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Lots to do in Kelowna for the last weekend of August

The annual Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival is this weekend.
August 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM

KELOWNA - With lots going on around town this weekend, everyone should be out celebrating the last weekend of August.

All weekend, Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge will be hosting the Okanagan Comedy Festival. Headliners include Derek Seguin, Lars Callieou, Serena Shane and David Kopp. With shows all around the Thompson Okanagan, wherever you are this weekend, you won’t have to miss out on the action. Each show is $15, and tickets are available at the door.

From noon until 8 p.m. Friday, Kettle River Brewing is celebrating the grand opening of their 25 Lounge and Patio. Now fully licensed, brewery goers can have a tasting and then continue sipping on a cold one. Crasian food truck will also be there to curb your cravings. As part of the festivities, the brewery will be pouring some of their favourite beers from the summer. 

Friday night you can celebrate the end of summer with a free concert in Kerry Park, presented by Parks Alive! Their last outdoor concert will start at 6:30 p.m. and the last performance will start at 9:45 p.m. Funk rock band, Floyd Meets Brown, will play at 8 p.m. and indie pop band Royal will be the last show of the night.

West Kelowna’s Music in The Park free, outdoor concert season will also be wrapping up Friday night, at Memorial Park. At 6:40 p.m., Kelowna-based folk band Tiger Moon will take the stage, while Celtic fusion group Cod Gone Wild will be performing at 7:10 p.m.

There’s going to be lots of action on Okanagan Lake Saturday as dragon boaters will be coming from all across the province to race in the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival. Grab a beer at the beer garden and watch the racers paddle to the echo of Taiko drummers. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Tugboat Bay in Waterfront Park.

Looking to push your body to the next level or watch as others push their limits? The Mudd, Sweat and Tears race is this Saturday at Big White Ski Resort. The eight kilometre challenge will have participants climbing over nine foot walls, crawling under barbed wire and of course racing through mud.

Saturday marks the last Live! in Lake Country free concert series. The JS Garcia Band will be playing at Swalwell Park. The concert starts at 6:40 p.m. and will go until 9 p.m.

The annual As The Sun Burns Soap Opera and Beach Party is Saturday night. The first live show of the season will have audience members throwing it back to the days of Melrose Place. Door prizes will be awarded to those who dress up. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, and will go until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, and members get in two for one.

Just down the road at New Vintage Theatre, they are celebrating their 5th birthday party with their first night party. Equipped with fortune telling, cabaret performers, a DJ, and boozy popsicles, there’s not much more party goers could wish for. There will even be glow in the dark make-up and light up balloons, so you won’t be able to miss it.

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend your Sunday, practicing yoga in a winery, overlooking Okanagan Lake might just be the perfect thing. Arrive at Evolve Winery in Summerland and be greeted with a glass of sparkling, while guitar plays in the background. Certified yoga instructor, Aleena McKinnon will then guide you through a yoga practice to the beat of the guitar. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. and goes until 6 p.m. Tickets are $45.

The last free concert of the season, is presented the Canada 150 Concert, presented by Valley First. Don’t miss out on seeing Juno award winning artists perform in beautiful Waterfront Park. The event starts at 5 p.m. with a local artist performance, and pop star Andrew Allen will take over the stage at 5:30. The Paperboys and Digging Roots will also play, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. respectively.

Let us know what you’re up to this weekend in the comments below.

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