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Local Kelowna Events

See What’s Happening During Your Stay

The tranquil lakefront setting and diverse amenities of The Cove Lakeside Resort certainly offer plenty of reasons to stick close to the resort. But if you want to sample a little Okanagan flavor, some of the most popular events in West Kelowna & Kelowna are taking place just moments away. Below you will find just a few of the most popular happenings on the local events calendar. When planning your visit to The Cove Lakeside Resort, our staff will be happy to offer additional recommendations and assist with arrangements. Check out the Visit Westside & Tourism Kelowna Events Calendars for more events happening in the area during your stay!

West Kelowna Warriors Games

Catch all the local BCHL Hockey Action at a West Kelowna Warriors Regular Season Game at Royal LePage Place.

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Sugar Plum Fair at Quails' Gate Winery

Join Quails' Gate Winery for their annual Sugar Plum Fair on November 16 – 17 and get ready for two days filled with holiday themed festivities:

  • Photos with Santa
  • An array of local vendors and crafters
  • Holiday Carollers
  • A visit and selfie opportunity with the Grinch
  • 15% off of the Wine Shop
  • Hot chocolate, mulled wine and snacks available at the Old Vines Restaurant
  • On-site babysitting to allow parents to shop and explore
  • Children’s Craft Centre

The Sugar Plum Fair will run 11:00 am – 4:00 pm conclusively.

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30th Anniversary at Quails’ Gate Winery

2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of Quails’ Gate Winery. In honor of this momentous occasion we will be hosting the Stewart Family Grand Gala to celebrate in style. Mark your calendar for Friday November 22 and indulge in an evening of Quails’ Gates finest wines, an abundance of grazing stations prepared by Old Vines Restaurant featuring some of our most loved dishes, a strolling magician, live music, and dancing.

In recognition of our 30th anniversary we will unveil the newest member of our wine family the Collector Series Clone 220 Chenin Blanc, Guests will also enjoy vintage wines from our private library, as well as a wine infusion bar. As a special treat PLUME wines from our California operations will be available for tasting.

After attending this fabulous event, wake up after a great nights’ sleep in one of our luxurious suites and indulge in a delicious breakfast at Bonfire Restaurant with our Quails’ Gate 30th Anniversary package.

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Bottleneck Drive Light Up The Vines

Get into the holiday spirit, Okanagan Wine Country-style! Visitors will enjoy tastings, food pairings, holiday decorations, seasonal refreshments, festive food for purchase, outdoor fires and music, as well as special offers on some of the region’s best wines, ciders and beer; just in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving.

Collect five stamps from members to complete a ‘Light up the Vines’ passport and be entered to win a prize package valued at over $500.

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Annual Guest Appreciation Event at Spa at The Cove

New Image Salons and Spa at The Cove would like to invite you and your friends to our Annual Guest Appreciation event at The Cove Lakeside Resort on Thursday, November 28 from 6-8pm. Join us for wine & appies and complimentary mini salon and spa service experience stations. 

Receive 10% off all Aveda prodcuts and gift cards (15% off gift cards over $500). Aveda Holiday Gift Packs will also be available! Come and get a head start on your holiday shopping, or even better... treat yourself! 

Bring your family and friends, make it a girls night, and come and join us for this wonderful evening! Please bring a donation for the Westside Community Food Bank.

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Sip into the Season – Wine & Craft Tour

Sip some wine. See some crafts. Cross some holiday shopping off your list while enjoying an easy afternoon touring the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail. During our Sip into the Season event, which takes place the first Sunday in December, visitors travel from winery to winery as they enjoy the works of the artisans and crafters at each locations as well as tasty bites and sips.

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Light Up Celebrations

The annual Light Up Celebrations on Brown Rd take place on Friday, December 6th. Festivities run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm with the Flipping of the Switch taking place at 6:00 pm. There will be food vendors, kid’s activities, choirs and more.

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Selfies with Santa Fundraiser

Join us at The Cove for our 7th Annual Selfies with Santa Fundraiser on December 8 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Cash only donations will be accepted for a visit with Santa. Bring your own camera to capture that special moment and take your family photos (pets welcome) in our festive lobby! Christmas bake sales and raffle tickets available for a collection of amazing packages and baskets! Raffle tickets are available for purchase in the lobby from November 26 until December 14, 2019.

Proceeds from the Selfies with Santa Fundraiser will assist The Cove Lakeside Resort in sponsoring West Kelowna families with the Central Okanagan Food Bank.

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Sip & Paint Christmas Ornaments at Volcanic Hills Winery

A three-hour workshop where you will make 3 alcohol ink glass ornaments to take home. You will have a chance to experiment with the alcohol inks on a small piece of Yupo paper, paint 3 different size glass Christmas ornaments and use tools to make your ornaments sparkle.

The cost is $60 and you will receive a complimentary wine tasting supplied by Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, one glass of wine or sparkling juice and alcohol inks, glitter and all other supplies to complete your Christmas Ornaments.

Hosted by Alice Tunnell – Aqua Artistry Design. Register online to reserve your spot.

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Sip with Your Sweetheart – A Wine & Chocolate Event

Smiling sweethearts and happy wine sippers love this popular event which is held the second weekend in February. The wineries of the Westside Wine Trail have expanded the event to two days and will be treating everyone to an afternoon of chocolate indulgence where their taste buds can savour decadent wine and chocolate pairings that have been carefully crafted and matched by local chefs, bakers and sommeliers. Open House Format.

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Sip with Your Senses – Wine & Garden Event

See. Swirl. Smell. Sip and explore the floral and herbal notes in our wines. The Westside Wine Trail is having a wine and garden party event on May 12th from noon – 5pm. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy complimentary tastings of the featured wine at each winery and in celebration of our garden party theme, the wineries will be giving away seeds to help you get a head start on your summer gardens. There will be a different seed at each winery, ranging from floral and herb to vegetable seeds. So bring out your garden dresses and floral shirts and spend a leisurely afternoon along our wine trail.

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