From Fat Cat Festival to wine and cupcake pairings, this weekend is one to look forward to - InfoNews

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From Fat Cat Festival to wine and cupcake pairings, this weekend is one to look forward to

The 27th annual Fat Cat Children's Festival is this weekend, among with many other events.
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June 09, 2017 - 1:24 PM

KELOWNA - From food and wine, to outdoor festivals, this weekend has something in store for everyone.

The twenty-seventh Fat Cat Children’s Festival starts today, June 9. Live music will be showcased throughout the festival, and plenty of arts and crafts and hands-on workshops will be taking place to keep you entertained. The Fat Cat parade will take place Saturday at 10 a.m., and start on the corner of Richter and Cawston. The event is at Waterfront Park in Kelowna, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $5 per person, or $15 for a four-person family.

With four wins and two losses, the Kelowna Falcons baseball team is at the top of the north division standings so far. The Falcons will be hosting the Oregon based Gresham Greywolves in a double header Friday night. The first game will start at 5 p.m., and the second will follow at 7 p.m. Due to the double header, both games will be seven innings, rather than the usual nine. Since it’s Friday, you can see both games and enjoy a hamburger and pop for just $5!

This weekend, support local gymnasts at the Ogopogo Invitational Gymnastics Competition, Friday to Sunday. Watch as athletes swing on bars, balance on beams and fly high on the trampoline. The event will be at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna, and tickets are $10 for adults, or $5 for youth and seniors.

Get out your cowboy boots and get ready to two-step, at the Tiger Moon album release party. The western Canadian folk duo is having a Barkerville-style barn dance to celebrate the release of their new album Cariboo & Whiskey. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelowna Forum. Tickets are $20.

If you’re looking for something a little slower paced, singer/songwriter Kristi Neumann will be performing at Wilbur’s Piano Bar, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy the music as you sip wine and nibble on tapas prepared by Chef Patti DeBoer.

Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday is the Kelowna Paddle Centre’s Waterman Challenge. Races will be on Saturday and Sunday, with an awards dinner Saturday night. Watch the events from the Kelowna Paddle Centre at 3020 Abbott St.

Also starting at 10 a.m. is the Okanagan Vintage Fair Spring Market. Running until 4 p.m., at Parkinson Recreation Centre, the market includes over 45 tables of vintage items. Tickets are only $2.

This year marks the 50th birthday of Kelowna’s first museum building. The Okanagan Heritage Museum is partnering with the Snc?wips Heritage Museum. Chief of the Westbank First Nation, Roxanne Lindley will lead a ceremony starting at 11 a.m., followed by live performances, language workshops, and ‘un-tours’ by Kelowna museum staff. Birthday bannock will also be served.

If you’re in need of a laugh, Kelowna Chysler’s Comedy Shootout is Saturday night at 9 p.m. Watch Kelowna’s top comedians compete at Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge. Tickets are $10 at the door.

What’s better than cupcakes? How about pairing wine and cupcakes. From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Cupcasions is partnering with The View Winery to provide a mouth-watering experience. For $10, enjoy a selection of wines paired with baked goods.

If you’re a foodie, or just enjoy Indian food, this event is for you. The Paisley Notebook’s creator, and Western Living Magazine’s 2015 Foodie of the Year, Aman Dosanj is back in Kelowna for another ‘Say it Like You Eat it’ event. The four-course Indian inspired meal will be paired with Indian-inspired cocktails by Harry Dosanj. The event will take place at the Kelowna Forum, from 5:30 to 9 pm. Tickets are $50.

Know of any other events in the Kelowna area? Post in the comments below.

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