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Something for everyone at Kelowna's Culture Days

In this file photo, Ken Farrer is shown performing a live painting demonstration as part of a previous Culture Days celebration.
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September 30, 2016 - 11:25 AM

KELOWNA - An exciting weekend filled with art, music and culture is just around the corner with the seventh annual Culture Days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

Over 50 activities and events will be popping up in the Cultural District, Downtown and throughout Kelowna.

“Culture Days is a feast of educational and outside-the-box arts and culture experiences that only happen once a year,” said Sandra Kochan, Cultural Services Manager. “Event organizers are really expanding our cultural horizons, with activities ranging from a presentation about the history of architecture to salsa dancing. You don’t even need to commit to a specific event to catch the Culture Days vibe – take a walk Downtown or through the Cultural District and you’ll see art in storefront windows, open doors and a truly vibrant atmosphere. It’s all free and many of the activities are designed for families.”

The weekend is jam-packed, starting with an open viewing of Ballet Kelowna’s Friday morning class at 9 a.m. right through to operatic performances on Sunday evening. The City is offering two-hour Cultural District Walking Tours on Friday and Saturday, a repeat of very successful tours which were offered during July and August.

“One would think that only out-of-town visitors would be interested in these tours, but our tracking indicates that about 25 per cent of attendees were local,” said Kochan. “We love sharing the story of the district and maybe we’ve inspired some new local experts who will now feel quite comfortable showing people around and passing the story along.”

“Most of all, we really encourage people to loosen up and try something new,” said Kochan. “How often do you get a chance to help create a hotel for bees, experience a traditional tea ceremony in Kasugai Gardens, or try out amazing multicultural dances like Egyptian, Hawaiian or Flamenco? About two million Canadians take part each year – and 98 per cent of them were happy they did!”

Discover all the events happening throughout the weekend on the Culture Days event listing page online. You can search for Kelowna events and create your weekend itinerary. Click on ‘Activities’ on the homepage and enter ‘Kelowna’ to see what’s happening here.

For more information on Kelowna culture, vist the City of Kelowna online.

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