Global Citizen Kelowna is an annual festival of events that feature a variety of artistic mediums. Through dance, music, storytelling, and much more, we celebrate local cultural diversity and promote global interconnections.

Since 2003, GCK's events have expanded from one week to a nearly month-long celebration of broad community engagement. Our events appeal to everyone, and include the support and participation of local artists.

Check out our events below—click on them for more info.

We need your help! Check our volunteering opportunities.

global schoolhouse

Local grade 6 students learn about the barriers to education that kids face in other parts of the world.

Registration is now open for our 2017 event. Register here. It's free!

Location: Main Street Centre (2041 Harvey Ave.)

Date: Tues, February 14 to Tues, February 21

Time: 9:30 - 11:30am & 11:40am - 1:40pm

Taste of home

This is an event for everyone. Try a huge variety of authentic ethnic foods while you enjoy performances, music, dance, and art from around the world.

Location: Main Street Centre (2041 Harvey Ave.)

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm

Admission: $1; max $3 per family

An artist's eye on the world

Artists are known for helping us see things differently. Using artistic mediums—including visual and spoken art, music, photography, dance, and even laughter—this event gives fresh eyes to various issues of sustainable development. 

Stay tunedtickets available soon!

Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave)

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2016

Time: 7pm

Global Speaker series

An inspirational speaker to Entertain, Educate, and Inspire Change. Past speakers include Craig and Mark Kielburger, Romeo Delaire, Stephen Lewis, and more.

We're looking for an inspiring speaker for our 2017 event. Have a suggestion? Let us know!

Location: TBC

Date: February

Time: TBC

global children's village

All kids, no matter their background, just want to have fun. And having fun is what this event is all about!

Would you like to showcase an activity from your cultural background? Let us know!

Location: Lake Country Community Gym (9950 Main St)

Date: 25 February, 2016

Time: 10am - 3pm

global music fest

A concert to showcase musicians and bands popular with young adult audiences.

Location: TBC

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Millennium Development Challenge

We will not be hosting the Millenium Development Challenge in 2017. Stay tuned for the Sustainable Development Challenge in 2018.