Kelowna’s annual RibFest will have fun for the whole family.
The Kids Zone is really taking shape for the upcoming Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest set for Aug. 24-26 at City Park.
The Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest is a family-friendly event that brings award-winning Ribbers from across the country to serve up their best ribs. Visitors will enjoy live music and entertainment, a variety of vendors and, of course, a Kids Zone, according to a RibFest news release.
With this free admission event approaching quickly, parents and children alike can plan for a fun weekend. Activities, features and special tents are still being confirmed but the list is quickly growing, the release said.
The Kids Zone will be buzzing with activities from 12-7 p.m. on both Aug. 25 and 26. Inflatable bounce castles, obstacle courses and slides are always a hit with the kids. The Girl Guides will be on site for face painting and food tents including cotton candy and popcorn will be available for those looking for a quick snack.
There will be several demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend and those so inclined can jump in and join in the fun. From 1-4 p.m. Saturday, several local businesses will be onsite and will invite visitors to get active and have fun. Global Fitness will provide an opportunity to try out a Zumba class, Great Way Martial Arts will provide a demo with their students and Get Bent Yoga and Dance will wow the crowds with belly dancing! Sunday is Family Day and promises to be a busy day as well. The first 500 families will receive a goodie bag, MacDonald’s gift certificate, bib, balloon, Big White coupon for tubing, and much more. the release said.
At 1 p.m., stop by and cheer on your favourite mascot in the Mascot Race. Later in the afternoon, at 3 p.m., families can play touch football with the Okanagan Sun Football players, the release said.
The third annual Interior Savings Sunrise Rotary RibFest’s major beneficiary will be JoeAnna’s House, a home-away-from-home for family members who have loved ones receiving treatment at Kelowna General Hospital. Admission to the event is free, the release said.
For more information, a schedule of events, and inquiries about sponsorship and volunteering, visit www.ribfestkelowna.com.