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5 things to do in Kelowna this weekend

May 03, 2019 - 7:30 AM

KELOWNA - Are you looking for something fabulous to do this weekend? Well we have you covered. This weekend is going to be jam-packed with great events for kids and adults alike. Some of them you can even do together.

Can you think of anything more glorious than bacon and cider? Neither can we. Luckily there's an event for that and it's got a good cause, to boot. The third annual B.C. Bacon & Cider Festival will be held at the Laurel Packing House Friday night and will feature some of British Columbia’s greatest craft cideries pouring samples of their flagship ciders and creative new releases. Incredible bacon-inspired dishes will be prepared and served by the Okanagan College Culinary Arts students and will complement the selection of ciders. The festival will take place on Friday, May 3, downtown Kelowna at the beautiful and historic Laurel Packinghouse. There are a number of weekend events to celebrate cider week and tickets are still available.


If your kids are into firefighters, this is the event for you. It's fun and educational. Best yet, it's totally free and helps everyone learn how to be FireSmart. Kids receive their own fire helmet and a passport challenging them to take part in all the activities including learning how to escape a fire at the fire safety house, visiting with Sparky the Fire Dog and much more. Lots of fire trucks and firefighting gear will be on display and a bouncy house will be set up just for fun. Free hot dogs and refreshments will be served. The event runs Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and it's at 3651 Old Okanagan Highway, at the West Kelowna fire hall.

This one is for the adults, but there will be cake, so it's good for the young at heart. Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Surf Side California and Red Bird Brewing Inc.with a free event on their extended fenced off patio at 1086 Richter Street. There will be live bands, DJ, food and drink specials, piñatas, games and prizes all day.

The Kelowna MapleFest is back this weekend and in case you haven't been before, you should know it's more than just a festival with traditional food. During the Outdoor Family Day, people can enjoy performances by local singers, dancers, musicians, artisans, theatrical character performers and more. There is a wide variety of artists and types of music to energize and entertain your family. The festival has something for every taste and age. And, you know, there's maple syrup flavoured goodness everywhere.

Back to some family friendly fun with the GoFish event, which is a must do this time of year. The Regional District's ‘Go Fish’ program takes place Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. until 3  pm at the special netted fishing area in Shannon Lake Regional Park in West Kelowna. The celebration will see hot dogs and beverages (please bring your own water container to reduce waste) available for a donation.  The youth fishery also starts for the season on May 6 at the Hall Road pond in Mission Creek Regional Park in Kelowna. 

The program offers youth age 15 and under, a chance to catch one rainbow trout each day without a fishing license.  A limited number of rods, reels and bait will be available each weekend for youngsters to use and try their luck!

For more information about this or other Regional Park programs please visit the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/parks or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.

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