Parks Alive!

FREE Outdoor Concerts in Parks and Public Spaces

Established in 1997, Parks Alive! is an award winning, multi-venue, 9-week concert series that energizes Kelowna’s parks and public spaces through live cultural performances each summer.

Welcoming over 22,000 guests annually, our shows can be enjoyed by all ages and are driven by the goal of creating experiences our residents and visitors to our community will love!

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How can I apply to perform at Parks Alive! ?

If you are interested in performing at Parks Alive!  just click the Perform With Us button below and submit an ‘Interested Performer” application.

What's On?

Check out our events calendar below and get ready for an entertaining experience in some of Kelowna's stunning outdoor locations!

We are busy booking performers for a summer full of live, outdoor entertainment in parks and public spaces. CLICK HERE for this summer's full concert schedule.

We believe:

  • A cultural presence creates a healthy, family-friendly atmosphere in Kelowna’s parks and public spaces, which contributes to an enhanced quality of life for our community
  • Arts & Culture stimulates citizen engagement in community life and creates a greater sense of pride in Kelowna
  • Everyone deserves access to cultural experiences, regardless of their socio-economic status
  • Artists of all caliber, experience level, and style have a place on our stages
  • The Kelowna and Okanagan performer community is rich in talent and deserves to be showcased
  • Positive activity in public spaces compliments safety and crime prevention initiatives in our community

“…Neighbors that I haven’t seen since we moved in were out on the street and enjoying something that felt like fresh air and relief given the last few months. Kudos to Parks Alive! for a brilliant idea. We are very lucky to live in a place like this.”

Diana H.
via Facebook

“THANKS for the excellent idea of the “ON TOUR” Parks Alive. We on Martin (Ave), etc absolutely loved it and a great time was had by all. Excellent band choice, they really connected with the spectators and seemed like they were having a lot of fun too! We look forward to attending other tours! WE are thrilled you picked our streets and neighborhood to be a part of this wonderful event, during Covid!"

Suzanne H.
via Email

“Every time we visit Kelowna we always attend parks alive. Atmosphere is great and we have heard some pretty good bands.”

Jennifer S.
via Google Review

Musician performing at sunset in Kelowna for Parks Alive!

Since its inception, Parks Alive! has grown from using just 2 parks downtown to now featuring events in over 18 different parks and public spaces each summer. Concerts are held Tuesday through Saturday with more than 42 events presented each season. You can enjoy a Parks Alive! event throughout Kelowna including North Glenmore, Rutland, Black Mountain, the Mission, downtown, and Central Kelowna.

A special thanks

We thank our generous, community-minded sponsors and partners for their investment in the community.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of B.C.