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So much to do this weekend and so little time

The Okanagan Tattoo Show and Brewfest will be at the Kelowna Curling Club this weekend.
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July 20, 2017 - 2:40 PM

KELOWNA - The weekend is almost here and by now you’re probably day dreaming of what you’re going to do - here are some events to help you decide.

Starting today, July 20, and going all weekend is the Kelowna Gem and Mineral Show. The event is held at the Ramada Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre from 10 a.m to 8 p.m., or until 5 p.m. on Sunday, with free admission.

From live bands, to a food truck rally, to beer and tattoos, the Okanagan Tattoo Show and Brewfest is here. Starting 4 p.m. Friday, July 21 and going all weekend, this event is one you don’t want to miss. This year, the event will be held at the Kelowna Curling Club. Day passes are $20, and an entire weekend pass is $45. Anyone 12 and under gets in free. All proceeds from the events silent auction and contests will go to Reach Out Youth Counselling Centre. 

This weekend’s Parks Alive! Outdoor concert series presents retro rock, from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock out in Kerry Park, Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Across the lake, starting at 6:40, is Music in the Park in West Kelowna. The free summer concert series takes place at Memorial Park until 9 p.m. This week’s headline artist are songwriter’s Mike Huber and Jeff Piatelli. They will start at 8 p.m. following two opening acts. Food vendor’s are also on site from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For those wanting something a bit more intimate, the Hotel Eldorado is hosting a rooftop concert and party, starting at 7 p.m. Friday night. The tropical themed outdoor concert will have live music showcasing local talent, as well as food and drinks. Tickets are $20, unless you want a VIP ticket for $75, which will get you one signature drink and a buffet.

Looking to laugh this weekend? The Cascade Comedy Fest will leave you teary eyed and breathless. For just $15, you can see some of the best comedians in the business. Kicking off the show will be Kwasi Thomas, followed by San Aung, Ed Konyha, Andrew Verge and Taz McNally. The show is at none other than Dakoda’s Comedy Lounge, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kelowna’s 28th annual block party is this Saturday. The free community event is held downtown on Bernard Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From a dog agility show, to live music, to axe throwing, this years’ party has something in store for everyone.

If you’re searching for something to make your Saturday night one to remember, look no further. The Okanagan’s biggest drag and burlesque show, Embodiment III, is here for it’s fourth year. Performers from Edmonton, Vancouver and even Osaka, Japan will be on the stage. The event is at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.

For the third Live in Lake Country concert this summer, Ben Klick and Cod Gone Wild will be preforming at Beasley Park. The outdoor concert is free, so grab a blanket or some chairs and lounge on the grass while listening to great music. The concert is from 6:40 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ever wondered what it would be like to cycle up to Big White? Join the L’Alpe de Grand Blanc for its third year and find out. The challenging 60 kilometre bike race starts at the East Kelowna Community Hall, and ends with a barbecue at the Big White village. Riders will have a fully supported ride, including rest stops and refreshments along the way. Prizes for the fastest team and many draw prizes are up for grabs. For those not wanting to cycle the full distance, a 9.8 kilometre hill climb for juniors and youth will start at the Gem Lake Parking lot. A single rider will pay $65, while a three person team costs $150, register now to reserve your spot!

Stop spending your money on jam and learn how to make it yourself. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Arion Therapeutic Farm is holding a jam making class, for just $5, and of course you get to take home a jar of jam.

Wrapping up this weekend is more music. From 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. listen to Juno nominees ‘The Northern Pikes’ at Jim Stuart Park for a Canada 150 Concert, downtown Kelowna. Kelowna artist, Kevin Kane, Alberta rising star, Tim Hus, and Francophone artists Mélisande will open for the main band. The concert is free of charge.

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