First-ever Event Strategy in the works for Kelowna

Have your say on events

The city wants your input on when and where big events should be taking place in Kelowna.

Residents are being encouraged to contribute to the first-ever Event Strategy.

“Our goal is to foster an eventful city, not just a city full of events,” said Chris Babcock, Event Development Supervisor. “We’re engaging with our event industry partners and residents to ensure that future events hosted in our city help to bolster our community pride as we strive for a vibrant and inclusive event culture here in Kelowna.”

As part of the strategy, Get Eventive Days will take over the waterfront promenade for two weekends this summer; July 24 & 25 and August 21 & 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It will feature local art, sports demonstrations, music, food trucks and more.

“In addition to our event strategy, we’re also seeking ideas as to what Kelowna’s signature event could be,” said Babcock. “We invite our residents to be creative, tell us their ideas, and help us develop an event that reflects who we are and who we want to be.”

You can visit the Event Strategy project site until September 7 to make suggestions, vote on other residents’ ideas and fill out a city survey.

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