Drummers playing for ArtsRising shared a space with the Kidney Walk, bringing their beats to participants in the walk at the Gyro Park bandshell. (Dustin Godfrey/Western News)

A B.C. Day of family fun in Penticton

There will music, dancing, inflatable castles, rock climbing, a petting zoo, and more in Gyro Park

The Downtown Penticton Association is presenting a day full of family fun and entertainment in Gyro Park on Aug. 6 to celebrate B.C. Day.

There will be live music, dancing, a kids zone, food trucks and more.

“We’re expecting a beautiful day,” said DPA executive director Lynn Allin. “The weather is supposed to be cooler, which will be nice. We’re looking forward to a great family event, a great turnout and a just looking to have a fun day. The food should be great, and vendors, and the entertainment should amazing.”

Related: Boaters urged to stay sober on B.C. Day long weekend

Returning from last year are the inflatable bouncy relays and castles, and the climbing mountain. This year there will also be a large petting zoo being added to the event.

Between 20 and 30 vendors will be on site, bringing a variety of crafts and products. Link Road will be lined with food trucks.

The entertainment begins at 10 a.m with a dance performance from Get Bent. Bubble Wonders and his bubble show will be performing in the kid zone throughout the event and in front of the main stage. Bobby Bovenzi will show off his drumming skills, followed by a ceremony at noon.

After the ceremony, the entertainment resumes with local artist Ari Neufeld at 12:30 p.m. At 1:45 p.m., Gord McLaren takes the stage, with the band Tiller’s Folly finishing off the performances.

More information on Penticton’s B.C. Day Family Fun Day can be found at http://downtownpenticton.org/bcday/.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Update: Highway 3 west of Keremeos open to alternating traffic

Details scarce about collision that has closed Highway 3 west of Keremeos

Behind the mask of the South Okanagan furries community

Penticton furries community member said it’s not a sexual thing

NHL alumni and Canadian country music stars gearing up for Okanagan charity extravaganza

A two-day May weekend event combines, hockey, golf, country music and a whole lot of fun

Festival planned for Easter weekend

Organizers preparing 10,000 eggs for hunt at Summerland’s Easter Egg-stravaganza

VIDEO: Men strut their stuff in Underwear Show for Penticton triathlete

Clients of Okanoggin Barbers strutted their stuff to raise funds for Ironman athlete Jen Annett

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Okanagan librarian delves into trio of titles

Book Talk: Dark Matter, Lincoln’s Dreams and The Jealous Kind

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Indigenous students recognized at ceremony at Okanagan College

The ceremony recognizes that students are getting an education while holding onto Indigenous background and teachings

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Most Read