More than 1,500 racers from around the Pacific Northwest will be gathering at Skaha Lake Park this weekend for the return of the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival.
Residents are reminded to expect extra congestion in the area on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and to anticipate busy parking lots. The races go both Saturday and Sunday, with the finals on Sunday.
The new format Greatest Steersperson in the World Challenge starts after regular racing on Saturday afternoon at approximately 3:15 p.m. The breast cancer sSurvivor races and ceremony start is approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday.
The public is invited to take part in the festivities, which includes 10 food vendors, a vendors’ market and a beverage garden. The sport court will be closed for two days during the event to make way for the beverage garden.
While there are no related road closures, residents are reminded to use caution and expect extra foot traffic in the area.
For more information, visit pentictondragonboat.com.