RespectFest tickets available

Free tickets to all North Okanagan RespectFest events will soon be available online.

Starting Friday, the public is encouraged to check out the calendar of activities at while tickets are at the online service Eventbrite.

“The week-long festival runs Sept. 18 to 24 at various venues in and around Vernon,” said Lauren Gilley, with RespectFest.

“RespectFest marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation and celebrates respect and diversity in the North Okanagan.”

The events includes Art About Town, Mural and History Respect Tours, Peek behind the Curtains of the Performing Arts Centre, RaptorFest at Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Kikinee Festival, the Caetani Chronicles, Pollinators of the Okanagan, Outdoor Art Shows, Family GypsyFest, community appreciation pancake breakfast, and more! Tickets will be required for some of the above tours and events due to limited space.

The busiest day of the festival will be Sept. 23 when the Multicultural Celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by city hall. It does not require advance tickets.