Downtown Kelowna Block Party goes July 13th

Block party

The annual Downtown Kelowna Association Block Party is on Saturday, July 13th. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with activities along Bernard Avenue and in Kerry Park.

For more information about the Downtown Kelowna Block Party, visit downtownkelowna.com.

To accommodate the event, the following road closures will be in effect from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Bernard Avenue (from Abbott Street to Ellis Street)
  • Water Street (from Lawrence Avenue to north laneway)
  • Pandosy Street (from Lawrence Avenue to north laneway)
  • Abbott Street (from Bernard Avenue to Leon Avenue)
  • Mill Street (Bernard Avenue to north laneway)

Detour routes will be set up for the duration of the above closures. There will be restricted parking along the road closures and vehicles parked on these streets during the closure will be courtesy towed to City Hall parking lot.

In addition, the Kerry Park parking lot at the corner of Mill Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free public parking will be available at the Library Plaza Parkade located at 1360 Ellis Street, Memorial Parkade at 1420 Ellis St. and Chapman Parkade at 345 Lawrence Avenue. For more information about parking, visit kelowna.ca/parking.

Ellis Street will be open for north and southbound traffic. Motorists are asked to use extra caution in the area due to the high volume of pedestrians anticipated. Richter Street is the recommended detour route for northbound traffic.

Transit bus routes #1, #2, #9, #10, and #11 will be rerouted into and out of Queensway Exchange. Route 97 will detour via Water Street onto Doyle Avenue to Ellis Street to exit the Queensway Exchange, with buses from the west side entering the exchange via Ellis Street. 

Service disruptions and traffic delays may occur throughout the day due to road closures and increased pedestrian traffic. Drivers are asked to plan ahead to avoid delays.

Residents can reduce traffic and parking congestion by choosing various modes of Active Transportation, such as biking, walking and carpooling. Visit smartTRIPS.ca to learn more about how the City supports and promotes Active Transportation through events, programs, and education.

For the most up-to-date road work, road closures and potential delays, visit kelowna.ca/roadreport.