Lots to do this weekend in Kelowna

Newly established band Rare Breed will be one of the performers at Elevate Kelowna, just one of the events going on in Kelowna this weekend.
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KELOWNA - Looking to get out and enjoy the spring weather? This weekend has lots of events that will get you out of your home and out on the town.

Kicking off on Saturday, April 7 will be Downtown Kelowna Small Shop. The event promotes people to shop locally where more than 100 stores from retail to restaurants will be participating by offering a variety of deals. To sweeten the deal, there will be free parking for the entire day downtown.

For those wishing there was more art in their lives, the Fourth Annual Okanagan Art Fair will be held all weekend, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Art Fair will be held at the Westbank Lions Community Centre.

A highlight of the weekend will be Elevate Kelowna, a event that’s combining music, entrepreneurship, art and food, in one. The event will be on the seventeenth floor of the Landmark Centre and will be from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

One of the bands that will be making their debut performance at Elevate, will be Rare Breed. The seven member band only officially came together in January, but ever since has been making waves in Kelowna’s music scene, both in their music and their social media presence. 

“We’re really looking forward to the whole event, and the chance to showcase what we’ve been working so hard on,” the band’s marketing manager Jordan Ambrosio says. “Having our first show at a community event alongside other local talent is going to be great.”

The band itself comprises of three artists, leaving the four remaining members to focus on the behind-the-scenes work.

“We’re looking beyond the music and taking this seriously as a business,” Ambrosio says. “With everyone having a specific role, it allows everyone to really focus on their area of expertise.”

Rare Breed will be playing from 8:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m. at the event.

Additionally, Sunday will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. A parade will be held in Kelowna to commemorate those who fought in the battle. 

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