The City of Penticton is inviting residents to enjoy picnics in pop-up ‘parklets’ this summer. (Corey Bullock file)

The City of Penticton is inviting residents to enjoy picnics in pop-up ‘parklets’ this summer. (Corey Bullock file)

Penticton bringing back Picnic-ton program

The event coincide with booze on beaches coming back to Penticton May 1

Penticton is bringing back its Picnic-ton program and expanding it with new pop-up ‘parklets’.

The parklets will create temporary outdoor spaces for residents to gather, eat and enjoy some entertainment.

“Pop-up Picnic-ton is a Love Local initiative to promote shopping, eating, drinking and supporting local. Order your takeout meal and head down to this pop-up event to eat outdoors, play some yard games, listen to live music and enjoy the ‘street park’ atmosphere,” said Carly Lewis, the city’s economic development manager.

This year’s Picnic-ton will be held on two days at two separate locations in the city; on Saturday, June 4, from 12 to 4 p.m. on Winnipeg St. at Estabrook Ave, and on Saturday, June 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. in the 500-block of Main Street.

The program coincides with the recent return of the City’s responsible consumption of liquor program.

From May 1 to Oct. 31, 2022, personal alcoholic beverages can be consumed between noon and 8 p.m. at designated parks and beaches across Okanagan and Skaha Lakes, with locations marked on the Picnic-ton map at penticton.ca/picnic.

Residents are encouraged to pick up their food from a local restaurant or café of choice, or from the Penticton Farmers’ Market, and to walk over to the event to sit on the picnic benches and enjoy the outdoor entertainment.

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