Great Okanagan Beer Festival

BEER AT THE LAKE • May 10-12, 2018

Main Event Sat. May 12

The 4th annual Great Okanagan Beer Festival is a 3-day event, offering festival and craft beer lovers a mix of amazing programming at local bars and pubs. Saturday will showcase the cannot miss Main Event at Waterfront Park, where up to 60 craft breweries will come together to pour over 120 beers and ciders for 3,000+ festival-goers. Nestled on the beautiful beaches of Okanagan Lake and right in the heart of downtown Kelowna, breweries, food trucks, bands and festival-goers join in our celebration of the love of beer. We’ll cheers to the best craft beers and ciders that BC has to offer, showcasing breweries from across BC, with a few of our favourite out of province brews joining the fun.

Check out our recap video of 2017’s killer event!



Waterfront Park

This picturesque park is situated right on the water’s edge in the heart of beautiful Kelowna and boasts unbeatable views of Okanagan Lake. Trust us, it’s the ideal setting to kick back and enjoy some live music while you take in some views and brews.


Sip on suds to the sweet sounds of live music! We showcase a blend of talent from Kelowna and beyond. Thanks to 2017’s performers, DJ Billy the KiddStreetlight Society3/4 CrushNeverland Nights, and The Heels. We’ll announce the 2018 lineup as soon as it’s confirmed, if you’ve got an awesome band that you think would be a fit for 2018, get in touch.


In addition to the Main Event, we work with a number of partner venues throughout Kelowna to throw peripheral events, like special craft beer pairing dinners, parties with live music, brewers socials and more. Want to work with us in 2018? Get in touch. 

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We celebrate the best craft beers and ciders that BC has to offer, showcasing breweries from the Okanagan, the Mainland, the Island, the Sea-to-Sky corridor and beyond, with a few of our favourite brews from out of province available for sampling as well.

Each brewery brings along two of their best brews for you to sample. What’s up for grabs? The top breweries as decided by redeemed token weight plus a people’s choice selection voted on by festival-goers win contracts with local Kelowna venues. Save the medals for a dusty brewery shelf, we’re focusing on real growth that benefits both the festival and its partners.

Congratulations to our 2017 Best in Fest winners!


Enjoy a pint from the champs at the The Train Station


Check them out on tap at the 97 Street Pub


Sip on one of their brews at Smokes Poutinerie Kelowna

2018 Opportunities

These events would not be possible without support from our valued partners. If you’re interested in getting involved for 2018’s event, let us know!


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Food Vendors / Exhibitors

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Media Inquiries

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2018 Sponsors


Contact The Great Okanagan Beer Festival
111 – 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler B.C.
V0N1B4 Canada (at the base of the mountain)


9am – 5pm