Okanagan July Events

Great Summer Festivals & Celebrations

Okanagan July events, festivals and celebrations are plentiful and fun for all ages.

When July rolls around the farmer's markets are well under way, orchards and fruit stands are stocked with fruit in season, boats are out on the lakes, and beach lovers are settling in to the relaxation of summer holidays.

The July 1 Canada Day holiday is a busy long weekend holiday and the beginning of summer vacation.

Everything is alive and busy around the valley, and the weather is just perfect. :-)

Here are just some of the wonderful summer celebrations and festivals that you can enjoy. We hope you can be in the Okanagan for some of these wonderful July celebrations.

Westside Daze - West Kelowna

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Westside Daze in West Kelowna, or Westbank BC, is a weekend of fun, food and entertainment, with lots of FREE stuff, outdoor concerts, a parade, 'Moto Cross', Westcoast Amusements, firewords, BBQ, slow pitch ball tournament and a kids fair.

It runs for 4 days, over the July 1st, Canada Day holiday!

Show & Shine, Pancake Breakfast, Giant Canada Day Cake with cutting by local, provincial and federal politicians, evening Entertainment, Youth Day with stage entertainment, demonstrations, Aboriginal Day with Entertainment, cultural demonstrations, food by First Nation people, crafters, vendors, and much more.

West Kelowna, British Columbia

Okanagan Lavender Discovery Days

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Lavender harvest, a visually spectacular time at the Okanagan Lavender Herb farm overlooking Okanagan Lake.

Explore the culinary side of lavender, learn how to create fresh herbal teas from the garden and take pleasure in the beauty of a fragrant lavender harvest.

You can also learn the Victorian art of weaving lavender wands and watch demonstrations of creating lavender wreaths, bouquets and wedding favours.

4380 Takla Road
Kelowna, BC
Website: www.okanaganlavender.com

Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta - Osoyoos, BC

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If you're in Osoyoos BC on the July long weekend, the annual Cherry Fiesta is a must do!

It's a great holiday weekend filled with fun entertainment, a pancake breakfast, parade, crafts and foods fair, lots of fun activities for kids, a pie eating competition, a cherry pit spitting competition, and a fantastic fireworks show that evening.

Location: Various parks and venues in Osooyos BC

Funtastic Sports & Music Festival Vernon - Vernon

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The Vernon Funtastic Festival features an adult Slo Pitch Tournament & a Music Festival with various performers.

The Festival grounds are located 2 Minutes South of Vernon on Hwy 97. The ball tournament is an adult tournament and takes place rain or shine. There are more than 300 teams participating in this tournamet!

The music festival takes place, beginning on the first evening, with fireworks on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day.

Various Locations In & Around Vernon
Vernon, BC

Civic Sounds - Vernon

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The Civic Plaza in Downtown Vernon is alive from 7:00pm until 9:00pm every Thursday night in July & August!

Enjoy free musical entertainment by local, national & international musicians, weather permitting.

Location: Vernon Public Library
3001-32nd Ave
Vernon, BC

Shuswap Festival of the Arts

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Cost: Adult Pass $5.00 for entire show Student Pass $3.00 entire showChildren under 10 free when accompanied by an adult. Children's Day - Wednesday, July 14, 10:00 AM to 12 Noon NO CHARGE

The Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts Society was formed in 1984. Since then the festival has become one of the best art festivals in the region, showcasing beautiful works from many local artists.

Sorrento Memorial Hall
Passechendaele Road
Sorrento, B.C.

Okanagan Jazz & Blues Festival - Kelowna


Live Jazz & Blues featuring some of the Okanagan's top jazz & blues performers as well as international artists.

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Downtown Kelowna
Kelowna, BC

Cherry Fair - Kelowna


Celebrate the harvest of the cherry with the BC Orchard Industry Museum's annual Cherry Fair. Live entertainment, cherry tastings, hands-on activities for the whole family.

This is your opportunity to sample a selection of over two dozen local cherry varieties. Face painting, mini-golf, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family! There is also mini donuts, ice cream, and more!!

Property Logo 1304 Ellis St
Kelowna, BC

O'Keefe Days - Vernon BC


O'Keefe Days at the historic ranch just outside of Vernon BC has an annual 'Cowboy Festival Ranch rodeo' with a campfire, cowboy poetry, fun kids activities and more for families.

Early ranches in the Okanagan and British Columbia, were their own communities with a post office, blacksmith shop and a church. There are a number of historic buildings and interesting displays from the cattle ranching days in the Okanagan Valley.

O'Keefe Ranch
9380 Highway 97 North
Vernon, British Columbia

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