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Celebrate Canada Day - Kelowna" is our annual, free community festival held in Waterfront Park, Jim Stuart Park and Kerry Park, as well as Prospera Place for residents and visitors to celebrate our nation's birthday. There are over 50+ activities and performances that are multi-generational and family-friendly, sure to entertain festival goers all day long. Over 60,000 people have attended these celebrations each year for the past three years!
This local celebration is produced as a community partnership between Festivals Kelowna, Folkfest, and the Kelowna Canada Day Concerts Society, bringing the community a huge number of activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy.
Keep checking back as we will post the event details and site map in the last week of June 2014, leading up to the festivities.
Prospera Place will feature:
Waterfront Park will feature the 17th annual "Celebrate Canada Day-Kelowna" event including:
Are you painting an apple bin at the Kelowna Art Gallery's "Great Canadian Apple Bin Paint in" ? Find the details at www.kelownaartgallery.com
Although admission to the festival is free, donations are greatly appreciated and help support the costs of this celebration. Volunteers with donation bins will be located at the entrances to Waterfront Park and at the entertainment stages.
Your donations help keep the Canada Day Celebrations free and accessible to all.
Made in Canada Marketplace Applications
Celebrate Canada Day - Kelowna invites applications for interested artisans and crafters for our "Made in Canada Marketplace" each year. The "Marketplace" is intended to showcase the artwork of Canadian artisans and their handmade, Canadian artwork. Note: If you were approved at last year's event and are not planning to sell new products, simply apply and indicate this on your form. If you are new, your artwork will need to be approved for the Marketplace. Download the 2014 application here.
Canada Day Bazaar
Are you a small or home-based business, looking for a way to showcase and sell your product in a fun environment? The well received "Canada Day Bazaar" provides space for small, retail and commercial businesses at a reasonable price to showcase their products to over 60,000 people at the festival. Download the 2014 application here.
Community Group Showcase
Local, non-profit associations are welcome to set-up a display booth in Waterfront Park in our "Community Area". where they will have the opportunity to share information to over 60,000 patrons about the important role their non-profit group plays in our community, making it a better place to live. A nominal participation fee is charged as a donation towards the festival. Download the 2014 application here.
Taste of Canada (food vendor) - We are now full!
Applications for interested food and beverage vendors for our Taste of Canada Marketplace are accepted annually. There are a limited number of spaces available, and are allocated based on such factors as creating a diverse mix of food products for the festival and application deadlines. Download the 2014 application here.
Do you have an activity that children would enjoy participating in? Face painting, hula hooping, hockey shoot, balloon drop, parachute play, arts & crafts, storytelling - these are just some of the fun and interactive stations that groups have presented at Canada Day. We welcome groups and organizations to set up an interactive display for free, and in return are able to share information about their product or service to the community. Download the 2014 application here.
For more information:
If you require assistance or more information about any of the onsite opportunities, please call Renata Mills, Executive Director at 250-868-3326 or Ryan Donn, Program Coordinator at 250-868-3307
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