“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

- Billy Joel

The Kelowna Kiwanis Festival is held annually and provides opportunities for amateur performing artists to perform, learn and grow by demonstrating their achievements in dance, voice and music on stage, while having their performances evaluated by a professional adjudicator.

​​​​​Our goal is to provide participants with a positive festival experience, which encourages further study and achievement  in the performing arts.

              DANCE                                           VOICE                                              MUSIC              

In 2019, more than 2,700 amateur participants performed in the Festival, adding to the cultural diversity of our community. 

We remain committed to collaborating with community partners and supporters to distribute more than $10,000 in awards and scholarships in 2019 in support of growth and education of amateur performing arts in the community.

​"The only thing better than singing is more singing. "

- Ella Fitzgerald

​The Kelowna Kiwanis Festival qualifies participants for the Performing Arts BC Festival, where amateur performing artists can also earn the opportunity to represent British Columbia at Nationals.

The Kelowna Kiwanis Festival is multi-disciplinary.  In 2020, we will host twelve events during a three-month long festival. This includes dance, choral, classical voice, musical theatre, popular voice, speech & dramatic arts, brass, woodwinds, orchestra & chamber, strings, concert band and piano.  

All events are held in professional venues and are adjudicated by esteemed professionals.