Kelowna Extends Invitation to Winter-Weary Communities

2015 Spring Insert

2015 Tourism Kelowna spring tabloid inserted into community papers

Starting today March 25th through March 30th, Tourism Kelowna has a spring lure brochure on route to 250,000 households and businesses with an invitation to visit now, and enjoy spring weather and activities in Kelowna. Continue reading

Beer Drinkers Rejoice as Gibbons Festival Comes to Kelowna

Waterfront Park is the main event site for the Great Okanagan Beer Festival

Waterfront Park is the main event site for the Great Okanagan Beer Festival

For decades, wine drinkers have spilled into Kelowna for events such as the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.

Now beer drinkers can join in the fun.

Tourism Kelowna recruited Gibbons Festival and Events Co. to run the first-ever Great Okanagan Beer Festival (GOBeerFest on Twitter and Instagram) from May 7-9 in Kelowna, culminating with a sampling main event on May 9 at Waterfront Park.

Building on the initial success of its Whistler Village Beer Festival, Gibbons brings more than 40 breweries and hundreds of visitors to Kelowna for GOBeerFest.

Exclusive cask events and beer/brewing seminars attract visitors days ahead of the main event, proceeds from which go to KBAAD (K-Billie Artistic & Athletic Development).

Tickets for the GOBeerFest are on sale at

If your business is interested in offering special events or promotions in conjunction with GOBeerFest, please contact Chad Douglas at or 250-861-1515 ext. 209.