Spring Events

Meet Me on Bernard

Event Details

2024-05-17 to 2024-09-02
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339b Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N6, Canada

What's New for 2024

Meet Me On Bernard is launching in two phases this year. The 200 Block of Bernard Avenue will open to pedestrians on Friday, May 17, with the 300 Block following on June 29. From this date, Meet Me on Bernard will remain in place through September 2, 2024.

Bernard Avenue will stay open to vehicles on the 400 and 500 Blocks, except during special events like Block Party on July 20 and Show N Shine on August 17.

Participating businesses on the 300 to 500 Blocks of Bernard Avenue will convert parking spots into patios from May 17 to September 2 as part of the Patio Program.

Key Dates:

Friday, May 17, 2024:

200 Block of Meet Me on Bernard opens to pedestrians and spacious patios

Patio Program begins for businesses in the 300, 400, and 500 Blocks of Bernard Avenue

Friday, June 29, 2024:

300 Block of Meet Me on Bernard opens

No road closure for 400 and 500 Blocks of Bernard, except on special event days.


What is Meet Me on Bernard?

Meet Me on Bernard is an outdoor pedestrian zone in downtown Kelowna, transforming the 200 and 300 Blocks of Bernard Avenue into a hub of activity. This summer, the street will be closed to vehicular traffic, welcoming pedestrians, cyclists, and other forms of active transportation. The sunny patios, parklets, local retail, street games, and special events create a dynamic atmosphere perfect for exploring everything downtown Kelowna has to offer.

Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Association and the City of Kelowna, Meet Me on Bernard serves as a starting point to experience the retail, dining, entertainment, and services available in the area.


Parks Alive!

Fridays & Saturdays | July 5 - August 24

Enjoy weekly music in Kerry Park every Friday and Saturday from July 5 through August 24. This award-winning, multi-venue, 9-week concert series brings Kelowna’s parks and public spaces to life with live cultural performances each summer.

Arts on the Avenue

July 16 & August 1

Discover artists from various visual art disciplines as they take over Bernard Avenue to showcase and sell their work.

Block Party

July 20

Block Party is a free, family-friendly event in Downtown Kelowna that blends community, culture, art, food, shopping, and entertainment.

Show N Shine

August 17

Show N Shine on Bernard is a free, family-friendly event for auto enthusiasts of all ages. Admire classic cars, hot rods, and genuine collectibles along Bernard Avenue.

Satellite Farmers' & Crafters' Market

Sundays | May 19 - September 1

The Sunday Satellite Market at Kerry Park offers a variety of handmade craft items, baked goods, farm-fresh produce, and live entertainment from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Downtown Kelowna Night Market

Thursdays | May 30 - August 29

This market features Downtown Kelowna businesses alongside artisans, crafters, local food producers, and community-based entertainment.

Open-Air Collective Market

Saturdays | May 18 - August 31

Visitors will enjoy a wide array of vendors offering handmade goods, clothing, jewellery, art, specialty foods, and more. Live music and entertainment create a lively atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Experience the unique charm and community spirit of downtown Kelowna with Meet Me on Bernard. This pedestrian-friendly zone offers endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment, making it the perfect summer destination.