Kelowna Pride has now released their much anticipated tickets to Canada’s only queer wine festival. Kelowna Pride, in partnership with the BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival will be hosting OUT in the Valley November 21-24 with a series of events throughout the weekend.
“These events are for everyone” says Kelowna Pride’s President Blake Edwards, “we tried to keep the pricing reasonable to allow everyone the chance to attend”.
As the third largest metropolitan area in BC, behind only Vancouver and Victoria, there are always activities and events happening in this vibrant and beautiful city. Regardless of the time of year, there are numerous LGBT2Q+ activities happening, plus hiking, boating, skiing, farm to table dining, or touring the over 40 wineries are all just minutes away.
The festival will include an opening reception at Okanagan Spirits, hop-on hop-off style wine tours, inclusive of transportation, entertainment and of course tastings; a local favorite The Sugarplum Ball, and a Drag Brunch at Summerhill Winery featuring Old Grandma Sophonda Dick, the mistress of the night (…or brunch hour?) Ella Lamoureux ‘The Good White Christian Women’, and Okanagan Orca Freida Whales.
The Sugarplum Ball will be hosted on Saturday November 23rd and will act as the signature event for this new Festival. The event has sold out every year and the teams from Kelowna Pride and the BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival expect the same for 2019. Each year The Sugarplum Ball offers a new theme, with this years’ being Fantasy and Fairy-tales. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme, and join Mayor Sugarplum in the enchanted forest!
“The Sugarplum Ball has always been such an amazing event, with so much community support; and we feel the new venue (Downtown Kelowna Library), and the new festival surrounding it will make it that much more special” said Katherine Bramall, General Manager of the BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival.
For the final event of the weekend, Kelowna Pride has teamed up with Summerhill Winery to host a Drag Brunch. This event has extremely limited tickets, and will pair local Drag superstars with a special sparkling wine paired 3-course brunch curated by Chef Jeremy Luypen.
OUT in the Valley tickets and event descriptions can be found at kelownapride.com.