Entertainment, goodies, discounts offered at Kelowna Small Shop Saturday

From illusionists to fashion shows, downtown Kelowna businesses offered up incentives to get residents shopping downtown Saturday.

  • Sat Apr 6th, 2013 10:00am
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Shock illusionist 'Shadow' walks pulls nails on a string—which he seemingly had swallowed separately—out of his mouth in front of a small crowd downtown Saturday. The free entertainment was put on in front of Roy's Shoes as part of Small Shop Saturday.

Several pedestrians couldn’t help but stop and watch Shadow perform magic Saturday in front of Roy’s Shoes on Ellis Street.

The “shock illusionist” started his act by seemingly swallowing several nails, then a piece of string, before miraculously regurgitating the items, which had somehow become connected.

By the time he got to his finale—a two metre walk along shards of glass—the small crowd had nearly doubled in size.

The entertainment was one small part of the first Small Shop Saturday of 2013.

Nearly 100 businesses took part in the event by offering discounts or goodies to visitors of their stores.

The City of Kelowna also offered free parking on the street and in the Library and Chapman parkades to help the cause.