Mark your calendars,
when Bernard closes,
Meet Me on Bernard is open!

#MeetMeOnBernard is back for 2024!

From May 17 – September 2, Bernard Ave. will be open to pedestrians only. Patios will be extended and games, concerts, classes, and more will be held all summer long! Grab some food and bevvies, peruse the shops, explore Neighbourhood Plaza and Community Square and #MeetMeOnBernard.


May 17 – September 2

All Day

200 – 300 Block of
Bernard Ave.


Bernard Ave. Downtown Kelowna
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What's New for 2024



Meet Me On Bernard rolls out in a two-stage opening, beginning with the 200 Block of Bernard Avenue on Friday, May 17 with the 300 Block of Bernard added on June 29. Once the 300 Block is added, the entirety of Meet Me on Bernard remains in place through Septmeber 2, 2024. 

Bernard Avenue will remain open to vehicular traffic in the 400 and 500 Blocks of Bernard Avenue, except for special events like Block Party (July 20) and Show N Shine (August 17). 

Businesses in the 300 to 500 Blocks of Bernard Avenue who are participating in the Patio Program will take over parking spots and convert them into patios between May 17-September 2.

Friday, May 17, 2024

  • 200 Block of Meet Me on Bernard opens to pedestrians and spacious patios
  • Patio Program begins for businesses in the 300, 400 and 500 Blocks of Bernard Avenue

Friday, June 29, 2024

  • 300 Block of Meet Me On Bernard opens 
  • No road closure for 400 and 500 Blocks of Bernard, except on special event days.

What is it?

Meet Me on Bernard is a vibrant outdoor pedestrian zone in Downtown Kelowna featuring sunny patios, parklets, local retail, street games, and special events. When the 200 and 300 Blocks of Bernard Avenue are closed to vehicular traffic, the street is wide open to pedestrians, cyclists, and other forms of active transportation.

Meet Me on Bernard is a starting point for you to explore all of what Downtown Kelowna has to offer – retail, dining, entertainment, services, and more. Experience the heart of Downtown Kelowna this summer, beginning with Meet Me on Bernard!

Meet Me on Bernard is a collaborative initiative presented by the Downtown Kelowna Association and the City of Kelowna.


Parks Alive!

Fridays & Saturdays
July 5 - August 24

Enjoy weekly music in Kerry Park every Friday & Saturday from July 5 through August 24. Parks Alive! is an award winning, multi-venue, 9-week concert series that energizes Kelowna’s parks and public spaces through live cultural performances each summer.

Arts on the Avenue

July 16 & August 1

Come discover artists across multiple visual art disciplines as they take over Bernard Ave to showcase and sell their work.

Block Party

July 20

Block Party is a free, family-friendly event held in Downtown Kelowna that fuses community, culture, art, food, shopping, and entertainment.

Show N Shine

August 17

Show N Shine on Bernard, is a free, family-friendly event for auto enthusiasts of all ages. Classic cars, hot rods, and genuine collectibles are available for viewing along Bernard Avenue.

Satellite Farmers' & Crafters' Market

May 19-September 1

The Sunday Satellite Market at Kerry Park offers a variety of handmade craft items, baked goods, farm-fresh produce, and live entertainment from 9am to 3pm.

Downtown Kelowna Night Market

May 30-August 29

A mix of Downtown Kelowna businesses accompanied by artisans, crafters, local food producers, and community-based entertainment.

Open-Air Collective Market

May 18-August 31

Visitors will be delighted with the array of vendors featuring handmade goods, clothing, jewelry, art, specialty foods, and more. Live music and entertainment help to create a vibe for all to enjoy.

Where Shall We Meet?

Where Shall We Meet?

Explore Bernard Avenue and what it has to offer.

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Meet me on Bernard Pop-up Animation application

The Meet me on Bernard Pop-up Animation applications are now open!

Meet me on Bernard is an exciting initiative to create an urban park on Kelowna’s ‘main street’ that will offer residents and visitors the opportunity to experience local shops and restaurants while enjoying other forms of animation and experiences in a family-friendly environment. The Neighbourhood Plaza on the 400 block and the Community Square on the 500 Block are ideal locations for community and business activations or demonstrations!

In you are interested in applying for the Pop-up program, please complete the attached application and submit to

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