Fun in Penticton is being promoted through banners going up along Main and Westminster. (Suzanne White Western News)

Fun in Penticton is being promoted through banners going up along Main and Westminster. (Suzanne White Western News)

Banners go up in downtown celebrating fun in Penticton

From beach or biking time to dining or shopping, the banners promote things to do

It’s craft beer time in downtown Penticton. It’s also biking time, beach, shopping, dining and paddle time.

A collection of banners with six different themes and messages are being installed along the 100 to 300 block of Main Street as well as Westminster Avenue this year.

Milena Marshall, the city’s marketing and communication specialist, led the banners creation, with helpful input from the Downtown Penticton Association and Tourism Penticton.

Banners

The city of Penticton has created several different promotions of things to do for fun, as a way to get into summer.

With the amount of new picnic tables soon to be installed in the city, Penticton might as well start calling itself “Picnicton.”

On National Takeout Day, April 15, the city announced a new “Picnic Penticton” program beginning this month that will see 36 additional picnic tables added to local parks in an effort to support local restaurants.

The program is being launched by the city’s economic development department to encourage folks to enjoy food and drinks from local businesses outdoors as part of the city’s ongoing Love Local campaign to support economic recovery during the pandemic.

The city also just launched its booze on the beach and designated parks program now until October.

The city has turned sidewalks into patios for restaurants hoping to bring in more business during the ban of indoor dining.

READ MORE: Picnics to be all the rage this spring and summer in Penticton

READ ALSO: Fencing going up around Gyro Park bandshell

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