Blog Prologue: This list was written by Jillian & easily forced on the rest of the Kelowna Concierge Team!
It’s already half way through July and I feel like there are still so many incredible things that we need to experience this summer. So, the first step to doing it all, is to create a Summer Kelowna Bucket List! Follow along our journey through 15 adventures with #SummerWithKC
#1 – Have a White Night Out: Okay, this one might be cheating because it already happened, but for those of you who haven’t experience this beautiful event, you must add it to your bucket list for next summer! Diner en Blanc Okanagan is an elegant, sophisticated, BYO-everything event where the location is a secret until the day-of!
#2 – Take the Megamoo Challenge: I just saw this on Instagram for the first time this weekend and it’s a challenge I’d absolutely love to take on. 10 flavours of delicious Moolix Ice Cream piled high on a fresh waffle cone, this truly may be a challenge for the four of us!
#3 – Shop, Learn & Cook with a Local Chef: We are so spoiled in the Okanagan Valley with the amount of fresh ingredients we have at our disposal. Spending a day with Start Fresh Project’s Michael Buffett at the Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market, his own local farm and then cooking all our ingredients sounds like a fun and tasty day! Join us on the Market to Table Culinary Tour.
#4 – Take a Goga Class: okay, yoga + baby goats = GOGA! I don’t even know how this came to be, but I know I MUST try it immediately at Hoof Prints Barnyard.
#5 – Hop Aboard and Experience a Train Robbery: the Historic Kettle Valley Steam Railway hosts these fun nights that include a 2 hour train ride and BBQ dinner at the Prairie Valley Station, what a cool way to explore the valley.
#6 – Have a true Kelowna Sunday Funday! A little sleep in followed by brunch (caesar & mimosa please!) to start the day. Now on to a tasting-crawl: brewery, winery, cidery, distillery… choosing between your favourite beverages is like choosing a favourite child! Do Sunday Funday with us!
#7 – Sing & Sip at the Mile High Wine & Music Festival: Does wine really taste better at 5,280 feet above sea level? There’s only one way to find out… Plus live music, Browns Social House bites and stunning venue at SilverStar Mountain Resort make this a must-do event!
#8 – Find inner peace at Sunset Yoga: there are a few different venues that offer sunset yoga, but CedarCreek Winery’s event caught my attention “Enjoy an outdoor yoga class then relax in our wine garden while sipping on CedarCreek wine paired with a selection of local treats.” That’s like all of my favourite things!
#9 – Taste 40+ Beers in One Day: okay, I’m not talking about raiding a liquor store, I want to taste 40 different uniquely Okanagan Beers (and yes, I’ll need a driver or jump on the Brews & Views Tour!). With over 20 craft breweries in the Okanagan Valley, I think I could easily taste my way through this challenge.
#10 – Pack a Picnic and enjoy a Parks Alive Concert: there are some incredible artists that perform on Island Stage at Waterfront Park throughout the summer. The events are free, so I’ll probably spend way too much money at Mediterranean Market on Meats & Cheeses for the perfect cheese & charcuterie board!
#11 – Take Me Out to a Kelowna Falcons Game: there’s something exhilarating about watching live sports and the Kelowna Falcons often put on an amazing show! Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack’s….
#12 – Enjoy a double feature 1950’s Style: I have to admit that this has been on my bucket list for YEARS! So this summer it’s a must – the Starlight Drive-In in Enderby plays two feature films back to back for $11.00 per person!
#13 – Survive Golfing 18 holes (straight!): Kelowna has so many stunning golf courses throughout the valley that range from expert to “I didn’t pick up my ball once!” levels. My goal is the latter, to golf a whole 18 hole course straight through, maybe somewhere gentle like Two Eagles Golf Course or Mission Creek Golf Club.
#14 – Fall in Love with a Local Artisan at the Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market: each time I visit, there is something new and fabulous! From fruits, veggies, protein to incredible crafts, it’s always nice to support our local vendors. For the summer there is a Satellite Market on Bernard Avenue every Saturday.
#15 – Get Inspired by Billy Elliot: I’m such a sucker for a musical and Billy Elliot is one of my fave’s so I was delighted to hear that the Kelowna Actors Studio was bringing it to the stage at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Show runs July 27 – August 5.
2017 Kelowna Concierge Bucket List:
- Have a White Night Out at Diner en Blanc
- Take the Megamoo Challenge
- Shop, Learn and Cook with a Chef (Market to Table Dinner)
- Take a Goga Class
- Hop aboard and experience a Train Robbery
- Have a true Kelowna Sunday Funday!
- Sing & Sip at the Mile High Wine & Music Festival
- Find inner peace at Sunset Yoga
- Taste 40+ Beers in one day (Brews & Views)
- Pack a Picnic and enjoy a Parks Alive Concert
- Take me out to a Kelowna Falcon’s Game
- Enjoy a double feature 1950’s style
- Survive golfing 18 holes (straight!)
- Fall in love with a local artisan at the Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market
- Get inspired by Billy Elliott
Follow us on our Bucket List Journey at #SummerWithKC