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! usually produces 47 concert events each year 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.

SPECIAL NOTE: The COVID Pandemic has impacted our event program in 2020. As a result we will be presenting a modified and reduced program in order to respect health and safety protocols in our community including:

With a variety of large, outdoor public spaces to use, we are confident we can deliver a modified program that will minimize risk to both performing artists as well as audiences due to:

  • Concerts held outdoors in large spaces
  • Limited attendance at concert events - max. 50 people at a time
  • Elimination of contact between the performing artist and the audience
  • Physical distancing that still allows the audience to enjoy a performance
  • Implementation of new cleanliness and communication protocols
  • Implementation of modified onsite activities (i.e. a cashless donation option via ‘tap’ if audiences wish to support Parks Alive!)

The 2020 Parks Alive! Entertainment Season
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Parks Alive hosts a variety of events throughout the summer. From lakeside events to art shows to major concerts and exciting activities. Visit our calendar of events for local happenings of interest to you.
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Parks Alive! enhances the quality of life for community members and visitors alike, and creates a greater sense of pride in our community