Event Schedule 2017


Truly celebrate your love of beer with some special events at partner brewpubs and venues throughout Kelowna to complement the Main Event. Tap takeovers, live music, special beer-infused menus, bowling and even haircuts; we’ve got something for everyone! In addition to the events listed below, we're pleased to present the following Daily Brews:
  • Pregame Manscaping at MVP Modern Barbers: Mon. May 8th to Sun. May 14th, pay these guys a visit for some GOBF themed special offers and ensure you’re looking your best for #GOBF2017.

  • Specialty Menu at Bonfire Restaurant: A special beer infused menu – keep an eye on the Bonfire Restaurant website for updates!

  • Growler Fills at BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery: Tues. May 9 save $2 off growler fills, and on Wed. and Thurs.

    The BNA brewers will be in the Tasting Room filling up your growlers. It’s your chance to meet and mingle with the brewers and learn all about how this tasty craft beer gets made!

  • GOBF Steak & Beer Features at The Kelowna Keg: Thurs. May 11 to Sun. May 14th, a new steak feature and special craft beer selections will be available, in celebration of #GOBF2017.


Fernie Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

11:00 AM to Close @ The Train Station Pub

Fernie Brewing Co. is taking over the taps at the Train Station Pub! They’ll have all 10 of their core craft beers on tap starting at 11am and ending only once they run dry. They will also have a specialty cask being tapped at 4:30pm, make sure you check it out!

Category 12 Beer Dinner w/ Brewer Michael Kuzyk

Bar Norcino

Enjoy a delicious three course pairing menu that celebrates craft beer, guided by brewer Michael Kuzyk, for just $50! Tickets available now.


Cheers to the Industry Launch Party (Private Event – by invitation only)

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM @ The Kelowna Keg

Some of the industry’s finest will come together to celebrate our love of beer! While this is a private event, The Kelowna Keg will still be open to the public and will be offering some of British Columbia’s finest beers along with mouthwatering steak, prime rib and other delicious selections, in celebration of the Great Okanagan Beer Festival.

Poutine Eating Challenge

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM @ Smoke’s Poutinerie

Get your bellies ready to indulge in some delicious cheese curd and gravy smothered fries. Watch the breweries or compete against your friends and fam to see who can smash one of Smoke’s famous poutines the fastest. Want in? Sign up here, we’ll let you know if you’re selected!

#GOBF2017 Opening Ceremonies featuring Neverland Nights

9:00 PM to 2:00 AM @ Doc Willoughby’s Pub

Come down to Doc’s and try all the awesome craft beer they have on tap, while listening to live music by Whistler’s own Neverland Nights. Doors at 9pm, $10 cover charge.


Tap Takeover

The Curious Café

Moody Ales, Yellow Dog Brewing, Four Winds Brewing Co. and Trading Post Brewing Co. will all be taking over the taps! Four taps each ‘til the kegs run dry, it’s your perfect stop for craft beer before or after the #GOBF2017 main event!

Bowl and a Brew

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM @ McCurdy Bowl and Freddy’s Brewpub

Bowling and beers, it’s quite the brewmance. Enjoy $5 all you can bowl from 4-7pm, and your first beer is on Freddy’s Brewpub, located right beside the lanes!

Intimate Beer Dinner with Bret Mills of Four Winds Brewing

Bar Norcino

Enjoy a delicious four course pairing menu that celebrates craft beer, guided by Bret Mills of Four Winds Brewing, for just $75! Tickets available now.


First Annual Brewers Social

Starts at 8:00 PM @ BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery

You won’t want to miss this exciting, first time event! Get down to BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery to enjoy some of the delicious brews BNA has to offer, while you mix and mingle with the breweries and partake in some casual lawn bowling.

Games Night

7:00 PM to Close @ 97 Street Pub

97 Street Pub presents Games Night! Come on down and take advantage of $12 jugs of one of the 10 craft beers 97 Street Pub has on draught. Spend the night playing skee ball, basketball, bubble hockey and foosball.


Brewers Brunch


This Brewers Brunch is the perfect way to start the day and a 2-minute walk to the #GOBF2017 Main Event! Enjoy bennies, mimosas and specialty craft brews while taking in the views of the Great Okanagan Beer Festival site and Okanagan Lake. Reservations are encouraged!


12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:00 PM)
@ Waterfront Park

Beer by the Lake!Join us and celebrate 55+ craft breweries and over 100 beer from BC, Canada and beyond.

Tap Takeover

4:30 PM until close @ The Curious Café

Boneyard Beer Co., Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Twin Sails Brewing and Le Trou de Diable will all be taking over the taps! Four taps each ‘til the kegs run dry, it’s your perfect stop for craft beer before or after the #GOBF2017 main event!

Official After Party featuring Streetlight Society

9:00 PM to 2:00 AM @ The Train Station Pub

Keep the party going with live music from Whistler’s own Streetlight Society at the Train Station Pub! We’ll also unveil the Best in Fest winners, who will win draught contracts with local venues! Doors at 9pm, $10 cover charge.


Grimm’s Fine Foods presents the Hair of the Dog Brunch

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ The Train Station Pub

Stop by anytime between 10am and 2pm and nurse that hangover with some special #GOBF2017 themed brunch features, including the Grimm’s Signature Caesar.

Contact The Great Okanagan Beer Festival

111 – 4090 Whistler Way, Whistler B.C.
V0N1B4 Canada (at the base of the mountain)


9am – 5pm