Parks Alive! is a community-oriented concert program dedicated to maximizing the potential of Kelowna’s lakefront and community parks by stimulating a vibrant arts and culture environment. Each week in July and August from Tuesday through Saturday, and every second Sunday, live concerts are held in parks and public spaces throughout Kelowna, and feature both amateur and professional performing artists from a variety of musical genres.
Building upon the foundations of the former “Kelowna Pride” program started in 1989, Parks Alive! was founded by the City of Kelowna in 1997. Developed and produced by Festivals Kelowna, Parks Alive! presents live concerts and other arts-based activities throughout July and August in many of Kelowna’s most unique outdoor venues from North Glenmore, to Rutland, East Kelowna, downtown, the Mission, Kettle Valley, and Black Mountain.
Parks Alive! will produce 47 concert events this year, running from July to August in many of Kelowna’s parks and public spaces. Entertainment is family-friendly and suitable for people of all ages and tastes. Performers range from local artists to world-class professionals, performing in a variety of musical genres and styles. Admission to the concerts are free, however donations are encouraged and gratefully accepted.
Some of this year’s venues are Jim Stuart Park – 1414 Water Street (Downtown by the Bear sculpture)
Island Stage, Waterfront Park – 1200 Water Street (Behind the Delta Grand Okanagan, on the shore of Okanagan Lake)
Golfview Park – New park! 810 Valley Road, Glenmore (corner pf Summit Drive and Valley Road)
Gertsmar Park – 205 Gerstmar Road South
2018 Entertainment Season Sponsors
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of
the Province of British Columbia