The Summerland Action Festival will be held on the weekend of June 3 to 5. The festival will include the annual Action Festival parade.

Changes to Summerland Action Festival activities

This year’s Action Festival is having a few changes with some of the activities.

This year’s Action Festival is having a few changes with some of the activities.

The annual festival runs June 3 to 5.

There will be no midway this year because the group that usually puts the midway together has disbanded.

Instead, it will be replaced with a family fun zone, sponsored by the Summerland IGA.

The fun zone will have things to do for children of all ages.

Action Festival will still be putting on the Friday evening fireworks display, sponsored by Nesters Market.

Saturday will include a parade sponsored by Fortis B.C. and entertainment in the park.

This year will have a great lineup for musical talent.

“Its estimated that this year’s turnout will be around 15,000 to 20,000 people to be at Action Festival over the weekend,” said Pat Bell, chair of the Action Festival committee.

The Action Festival parade will be leaving the arenas parking lot Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be road closures in the downtown area.

“The entries for the parade have been filling up,” said Terry Hudson, who is organizing the parade.

The Kiwanis club will be doing their pancake breakfast on Saturday and the Sunday. Proceeds will go to local charities.

A variety of bands and entertainers will perform at this year’s Action Festival.

On Friday, there will be a Pat Benatar tribute act, All Fired Up, from 8 to 9 p.m. This will be followed by Heart tribute act, Barracuda, from 9:15 to 10:45 p.m.

On Saturday, 13 Broken Bones will perform classic ‘60s and ‘80s rock. They will be on stage from 12:45 to 2 p.m.

They will be followed by Slam Dogs, a band made up of members of Prism and the Headpins, from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

March Hare will close off Action Festival on Sunday at 3:40 to 5:45 p.m. The band will perform songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

 

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