MMOB Pop-Up Program

Are you interested in getting involved in Meet Me On Bernard?
Find out what opportunities there are on the page below.



For inquiries and more information, please contact:

Kris Johnson
Communications & Events Manager
Downtown Kelowna Association
T 250.862.3515

Bring your business to the street with the Meet Me on Bernard “Pop-Up” Program!

Meet me On Bernard (MMOB) is a vibrant outdoor pedestrian zone in Downtown Kelowna featuring sunny patios, parklets, local retail, street games, and special events.

The MMOB “Pop-Up” Program gives businesses and community groups the opportunity to reach the many visitors to Downtown Kelowna over the summer months. Several spaces in the 200 Block of Bernard Ave (from “The Sails” to Water Street) have been designated as temporary locations for Community Activations and/or Vendor & Exhibitor stalls.

**Mobile Food & Beverage Vendors are not eligible for this program.**

Terms & Conditions for the MMOB “Pop-Up” Program include but are not limited to the following:

  • All applications are subject to review by the Downtown Kelowna Association (DKA).
  • The DKA reserves the right to refuse any event application. This includes, but is not limited to, applications by:
    • mobile food & beverage vendors;
    • political or religious groups;
    • businesses or organizations promoting the use of or selling drugs or alcohol, including cannabis;
    • special interest groups;
    • groups who are deemed to be affiliated with hateful or discriminatory behavior.
  • Maximum activations are 3 per season per business/community group/organization; however, exceptions may be made based on availability.
  • Designated space will be approximately the size of a parking stall (10’ x 20’). All infrastructure must fit within this space.
  • Parking within the MMOB event site is not permitted, with the exception of during load in/out.
  • There is no electrical access available onsite; quiet generators may be permitted, with approval. See Application Form for generator guidelines.
  • Infrastructure requirements should be minimal and will require approval by DKA.
  • A minimum $2 Million Liability Insurance policy with the Downtown Kelowna Association and the City of Kelowna named as Additionally Insured and the 200 Block of Bernard Avenue as the location is required. 
  • A valid City of Kelowna Business License is required IF any business operations or monies are being exchanged onsite. If you do not have a valid City of Kelowna Business License and wish to engage in sales activities, you will be required to obtain a temporary Business License from the City of Kelowna.
  • Other requirements as identified by the DKA.

The full Terms & Conditions can be downloaded HERE

Available Dates
May 25-August 31, 2024
Wednesdays, and on Fridays thru Sundays, between 11am-8pm.*
*NOTE: Due to other events and activations in the MMOB site, Pop-Ups cannot be considered for June 8; June 24-28; July 20; August 1, and August 17. Subject to change with addition of new events booked along the MMOB site.  Actual hours of onsite activation may vary subject to availability of event staff. All dates are subject to availability & event site staff coverage. Thank you for understanding. 

Hours of Operation
Pop-up Activations should be in place for no more than 7 hours.
Please allow at least 30 minutes on either side of your booking for arrival, set-up, tear-down, and departure.

To apply, please complete and submit the application form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Shari Warren
Administrative Assistant
Downtown Kelowna Association