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Cheers! Kelowna Beer Festival pours into City Park this weekend

The event is sold out
The Great Canadian Beer Fest, pictured here in 2019, happens Sept. 9 and 10 at Royal Athletic Park. (Courtesy Victoria Beer Society)

It will be sunny skies with a high of 29 C on Saturday when the sold-out Kelowna Beer Festival descends on City Park.

The event runs from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and will feature more than 30 local breweries and cideries in addition to food trucks, a retail market, music from DJ Invizible & Meems, and games to keep the good times rolling.

Be sure to bring sunscreen, as it expected to be sunny and hot. A free refillable water station will be available as well as some parking at City Park, although it is likely to fill up early.

Thick as Thieves Entertainment is the group behind the event, and is also responsible for other local events including Denim on the Diamond, AltiTunes and Island Time.

Breweries at the event:


Grey Fox Brewing

Freddy’s Brewpub

Kettle River


Hatching Post

Shore Line

Barn Owl

Vice & Virtue


Kelowna Brewing





Welton Brewing

Marten Brewing

Back Roads Brewing


Slack Water

Abandon Rail

Detonate Brewing



Giants Head


Yellow Dog

Mt Begbie

Nelson Brewing

Wild Ambition Brewing


Upside Cider

Truck 59

Wards Cider

Non alcoholic beverages:

Motherlove Kombucha

Karma Soda



Surf Side

Eh Poutine

Broken Anchor

PNB - new restaurant

BNA - burgers

A portion of every ticket sold goes towards the Central Okanagan Brewers Association (COBrA), a new local initiative created to unify the brewery community.

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Jen Zielinski

About the Author: Jen Zielinski

Graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. Also holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University.
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