August 21, 2023
2023 Kelowna Made festival cancelled
Given the ongoing wildfires within our community and province, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Kelowna Made. There will be a time for us to celebrate together again, but this is not the week to do so.
Kelowna Made was created to showcase our City’s attributes and bring the community together. As our neighbours face the extraordinary challenges of the wildfires, we are seeing people come together in a far greater display of what it means to be Kelowna Made as we rally to support one another in a time of sorrow.
We will be contacting our community partners, vendors and volunteers directly. The organizing committee will regroup when the time is right to determine the next steps for the event, including whether some version can be hosted at a future date.
We are so grateful to our event partners, volunteers and sponsors who have contributed so much effort in planning this event to date. For the good of our community, this was an easy decision to make, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t painful. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.
Take care, Kelowna.
An All-Ages Community Festival
Kelowna Made 2023
Presented by Lorval Developments
The 2nd annual Kelowna Made has over 60 FREE events and activities with something fun for everyone!
Saturday, August 26, 2023
- CITY PARK | 9:00AM – 7:00PM
- KERRY PARK | 4:00PM – 10:30PM
- STUART PARK | 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Kelowna Made is a community-led celebration that offers inclusive, affordable fun for everyone. Join thousands of people of all ages for a day of fun, family-friendly activities at Kelowna Made. Smile, laugh, try some new things and make some great memories with friends, both old and new.
August 26, 2023
Participate and Compete
There are so many ways to get involved and have fun at Kelowna Made. With over 60 activities, there really is something for everyone!
Some events require pre-registration to compete or book your spot. Click the event names and register for one of our fun competitions or family participation events today.
August 26, 2023
What to expect
2023 marks Kelowna Made’s second year, with even more events and activities at City Park, plus some new activations at Kerry Park and Stuart Park too!
This year’s one-day community festival will feature:
Family Sandcastle Building Competition
Kelowna Made Belly Flop Championship
Kid's games and activities
Artistic workshops & cultural performances
Parks Alive! Street Dance
And Even More!
Additional programming and activities to be announced
Who we are
What it means to be Kelowna Made
Kelowna is made of nature, heritage, and culture. It is made of sport, art, music, agriculture, food and drink. Kelowna is made of a valuable Indigenous tradition. Together, we make Kelowna.
This is what it means to be Kelowna Made.
way̓ x̌ast sx̌əlx̌ʕalt
As residents of Kelowna, we are appreciative guests of the syilx peoples. Our city, and this festival, are on their unceded, traditional and ancestral homelands.
The syilx culture is rich and vibrant. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from the wisdom and experience of our syilx hosts while improving our relationship with tmixʷ and especially each other.
tmixʷ roughly translates to “all living things” and includes the land, water, animals, people, plants, and even spiritual connections. tmixʷ is the syilx understanding that humans have a sacred responsibility to protect all living things.