Rotary Centre for the Arts | Photo copyright (c) 2020 Miles Overn Photography
Rotary Centre for the Arts | Photo copyright (c) 2020 Miles Overn Photography
Rotary Centre for the Arts | Photo copyright (c) 2020 Miles Overn Photography
Ryan Guldemond | Photo copyright (c) 2019 Miles Overn Photography
Brett Kissel | Photo copyright (c) 2018 Miles Overn Photography
Colin James | Photo copyright (c) 2019 Miles Overn Photography


making the scene

Cultural District


Downtown Kelowna

From Clement at the North, to Queensway on the South, between Water St and Ellis, the Cultural District is right in the heart of the city.

Between the arena, Kelowna Community Theatre, Mary Irwin Theatre and the Rotary Centre for the Arts, the Cultural District has seen hundreds of live music and other arts event happen within its boundaries and in the adjoining streets and parks.




Upcoming Events

Music and other arts & culture events happening within the Kelowna Cultural District.

NOTE - The COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial emergency delcaration have put a hold on live music performances and other public gatherings in Kelowna and across BC. As such, we encourage you to verify with the venues of listed events regarding any upcoming shows that we have listed here on this page.

Craig Thomson at the RCA
CANCELLED
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Andrew Johns at Kelowna Community Theatre
VIRTUAL ONLY
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Andrew Johns at Kelowna Community Theatre
VIRTUAL ONLY
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Post-Modern Connection at KCT
VIRTUAL ONLY
Friday, December 4, 2020
Andrew Allen at Mary Irwin Theatre
CANCELLED
Friday, December 4, 2020
Andrew Allen at Mary Irwin Theatre
CANCELLED
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Andrew Allen at Mary Irwin Theatre
VIRTUAL ONLY
Saturday, December 5, 2020
School of Blues at RCA
with Sherman Doucette
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Early Work at Kelowna Community Theatre
Early Show at 7:00
Friday, December 11, 2020
Early Work at Kelowna Community Theatre
Live and Livestream Show
Friday, December 11, 2020
Jodie B at Kelowna Community Theatre
Early Show at 7:00
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Jodie B at Kelowna Community Theatre
Second of Two Socially Distanced Shows
Saturday, December 12, 2020
School of Blues at RCA
with Sherman Doucette
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Craig Thomson & Lindsay May at RCA
Jazztastic Christmas Foodbank Fundraiser
Friday, December 18, 2020
Alex Buck Trio at Rotary Centre for the Arts
Alex Buck, Simon Buck, and Stephen Buck
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Dan Mangan at KCT
An Evening With
Monday, January 11, 2021
Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
First of Three Socially Distanced Shows
Friday, March 12, 2021
Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
Second of Three Socially Distanced Shows
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Songs of the Southern Belles at Mary Irwin Theatre
Last of Three Socially Distanced Shows
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Fred Penner at KCT
The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Bobby Bazini at Mary Irwin Theatre
RESCHEDULED
Monday, March 22, 2021
Jesse Cook at KCT
One Night Only
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Featured venues and facilities include:

Kasugai Gardens
Kelowna Art Gallery
Kelowna Community Theatre
Laurel Packinghouse
Okanagan Heritage Museum
Okanagan Military Museum
Okanagan Regional Library
Rotary Centre for the Arts

Within the bourndaries of the Cultural District, but not officially part of it, are Prospera Place, Memorial Arena, the Innovation Centre, and City Hall. Parking is available on the street surrounding the district, and there is also a parking structure adjacent to the library.

Just one block further to the west lies Lake Okanagan, the 88 mile long lake that, along with the mountains that line it, creates much of the beautiful scenery the Okanagan is world famous for. The parks situated between the lake and the cultural district host countless musical and other arts events throughout the summer months, so any visitor to Kelowna and the cultural district would do well to stroll along the boardwalk beside the lake and take in that adjacent scene as well.

It should also be noted that the cultural district begins just one block north of Bernard Ave, which is home to a number of pubs that host live music on a regular basis during normal times. As we all know, these are not normal times, but when things do get back to normal, places like Doc Willoughby's, Fernando's Pub and O'Flannigan's (which sits right on the border of the district on Queensway Ave) have music several nights a week.


Nearby Hotels
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre - (0.4 km)
Accent Inns - (1.6 km)
Coast Capri Hotel - (1.7 km)
Best Western Inn Kelowna - (4.8 km)
Manteo Resort - (5 km)
Holiday Inn Express - (5 km)
Days Inn - (5.8 km)

Rotary Centre For The Arts

421 Cawston Ave Kelowna BC V1Y 0B4
250.717.5304