West Kelowna Vineyard opens a stunning evening market beneath the celebrities
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Imagine: it’s a mild, warm dusk at a mountain slope night market, sipping a glass of home-grown wine while rocking to live music; You will make your way from one delicious grocer to the next, sampling the local dishes and examining the handicrafts of the local artisans.
This is not a fever dream, but the night market series that is coming to Kelowna Grizzli winery this summer.
As part of the vineyard Summer soiree: A grizzli night market Series transform the vine-lined hills of this stunning winery into the ultimate summer activity every Friday and Saturday in August, ending the long Labor Day weekend.
Rooted in the heart of the Okanagan, Grizzli’s unique geography of mountains, lakes, and weather makes for remarkably diverse wines.
Inspired by everything local, the winery is powered by its neighborhood talents and prides itself on continuing to grow the community – especially through culture and the arts. Everyone is invited to take part and enjoy the experience of being surrounded by art, nature and the inimitable Okanagan flair.
Nestled within the winery’s 23 acre estate, West Kelowna’s newest attraction will showcase the talent of local musicians, chefs, live entertainers and salespeople. These enchanting evenings are the perfect opportunity for locals and tourists to eat, drink, play and shop under the stars.
The Instagram-worthy and pet-friendly soirees, all held outdoors, will feature a variety of international flavors and delicious food vendors such as Street Eats, The Lobster Pot, Nomadic Bannock, and Meat The Neighbors BBQ.
Local artisans like Adorables, Bling Beauty Bar, Little Bach Co., Luca Ella Boutique, Okanagan Stitching Co., and Snow & Swirl Artistry offer everything from jewelry to home decor to art on display and for sale at the night market. There will be plenty of entertainment including life-size jenga, beanbag throwing, dancers, and local musicians.
There will be wine flights and tastings, as well as offerings by the glass in the event’s outdoor wine bar. A mixologist will mix the typical wine spritzers, cocktails and ice wine martinis from Grizzli on site.
With free entry, all you have to do is emerge to soak up the warm evening air and enjoy yourself. However, we recommend arriving hungry so you can enjoy the abundance of delicious dishes, sumptuous street food, craft cocktails, and food and wine combinations that are available to you.
If you don’t get a taste for everything the first time, don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities to try new things (or go back for seconds) with the ongoing series of night markets.
In fact, after a year of being indoors (mostly), you may just want to make it your new weekend ritual.
Summer soiree: A grizzli night market
When: Every Friday and Saturday in August and the first weekend in September 2021
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Grizzli Winery – 2550 Boucherie Road, Kelowna
As: Free admission
Music schedule for the night market
6th of August: Orange Sol Trio – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
August 7th: Rick ‘Poppa Dawg’ – 6pm to 10pm
13 August: Glory Days Duo – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
August 14: The Tree Huggers – 6pm to 10pm
20th of August: Rumor Mills Golden Hour concert 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (tickets required)
August 21: Black Cat Soul – 6pm to 10pm
August 27th: Glory Days Duo – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
August 28th: The Tree Huggers – 6pm to 10pm
September 3: The Harshmellows Golden Hour Concert 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (tickets required)
September 4th: Orange Sol Trio – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Visit grizzliwinery.com/markets for more information.
* Grizzli Winery continues to make the health and safety of its community a top priority. All events are scheduled unless otherwise specified in accordance with current public health guidelines.
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