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Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Penticton: Thanksgiving edition

Vees back at home and championship racing at the speedway and live music coming up
(Western News file photo)

Thanksgiving is almost here and there’s no shortage of ways to spend the weekend in Penticton.

Here’s what’s happening from Oct. 6 to 8:

Penticton Vees home opener (Oct. 6)

The Vees are back at home after their starting season with four games on the road, as the Trail Smoke Eaters visit the South Okanagan Events Centre for the team’s home opener.

Four banners from the Vees’ 2022-2023 championship season will be raised.

Puck drop is at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here.

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Barking Parrot celebrates 30 years (Oct. 6)

The Barking Parrot, located inside the Penticton Lakeside Resort, is turning 30 years old and plans on celebrating by throwing a 1990s-themed party.

Live music from Joey Richards and Bob Bricker will be featured.

Party starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until closing time.

“Put on your oversized blazers, tie die, scrunchies or anything neon and come party with us!” the pub wrote on Facebook.

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Championship Saturday at Penticton Speedway (Oct. 7)

NASCAR and Indy Series racers will be among those to hit the track when the final RS1 Cup Series of the year comes to the Penticton Speedway.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and tickets can be purchased here.

READ ALSO: Former NASCAR, Indy drivers at Penticton Speedway for Thanksgiving racing

Fight Night in Penticton (Oct. 7)

Victory International Promotion brings fights in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday night.

The promotion combines martial arts and entertainment.

Local excitement appears to be high, as general admission tickets have already sold out.

Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets near the ring can be found here.

READ ALSO: Kamloops fight night to showcase local talent

Live music, comedy at Penticton venues (Oct. 6 to 8)

Penticton’s favourite venues for live entertainment welcome high-end talent all weekend long.

Weekend for live shows ends Sunday night with a visit from Hamilton, Ontario’s Terra Lightfoot, who takes to the Dream Cafe stage starting at 8 p.m.

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