Things to Do this Labour Day Weekend in Kelowna
Friday, September 3 – Monday, September 6, 2021
Labour Day long weekend events & activities including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, exhibitions, and more. A few weekday and online events are also listed.
I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend
U-Pick Apple Tours
Take a Johnny Popper tour into the orchard and pick a bag of apples fresh from the tree! Our farmers will take you to the apple rows, share about the different available apple varieties, and show you the expert way to pick an apple.
Bring home a bag of apples or share a family experience while learning how fruit grows. Details
Wednesdays – Sundays, August 27 – September 30, 2021 | 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Davison Orchards, 3111 Davison Rd, Vernon
Adults: $7.50, Kids: $4.50
Kangaroo Creek Farm
See a variety of exotic and domestic animals and birds in natural surroundings. Learn more about the animals at the farm here. A guide will be available to help you get up close to a joey and give it a gentle pet and get a picture. Details
Daily | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Kangaroo Creek Farm, 5932 Old Vernon Road, Kelowna
Adults $12, children and youth $6, Seniors 65 yrs + $6, children 4 and under, Free
Myra Canyon Adventure Park
Kids will definitely enjoy this site, with its challenging rope courses, netted climbing course, disc golf, zip lines, balance boards, swings and so much more. Courses are of different levels and children from ages 3 and above are welcome. Details
Daily | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Myra Canyon Adventure Park, 4429 June Springs Road, Kelowna
Kinder Course (3 and over) $23, Other courses: $44 – $80
Fun Things to Do with Kids in Kelowna
There are plenty of family-friendly outdoor and indoor activities that will keep your kids busy every moment of every day. Details
You might like: Oyama Zipline is open Daily
Things to Do with Kids in the Okanagan Valley
Adult travellers may think that the Okanagan Valley is just for wine lovers or outdoor adventure seekers, but in reality, the area is an excellent destination for families with children of all ages. There are so many wonderful places to be explored that are kid friendly that you should be able to spend many days or even weeks in the area with no problems of finding activities to keep them occupied. Details
Enjoy a Picnic in the Park
Parks around Kelowna are open to enjoy a fun time together with your family. Fly kites, go cycling or hiking, or just enjoy the outdoors. Pack a picnic basket and make it a day out!
Spread over 310 hectares, Knox Mountain Park is a good place to enjoy a fun time with nature.
Relax and enjoy the views at the Kasugai Japanese Gardens.
Most of the Parks will have Covid-19 protocols in place. Do be mindful of them while visiting.
Family Getaways in BC
The dynamic landscape of beautiful British Columbia makes it the perfect spot for the perfect family trip. Whether your family enjoys exploring the mountain ranges, big cities or beachfront destinations, BC has something for every family, young and old. Build memories exploring the numerous west coast destinations that BC has to offer. Details
II. Live Music
Dirt Road Opera and guest Virginia Stanton
Join us for an evening with Dirt Road Opera and Virginia Stanton. Details
Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
294 Raven Drive, Kelowna
The Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival 2021
The 4th annual Fort Langley Jazz & Art Festival will be held virtually from September 2 – 5, 2021. The festival will feature free shows accessible on the festival’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels along with ticketed headliner show each evening. Details
September 2 – 5, 2021
Online and In-person
Festival Pass $99 – $199
Come over to the Rotary Centre for the weekly Thursday Jazz Series. Hear a different band each week. Details
Tursday, September 2, 2021 | 5:00 PM
Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna
Free; Musicians are paid by your generous tips and donations, please consider bringing cash and contributing to the tip jars at the event. RSVP is highly recommended.
III. Theatre/Performing Arts
Enjoy Salsa Thursdays at the Rotary Centre. You can participate solo or with a partner of your choice who is within your bubble. Details
Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary Centre for the Arts – Salloum Room, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna
$10/ person; Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Acts at Dakoda’s
Join the laughter at Dakoda’s. Details
Misfortune Cookie presents Open Mic Comedy at Dakoda’s | Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Bark n’ Fly presents Stand Up for the Dogs | Friday, September 4, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Brinco Group presents Zawer Sulaiman | Friday, September 4, 2021 | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Summerhill Pyramid Winery presents Wine & Laughs | Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Ed Hill | Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Dakodas Comedy Lounge, 1574 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna
Varies: Free – $20.99
Personal Alignment Yoga
Attend Personal Alignment Yoga by Personal Alignment Yoga AJ Cooper. Details
Thursdays & Tuesdays, September 30, 2021
Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, 3400 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
Big White Canadian Slopestyle
Dig out that double denim and join us for the Big White Canadian Slopestyle, hosted by Tom van Steenbergen.
No crowds, no FMB, just big, gnarly, Canadian slopestyle. For the riders, and rider judged. Details
September 2 – 5, 2021
Big White Slopestyle Centre, 5315 Big White Road, Kelowna
Hike the Myra Canyons
Hike or bike through this spectacular landscape enjoying the beautiful scenery, wildflowers, and wildlife. The Canyons are open for day use only. Details
Go Hiking or Visit Nature Areas
Parks and pathways, Provincial parks and conservation reserves are open for people to enjoy some time with nature.
Enjoy a leisurely walk with the family at any of these locations:
V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events
Artifact or Artifiction?
The Okanagan Heritage Museum’s latest exhibition immerses visitors in a trivia board game. This unique way to explore the museum’s artifact collection is sure to leave you surprised, stumped, and smarter. The game isn’t just for history buffs. Questions cover a broad range of topics, from fashion and medicine to music and osteology. Details
February 15 – September 6, 2021
Monday, Friday & Saturday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday | Closed
Okanagan Heritage Museum, 460 Queensway Avenue, Kelowna
By Donation; Suggested donation $5 per person/$15 per family
Lake Country Garlic Fest
Bring the Family for an amazing day in the country. Enjoy Local Fresh Garlic from the Okanagan Valley. Learn the different types and have a taste or two. Fun for the whole family. There will be Garlic Farmers, Local Farmers, Specialty Foods, Artisans, Spirits, Concessions, Live Music and so much more. Details
Sunday, September 5, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cemetery Road Lake Country
Donations to the Local Food Bank, SPCA & Indigenous Reconciliation Fund will be accepted at the entrance
Explore Okanagan Valley
Okanagen Valley is a favourite for outdoor-loving travellers who want to spend time in the year-round warmer climates, along with those who love the easygoing culture and history of these parts. Vineyards and orchards dot the landscape, offering unique culinary aspects to days spent here. Details
There is a new phenomenon out there that appeals to those who want a wilderness getaway, but don’t want to sacrifice the usual comforts of a hotel or their own home, like a bed, comfortable mattress, electricity, or running water and flushing toilets. It’s called ‘glamping’ and there is no better place to see if this sometimes luxurious method of camping is for you. Details
Escape from Mannequin Madness: An Exit Room Experience
Register your bubble of up to four people for this exit room style experience. By solving clues around the Okanagan Military Museum, you will save the world from the mad scientist Dr. Mann E. Quinn, who is plotting to raise a mannequin army. This experience is best for ages 10 and up, and great for a family. You have 1 hour… to save the world. Details
Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Okanagan Military Museum 1424 Ellis Street, Kelowna
$35 per bubble/group. Limited bookings available – Reservations are required
Grizzli Winery Summer Market
Visit the Summer Soiree: A Grizzli Night Market, West Kelowna’s newest summer attraction. Soak in that warm evening Okanagan air and experience an amazing variety of food, wine pairings, games, merchandise, and live music. Details
Saturdays & Sundays, until September 5, 2021 | | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
September 4 | Orange Sol Trio
Grizzli Winery, 2550 Boucherie Rd., West Kelowna
Go on Scenic Drives
British Columbia has some of the most scenic vistas in the entire country. With a mixture of ocean, mountains, valleys, lakes, vineyards, waterfalls, orchards and farmland, the highways and byways of the province will take you past some amazing views. A road trip through the province will allow you to experience a little bit of everything. Details
Public & Farmers’ Markets
- Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market on Wednesday & Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm at the corner of Dilworth & Springfield and on Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm at Kerry Park.
- Westbank Farmer’s Market on Saturdays through September 25 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Westridge Shopping Centre, 2484 Main St., West Kelowna
- Lake Country Farmers’ Market on Fridays, through September 24 | 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM @ Swalwell Park, 10090 Bottom Wood Lake Road
- Peachland Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market on Sundays, through September 26 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ Heritage Park, Beach Avenue, Peachland
- Mission Market on Fridays | 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM @ Okanagan Mission Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Drive
- Girls Weekend Getaways. Details
- Cheap Weekend Getaways for Couples. Details
- Wilderness & Off the Grid Getaways. Details
- Yoga Retreats & Getaways. Details
- Must-Visit Nature Parks. Details
Rediscover this exciting city you live in! Details
You can cast a line and reel in that big catch at BC Provincial Parks. However, please obey any fishing location restrictions in the park as well as all public health guidelines on group sizes and physical distancing.
Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.
We do try to make the listings as accurate as possible, but there may be typographical/oversight errors or events may be cancelled or postponed without any notice. Verify all details from concerned event Websites/officials.