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Beer! Wine! What are you doing this weekend?

The Great Okanagan Beer Festival is just one of the events this weekend that will get you out of the house.
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May 12, 2017 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - If you need an excuse to get out of the house this weekend, these local events will do just the trick.

The Great Okanagan Beer Festival returns for its third year this weekend. The three-day event will be held at Waterfront Park in downtown Kelowna, along with participating local bars and pubs to showcase the best craft beers and ciders from around B.C., as well as a number from Quebec, Ontario, and International breweries. Gates open at noon and tickets are still available at $45.

Additionally, the 23 Annual Spring Wine Festival wraps up this weekend. The Iron Sommelier British Columbia event is Saturday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Atrium. Three sommeliers are challenged to pair wines with over five courses. For a list of the various wine events going on this weekend click here.

If alcohol doesn’t interest you, there are still many events to get you excited.

Kelowna’s own burlesque group, Femme Fatale is hosting its eighth production on Friday and Saturday night at Sapphire Lounge. This year’s theme is Vegas! Tickets are $25.

On Saturday, Glenmore Elementary School is hosting its Spring Artisan Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 60 local artists will be showcasing their work. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going towards Investing in Sustainability, Education and Empowerment Solutions.

Sunday is the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra’s spring concert. The concert will be held at the First Lutheran Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and alumni, and $5 for children under 12.

If you feel like getting a sweat on, the Hiking Addiction group will be trekking up Carrot Mountain Bluffs on Sunday morning. The three-hour hike will start at 10, meeting at 2268 Shannon Heights Place.

Don’t forget Sunday is Mother’s Day. To help celebrate, there will be a Wine and Paint Mother’s Day luncheon at the Wine & Art Piano Bar. Tickets are $74 and include a tapas buffet, wine, and all the painting supplies you will need.

If you’re looking for something that will keep the money in your wallet, Kelowna’s FabFive Wineries (The View, SpierHead, The Vibrant Vine, Camelot and House of Rose) will be holding free wine tastings for mothers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Have a great weekend and try and stay dry!

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