Oliver soaks up the rays for Sunshine Festival

On Friday night the bands will be taking the stage to get everyone moving at the Oliver Sunshine Festival.

Penticton singing duo Aidan Mayes (left) and Mandy Cole (right) will be the opening entertainment act at Oliver’s Sunshine Festival on Friday.

Penticton singing duo Aidan Mayes (left) and Mandy Cole (right) will be the opening entertainment act at Oliver’s Sunshine Festival on Friday.

On Friday night the bands will be taking the stage to get everyone moving at the Oliver Sunshine Festival.

Festival-goers can choose from one of the food vendors for dinner, shop through the merchandise vendors or chill out in the beverage garden.

The site opens to the public at 5 p.m. with main stage presentations at 5:30 p.m. Penticton singers Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole start the evening’s entertainment at 5:45 p.m. They will be followed by Great White North at 6:45 p.m., Papa Wheely at 8:30 p.m., Donnalee Fire Dancer at 9:30 p.m. and Papa Wheely returns for a second set at 10 p.m.

Saturday morning, the day kicks off with the annual Sunshine Festival parade down Main Street starting at 10:15 a.m. This is followed by another day full of live performances, kids activities, vendors and summer fun at Community Park. The festival site opens to the public on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with Sun Salutation Yoga Challene at 11:45 a.m., Nankama West African Drum and Dance Show at 12:15 p.m., Get Bent Belly Dancing Show at 1:30 p.m., Tug-o-war challenge and three-legged races at 2 p.m., J.E.D.I. Hip Hop Dance Show at 3:15 p.m., Carol Sheridan and Friends at 4 p.m.

West Coast Amusements midway will round out the festival experience operating Friday to Sunday just adjacent to the festival site.

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