Okanagan Area Summer Events Calendar

We all know that summertime brings beautiful weather, family events and summer fun in the Okanagan. So, we decided here at Nannies on Call Okanagan, to create a last minute summer events calendar for families so you won’t miss out on some of the local festivities that are happening at the end of summer.

Whether you like outdoor music festivals, food sampling, wine tasting or carnivals with kiddie rides, there is something for everyone in the Okanagan. Here are a few events Nannies on Call Okanagan recommends:

Summer Events in the Okanagan Area

Centre of Gravity – August 3rd – August 5th – Center of Gravity is Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival. A 3 day sport and entertainment festival. It features 3 stages of music, and over 200 professional athletes competing in Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Freestyle Mountain Biking, Wakeboarding, and FMX.

Penticton Peach Festival – August 8-12 – If you and your kids love peaches, the Penticton Peach Festival is the place to be! This action-packed festival, centered around everything peaches, will include an Aboriginal Cultural Village, a Grand Parade, a Kiddies Day Parade, a Sand Castle Competition, amusement rides, a Square Dance Festival, and so much more! Entry fee is free of charge, but you will want to bring some fun money to spend!

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival – August 17, 18, 19 – Salmon Arm, BC – This multicultural music festival brings music cultures from around the world to 6 different outdoor stages. Enjoy roots and gospel, world rhythms, blues and much more. Enjoy an artisan market, beverage gardens, a food vendor area, a children’s area, and camping (be sure to pre-register for the camping!). Ticket prices depend on how many days you want to attend and if you purchase in advance, and children 12 and under are FREE!

Back To School Bash – August 25th Parkinson Rec Centre
There will be *FREE Hotdogs *FREE Haircuts for Children *FREE Clothing *FREE Backpacks *FREE Children’s Activities *Games, Entertainment & Prizes *Everything is FREE at This Mini Carnival!! You can help by dropping off: •Good quality, New or Used Clothing for Children, Youth & Adults •Door Prize Gifts

Terry Fox Run Kelowna – September 16th Mission Sportsfield
Run, walk or ride 1.5km, 5km, 9km Bring your family, friends, dog & water bottle!
Registration: 10am/ Event Start: 11am

These are just a few of the fun events Nannies on Call Okanagan knows you will have fun at. While most of the events listed are family oriented, we understand that parents may want to enjoy an evening at one of these events hands-free of children. Give us a call! We’d be happy to keep your children happy while you are having some summer fun!

Feel free to leave a comment if you recommend any August events in the Okanagan area.

Lisa Bruce is a mother first and foremost to her 2 wonderful kids, wife, Placement Manager and owner of the newest Nannies on Call branch in the Okanagan.