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Weekend events to liven up the tail end of summer

You can still catch the last few live music shows of the summer in downtown Kelowna's Kerry Park.
August 24, 2013 - 11:25 AM

KELOWNA - Summer's not over yet, there's still plenty of outdoor events to enjoy the last warm evenings of the season. 

This Saturday the first ever Global Music Fest kicks off at West Kelowna's Memorial Park. Featuring a multicultural food fair and kids zone, the free family-friendly event will showcase an eclectic mix of live music.

From Celtic music group Kinship to a First Nations drum circle and a vaudeville-inspired cabaret show, the entertainment runs from 5 to 10 p.m. 

Kelowna's Parks Alive series comes to a close at the end of the month, so now is your chance if you want to check it out. Tonight's lineup includes performances by the Central Okanagan Youth Choir, Cuban folk group Kalumba and Jazz band Faye Blais. Saturday night's lineup features folk singer Jimmy Balfour, a four-piece bluegrass band The Trips and folk group Nuuka. The shows run from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the stage area beside the Sails in Kerry Park.

You can also explore Kelowna's natural environment this weekend by witnessing the annual spawning of Kokanee Salmon making their way through the tributaries of Okanagan Lake. For a bit of guidance, the Kokanee Salmon Fish Interpretation program launches this weekend at Hardy Falls Regional Park or checkout the Kokanee Exhibit at Mission Creek Regional Park near Springfield and Durnin Road.

And with local fruits and vegetables now at the peak of their season you won't want to miss the Kelowna Farmers' and Crafters' market this Saturday. The fruit harvest is still in full swing, with everything from peaches, pears, plums, cherries and apples. Tomorrow's market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will also feature a corn festival, with free tastings. The market is located at the corner of Springfield Road and Dilworth Drive.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.


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