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3 days of fun, popular parade planned for kids at Penticton Peach Festival

Gyro Park hosts the Kids Zone from Aug. 9 to 11
The Penticton Peach Festival Kids Zone at Gyro Park in August 2022. (Photo- Penticton Peach Festival)

For three days in August, the Penticton Peach Festival is taking over Gyro Park in the form of kids-themed fun.

The festival’s Home Hardware Kids Zone is returning from Aug. 9 to 11.

From 9 a.m. to noon, there will be free entertainment, activities and attractions inside the downtown park.

“There will be a party every morning just for the kids and it will kick off with children’s yoga at 9 a.m. to get everyone warmed up for the day,” said Chuck Thompson, director at the Peach Festival.

Kiki the Eco Elf, also known as Tanya Lipscomb, will be taking the stage on each of three days at 11:15 a.m.

Her performances will follow the Okanagan Aerialists (9:15 a.m.) and the Black Widow Rope Spinners (10:30 a.m.).

Along with other planned attractions like bouncy castles, library corner, face-painting, balloon animals and the Gotta Goat Farm, the Reptile Guy’s Wild Education will be bringing some of the world’s most unique animals to Gyro Park.

After the three days of fun wraps up the park, event organizers are bringing back the Kiddies Parade on Aug. 13.

Children aged 12 and under are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons, or scooters in the “wildest and most creative way possible,” before parading down Main Street to Okanagan Lake Park.

Prizes will be handed out at the end, with a brand-new bicycle serving as the grand award.

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and Nanaimo Avenue West.

Parade starts at 11:30 a.m.

The 76th annual edition of the Penticton Peach Festival runs from Aug. 9 to 13.

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