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Kelowna will be hopping this Easter weekend

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April 18, 2019 - 7:30 AM

KELOWNA - If you see any giant bunnies carrying baskets of chocolate, try to stay out of their way; they're going to be pretty busy this weekend, and so will Kelowna. After you've filled up on Easter dinner, head out with your friends and family for a jam-packed long weekend of cool activities.

Satisfying your craving for indie music at Milkcrate Records on April 19 as touring band Tanglers team with local act Mother Sun to promote their new album. Tanglers, a six-piece band, will be rocking with psyche-garage pop songs. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Make sure you check out Black Coffee this weekend at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. The production of the popular Agatha Christie play is running on Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about the play in our article and grab your tickets here.

Ready to party? Head to the Blue Gator on April 19 at 9:15 p.m. for a lively performance by Rumble 100. The popular rock band is blazing a trail through the Okanagan and they aim to get audiences partying with a wide selection of cover songs ranging from AC/DC to Justin Timberlake. Cover is $5.

The Kelowna shoreline is a jewel of the city, so we need to make sure it stays clean. The Environmental Committee is hosting the second annual shoreline clean-up in celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the Kelowna Yacht Club lower atrium for two hours of tidying followed by a BBQ on April 20.

Earth Day celebrations will continue at the Kelowna Forum for the first annual Brightside Earth Day Get Down on April 20. There will be yoga, live music, dance and so much more. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Grab your tickets here.

From 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, join in on the First Annual Okanagan Balding for Dollars, a family friendly day to raise funds for oncology families at BC Children’s Hospital. Head shaves, haircuts, fundraising and fun is all by donation. Come enjoy some games, music, raffle prizes and snacks and support those shaving for the brave in the Okanagan. For more information go here.

What would Easter be without a good old fashioned treasure hunt?

The ninth annual Easter Egg Scramble comes to Memorial Park in West Kelowna, Saturday, April 20, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 12,000 Easter eggs scattered about the grass in the park. The hunt begins at 1 p.m. The first 25 people who find a golden egg will win one of 25 gift baskets. The fun is hosted by RE/MAX Kelowna-Westside. Participants are asked to bring items for the Central Okanagan Food Bank. Memorial Park is at 3737 Old Okanagan Highway.

One of the largest Easter Egg Hunts in the Okanagan will see 15,000 candy filled eggs throughout the Parkinson Recreation Centre grounds. Before the hunt, enjoy a free pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. There will be plenty of free children’s activities, entertainment, prizes, an art walk and even free new and used clothing. Guests are asked to bring a non perishable item for local food banks. The fun is hosted by Victory Life. Parking will be at the Apple Bowl. To donate or volunteer call 250-862-3044.

There will be a nature-themed, sugar free treasure hunt at the Mission Creek Regional Park on April 21 at 1 p.m. You will need a smartphone to participate in this free event. You can find more information by emailing eeco@cord.bc.ca.

Kyra Londos Training Stables are combining Easter egg hunts and pony rides on April 21. Participants will be led through an Easter-themed obstacle course as they search for eggs. Ten minute rides cost $15. Email kyralondos@hotmail.com to book a spot.

The Peachland chapter of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club will host a family Easter Egg hunt Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Along with the hunt, there will be face-painting, prizes, a photo booth and a bouncy castle.

Before you head out for any shopping or restaurants this weekend, be sure to double check the Easter long weekend hours.

Did we miss any events this weekend? Let us know in the comments.


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