Okanagan-Shuswap Penticton-South Okanagan Festivals Listing

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Okanagan Spring Wine Festival end AprilThe Spring Wine Festival is an annual event that takes place over a 10 day span during May. The festival offers over 100 events taking place throughout the Okanagan. The Spring Wine Festival focuses on culinary arts as locals welcome the dawn of grape growing season. Tour local wineries, participate in various tastings, learn about wine complimenting dishes, bid on items at a silent auction and much more. Various Locations 250 861-6654
Okanagan Fest of Ale early AprilOkanagan Fest-of-Ale oattracts about 3000 guests to sample over 80 different brews at the 2009 event, ranging from local favourites like the Tin Whistle and Cannery Breweries to some from farther afield, like Lost Coast Brewery from Northern California. 250--492-4355
Okanagan International Childrens Festivallate MayThe Rotary Okanagan International Childrens Festival invites you to join us on a wild & wonderful adventure into the world of music, theatre, dance, storytelling, circus arts & lots of hands-on fun. Okanagan Lake Park 250-493-8800
Annual Meadowlark Festivalmid MayDiscover, experience & explore the natural beauty & diversity of the South Okanagan & Similkameen Valleys. Over 90 events ranging from bird watching, horseback riding, botany, geology & xeriscape gardening to First Nations cultural events, literary, family & childrens events. South Okanagan & Similkameen Valley 250-492-5275 or 866-699-9453 Toll-free
Penticton Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival late JuneA fun-filled weekend celebrating the life & music of the one & only Elvis Presley. Presenting judged competitions, live shows with renowned Tribute Artists, Gospel Music Showcase & feature celebrity guests from Elvis's life. Okanagan Lake Park & Penticton Convention Centre 250-493-4055 or 800-663-5052
Penticton Highland Games and Dance at King's Parkearly JulyOne-day Highland Games event in late June/ early July, established in 1975. There will be a ceilidh, Celtic concert, and more [NOTE: CANCELLED FOR 2009]
Annual Beach Blanket Film Festival mid JulyLights. Camera. A theater of a different type. Bring a lawn chair or beach blanket and settle in for one of three first-rate films. The movie screen floats on Okanagan Lake for a unique setting for a night of movie watching. Bring snacks or enjoy the food vendors. 250--496-5348
Peach Classic Triathlon mid JulyHeld since 1978, right before the Peach Festival, is the Okanaga's oldest race. Gyro Park 250--492-8342
Grand Raft Race late July3rd Sunday of July
Annual Penticton Peach Festival early AugustCelebrating the peach harvest. Lots of great live evening entertainment at Gyro Park, plenty of yummy food vendors, and of course lots of terrific arts and crafts. Okanagan Lake Park & Gyro Park 250-487-9709 or 1-800-663-5052
Miss Interior Talent Night & Miss Interior Pageant mid Aug
Ironman Canada Championship Triathlon end AugustCalling all Ironmen and Ironwomen! Be there as athletes compete in this internationally-acclaimed event. The Triathlon consists of a 3.8 km swim, a 180.2 km bike race and a 42.2 km marathon, one after the other. Over 1,900 athletes, 3,000 volunteers and thousands of spectators celebrate this true test of human will. various location, Penticton to Osoyoos 888-280-9097
Annual Skaha Lake Ultra Swim August
Penticton Square Dance Peachfest Square Dance Festivalearly AugustHeld since 2007, sometimes know as the Square Dance Jamboree. Okanagan Lake Park & Senior's Drop in Center 250 493 0261
Pentastic Jazz Festival early SeptemberSit back and listen to mesmerizing jazz music of a host of talented performers as they play at different venues throughout the city. Three days and nights of the best hot jazz to be found anywhere in North America. All of our venues are non-smoking and are all accessible via our complimentary shuttle service. various locations 250--770-3494
Okanagan Wine Festival mid OctConsistently ranked as one of the top wine festivals around, the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival is sure to leave a lasting impression on wine lovers. With over 100 events on-hand to help celebrate the fall harvest during this 10-day celebration, you're sure to be impressed. 250--861-6654 Fax:250--861-3942
November 11th Remembrance Day Services mid Nov.King's Park. Parade Route travels from King's Park down Eckhardt to Power Street, north on Power to the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre. King's ParkRoyal Canadian Legion Branch 40