This weekend, the Central Okanagan will be alive with the sweet aroma of maple as MapleFest takes over Kelowna, B.C. From Thursday to Sunday, the festival organized by the Okanagan Francophone Cultural Centre promises a delightful celebration of all things maple.

A major highlight of the festival will be the closure of Water Street between Queensway and Doyle Avenue on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festivities will be in full swing at Stuart Park and along Water Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering visitors a wide array of maple-themed activities and dishes to enjoy.

MapleFest will feature live music, vendors selling maple products, and interactive exhibits showcasing the versatility of maple in various culinary delights. The event aims to educate and engage the community in celebrating this beloved Canadian ingredient in a fun and festive atmosphere.

Attendees can also expect to sample a variety of maple-infused recipes and learn how to incorporate maple into their own cooking at home. MapleFest serves as a platform for food enthusiasts and families to come together and experience the rich flavors and traditions associated with maple.

The closure of Water Street on Saturday will provide a pedestrian-friendly environment for visitors to explore and enjoy the festival. With activities spread out along Water Street and at Stuart Park, guests will have plenty to see and do throughout the day, creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests to learn, sample, and appreciate the beauty of maple in various forms.

MapleFest in the Central Okanagan is set to be a weekend filled with delicious food, engaging activities, and cultural celebrations centered around maple. Whether you’re a seasoned maple enthusiast or just curious about this iconic Canadian ingredient, MapleFest offers something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this annual festival celebrating the sweet and savory wonders of maple in the heart of the Okanagan region.

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