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No fireworks in Kelowna this year but you still have options

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June 23, 2017 - 8:30 PM

KELOWNA - With the postponement of the traditional fireworks display in Kelowna on Canada Day, you may be looking for an alternative way to get your fix.

Concerns about safety given the high water on Okanagan Lake, limited beach, lack of power and lights, and closed washrooms forced Festivals Kelowna to postpone the annual fireworks until Saturday, Aug. 5 on the B.C. Day long weekend.

"We’d just rather be safe than sorry," Renata Mills with Festival Kelowna said.

Although they aren't on July 1, there will be fireworks Friday, June 30 at Westside Daze in West Kelowna. Watch for them over Gellatly Bay at 10:15 p.m.

If your Canada Day experience isn't complete without the night sky pyrotechnic display you can drive to Vernon to take in that city's July 1 fireworks. The fireworks will be launched from a barge on Okanagan Lake off Kin Beach at 10:30 p.m., July 1.

You can drive south to Peachland where the Canada Day festivities will finish off with a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. from the Day Wharf area on Okanagan Lake.

If you travel even further south in the valley, both Penticton and Osoyoos have fireworks planned fro July 1.

In Penticton, the display will be set off from a barge on Okanagan Lake, off Okanagan Lake Park at 10:30 p.m.

If you’re already up for the drive, you might as well go to Osoyoos for one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country, second only to the celebrations in Ottawa. That display starts at 10 p.m. at Gyro Beach.

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