Meet Me on Bernard will return to Kelowna's downtown this summer with more to see and experience.
From the first day of July until the September 5, Bernard avenue will be transformed into an outdoor pedestrian mall featuring live music, extended patios, public art, local retail, street games, free programs and more.
Downtown Kelowna Association executive director Mark Burley is ready for what he would classify as a classic Kelowna summer as Meet Me on Bernard has quickly become a staple for the city this time of year.
"It's the perfect way to support the recovery of downtown businesses while reconnecting with friends and family," he said.
Kelowna City Mayor Colin Basran says it's been thrilling to watch this event evolve from a temporary pandemic measure into a vibrant and energetic platform for community connection that enlivens our public spaces.
"Whether you're a business owner, an artist, a foodie or just looking for a great time, Meet Me on Bernard has something for you this summer," said Basran.
Meet Me on Bernard will run seven days a week all summer long and will close off access to traffic from the sails to St. Paul Street.
Traffic will be cut off as of June 27 as the City begins to set-up.