Friday, June 10, 2011

For Father's Day, navigate to annual 'car show and shine' in Kelowna, British Columbia

The third weekend in June is always great fun in Kelowna, British Columbia.

For the last dozen years, thousands and thousands of people have swarmed over City and Kerry Parks on the shore of Okanagan Lake for the annual Boyd's Father's Day Car Show and Shine .

The free outdoor car show features more than 300 hot rods, bikes and rumbling machines. Vintage and classic cars crowd the parks and surrounding downtown streets.

More than 20,000 spectators are expected to listen to live rock 'n roll music and other performances.

There are always numerous food tents with all kinds of delicious goodies, including amazing BBQ beef dogs (around $2) and ice cream cones.

If that isn't enough, look for craft booths ... and ... face painting. This year proceeds go to support the Canadian Cancer Society.

On my 2009 visit to the festivities and car show, my favorite classic was the the Coca Cola Chevrolet delivery van and custom mini-trailer owned by Carole and Barry Blomme.

Kelowna folks can really throw a party.

If you go:
Annual Father's Day Charity Car Show/Shine
When: Father's Day, 3rd Sunday in June, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: City Park, Kerry Park
Mill Street, downtown Kelowna, BC
Contact: 250.868-2693

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-- Julianne G. Crane   

Photos: 2009 Kelowna Father's Day car show by Julianne Crane.

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