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5 things to do in Kelowna this May long weekend

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May 17, 2019 - 11:45 AM

KELOWNA - It will be a fast and busy May long weekend in Kelowna. Be sure to be part of all the fun.

If you like fast cars and adrenaline, the 62nd Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb, with iNFOnews.ca as a media sponsor, rolls out Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19.

Drivers from all over North America will vie for the best time making their way up the winding, 3.2 km paved hill. There are car shows, live music, food and racing all day, each day.

A new addition this year with the help of Leavitt Machinery, Audi and Porsche Kelowna dealers, as well as the support of SW Video and Audio, is the placement of cameras along the course with the feed directed to a large video screen where most fans congregate. Fans can also take in a live concert featuring the band The Insiders on Saturday night. Awards will be held in the park Sunday as well not the curling rink like years past.

Be sure to stop by the iNFOnews.ca tent for some fun games and a treat. iNFOnews.ca is a media sponsor for the climb.

Visit www.knoxmountainhillclimb.ca for more information.

Come out for a laugh

Dakota’s Comedy Lounge presents an exciting evening of comedy May 17 from 9 to 10:30 p.m. These hilarious comics have appeared of Just For Laughs Northwest, the Okanagan Comedy Festival, Shaw TV and more. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to Motionball, a group benefiting the Special Olympic Foundation. This night of laughs will be hosted by Matt Baker, part of the winning Okanagan Team at the Outsiders Tournament at Just For Laughs Northwest and is preparing to go on a cross Canada tour this summer.

Get a history lesson this weekend

If you’re a history buff and want to learn some interesting facts about the early days in Kelowna, join local historian Bob Hayes and Kelowna Museums for a walk through Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery at 1991 Bernard Ave. Each tour will focus on a different area of the cemetery. Cost is $5 per person. For more information call Jen at 250-868-4836.

What is the Victoria long weekend without a May Days celebration?

Rutland is celebrating 60 years of May Days from May 17-19. Events will be in different locations than in years past, with the carnival at Roxby Square, 250 Hwy 33 in West Rutland.

The signature event, May Days parade, goes Saturday, May 18. Get ready to line the streets of Rutland Road, Hartman Road and Shepherd Road. The parade will start at 11 a.m. sharp.

Visit with local artists at the May Days Market, enjoy some of the Okanagan's best food trucks, and relax in the beer garden. Let's not forget Rutland's finest wrestling put on by Marty and the Boys at Big West Wrestling. There will be tons of things to see and do for all ages.

Who doesn’t love an East Coast Lobster Fest?

A Traditional East Coast Kitchen Party is going down May 17 at the Kelowna Curling Club. Doors open at 5:30. The night will be filled with amazing lobster, laughs with comedian Rob Balsdon and live music and dancing with the Celtic party band Cod Gone Wild. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.ca.

To contact our events coordinator, email Stacy Pavlov or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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