Culture Days 2021 September 24- October 24, 2021

Culture Days 2021: September 24-October 24, 2021

Culture Days is a national campaign that promotes inclusivity, awareness, participation, and engagement in arts and culture in Canadian communities. Through an annual event full of free activities, Culture Days highlights the notion that culture is for everyone, regardless of age, geography, background, or income.

This year, Culture Days national, provincial, and municipal events will take place between Friday, September 24 - Sunday, October 24, with Culture Days activities happening at the RCA on September 24-26 and October 1, 2, 8, 15, and 22.

For the fourth year in a row, the RCA will act as an official Culture Days Hub. The RCA is producing several community events and presenting additional events as a host venue. Due to provincial guidelines regarding safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the RCA’s commitment to the health and safety of its artists, tenants, and guests, programming will be in accordance with all Provincial Health Orders. Please find our updated Communicable Disease Plan here.

For more information, please visit the RCA Culture Days Hub page. 



Date Time Event Location Presenter(s) Ticketed? Event Page
Sept. 24-Oct. 24 N/A Downtown Kelowna Scavenger Hunt Downtown Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts
Sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association


Sept. 24 12:30 PM-1:00 PM Pottery Making Demos RCA Atrium Potters Addict No


  5:00 PM-5:45 PM Kelowna Culture Days Kick-Off Reception RCA Atrium Rotary Centre for the Arts No


  6:00 PM-7:00 PM Launch Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA Ballet Kelowna Yes


  8:30 PM-9:30 PM Launch Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA Ballet Kelowna Yes


Sept. 25 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Creative Kids at the RCA RCA Atrium & Rotary Arts Common Rotary Centre for the Arts No


  11:30 AM-12:30 PM Immersive Classical Music Experience Rotary Arts Common  Kelowna Community Music School (Part of Creative Kids at the RCA) Yes


  2:00 PM-3:00 PM Launch Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA Ballet Kelowna Yes


  4:00 PM-4:30 PM Middle Eastern Folkloric & Belly Dance Performance RCA Atrium Banat Al Raks Yes


  4:30 PM-5:30 PM Launch Mary Irwin Theatre Ballet Kelowna Yes


  7:00 PM-10:00 PM Cultural District Roving Audience Experience Kelowna Cultural District

Rotary Centre for the Arts in Partnership with Tourism Kelowna; Sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association with support from Festivals Kelowna



Sept. 26 1:30 PM- 7:00 PM Pop-up Gallery Harmony Honda Studio @ RCA Maggie Mae No LINK
  2:00 PM-3:00 PM Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers Performance RCA Atrium Kelowna Old Time Fiddlers Yes


  3:00 PM-4:00 PM The Art of Bellydance Workshop SunFM Studio @ RCA Leona From Kelowna Yes


  4:00 PM-5:30 PM Watercolour Painting Workshop Harmony Honda Studio @ RCA Rotary Centre for the Arts with Guest Instructor Maggie Mae Yes


  7:00 PM-8:00 PM The Kore Dance Project Performance Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA The Kore Dance Project Yes


Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22

N/A Cultural Cuisine Web Series Online Rotary Centre for the Arts No


Oct. 1 7:30 PM-8:30 PM Sands of Time Dance & Discussion Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA Leona from Kelowna Yes


Oct. 2 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Feel the Rhythm Drum Circles: Rhythm Journey SunFM Studio @ RCA Feel the Rhythm Yes


Oct. 15 7:30 PM-8:30 PM Mixed Dance Performance Mary Irwin Theatre @ RCA Mission Dance Yes


Oct. 15 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Dancing Under the Stars RCA Atrium Sharon Sebo Dance & Tango Kelowna Yes  LINK
Oct. 22 7:30 PM-8:30 PM Mexican and Colombian Dance Program Mary Irwin Theatre

Okanagan Mexican Folklore Dance Group and Somos Colombia




Thanks to our Sponsors, Partners, and Supporters...


The Downtown Kelowna Scavenger Hunt, part of Kelowna Culture Days 2021, is sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association.



The Cultural District Roving Audience Experience, part of Kelowna Culture Days 2021, is presented as a between the Rotary Centre for the Arts and Tourism Kelowna; and sponsored by the Downtown Kelowna Association. Additional support provided by Festivals Kelowna.



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Culture Days: By the Numbers

The RCA will be hosting 20 registered Culture Days events.

More than 80 artists will be participating in a diverse slate of programs and events.

86% of attendees, surveyed across Canada, say Culture Days has an impact on their feelings of community pride. 

In a commitment to remaining fully accessible, Culture Days activities are free of charge or by donation. To support our efforts in providing accessible programming to the community, while supporting artists, you can become a sponsor of Culture Days events at the RCA. Please connect with Elana Bizovie, RCA's Community Engagement and Events Coordinator, at with interest.

Artist & Cultural Presenter Application

Apply to present at the RCA during Culture Days 2021.

Presenters receive free use of our space and promotion via Kelowna Culture Days channels.

If you are interested, kindly fill out this FORM. Deadline to submit your application is July 26, 2021.

For more information about Culture Days, please visit

Stay up to date on year-round events and Culture Days announcements in Kelowna by following us on:

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Instagram: @kelculturedays


In the News:

Global News, September 25, 2020- Okanagan to come alive for B.C. Culture Days 2020
Global News, October 04, 2020- Unique scavenger hunt in Kelowna part of BC Culture Days