Downtown Penticton heats up for Ironman street dance

Check out who is performing at the Downtown Penticton Association Ironman Street Dance on Friday.

  • Aug. 23, 2012 7:00 a.m.

While the Ironman race is still two days away from filling the streets with supporters and spectators of the iconic triathlon, tonight the streets will be crowded for a different reason.

Royal LePage and the Downtown Penticton Association have joined up to put together another Ironman Street Dance to celebrate the Ironman athletes that have come to the community. The dance party will take place on the 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street, and will feature six bands, three stages, tons of vendors and street performers.

On the 200 block stage, one of the more recognizable groups will be the local cover band Papa Wheeley, who also played at the recent Mr. Muscle Miss Bikini event at Skaha Lake beach. Joining them will be the Get Bent Bell Dancers and About Time, who are a staple of the downtown community markets and Gyro Park stage.

Cynthia Leigh Ann and Band will also be playing their brand of country music, and DJ Shakes will be on hand to gets the crowds pumped up and dancing.

Rounding out the live performaces, Kirk Dixon will be showing off his Spanish-style music and impressive guitar skills and Jake Evans and the JEDI Urban Dance Group will be mesmerizing the audience with their break-dance moves.

There will also be fire spinners, belly dancers, and tons of kids activities like free bouncy castles, climbing walls, giant board games, face painting and poster-creation stations.

The party will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 24 on the 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street.