Your Kelowna Winter Events Guide

Kelowna is a true festival town, and while the summer is a great time for live music in the outdoors, hanging out on the water, and enjoying all the joys of the Okanagan heat, the local area does not disappoint when it comes to making the most of the winter months.

From festivals, to live shows, to outdoor events, and everything in between, there’s a lot to experience during an Okanagan winter. Here we’ll highlight just a few things that’ll make you consider leaving the warmth of the fireplace, and encourage you to venture out for some winter fun!

1) New York New Years
When: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., December 31st, 2017
Where: Jim Stuart Park and the Kelowna Community Theatre
Event: Now in its 6th year, this one night event is held in Jim Stuart Park and the Kelowna Community Theatre is free to attend and features activities and entertainment that appeals to a wide range of ages and tastes.

2) Kelowna Rockets
When: Check site for details
Where: Prospera Place
Event: Kelowna Ice Hockey at its very best! Head out to support the local team and enjoy some great hockey action!

3) Kelowna Actors Studio
When: Throughout the year but Sister Act is playing February 7th – 25th, 2018
Where: The Kelowna Actors Studio – 1379 Ellis Street
Event: Based on the hit 1992 film, the Kelowna Actors Studio is bringing Sister Act to the Kelowna stage. Sing Hallelujah for this new, ridiculously fun, feel-good musical that will have you jumping to your feet!

4) Dine Around Thompson Okanagan
When: January 18th – February 4th, 2018
Where: To Be Announced
Event: This two and half week food festival gives you the opportunity to sip, savour and save your way through more than 50 restaurants. Each participating restaurant showcases a three-course menu for $15, $25, $35 or $45 + tax/grat/wine. It’s the perfect time to get out and try new to you restaurants or visit your favourites that you don’t get out and enjoy often enough.

5) Polar Bear Dip
When: 1:00 – 3:00pm, January 1st, 2018
Where: Tugboat Beach, 1200 Water St
Event: If you’re looking for a new and interesting (and slightly chilly) way to celebrate the new year, why not take a dip in the lake? The 2018 Polar Bear Dip hosted by the UBCO JDC West team helps raise money for CRIS Adaptive Adventures. Did we mention it might be a little cold?