To celebrate Canada’s culture, the City of Kelowna, along with artists and community groups, will be joining other cities across Canada to mark the fifth annual Culture Days, Sept. 26 to 28.
Residents are encouraged to create and celebrate culture by participating in more than 40 free activities and events.
“Culture Days is like a garden—every year artists, businesses and groups create new events that pop up and blossom for just a few short days. These events are diverse, occasionally wacky and of course free,” said Sandra Kochan, Kelowna cultural services manager.
“It’s a great excuse to broaden your cultural horizons and have some fun.”
The weekend’s festivities will kick off with a launch event at the Rotary Centre for the Arts atrium on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m.
Immediately following the launch at 6 p.m., join morning DJ Susan Knight, city councillor Colin Basran and Bell Media executive Angie Clowry as they lead a crawl through the Cultural District and downtown, stopping to explore businesses and galleries showcasing local arts and culture along the way.
Cawston Avenue is the Culture Days hub on Saturday as the Culture Days Country Fair gets underway.
Ever wondered if you’d make the grade as a worker on the packinghouse line? Try the Kelowna Museums Packinghouse Challenge —a timed race to accurately pack a 40-pound apple crate.
Or join the Military Museum’s Royal Stay Behinds to experience military drills like a World War I recruit.
There’s Apple Pie judging, entertainment, Gaudi in the Garden and Pig on Bernard, the launch of the new Kelowna in time app.
Click on “2014 Activities” on the Culture Days homepage at culturedays.ca and enter “Kelowna” or your postal code for a complete list of activities.