for more information.

September: Armstrong IPE. This 5-day agricultural fair is fun for the whole family. Visit www.armstrongipe.com for more information.

October 2017:

October is:

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Chiropractic Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • National Child Health Day, October 2nd

October: CIBC Run for the Cure – Vernon. Visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com for more details.

October: CIBC Run for the Cure – Kelowna. Visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com for more details.

October 28th- 29th: Penticton Wellness Fair.  Join us Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Penticton Community Centre. Feeling low-energy lately? Wanting to get rid of some of the unhealthy products in your home? Looking for health information? This is the fair for you, with a huge array of health and wellness vendors. Visit www.bodyandsoulwellnessfair.com for more information.

November 2017:

November is:

  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Stress Awareness Day, November 1st

November 4th- 5th: Kelowna Wellness Fair. A popular annual fair that showcases health and wellness products and services. From weight loss products to chiropractors, spiritual healers, counselors, essential oils, massage therapists and so much more. The fair is free to the public, with free welcome bags and a prize table. At the Parkinson Recreation Centre, Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Visit www.bodyandsoulwellnessfair.com for more details.

November 5th: The North Face Dirty Feet Tunnel Run – Penticton. The route, above Naramata, offers beautiful views of Okanagan Lake and the Naramata vineyards. 20km solo run, or 20km relay (team of 2), 10km each. Visit www.dirtyfeet.ca for more information and to register.

December 2017:

December is:

  • World Aids Day

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